Born in 1950, Taylor Wong is the son of Wong Yiu, a distinguished 1960s Cantonese cinema director, and his former wife was popular singer Prudence Liew. Wong began his directorial career in television, responsible for various types of programs.
He switched to film in 1980, joining Shaw Brothers where he directed features in many differnet genres, such as popular wuxia film Buddha’s Palm (1982); the metropolitan love story Behind the Yellow Line (1984), which earned Anita Mui the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 4th Hong Kong Film Awards; and the courtroom drama Law or Justice? (1988).
Wong’s collaboration with superstars the likes of Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung and Maggie Cheung had delivered celebrated features such as Spiritual Love (1987), Rich and Famous (1987), The Truth (1988), Triads—The Inside Story (1989) and The Three Swordsmen (1994). Produced by Chua Lam, his 1994 erotic classic, Girls Unbutton, was one of Loletta (Rachel) Lee Lai-chun’s most celebrated works.
Known for his generosity in nurturing fledging filmakers, Wong hired the theninexperienced Herman Yau Lai-to as cinematographer for Rich and Famous (1987), The Truth (1988) and Triads—The Inside Story (1989), setting the foundation for Yau to become a major director of Hong Kong.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||The Three Swordsmen|
||No More Love, No More Death||YAU Herman|
||Man of the Times|
||With or Without You|
||Deadly Dream Woman|
||No Risk, No Gain||HEUNG Jimmy|
||Kung Fu Vs. Acrobatic|
||Triads – The Inside Story|
||Sentenced to Hang|
||Stars and Roses|
||Law or Justice?|
||Spiritual Love||LAI David|
||Rich and Famous|
||Pursuit of a Killer|
||Behind the Yellow Line|
||Return of the Deadly Blade|