Max Mok

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Max Mok
莫少聰
Chinese name 莫少聰 (traditional)
Chinese name 莫少聪 (simplified)
Pinyin Mò Xiǎo Cóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Mok6 Siu3 Cung1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Max Siu-chung Mok
Born (1960-12-02) 2 December 1960 (age 56)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Benny Mok
Benny Mok Siu-chung
Max Mok Siu-chung
Occupation Actor, Singer
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Label(s) 可登唱片
艺能动音
金点唱片
Years active 1980-present

Max Mok (Chinese: 莫少聰) (born 2 December 1960 in Hong Kong) (also credited as Benny Mok, Benny Mok Siu-chung and Max Mok Siu-chung) is a Hong Kong actor and singer, Mok was recruited by the Shaw Brothers Studio and has been a major film star since the 1980s. Mok is perhaps best known as Leung Foon in Once Upon a Time in China II, III, IV and V, after replacing Yuen Biao who was in the first film.

History and early career[edit]

Acting[edit]

In 1980s, Mok played Interpol Agent in 1986 film Magic Crystal along with Andy Lau, Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton. Mok played second member of Col Young's commando in 1987 film Eastern Condors, alongside Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Joyce Godenzi, Yuen Wah, Billy Chow, Corey Yuen and Yuen Woo-ping.

In 1990s, Mok replacing Yuen Biao, after Yuen was declined after the first film was finished. Mok played Leung Foon in four Once Upon a Time in China movies they were: Once Upon a Time in China II, III, IV and V alongside Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan and Vincent Zhao. After Once Upon a Time in China V, Mok didn't appear in the sixth sequel and nobody will replacing him.

In 2000s, Mok played Suk Gwat in 2004 film Infernal Unfairs alongside Shawn Yue Man-lok. Mok played Big Eyes in 2008 film Run Papa Run alongside Louis Koo and Nora Miao.

Filmography[edit]

Shaw Brothers Studio[edit]

  • The Enchantress (妖魂) (1983)
  • Holy Flame of the Martial World (武林聖火令) (1983)
  • The Lady Assassin (清宮啟示錄) (1983)
  • Usurpers of Emperor's Power (1983)
  • Thunderclap (1984)

Movies[edit]

[1][2]

TV series[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Title Language Year of Release Label(s)
1st 半个情人 Mandarin 1992.01 可登唱片
2nd 還是愛妳 Cantonese 1993 艺能动音
3rd 與你相逢 Mandarin 1994 金点唱片
4th 牽絆一生的愛 Mandarin 1994 金点唱片
5th 你在九月离开 Mandarin 1995.09 可登唱片

Awards[edit]

Years Awards
1984
1989

Personal life[edit]

Arrest in Beijing[edit]

Mok Siu Chung was arrested in Beijing on Friday, 15 April 2011, for alleged drug abuse. He faces at least 10 days' detention and a fine, according to a source. Several police officers were involved in the raid in a prestigious residential area of the capital's Chaoyang district, Xinhua News Agency said, confirming the arrest on 17 April 2011.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Max Mok". imdb.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Max Mok". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Local actor held after Beijing drug bust. The Standard, Hong Kong, Serinah Ho, Monday, April 18, 2011

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