Hong Kong Cinemagic
Version française English version
 Capsule Reviews   English Board   Facebook  
 People
 Movies
 Movie Studios
 Glossary
 Your Settings

HKCine Search
Switch to Google Search
>> Help

 Film directors
 Actors
 Technicians
 Producers

 Drama & Opera

 Shaw Brothers
 Film Industry
 Cultural & Societal

 DVD Tests
 HK Cinema Books
 Where to buy?

 OST & Music
 PDF & E-books
 VIP Guestbook

 Site Map
 Editos Archives
 Staff
 Site History
 Links
 Visitor guestbook
 Aknowledgement
 HKCinemagic 2

Statistics :
11630 Movies
19215 People
1448 Studios
29 Articles
73 Interviews
12 DVD Reviews
32452 Screenshots
3722 Videos
Lau Kar Wing

 
 
 
 
Other names : 刘家荣
Bruce Lau
Liu Chia Rong
Liu Chia Yung
Liu Gu Rong
 
Birthdate : 1/1/1942
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Director (17), Producer (2), Action Director (69), Art director (1), Actor (116), Brief appearance (16), Cameo (1), Stuntman (3), Second Unit Director (1)

Biography

Lau Kar Wing was the fourth child of Lau Jaam (劉湛), a martial arts master who studied under Lam Sai-wing, pupil of the legendary Wong Fei Hung. He has two brothers who make a living in the film industry, actor, director and action choreographer, Lau Kar Leung; and his adopted brother Gordon Liu (aka Lau Kar Fai).

Lau began learning kung fu in his early teens. He actually began learning at his father's school, in secret. However when his older brother Lau Kar Leung saw this he began teaching Kar Wing himself.

Before becoming famous, Lau worked as an extra and choreographer on the black & white Wong Fei Hung films. Lau got his start working under his father and brother in these films, and followed his brother to become a stuntman and assistant choreographer. During this time, Lau developed sufficient skills in the art of lion dancing. He has showed these skills in at least two movies (1985's "Why Me ?" and 1997's "Once Upon A Time In China And America").

In the 1960s he became one of the Shaw Brothers Studio's main action choreographers, working with many directors on films such as King Boxer (1972). Lau evolved to become a director in the late 1970s. By this time he was already an accomplished actor and action choreographer outside of Shaw Brothers.

In the 1970s, Lau formed a partnership with Sammo Hung and Karl Maka. The trio started their own film production company in 1978, Gar Bo Motion Picture Company. The company produced two films, after which Karl Maka started Cinema City. Both films starred Lau, Hung and Maka, Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog (1978) and Odd Couple (1979). During this period, Lau continued to make films for Shaw Brothers Studio. He moved with the times, in the 1980s he alternated between his own work, and that of Sammo Hung. He also found the time to appear in several of his brother, Lau Kar-leung's films.

During the late 1980s and early 90s, Lau's output slowed down. Since 1994 he has virtually retired from the industry. One of his best known efforts from this period is Skinny Tiger And Fatty Dragon (1990), alongside his old collaborators, Sammo Hung and Karl Maka. Since 1994, he has appeared mainly in smaller roles (for example in ventures of Sammo Hung) and as (uncredited in some films) assistant action director to his brother, Lau Kar Leung.


Written by Scott Finch (adapted from an entry written for wikipedia.org, that was also written by the author)

One of the Lau Brothers.
Father of Lau Wing Kin.
 
Top 

Filmography
 [ Director - Producer - Action Director - Art director - Actor - Brief appearance - Cameo - Stuntman - Second Unit Director ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All ) Year  Activity (  Year - Title )
 
Director
 Innocent Killer 1994 Director
 Skinny Tiger & Fatty Dragon 1990 Director
 City Cops 1989 Director
 Dragon Family, The 1988 Director
 Scared Stiff 1987 Director
 Those Merry Souls 1985 Director
 Wits Of The Brats 1984 Director
 Play Catch 1983 Director
 Fake Ghost Catchers, The 1982 Director
 Till Death Do We Scare 1982 Director
 Carry On Wise Guy 1981 Director
 Treasure Hunters, The 1981 Director
 Fool Escape, The 1980 Director
 Fists And Guts 1979 Director
 Odd Couple 1979 Director
 Dirty Kung Fu 1978 Director
 He Has Nothing But Kung Fu 1977 Director
 
Producer
 Dragon Family, The 1988 Producer
 Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog 1978 Producer
 
