Patrick Tse

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Patrick Tse
Chinese name 謝賢 (traditional)
Chinese name 谢贤 (simplified)
Pinyin Xiè Xián (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ze6 Jin4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Tse Ka Yuk (謝家鈺)
Ancestry Panyu, Guangdong, China
Born (1936-08-09) 9 August 1936 (age 79)
Guangzhou, China
Other name(s) Brother Four (四哥)
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1952 – present
Spouse(s) Zhen Zhen (1974-1978)
Deborah Lee (divorced, 1996)
Children Nicholas Tse
Jennifer Tse
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tse.

Patrick Tse Yin (Chinese: 謝賢, born 9 August 1936 in Guangzhou)[1] is a Hong Kong actor, producer, screenwriter and director in Hong Kong cinema.


Patrick Tse began his acting career in the 1950s and remained active for the next 40 years. He is a versatile and popular actor, usually playing the leading male roles.[citation needed] He stopped acting in the 1990s after immigrating to Canada, but returned to acting in 1999. His last film was in 2003 (Colour of the Truth).

Personal life[edit]

Tse married a famous Beijing born Taiwanese actress Zhen Zhen in 1974, but they divorced in 1978. His second wife was Hong Kong actress Deborah Lee (狄波拉), with whom he had two children (popular Hong Kong actor-singer Nicholas Tse and Jennifer Tse). Tse and his family lived in Vancouver after his retirement from acting, but his family has since returned to Hong Kong. Tse and Deborah divorced in 1996. In 2008, Tse worked briefly as writer, director and producer in the 1970s:

  • If Tomorrow Comes (1973) as producer/director
  • Madness of Love (1972) as director
  • One Year's Fantasy (1974) as writer/director
  • Love in Cubicle (1974) as writer/director
  • Farewell Dearest (1974) as director
  • The Splendid Love in Winter (1974) as writer/director
  • Love in Hawaii (1976) as producer/director
  • Confused Love (1977) as director


  1. ^ Actor Index at Hong Kong Cinema

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