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Richard Ng Yiu Hon

 
 
 
 
Other names : 吴耀汉
Richard Ng
Ng Yiu Hon
Wu Yue Han
 
Birthdate : 1/1/1937
Nationality : China
Workplace : Hong Kong, United Kingdom
Activities : Director (1), Executive producer (1), Writer (2), Actor (90), Brief appearance (5), Cameo (2), Planning (1)

Biography

Father of Carl Ng Ka Lung, Richard Ng is a very famous actor in his native Hong Kong, where his comic style was very popular in the 80s, accounting for the numerous cameo and supporting appearances he made in films as diverse as Yes Madam, The Banquet and Ah Kam.

After spending many years in London, he came back to Hong Kong and began as a TV actor in the 1970s and gained some fame as a regular on the groundbreaking show from Michael Hui. In the 1980s, his arching eyebrows and wide mouth made him perfect for the often eccentric, often conniving characters that he took on. Many of these characters had a dour and pessimistic outlook on life, but Ng could still imbue them with a comic quirkiness that was endearing. His “invisible man” routine in Winners and Sinners is considered a classic amongst critics.

He featured in two hugely popular series during these years - starting with the Lucky Star series (Winners and Sinners in 1983, Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars, My Lucky Stars, Lucky Stars Go Places, Return of the Lucky Stars, and Ghost Punting). In 1984 he also began his film collaboration with John Sham in the Pom Pom series (Pom Pom !, Return of Pom Pom, Mr Boo Meets Pom Pom and Pom Pom Strikes Back).

Ng featured in many other comedies, including Boys are Easy, in which he plays the father of the dream trio Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung and Chingmy Yau, along with appearing as the comic relief in action films such as Magnificent Warriors. In an interesting and critically acclaimed detour, he also appeared in a serious supporting role in the melodramatic film Red Dust as Brigitte Lin’s quiet admirer.

He has recently been seen in the Hong Kong drama/thriller Shadow of Pleasure and is attached to Jessica Caught on Tape, alongside his son, actor Carl Ng. It has wrapped Magazine Gap Road and A New Beginning with his son.

