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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Tak Chiu Vincent KOK
谷德昭 | KOK Tak Chiu Vincent

I love seeing audiences laugh, the most beautiful thing in the world. This is the reason I continue working hard while having fun at writing and directing comedies. My wish is to make comedies which can break through the culture difference between Northern and Southern China, and ultimately, China and the West, may all audiences enjoy my comedies without boundaries.


Vincent Kok Tak-chiu was born in Hong Kong in 1966. Upon graduation from secondary school, he studied at Simon Fraser University in Canada, majoring in Communication and Economics. At one point, he took a short leave to work on Clifton Ko’s It’s a Mad Mad Mad World II (1988), which was shot in Canada. Returning to Hong Kong upon graduation, he worked for Ko again, as scriptwriter and assistant director for Beyond’s Diary (1991).

Kok quickly became a popular scriptwriter, penning mostly comedies, such as Daddy, Father and Papa (1991), All’s Well Ends Well (1992) and Master Wong vs Master Wong (1993), sometimes doubling as assistant director. He started collaborating with Stephen Chow for his tremendously popular comedies in 1993, scripting for films such as Flirting Scholar (1993), From Beijing with Love (1994) and producing CJ7 (2008). He also wrote for director Lee Lik-chee on such films as Tricky Business (1995) and Romantic Dream (1995).

His first directorial work was Only Fools Fall in Love (1995), which he also wrote. This was followed by a steady lineup of films, most of them comedies, also scripted by him.

In 2001, he joined Golden Harvest as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing productions of films like You Shoot, I Shoot (2001), 2002 (2001) and My Lucky Star (2003). He also co-wrote, with director Pang Ho-cheung, You Shoot, I Shoot, which was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Hong Kong Film Awards and won in the same category at the Golden Bauhinia Awards.

Kok had also acted in many films and hosted radio and television shows. He wrote for newspaper and magazine columns and had published several volumes of his writing.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2013 《百星酒店》
Hotel Deluxe
2012 《男人如衣服》
Love is... Pyjamas
2011 《神奇俠侶》
Mr. & Mrs. Incredible
2009 《家有囍事2009》
All's Well that Ends Well 2009
2006 《龍咁威2 之皇母娘娘呢?》
Dragon Reloaded
2004 《我要做Model》
Super Model
2003 《行運超人》
My Lucky Star
2003 《龍咁威2003》
Dragon Loaded 2003
2001 《嫁個有錢人》
Marry a Rich Man
1999 《玻璃樽》
1997 《求戀期》
Cause We are So Young
1996 《大內密探靈靈發》
Forbidden City Cop CHOW Sing Chi Stephen
1996 《大內密探零零發》
Forbidden City Cop CHOW Sing Chi Stephen
1995 《呆佬拜壽》
Only Fools Fall in Love