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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - David WU
胡大為 | WU David

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Born in Hong Kong, David Wu is a multi-faceted filmmaker. He started in showbiz as radio and television personality. From 1990 to 1992, Wu and Liu Wai-hung hosted the hit comedy program The Funny Half Show on TVB, which went on for three seasons of 13 episodes each. The most outstanding segment was the comedy skit Mrs What and Lee, with Liu cross-dressing as Mrs What and Wu playing Lee, her much-abused assistant. The sketch took the form of a cooking show but was in fact a social satire. Taking advantage of The Funny Half Show’s popularity, Wu and Liu cut a soundtrack record of the show.

They also starred in a spin-off film, Sunshine Friends (1990), the Chinese title of which is the same as the show. Wu doubled as director of the film.

Wu is also a well-known editor as well as producer, scriptwriter and composer. He has composed music for over 30 films, including A Better Tomorrow (1986), Peking Opera Blues (1986) and Now You See Love, Now You Don’t (1992). He has edited more than 60 films, including John Woo’s Once a Thief (1991), Hard Boiled (1992) and Red Cliff: Part II (2009). Wu has also performed as an actor in over 70 films. In the mid-1990’s, Wu immigrated to Toronto, Canada. His most recent directorial effort is Cold Steel (2011), a Mainland China production starring Peter Ho, Song Jia and Tony Leung Ka-fai.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2011 《遍地狼煙》
Cold Steel
1994 《亂世超人》
From Zero to Hero
1993 《白髮魔女2》
The Bride With White Hair 2
1992 《草莽英雌》
Once A Black Sheep
1990 《笑星撞地球》
Sunshine Friends
1990 《中日南北和》
Spy Games
1982 《鯊魚燒賣》
Food For The Sharks YI Lui James
1982 《鯊魚燒賣》
Food fo the Sharks YI Lui James