Born in Hong Kong, Lee Pui-kuen joined TVB as production assistant in 1969 after graduating from the Department of Radio, Television & Film at Taiwan’s Shih Hsin University. Four years later, he was promoted to director. Among his most notable works was the series Leung Tin Loi, which was pitted against a show of the same title on the rival station Rediffusion. Lee switched to Commercial Television briefly in 1977 before returning to TVB to serve as producer. The first series he produced while doubling as writer-director was the 110-episode series The Giant, in which he also made a cameo appearance. After producing a number of popular series, such as I’m a Woman (1979), Discovery Bay (1980), Love Forever (1981) and The Brave Young Ones (1982), he was promoted to Head of Productions, in charge of all productions and resources departments.
Venturing into film, Lee signed with Shaw Brothers as director and made his debut with The Ghost and I (1979), followed by Avengers from Hell (1981), Mahjong Heroes (1981) and The 82 Tenants (1982).
In 1990 he was recruited by ATV (formerly Rediffusion) to serve as Executive Assistant President, leaving after a year and a half. In 1992, he founded the North America (Canada) Entertainment Group, running production and distribution.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The 82 Tenants|
||Avengers from Hell|
||The Ghost and I|