Jonathan Chik Ki-yee was born in 1957 and joined TVB in 1976. He started out as a production assistant and later served as production coordinator for producer Kam Kwok-leung before being promoted to the post of director.
He then left TVB in 1990 to direct feature films. After making Midnight Angel (1990), Royal Scoundrel (1991, Taiwanese film title: Son of the Beach, co-directed with Johnnie To) and Lamb Killer (1993), he went to work for ATV as a producer. In 1994 he returned to TVB, where he remained until 2012. Most of the series he produced for TVB tended to be unconventional in subject matter, often with controversial or dark undertones. For example, War and Beauty (2004) uses court intrigue in the Qing Dynasty to reflect on modern office politics, while When Heaven Burns (2011) deals with human nature, politics and the rock ‘n roll spirit. His other notable works on television included Cold Blood Warm Heart (1996), Secret Of The Heart (1998), At the Threshold of an Era (1999), The Dance of Passion (2006), The Gem of Life (2008) and Master of Play (2012), all of which provoked much discussion at the time of their broadcast. War and Beauty (2004) and When Heaven Burns (2011) were awarded the best dramatic series at the annual TVB Awards Presentation.
After leaving TVB, Chik formed a production company with his long-time collaborator and scriptwriter Chow Yuk-ming, which will focus on producing works for the Mainland market.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Royal Scoundrel||TO Johnnie|