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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Chung Kei Ronald CHENG
鄭中基 | CHENG Chung Kei Ronald

Being directors and actors are dream jobs for those who want to work in show business. Actors act on screen and directors direct behind the screen. Directors are the souls of films and actors are the bodies, one without the other is impossible. Being a director fills the void in my career as actor. It’s in fact a dream for actors – directing what one wishes to act and acting what is missing. That’s why I’m enjoying it!

Looking at the film industry today, I can remember only three persons who work as singer, actor and director, and I’m one of them! I don’t mean to brag but I do feel proud. Going from singer to actor to director is an expression of my love for show business. Telling stories through film images and bringing joy to audiences is the goal of my working in films.


Ronald Cheng Chung-kei was born in Hong Kong in 1972. After secondary school, he studied business and music history at Mt. San Antonio College in California. Fond of singing in early years, he became a singer after returning to Hong Kong, releasing his first album in 1996.

Cheng started acting in 2001, having appeared in films such as Dragon Loaded (2003) and Super Model (2004), serving notice for his comedic touches. He was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for My Lucky Star (2003) and Mr. Cinema (2007). He won in that category for Vulgaria (2012), at both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Awards. He had also been nominated for Best Song at the Hong Kong Film Awards, for Dragon Reloaded (2005) and Mr. Cinema.

For his directorial debut It’s a Wonderful Life (2007), Cheng also wrote the script and starred.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2007 《心想事成》
It's a Wonderful Life