Cheung Chi-kok joined TVB as an actor in the early 1970s. His most notable role was playing the Qing emperor Guangxu in Tragedy inside the Ching Emperor’s Court (1975). He later worked behind the scenes as a director. In 1975 he switched to Rediffusion TV and continued to work on both sides of the camera. His most notable output was an adaptation of the Eileen Chang novel Eighteen Springs into a television series.
Cheung left television in the 1980s and began teaching and directing theatrical productions at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He was also active in social affairs, and was chosen as one of Ten Outstanding Young Persons of 1986. He made his feature film debut with Couples, Couples, Couples (1988), starring Cherie Chung and Jacky Cheung. He later took on the post of the Chairman of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health in the early 1990s. When he made his second film, Family Affairs (1994), he set an example by stipulating a smoke-free set. Cheung immigrated to New Zealand in the early 2000s, and became a radio host for a Chinese-language station.
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