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Gweilos, foreigners in HK cinema

Interview with Mark Strange: Last Man Standing
Mark Strange is an up-and-coming British action star and fighting champion with over 26 years experience in Martial Arts. He worked as a gweilo with Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen before meeting British director, Chee Keong Cheung and making action films in the UK. Strange discusses with Mike Fury Twins Effect, The Medallion, Bodyguard: A New Beginning and Twelve.
(Right, photo courtesy of Adam Crowther at FightShop.com)
 
Author(s) : Mike Fury
Date : 14/7/2010
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  4 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Mark Strange Page : 1  
Cheung Chee Keong Page : 1  3  4  
Movies : 12 Page : 4  
Bodyguard: A New Beginning Page : 3  
The Medallion Page : 2  
The Twins Effect Page : 2  

Interview with top gweilo Mike Leeder
Known as Big Mike, Brit Mike Leeder has been living the life in Hong Kong since 1990. One of the rare gweilos involved in a great many recent Hong Kong productions (Fearless, Mummy 3, Blood the Last Vampire, True Legend), Leeder has appeared in front of the camera and also worked behind it. On top of that, he has generously been sharing his passion for Hong Kong and Asian movies with fans in the British monthly magazine Impact and in DVD commentaries as well. Again, in the following interview, Leeder kindly and generously shares his knowledge on films and his passion with fans.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 1/3/2010
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  4 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Mike Leeder Page : 1  

Interview with Jonathan Isgar, a blunt gweilo
Remember, Jackson, the evil American merchant from Once Upon a Time in China opposite Jet Li. This is Jonathan Isgar Arnaud interviewed for us.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 10/1/2010
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  10 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Jonathan Isgar Page : 1  
Eva Cobo De Garcia Page : 2  
Movies : Armour Of God II : Operation Condor Page : 1  2  5  
Fight Back To School 2 Page : 8  
Once Upon A Time In China Page : 1  4  5  7  
Spy Games Page : 6  

Interview with Darren Shahlavi, a versatile gweilo
A gweilo mostly known for his work in Yuen Woo Ping’s Tai Chi II (opposite Wu Jing) and now in Wilson Yip's Ip Man 2 (opposite Donnie Yen), Darren Shahlavi is a deft on-screen fighter who after a long stint in HK, landed some sweet jobs in the US and in Europe. Arnaud Lanuque interviewed Shahlavi by email delved into the gweilo's HK career, his memories on set with a wide range of filmmakers, from Yuen Woo Ping to Tony Leung Siu Hung, to Philip Ko, passing by Ng See Yuen, Mark Houghton, Bey Logan and even Uwe Boll. In the last page, Shahlavi also talks about his work in Ip Man 2.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 27/10/2009
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  6 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Darren Shahlavi Page : 1  
Movies : Bloodmoon Page : 3  4  
Ip Man 2 Page : 6  
Tai Chi II Page : 3  4  6  

Interview with Scott Adkins, Brit action extraordinaire
Scott Adkins has established himself as one of the UK's rising talents and one of the most impressive physical action stars to recently emerge from the western market. In Hong Kong, he has worked on films such as The Medallion, Black Mask 2, The Accidental Spy and Extreme Challenge. Today, he continues building an impressive portfolio of work, predominantly in the west, and remains a major fan and follower of Hong Kong action cinema.
 
Author(s) : Mike Fury
Date : 7/5/2009
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  5 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Scott Adkins Page : 1  

Interview Gregory Rivers
If you ask Hong-Kongese to name a western actor working in the city, they will likely name Ho Kwok Wing, aka Gregory Rivers, and Australia-born actor very familiar with the TV dramas in TVB. He has also played in many films and Arnaud met him in HK, as part of his project on the gweilos, to get more info on Rivers’ carreer.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 15/11/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Gregory Charles Rivers Page : 1  

Interview with the golden boy Jerry Trimble
Jerry Trimble is one of the great kickboxing champions. Based in Hollywood , he has mostly worked for US films but has also participated in several HK productions. He kindly agreed to talk with us of his career and his involvement in HK films.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 24/8/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  7 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Jerry Trimble Page : 1  
Loren Avedon Page : 5  
Billy Blanks Page : 4  
Jonathan Ke Quan Page : 7  
Lucas Lo Page : 5  
Dave Wong Kit Page : 4  
Bolo Yeung Tze Page : 7  
Brandy Yuen Jan Yeung Page : 3  6  
Yuen Wah Page : 3  
Movies : Invincible Page : 4  
The King Of The Kickboxers Page : 5  
The Master Page : 3  4  6  

Film critic/actor Paul Fonoroff interviewed
Film critic-slash-actor Paul Fonoroff is mainly famous for his gweilo work in OUATIC 2 as the consul and his review anthology (PAUL FONOROFF AT THE HONG KONG MOVIES - 600 reviews From 1988 Till The Handover). Below, Fonoroff kindly discusses his background as well as his experience in the industry and his opinion on HK/Chinese cinema.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 13/3/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.

