The Legendary Swordsman

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The Legendary Swordsman
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Also known as 1. The Smiling, Proud Wanderer
State of Divinity'
Genre Wuxia
Written by Louis Cha (original story)
Shuai Xuefang
Liu Guilan
He Qi'an
Directed by Huo Zhikai
Hu Huixiang
Starring Steve Ma
Fann Wong
Ivy Lee
Chew Chor Meng
Jacelyn Tay
Florence Tan
Chen Tianwen
Priscelia Chan
Zheng Geping
Theme music composer Lin Yixin
Ke Guimin
Opening theme Haoqing Xiao Jianghu (豪情笑江湖) performed by Fann Wong
Ending theme Duijiu Dangge (对酒当歌) performed by Wu Jiaming and Ke Guimin
Composer(s) Benny Wong
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 40
Executive producer(s) Lie Fengyun
Producer(s) Ma Jiajun
Location(s) Singapore
Editor(s) Xu Jiayan
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) MediaCorp
Original network TCS-8
Original release 18 May – 26 July 2000
The Legendary Swordsman
Chinese name
Chinese 笑傲江湖
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese Tieu Ngao Giang Ho

The Legendary Swordsman is a Singaporean television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. It was first broadcast on TCS-8 (now MediaCorp Channel 8) in Singapore in 2000.


The plot deviates significantly from the original story. Notable differences include: Ren Yingying appearing much earlier in the series than her first appearance in the novel; Ren Woxing is killed by Yue Buqun instead of dying from a stroke; an additional subplot on a romance between Tian Boguang and Lan Fenghuang; Dongfang Bubai is given a greater role in the series as the ultimate villain as opposed to his role as a minor antagonist in the novel, in which he only appears in one chapter.



Ann Kok was initially selected to play Yue Lingshan but she rejected the offer. Jacelyn Tay also turned down her role as Dongfang Bubai initially, but retook her role after a telling-off by Steve Ma in the Singaporean media.[1]


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