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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Ming Wah LEUNG
梁兆華 | LEUNG Ming Wah

Everyone in the movie industry wants to become a director. However, this is a job that requires extraordinary knowledge, capability and endurance. Even if you are equipped with these qualities, it is not guaranteed that you will become a great director. To be a renowned director, one must be able to make films that are successful and well recognized by the public. Most successful films became big hits incidentally while failures are very common.

I believe that “breaking traditions, creating the original” is a director’s motto. A director must understand that directors torture others while being tortured by the films themselves (at the same time they may also enjoy the glory). It is a profession that wastes time and at times it may also be discouraging. Some directors spent ten years to make one single film, while many others waited for ten years just for a chance to direct one.


Leung Ming-wah was born in 1948. Growing up, he developed an interest in reading and martial arts. Not content with working as a chef at a five-star hotel, Leung decided to join the movie industry in 1973. After completing a training program at Shaw Brothers, Leung acted in numerous films, including Land of the Brave (1973), The Double Crossers (1976), Paris Killers (1981), Man on the Brink (1981) and Made in Heaven (1997). He also appeared in many television productions of Hong Kong’s major channels such as TVB and ATV.

In addition to acting, Leung also directed. His work includes Lucky Star (1989), The King Songtsan Ganbu, a.k.a.Emperor of Tibet (1988).

Leung is dedicated to the study of Feng Shui and numerology while teaching Chinese calligraphy at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
1995 《鄭成功》
Zheng Cheng Gong
1989 《福祿雙星》
Lucky Star
1988 《松贊干布》
The King Songtsan Ganbu YANG Chi Yao