Interview with Brandon Rhea (with additional comments by Mike Leeder)
We had the chance to discuss with German actor Brandon Rhea (the belgian fighter in Fearless). Joining him for the interview is English journalist and Fearless casting director, Mike Leeder, always ready to share his great knowledge of the HK movie industry.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 11/3/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Mike Leeder Page : 1  
Brandon Rhea Page : 1  
Anthony De Longis Page : 3  
Jean Claude Leuyer Page : 3  
Jet Li Page : 3  
Ricardo Mamood Page : 2  
Ronny Yu Yan Tai Page : 3  
Yuen Shun Yee Page : 3  
Yuen Woo Ping Page : 3  
Movies : Fearless Page : 1  3  
Silver Hawk Page : 1  

Interview with Toby Russell, a student of Robert Tai
Journalist, producer, actor, director Toby Russell is a gweilo who has seen and done much in the kung fu b-movie scene in HK and Taiwan. In the following interview Russell first discusses his journey through the 80s and 90s kung fu movie era. In the second part of the transcript, he shares information on the Robert Tai's world and the Taiwanese independent kung fu movie scene from the early 80s. Finally, he delves into the Bruceploitation movies, Godfrey Ho and Malaysian cinema.
 
Author(s) : Yannick Langevin, Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 17/2/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Toby Russell Page : 1  
Sylvio Azzolini Page : 2  
Godfrey Ho Chi Keung Page : 3  
Robert Tai Chi Hsien Page : 1  2  
Movies : Devil Killer Page : 1  2  
Ninja Final Duel Page : 2  3  

Interview Roy Horan : gweilo actor and producer in HK
Unforgetable western face thanks to his Jesus look, Roy Horan had completely vanished from the industry at the beginning of the 1990s. During this long interview he proved to be someone friendly and warm, happy to share the numerous stories he gathered in the film industry.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 13/3/2006
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  7 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Roy Horan Page : 1  
Hwang Jang Lee Page : 1  2  4  6  
Ng See Yuen Page : 1  3  5  6  7  
Movies : No Retreat, No Surrender Page : 6  
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 : Raging Thunder Page : 6  
Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow Page : 1  5  
Snuff Bottle Connection Page : 1  

Interview with Steve Tartalia : another gweilo bites the dust
Tartarilia has agreed to recall his time in HK for the HKCinemagic.com team and gives a wealth of details on how worked the film industry early 1990s.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 16/10/2005
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Steve Tartalia Page : 1  

Interview Thomas Hudak
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 8/5/2005
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Thomas Hudak Page : 1  
Movies : Knock Off Page : 1  
A Man Called Hero Page : 1  
Articles : Page :   
Lexic : Gweilo Page :   

Interview Ricardo Mamood
Ricardo Mamood is an actor from Argentina who first started out on the stage, before joining many exciting projects in HK, such as Twins Effect, Infernal Affairs 2 or The Medallion. To meet him was the opportunity for us to make an original foray into HK cinema, through the eyes of a non-Asian actor.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 20/1/2005
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  2 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Ricardo Mamood Page : 1  

Interview Bey Logan
The Hong Kong film industry has found its spokesperson, in the person of Bey Logan. He started defending this cinema in the English magazines Combat and Impact, then with his famous audio commentaries on HK Legends DVDs. Now based in Hong Kong with his family, he takes part in cinema by producing and writing scripts, and by playing in numerous films. Arnaud Lanuque met him in Hong Kong, here is the interview he had with this passionate man.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 28/12/2004
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  2 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Bey Logan Page : 1  
Mark Houghton Page : 1  2  
Movies : The Game Of Death Page : 2  

Interview Mike Lambert : An English stuntman in Hong Kong
Real HongKong-action-movie fan Michael Lambert has displayed his impressive martial arts skills in numerous movies, some of the most famous being Black Mask alongside Jet Li or Enter The Eagles where he fights against Bruce Lee's daughter. Arnaud interviewed this gweilo for you. Enjoy !
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 27/12/2004
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Michael Ian Lambert Page : 1  


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