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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Lam Pau Danny KO
高林豹 | KO Lam Pau Danny

The greatest blessing of my life, apart from my family, was being able to devote myself to directing as a lifelong profession. Acting was an enthusiasm pursued during my early age. Yet, lacking appealing appearance, I had to face the truth and went behind the scene. Though I have been directing for over 20 years, the job is still versatile and comprised millions of probabilities. I’m still a learner. Longing for Hong Kong film industry to regain its former glories, I would contribute to it, no matter how little it is.


Danny Ko Lam-pau was born in Hong Kong in 1963 and was fond of the theatre during childhood. Joining the Tsuen Wan Youth Drama Society at age 14, he has performed on stage and worked behind the scene in numerous large-scale shows.

Ko joined ATV in 1986, first as production assistant and later director in 1989. He then switched to film in 1992, working for Win’s Music & Video as director and administrator for the company’s telefilm projects.

Ko went to work for P. U. Production in 1993, responsible for the administration, writing and film directing. His Once Upon a Time in 2040 II (1993) and Silence Love (1994) were among the top ten of the most popular films on Cable TV in their respective years.

After making his first theatrical film debut with The Crucifixion (1994), Ko made The Day that Doesn’t Exist (1995, co-directed with Wellson Chin), which was named one of the Recommended Films by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, won the Most Creative Award at the Golden Bauhinia Awards. In the same year, Once in a Lifetime (1995), executive produced by Ko, was also awarded Recommended Film by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society.

Danny Ko has been working in Mainland China since 1997, making films and television dramas.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2011 《畫壁》
Mural CHAN Gordon
2008 《畫皮》
Painted Skin CHAN Gordon CHIN Wing Keung Andy
1996 《血腥FRIDAY》
Bloody Friday
1995 《二月三十》
The Day That Doesn't Exist CHIN Wellson
1994 《無言感激》
Silence Love
1994 《九九九誰是兇手》
The Crucifixion
1993 《黑豹傳說II 之絕響之城》
Once Upon a Time in 2040 II