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Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Directors - Chi Kin YEUNG
楊志堅 | YEUNG Chi Kin

I had once dreamed that the films I directed would be appreciated. I later realized that to dream about it is not enough; one has to work hard to achieve this goal. In order to create distinctive work, one must be committed and try to improve oneself during downtime.

When I was working as a production assistant in television, I recruited a few of my classmates from actor’s training course as extras. One of the classmates asked to look at the script. I told him impatiently that he had no lines, so there was no need to look at the script. He replied that he needed to know the situation of the scene in order to understand the person’s frame of mind, and needed time to prepare. This classmate is now internationally renowned.

In life, working hard is essential, but luck also plays a part. One should treasure any opportunity. I wish all my colleagues success with their careers.


Yeung Chi-kin was born in 1962. Between 1979 and 1980, he was part of the 9th Actor’s Training Course and the 2nd Scriptwriter and Director Training Course at TVB. He started working as an assistant director before being promoted to director in 1982. Yeung had directed many TV series, including The Sliver Tycoon (1993), Treasure Raiders (2002), The Good Old Days (1996) and The Rise and Fall of Qing Dynasty (1987). Yeung made his big-screen directorial debut in 1990 with Pretty Woman, starring Veronica Yip, Alex Fong Chung Sun and Kent Tong Chun-yip. He subsequently made China Dolls (1992) and There Is a Secret in My Soup (2001).

After 1997, Yeung shifted his career base to Mainland China, and directed TV series like The Sentimental Swordsman, The Five Women Birthday Felicitations to an Elder, Holiday in Beijing, Musketeer And Princess, Love in Seoul and The Golden Triangle, among others. Yeung is a member of the Hong Kong Directors’ Guild, Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild and the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild.

Year Chinese name English name Directors
2001 《人頭豆腐湯》
There Is a Secret in My Soup
1992 《特區愛奴》
China Dolls
1991 《卿本佳人》
Pretty Woman