Francis Ng Chun-yu, born in Hong Kong in 1961, entered the TVB actor training program in 1982, becoming a contract actor upon graduation. Assigned to small parts in his first years, he started gaining notice playing villains in the series The Price of Growing (1987) and The Final Combat (1989). His newfound fame also allowed him to start acting in films, leading to his leaving television in 1992 to focus on film. With over 150 films to his credit, Ng is best known for playing gangsters or heavies, in such films as Handsome Siblings (1992), Young and Dangerous (1996), Once Upon a Time in Triad Society (1996), Bullets Over Summer (1999), Infernal Affairs II (2003) and Crazy n’ the City (2005).
Ng had won many awards in a decorated career. He was named Best Actor three times by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, for Once Upon a Time in Triad Society, Bullets Over Summer, and 2000AD (2000). He won Best Supporting Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Bauhinia Awards for 2000AD, Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Bauhinia Awards for Too Many Ways to be No. 1 (1997), Best Actor at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards for The Mission (1999), and had been nominated many times at both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Awards. He had also won praise for his performance in the television series Old Time Buddy (1997), Triumph in the Skies (2003) and Triumph in the Skies II (2013).
Venturing behind the camera for the first time, Ng directed himself in the thriller 9413 (1998), followed by the sophomore effort What is a Good Teacher (2000). Starting in 2006, he gradually shifted his career focus to China, appearing in many co-productions and Mainland Chinese films. He also directed Dancing Lion (2007), Tracing Shadow (2009) and one segment of the three-part film Three Charmed Lives (2014).
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Tracing Shadow||MAK Chi Sin Marco|
||Dancing Lion||MAK Chi Sin Marco|
||What Is a Good Teacher|