Yuen Qiu

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Yuen Qiu
Chinese name 元秋
Chinese name 元秋 (traditional)
Chinese name 元秋 (simplified)
Born Cheung Cheun Nam (張轉男)
1948 (age 69–70)
Influenced by Yu Jim Yuen
Golden Horse Awards
Best Supporting Actress
2005 Kung Fu Hustle
Hundred Flowers Awards
Best Supporting Actress
2006 Kung Fu Hustle

Yuen Qiu (Chinese: 元秋) (born Cheung Cheun-Nam, 1948) is a Chinese actress and martial artist. She is an expert of both Chinese martial arts and Beijing-opera skills, and was apprenticed under the same master, Yu Jim-yuen, as Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo at the Peking Opera School.

Yuen Qiu worked as a stuntwoman and as a night club performer from the late 1960s to early 1970s. She had a small role in the international production, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), portraying a student rescuing Roger Moore as James Bond. As there were few opportunities for stuntwomen and barely any prospects for improvement at the time, she got married in 1974 at the age of 24.

After being away from the Hong Kong film industry for nearly 20 years, she landed a role in Kung Fu Hustle only by chance. She was only accompanying a junior woman fellow of the China Drama Academy at the audition but the director's eye was on her. Reports show that Stephen Chow gave her the job after unremitting and persistent persuasion.

Yuen is also in a movie called Kung Fu Mahjong, with Yuen Wah.

On 31 March 2005, Yuen was arrested along with 10 other women and two men for illegal gambling.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Return to China
The Heroine
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun Nara (Hip's Niece #1) Uncredited
1975 Death of Bruce Lee
1978 The Angry Dragon
The Deadly Silver Ninja
1979 The Dragon's Snake Fist Phoenix Kim
Dragon's Claws
Fearless Duo
1981 Dreadnaught White Tiger's wife
1983 Bastard Swordsman Rain
1984 Long Road to Gallantry
New Tales of the Flying Fox Hu Yidao's wife
1985 Disciples of the 36th Chamber
Enter the 36th Chamber of Shaolin Miu Tsui-Fa
2004 Kung Fu Hustle Landlady Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
2005 Kung Fu Mahjong Auntie Fei
Kung Fu Mahjong 2 Auntie Fei
2006 My Kung Fu Sweetheart
I'll Call You Manny's Mom
2007 Kung Fu Mahjong 3: The Final Duel Auntie Toni
The Lady Iron Chef Ching Har
2008 The Luckiest Man Sophie
Desires of the Heart Gao Yajuan
2009 Looking for Jackie Cameo
2010 A Fistful of Stances Au-Yeung Wai-Lan TV series
2011 A Simple Life
2013 Tales from the Dark 1 Restaurant owner[2]
2014 Queen Divas Wong Lin-hing TV series
Delete My Love So Fa
2015 Wudang Rules Mo Yee-shan TV series
Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal Guest star
Wild City Mona
2016 From Vegas to Macau III
The Bodyguard
A Fist Within Four Walls Yuk Bo-fung TV series

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  1. ^ "Martial arts star Yuen Qiu arrested". USA Today. 14 April 2005. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  2. ^ Elley, Derek (October 14, 2013). "Tales from the Dark 1". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Yuen Qiu at imdb.com
  4. ^ Yuen Qiu at chinesemov.com

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