Saturday, July 10, 2010

7.10.2010 - News

Chan Yau-Hau

Anthony Wong, Cheung Kam-Ching

Funeral services were held July 10 for veteran film, TVB actor and teacher Chan Yau-Hau who passed away June 12 at the age of 93 (95 or 96 in other reports). A mentor to many younger actors, Anthony Wong said if not for Chan there would be no me. He taught me the history of Chinese drama, Wong said. After the war, he taught drama while holding a single light bulb in one hand according to Wong. Former students Chow Yun-Fat, Liza Wong, Andy Lau, Lau Ching-Wan sent wreaths to the funeral hall while Alex Man, Kam Kwok-Leung, Maggie Chan Mei-Kei attended in person. Other students of the drama teacher included Johnnie To, Ringo Lam and Ng Man-Tat. (, (sohu) (, 2

First poster for Benny Chan's City Under Siege released

Unveiling ceremony and web site launch with Enlight Pictures and Sina executives with Zhang Jingchu

RTHK's five-part five hour documentary Legend of Kung Fu has been a ratings hit averaging 1M viewers per episode. Individual episodes have focused on Hung Quan, Wudang, Shaolin, Wudang, and Tai Chi. (Sina), 2, (rthk)

FBA: GIO announces $3m in flagship subsidies
Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Assassin and Wei Te-Sheng's Seediq Bale among recipients
CRI:  Latest Stills of "The Dreams of Jinsha"
CRI: Stills of Scenes from "Death and Glory in Changde"
CRI:Trailer for "Midnight Beating" Released (Midnight Pulse/Heartbeat)
A silent trailer for director Zhang Jiabei's latest horror flick "Midnight Beating" has been released.

Preview audiences ahead of the July 22 release of Feng Xiaogang's Aftershock are being moved to tears. But at the same time, the number of product placements for liquor, automobile, insurance, communications and down jacket brands has viewers chuckling during the movie. Though product placements are normal these days, for such a serious film it is not appropriate said one Shanghai viewer. (Sina)

Aaron Kwok getting made up for City Under Siege

City Under Siege
Ann Hui's All About Love poster

More action stills of Zhang Jingchu from City Under Siege
Zhang Jingchu

Josie Ho

Josie Ho's father, gambling king Stanley Ho, suddenly checked into the hospital July 7. He was subsequently released but reporters saw medical equipment being delivered to Ho's mansion. Josie Ho celebrates her 10th anniversary of marriage to Conroy Chan this November.

Zhou Xun, Jia Hongsheng
A painting of Zhou Xun and the late Jia Hongsheng resurfaced recently. It was first exhibited in 2007 in the Chinese New Realism Oil Paintings Exhibition. Zhou Xun was a good friend of the painter and often posed for the artist but this painting was based on a photograph as Zhou Xun was busy working at the time.
Gigi Leung
Gigi Leung recently spent 60,000 yuan to redesign her personal web site to accommodate Traditional, Simplified Chinese and English to make it internationally friendly and expand her market.

Gigi Leung's album launch for Pa Jimo's Cat, her first in 3 years


Jane Zhang Liangying is a phenomenal talent. While she was with Huayi Brothers she sang the theme songs for many of their big pics, e.g., Mulan, Painted Skin, and TV series.


Anonymous said...

I went to HKMDB to see if Chan Yau-hau appeared in any oldies that I'd seen and was surprised to see his filmography starting at 1976. Did he work on the stage?

dleedlee said...

I don't remember seeing him in any of the old films that I've watched.

I'll have to see what the HKFA db has. I see him a lot in the '80s TVB series but I gather he taught a lot, too, so he might be more well known behind the scenes and/or in TV. Maybe radio too? That's my first impression from reading a few Chinese articles.

I noticed there's a 1947 credit under Chan Yau-Hau (2) that might be his also. Haven't had much time to look anything up, spreading myself too thin these days. ;D

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need to get yourself some interns! ;P