Ti Lung

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Ti Lung
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Dí Lóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Dik6 Lung4 (Cantonese)
Birth name
Taam4 Fu3-wing4 (Cantonese)
Tán Fùróng (Mandarin)
Born (1946-08-19) 19 August 1946 (age 69)
Xinhui, Guangdong, China
Spouse(s) Tao Man-Ming
Children Tam Chun-yin, born on (1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 35)

Tommy Tam Fu-Wing (born 19 August 1946 in Guangdong, Republic of China), better known by his stage name Ti Lung, is a Hong Kong actor, known for his numerous starring roles in a string of Shaw Brothers Studio's films, particularly The Sentimental Swordsman and its sequel, and in the classic A Better Tomorrow.


He studied Wing Chun under the martial arts master Jiu Wan. In 1968 Ti Lung responded to an advertisement placed by the Shaw Brothers and applied at Shaw Acting Course, and upon completion was awarded a minor role in Chang Cheh's Return of the One-Armed Swordsman starring Jimmy Wang Yu. Chang Cheh immediately recognized his potential and offered him the lead in his next production Dead End opposite Golden Chan Hung-lit, a role which would launch his career as one of the best known faces in classic Wuxia film. He became a common face associated with David Chiang, Alexander Fu Sheng, Ku Feng, Chen Kuan-Tai, the Venom Mob, and other Shaw Bros. stars at the time, often cast as a dashing, noble hero as well as a capable martial artist.


After he left Shaw Brothers Studios in the 1980s, Ti Lung's career took a turn for the worse until 1986, when John Woo's A Better Tomorrow cast him opposite Chow Yun-fat in the role of a Triad member. The movie was a box office success and placed Ti Lung back in the public consciousness, although it changed his image from the handsome martial youth to the tortured, would-be hero gangster. After that role, Ti Lung's next most recognisable appearance would be with Jackie Chan in Drunken Master II, in which he co-starred as Wong Kei-Ying, father of Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung. In 1994-95, Ti Lung lead-starred as Bao Zheng in a Hong Kong version of Justice Pao TV series for TVB. At the time this series was viewing on Hong Kong television, many fans in Mainland China and Hong Kong has compared Ti Lung/TVB's Bao Zheng with Jin Chao-chun/Mainland China's Bao Zheng. Ti Lung also worked with Andy Lau in Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon as the legendary Guan Yu. From there, he has continued to work in television in a variety of roles. He is the uncle of Jerry Lamb and Jan Lamb.


