Bowie Wu

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Bowie Wu
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Background information
Chinese name 胡楓
胡繼修
(traditional)
Chinese name 胡枫 (simplified)
Pinyin hù fēng (Mandarin)
Jyutping woo4 fong1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Wu Gai Sau
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1932-01-18) 18 January 1932 (age 85)
Guangzhou, China
Other name(s) 修哥 (Sau Gor)
修修 (Sau Sau)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953 -
Ancestry Guangdong, China

Bowie Wu Fung (胡楓, 胡繼修; 18 January 1932[1]) is a Hong Kong actor and director with family roots in Guangdong, China. A matinee idol in the 1950s and 1960s, he began his acting career in 1953, becoming an overnight success with his debut film, Men's Hearts. In his long career he has starred opposite many of Hong Kong cinema's leading ladies, and of particular note are his many collaborations with Josephine Siao in 1960s musicals. For these roles he earned the nickname the "Dance King" for his dancing skills. In the 1970s Wu Fung began working in television and continues to do so as a contract artist to Hong Kong's TVB, with occasional guest appearances in films.

Wu Fung remains a very much loved and respected elder in Hong Kong's entertainment industry, and is "godfather" to both Jacky Cheung and Leon Lai.

Filmography[edit]

(This list is incomplete.)

Television series[edit]

(This list is incomplete.)

Asia Television Limited[edit]

TVB[edit]

References[edit]

  • This article's content is based on that from the corresponding article on the Chinese Wikipedia.

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