Newton Lai

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Newton Lai (Chinese: 黎漢持; April 28, 1951– June 13, 2013) was a Hong Kong film and television actor, whose career spanned 1978 to 2013.

In 1978, Lai began his career by appearing a series of martial arts films created by the Feng Huang Motion Picture Company.[1] He moved to television in 1980 when he signed an acting contract with Rediffusion Television,[1] defunct from 1982 His first television credit was in The Legendary Fok in 1983, which co-starred the actress Michelle Yim.[1]

Lai joined TVB, Hong Kong's largest commercial television channel, in 1985.[1] His credits with TVB included the dramas New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre in 1986, The Legend of the Condor Heroes in 1994, Detective Investigation Files II in 1995, Twin Of Brothers, and Strike At Heart.[1] He continued to appear in television and film until his death from acute pneumonia on June 13, 2013, at the age of 62.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Yap, Desmond (June 17, 2013). "Actor Newton Lai passes away at age 62". Yahoo News. Retrieved July 9, 2013.