Lam Fai-wong joined Shaw Brothers as an actor in 1970, playing his first roles in Deadly Chase (1973), directed by Stanley Siu Wing, as well as Angry Guest (1972) and The Blood Brothers (1973), both directed by Chang Cheh. In 1973, Lam went with Chang Cheh to work in Taiwan, but came back in 1976 and signed an actor’s contract with Shaw Brothers. Over the years, Lam appeared in over 100 films. He had claimed that his favorite role was in Mad Monkey Kung Fu, directed by Lau Kar-leung.
After his contract at Shaw Brothers expired in 1986, Lam joined Eric Tsang’s Alan & Eric Films and began working as an assistant director, serving for example as O Sing-pui’s assistant director on Golden Swallow (1987). In 1988, Lam began working for Golden Harvest as a producer on such films as The Peacock King (1989) and Saga of the Phoenix (1990), directed by Nam Nai-choi. Lam made his first and only film to date with Ms Butterfly (1993), produced by Kent Cheng Jutsi’s production company.
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