Year Title Role Notes
1969 Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (獨臂刀王) Lu Hong
Dead End (死角) Zhang Chun
Have Sword, Will Travel (保鏢) Siang
1970 Vengeance! (報仇) Guan Yulou
The Heroic Ones (十三太保) Shi Jingsi
The Singing Killer (小煞星) musician cameo
1971 King Eagle (鷹王) Jin Fei
The New One-Armed Swordsman (新獨臂刀) Feng Junjie
The Duel (大決鬥) Tang Renjie
The Anonymous Heroes (無名英雄) Tie Hu
Duel of Fists (拳擊) Wen Lie
Deadly Duo (雙俠) Bao Tingtian
1972 Angry Guest (惡客) Wen Lieh
The Water Margin (水滸傳) Wu Song
Trilogy of Swordsmanship (群英會) Xu Shiying Segment 3: "White Water Strand" (白水灘)
Young People (年輕人) Lam Tat
The Delightful Forest (快活林) Wu Song
Four Riders (四騎士) Feng Xia
1973 The Blood Brothers (刺馬) Ma Xinyi
The Generation Gap (叛逆) Ling Zhao
The Pirate (大海盜) Cheung Po Tsai
1974 The Drug Addict (吸毒者) Kuan Cheng-chun
Shatter Tai Pah
Five Shaolin Masters (少林五祖) Tsai Te-chung
The Two Faces of Love (小孩與狗)
The Savage Five (五虎將) Fang Yi-fei
Young Lovers on Flying Wheels (電單車) Song Da Also director
1975 The Young Rebel Gen Lai Also writer and director
All Men Are Brothers Wu Song
Black Magic Xu Nuo
The Empress Dowager
1976 The Last Tempest Emperor Guangxu
7 Man Army Battalion Commander Wu Chan-zheng
Shaolin Temple Cai De-zhong
The Snake Prince Snake Prince
Black Magic Part 2 Qi Zhong-ping
The Magic Blade Fu Hung-hsueh
1977 Clans of Intrigue Chu Liuxiang
Pursuit Of Vengeance Fu Hung-Hsueh
Death Duel Fu Hung-Hsueh
The Flying Guillotine 2 Ma Tang
Inheritor of Kung Fu
The Jade Tiger Zhao Wuji
The Naval Commandos Captain Liang Guan-qin
The Sentimental Swordsman Li Xunhuan
The Brave Archer Duan Zhixing
1978 The Avenging Eagle Black Eagle Chik Ming-sing
Legend of the Bat Chu Liuxiang
Soul of the Sword Nameless
Swordsman and Enchantress Mr. Xiao
1979 The Deadly Breaking Sword Tuan Changqing
The Kung Fu Instructor Wang Yang
Ten Tigers from Kwangtung Lai Yan-chiu
1980 The Convict Killer Teng Piao/Iron Chain
The Heroes Ko Fei / Wong Fei
Return of the Sentimental Swordsman Li Xunhuan
1981 The Brave Archer 3 Duan Zhixing
Emperor and His Brother Chen Chia-lo
1982 Clan Feuds Tie Zhong-tang
Shaolin Prince Dao Xing
Tiger Killer Wu Song
Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman Chu Liuxiang
Mercenaries from Hong Kong Luo Yi
1983 The Hidden Power of the Dragon Sabre General Tieh Zhen
Roving Swordsman Shen Sheng-yi
1984 A Friend from Inner Space Joe Weng
Destiny's Champion Benson Zhang
Ninja in the Deadly Trap
Death Ring
Shanghai 13 Dock boss
Opium and the Kung-Fu Master Tie Qiao San
1985 The Master Strikes Back Instructor Tong Tie-zheng
1986 A Better Tomorrow Sung Chi-ho
True Colours Ho Lung
The Kinemn Bombs
1987 A Better Tomorrow 2 Sung Chi-ho
The Legend of Wisley Pak Kei-wai
May Jane Commnader
People's Hero Sunny Koo
1988 City War Ken Chow
Tiger on Beat Lung
Law or Justice? Long Fei
Love Me Dad Ken Chang
1989 Just Heroes Lung Cameo
Run, Don't Walk Luk Pui
1990 The Killer's Blues Wai Yi-ming
1991 The Banquet Chef Cameo
1993 Blade Of Fury Tan Si-tung / Chong Fei
First Shot Wong Yat Chung
A Warrior's Tragedy Fu Hung-suet
The Bare-Footed Kid Tuen Ching-wan
1994 Drunken Master II Wong Kei-ying
1999 The Kid Sir Lung
2000 Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner! (2000) Officer CK Lau
High K Zeng
Paramount Motel Master Sun
2001 Mist in Judge (2001) Fung Ka-wai
2002 Frugal Game (2002) Delon
2003 Star Runner Brother Lung
2005 New Born
One Last Dance Captain Singaporean film
2006 Heavenly Mission Cho Hung
My Wife Is a Gangster 3 Boss Lam
2008 Run Papa Run Mabel's dad
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon Guan Yu
The Butterfly Lovers Zhu Gongyuan
2010 The Jade and the Pearl King
The Warrior's Way
Frozen San
2013 7 Assassins Prefect Cheuk


Year Network Title Role Notes
1994 TVB Justice Pao (包青天) Baau Cing
1996 TVB ICAC Investigators 1996 (廉政行動1996) Cheung Tin-yam
1998 TVB ICAC Investigators 1998 (廉政行動1998) Cheung Tin-yam
2003 Hunan TV My Fair Princess III (還珠格格3之天上人間) Qianlong Emperor
2004 Trail of the Everlasting Hero (俠影仙蹤) Wang Xizhi
Warriors of the Yang Clan (楊門虎將) Yang Ye
2010 Qin Xianglian (秦香蓮) Bao Zheng
KBS The Fugitive: Plan B (도망자 플랜 B) General Wei
2013 Team of Sword (刀子队)

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