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Lawrence Cheng
Hong Kong actor and filmmaker

Lawrence Cheng

Lawrence Cheng
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Intro Hong Kong actor and filmmaker
Is Actor Film producer Film director Screenwriter Television actor
From Hong Kong China
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 27 November 1954, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
Age 67 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Hong Kong Baptist University
The details (from wikipedia)


Lawrence Cheng Tan-shui (born 27 November 1954) is a Hong Kong film actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and master of ceremonies. He was a Hong Kong DJ and radio channel executive.

Cheng became famous after he created the radio drama series The Yuppie Fantasia in 1986 which he also starred in. In 1989, he starred in the film adaptation of the series which was directed by Gordon Chan and became a box office hit.

Early life

Cheng was born in Hong Kong on 27 November 1954. Having attended secondary school in St. Paul's College, he went to the Baptist College, the top broadcasting school in Hong Kong, and graduated in 1978.

Acting career

Lawrence Cheng brought his comical slightly nerdish and slightly fantasia film persona into films since the mid-80s. He has acted in mainly comedy films over the next ten years and a few drama films. He occasionally wore more than one hat like other Hong Kong actors.

After graduating from the Baptist College in 1978, Cheng immediately joined RTV in which he worked on numerous popular television series. He later joined ATV and became a Creative Director. His career path changed from a TV personal to a radio producer and DJ in 1984 when he joined RTHK. In 1987, he made his return to television industry and joined TVB. In TVB, he was a variety show host, and acted in many dramas.

His film career started in 1980, however he was not yet well known til he starred in The Yuppie Fantasia in 1989, which was a box office hit grossing out US$2 million. Aside from being an actor, he is also a director, producer and screenwriter.

Cheng currently hosts variety shows as a freelancer for TVB, ATV, now TV Hong Kong Channel, feature Race Meetings and Events for The Hong Kong Jockey Club and acts in a few dramas. He acts as supporting actor in Hong Kong films.

In January 2011, he suffered a burst lung whilst playing football.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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