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Zhao Lei

Other names : 趙雷
Chao Lei
Chiu Lui
Birthdate : 1/1/1928
Date of death : 24/6/1996
Nationality : China
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Actor (87)


One of the first male stars thanks to the Shaw Brothers, Zhao Lei was born in Beijing in 1928. He emigrates to Hong Kong in 1947 and works as a bank clerk, until 1953, when he joins the Shaw Brothers' studio.

Most of his career is made on the sets of Clearwater Bay, over a period of nearly 20 years. His speciality is to play emperors, a type of role that he plays much during his glory time (the 50s/early 60s). Thus he is the seducing emperor in The Kingdom And The Beauty.

In 1964, he changes sides and is under contract with Cathay. He appears in more than ten productions of the studio but he doesn't manage to find again the stardom he had when he worked for the Shaw Brothers.

Arnaud Lanuque (May 2004)


 [ 1980 - 1970 - 1960 - 1950 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Just Heroes 1989 Actor
 Legend Of The Owl 1981 Actor
 Imperious Princess 1980 Actor
 Immortal Warriors 1979 Actor
 In The Beginning 1979 Actor
 Man Of Wealth, A 1979 Actor
 Delivery, The 1978 Actor
 Association, The 1975 Actor
 Bravest One 1975 Actor
 Valiant Ones 1975 Actor
 Badge 369 1974 Actor
 Morning Goodbye 1973 Actor
 Cheating In Panorama 1972 Actor
 Stealing Love 1972 Actor
 King's Sword, The 1970 Actor
 Magnificent Gunfighter, The 1970 Actor
 Rivals, The 1970 Actor
 Affection 1969 Actor
 Eight For The Border 1969 Actor
 Desperate Seven 1968 Actor
 Invisible Sabre, The 1968 Actor
 Travel With A Sword 1968 Actor
 Unicorn Fortress 1968 Actor
 Vagabond Swordsman, The 1968 Actor
 First Sword, The 1967 Actor
 Iron Horse, The 1967 Actor
 Magic Fan, The 1967 Actor
 Passion 1967 Actor
 Wandering Knight, The 1967 Actor
 Wife Of A Romantic Scholar 1967 Actor
 Lady In The Moon 1966 Actor
 Beauty Of Beauties 1965 Actor
 Beggar's Daughter, A 1965 Actor
 Three Smart Girls 1965 Actor
 Beyond The Great Wall 1964 Actor
 How the Oil Vendor Won the Beauty Contest 1964 Actor
 Magic Lamp, The 1964 Actor
 Romance Of The Forbidden City 1964 Actor
 Story Of Sue San, The 1964 Actor
 Story Of Three Loves (Part 1), The 1964 Actor
 Story Of Three Loves (Part 2), The 1964 Actor
 Empress Wu Tse-Tien, The 1963 Actor
 Lady With The Lute 1963 Actor
 Mid-Nightmare (Part 2) 1963 Actor
 Revenge Of A Swordsman 1963 Actor
 Stepmother 1963 Actor
 Dream Of The Red Chamber, The 1962 Actor
 Madam White Snake 1962 Actor
 Mid-Nightmare 1962 Actor
 Pistol, The 1961 Actor
 Swallow, The 1961 Actor
 Till The Clouds Roll By 1961 Actor
 East Flows The River 1960 Actor
 Enchanting Shadow, The 1960 Actor
 Eve Of The Wedding 1960 Actor
 Kiss Me Again 1960 Actor
 Magnificent Concubine, The 1960 Actor
 Day-Time Husband 1959 Actor
 Kingdom And The Beauty, The 1959 Actor
 Love And War 1959 Actor
 Spring Frolic 1959 Actor
 Stolen Love 1959 Actor
 Appointment After Dark, An 1958 Actor
 Circus, The 1958 Actor
 Dan Feng Street 1958 Actor
 Diau Charn 1958 Actor
 Give Me A Kiss 1958 Actor
 Red Lantern 1958 Actor
 Unforgettable Night, An 1958 Actor
 He Has Taken Him For Another 1957 Actor
 Lady In Distress 1957 Actor
 Lady Of Mystery, The 1957 Actor
 Mellow Spring, A 1957 Actor
 Miss Evening Sweet 1957 Actor
 Springtime In Paradise 1957 Actor
 Beauty In The Maelstrom 1956 Actor
 Beyond The Blue Horizon 1956 Actor
 Fruit Of Marriage 1956 Actor
 Lonely Heart, A 1956 Actor
 Siren, Parts I And II 1956 Actor
 Till We Meet Again 1956 Actor
 Forever Goodbye 1955 Actor
 Beyond The Grave 1954 Actor
 Girl In Transformation, A 1954 Actor
 Little Couple 1954 Actor
 Shadow In Her Heart 1954 Actor
 Third Life, The 1954 Actor

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Beyond The Great Wall
Madam White Snake
Diau Charn
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Beyond The Great Wall (3)
Madam White Snake (3)
The Kingdom And The Beauty (5)
Diau Charn (3)

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