(Source: Intense productions)
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Rigor Mortis 2013 Actor
 Supercapitalist 2012 Actor
 Fortune Buddies, The 2011 Actor
 Men Suddenly In Love 2011 Actor
 Detective Dee - The Mystery Of Phantom Flame 2010 Actor
 Flirting Scholar 2, The 2010 Actor
 Here Comes Fortune 2010 Actor
 Perfect Wedding 2010 Actor
 Bodyguard: A New Beginning 2008 Actor
 Decade Of Love, A 2008 Actor
 Jessica Caught On Tape 2008 Actor
 Happy Birthday 2007 Actor
 Magazine Gap Road 2007 Actor
 Mr 3 Minutes 2006 Actor
 Legend Of The Dragon 2005 Actor
 Lara Croft Tomb Raider : The Cradle Of Life 2003 Brief appearance
 My Dream Girl 2003 Actor
 News Heart 2003 Actor
 My Wife Is Eighteen 2002 Actor
 Beijing Rocks 2001 Actor
 Jiang Hu : The Triad Zone 2000 Cameo
 Sausalito 2000 Actor
 Hong Kong Night Club 1998 Actor
 Pale Sky, The 1998 Actor
 Once Upon A Time In China And America 1997 Actor
 Ah Kam 1996 Actor
 How To Meet The Lucky Stars 1996 Actor
 Don't Give A Damn ! 1995 Actor
 Heaven Can't Wait 1995 Brief appearance
 Mack The Knife 1995 Actor
 Once In A Lifetime 1995 Actor
 Whatever Will Be, Will Be 1995 Actor
 Kung Fu Cult Master 1994 Actor
 Boys Are Easy 1993 Actor
 Eight Hilarious Gods, The 1993 Actor
 Future Cops 1993 Actor
 Perfect Couples 1993 Actor
 Banana Spirit 1992 Actor
 Ghost Punting 1992 Actor
 Handsome Siblings 1992 Actor
 Saviour Of The Soul 2 1992 Actor
 Banquet, The 1991 Actor
 Gambling Ghost, The 1991 Brief appearance
 Slickers VS Killers 1991 Actor
 Family Honor 1990 Actor
 Licence To Steal 1990 Actor
 Nocturnal Demon, The 1990 Actor
 Red Dust 1990 Actor
 Till Death Shall We Start 1990 Actor
 Beyond The Sunset 1989 Actor
 Excuse Me Please 1989 Actor
 Miracles 1989 Actor
 Mr Sunshine 1989 Actor
 Return Of The Lucky Stars 1989 Actor
 Run, Don't Walk 1989 Actor
 Unfaithfully Yours 1989 Actor
 Carry On Dancing 1988 Actor
 Carry On Hotel 1988 Actor
 Faithfully Yours 1988 Actor
 In The Blood 1988 Actor
 King Of Stanley Market 1988 Actor
 Mistaken Identity 1988 Actor
 Spooky Spooky 1988 Actor
 Starry Is The Night 1988 Actor
 Golden Swallow 1987 Actor
 Goofy Gang, The 1987 Cameo
 In The Line Of Duty 3 1987 Brief appearance
 Magnificent Warriors 1987 Actor
 Mr Vampire 3 1987 Actor
 My Cousin The Ghost 1987 Actor
 Wrong Couples, The 1987 Actor
 From Here To Prosperity 1986 Actor
 Lucky Stars Go Places 1986 Actor
 Millionaire's Express, The 1986 Actor
 My Family 1986 Actor
 Pom Pom Strikes Back 1986 Actor
 Mr Boo Meets Pom Pom 1985 Actor
 My Lucky Stars 1985 Actor
 Those Merry Souls 1985 Actor
 Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars 1985 Actor
 Yes, Madam 1985 Actor
 Heaven Can Help 1984 Actor
 Pom Pom ! 1984 Actor
 Return Of Pom Pom, The 1984 Actor
 Wheels On Meals 1984 Brief appearance
 Winners And Sinners 1983 Actor
 Carry On Pickpocket 1982 Actor
 It Takes Two 1982 Actor
 Super Fool 1981 Actor
 Itchy Fingers 1979 Writer, Actor, Planning
 Murder Most Foul 1979 Director, Actor
 Money Crazy 1977 Actor
 Winner Takes All 1977 Actor
 Yellow Panther, The 1977 Writer, Actor
 Good, The Bad And The Loser, The 1976 Executive producer, Actor
 Private Eyes, The 1976 Actor
 Golden Needles 1975 Actor
 

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Gallery
 
 Richard Ng Yiu Hon pictures :  (Hide)
Legend Of The Dragon
Jiang Hu : The Triad Zone
Once Upon A Time In China And America
Once Upon A Time In China And America
Ah Kam
How To Meet The Lucky Stars
Kung Fu Cult Master
Perfect Couples
Ghost Punting
The Gambling Ghost
Carry On Hotel
My Cousin The Ghost
Lucky Stars Go Places
Mr Boo Meets Pom Pom
My Lucky Stars
Heaven Can Help
Pom Pom !
The Return Of Pom Pom
Wheels On Meals
Carry On Pickpocket
Money Crazy
 
 Other Richard Ng Yiu Hon pictures :  (Hide)
Detective Dee - The Mystery Of Phantom Flame (1)
Bodyguard: A New Beginning (3)
Magazine Gap Road (1)
My Dream Girl (1)
Ah Kam (1)
How To Meet The Lucky Stars (2)
Perfect Couples (1)
Ghost Punting (2)
Saviour Of The Soul 2 (1)
Licence To Steal (2)
 
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 Interview with Chee Keong Cheung, on his HK action film debut (preview)
HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 30/12/2008
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  2  3  4  - index
 
 Interview Nicholas Chin on Magazine Gap Road (preview)
HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Mounir Zekhnini, Thomas Podvin
Date : 7/12/2008
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  2  - index
 
 
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