Action Director
 Drunken Monkey 2002 Action Director
 Innocent Killer 1994 Action Director
 Full Contact 1992 Action Director
 Once Upon A Time In China 1991 Action Director
 Aces Go Places V : The Terracotta Hit 1990 Action Director
 City Cops 1989 Action Director
 Just Heroes 1989 Action Director
 Return Of The Lucky Stars 1989 Action Director
 Armour Of God 1987 Action Director
 Heartbeat 100 1987 Action Director
 Prison On Fire 1987 Action Director
 Romancing Star, The 1987 Action Director
 You're My Destiny 1987 Action Director
 Shanghai 13 1985 Action Director
 Wits Of The Brats 1984 Action Director
 Aces Go Places II 1983 Action Director
 Fake Ghost Catchers, The 1982 Action Director
 Carry On Wise Guy 1981 Action Director
 Crazy Chase, The 1981 Action Director
 Treasure Hunters, The 1981 Action Director
 Fists And Guts 1979 Action Director
 His Name Is Nobody 1979 Action Director
 Iron Fists 1979 Action Director
 Odd Couple 1979 Action Director
 Dirty Kung Fu 1978 Action Director
 Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog 1978 Action Director
 Deadly Silver Spear 1977 Action Director
 He Has Nothing But Kung Fu 1977 Action Director
 One Arm Chivalry Fights Against One Arm Chivalry 1977 Action Director
 Secret Of The Shaolin Poles, The 1977 Action Director
 Good, The Bad And The Loser, The 1976 Action Director
 Master Of The Flying Guillotine 1976 Action Director
 Ming Patriots, The 1976 Action Director
 Tiger And Crane Fist 1976 Action Director
 All Men Are Brothers 1975 Action Director
 Bloody Escape, The 1975 Action Director
 Protectors, The 1975 Action Director
 Taxi Driver, The 1975 Action Director
 Young Hero Of Shaolin 1975 Action Director
 Young Rebel, The 1975 Action Director
 Concrete Jungle, The 1974 Action Director
 Drug Addicts, The 1974 Action Director
 Five Shaolin Masters 1974 Action Director
 Five Tough Guys 1974 Action Director
 Mad World Of Fools, A 1974 Action Director
 Thunder Kick 1974 Action Director
 Young Lovers On Flying Wheels 1974 Action Director
 Black Guide 1973 Action Director
 Bodyguard, The 1973 Action Director
 Breakout From Oppression 1973 Action Director
 Death On The Docks 1973 Action Director
 Devil And Angel 1973 Action Director
 Inheritor Of Kung Fu, The 1973 Action Director
 Invincible Boxer 1973 Action Director
 Mandarin, The 1973 Action Director
 Private Eye, The 1973 Action Director
 Young Tiger, The 1973 Action Director
 Boxer From Shantung, The 1972 Action Director
 Delightful Forest 1972 Action Director
 King Boxer 1972 Action Director
 Prodigal Boxer 1972 Action Director
 Water Margin, The 1972 Action Director
 Young People 1972 Action Director
 King Boxer, The 1971 Action Director
 Oath Of Death, The 1971 Action Director
 Swift Knight, The 1971 Action Director
 Heroic Ones, The 1970 Action Director
 Valley Of The Fangs 1970 Action Director
 Story Of A Discharged Prisoner 1967 Action Director
 
Art director
 Return Of The Lucky Stars 1989 Art director
 
Actor
 Choy Lee Fut : The Speed Of Light 2011 Actor
 Ultimate Fight 2004 Actor
 Fist Power 1999 Actor
 I. O. U. Nothing 1999 Actor
 Shrike 1999 Actor
 Wong Fei Hung Series : The Suspicious Temple 1996 Actor
 Don't Give A Damn ! 1995 Actor
 Innocent Killer 1994 Actor
 No Regret No Return 1993 Actor
 Rich Man 1992 Actor
 Shanghai Heroic Story 1992 Actor
 Skinny Tiger & Fatty Dragon 1990 Actor
 Carry On Yakuza 1989 Actor
 Just Heroes 1989 Actor
 Dragon Family, The 1988 Actor
 Mr Possessed 1988 Actor
 Trouble Couples 1987 Actor
 Millionaire's Express, The 1986 Actor
 Heart Of Dragon 1985 Actor
 My Lucky Stars 1985 Actor
 Those Merry Souls 1985 Actor
 Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars 1985 Actor
 Why Me ? 1985 Actor
 Double Trouble 1984 Actor
 Return Of Pom Pom, The 1984 Actor
 Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, The 1983 Actor
 Cat Vs. Rat 1982 Actor
 It Takes Two 1982 Actor
 Legendary Weapons Of China 1982 Actor
 Art Of War 1981 Actor
 Carry On Wise Guy 1981 Actor
 Crazy Chase, The 1981 Actor
 Ninja Killer 1981 Actor
 Treasure Hunters, The 1981 Actor
 Fool Escape, The 1980 Actor
 Fists And Guts 1979 Actor
 Heaven And Hell 1979 Actor
 His Name Is Nobody 1979 Actor
 Iron Fists 1979 Actor
 Knockabout 1979 Actor
 Odd Couple 1979 Actor
 Shadow Boxing, The 1979 Actor
 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, The 1978 Actor
 Dirty Kung Fu 1978 Actor
 Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog 1978 Actor
 Shaolin Mantis 1978 Actor
 Warriors Two 1978 Actor
 He Has Nothing But Kung Fu 1977 Actor
 One Arm Chivalry Fights Against One Arm Chivalry 1977 Actor
 Secret Of The Shaolin Poles, The 1977 Actor
 Challenge Of The Masters 1976 Actor
 Good, The Bad And The Loser, The 1976 Actor
 Master Of The Flying Guillotine 1976 Actor
 Tiger And Crane Fist 1976 Actor
 Bloody Escape, The 1975 Actor
 Holocaust, The 1975 Actor
 Monk, The 1975 Actor
 Spiritual Boxer 1975 Actor
 Young Rebel, The 1975 Actor
 Drug Addicts, The 1974 Actor
 Five Shaolin Masters 1974 Actor
 Heroes Two 1974 Actor
 Kung Fu on the Bosporus 1974 Actor
 Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires, The 1974 Actor
 Mad World Of Fools, A 1974 Actor
 Shaolin Martial Arts 1974 Actor
 Shatter 1974 Actor
 Thunder Kick 1974 Actor
 Blood Brothers, The 1973 Actor
 Devil's Treasure, The 1973 Actor
 Inheritor Of Kung Fu, The 1973 Actor
 Mandarin, The 1973 Actor
 Not Scared To Die 1973 Actor
 Police Force 1973 Actor
 Young Tiger, The 1973 Actor
 Angry Guest, The 1972 Actor
 Delightful Forest 1972 Actor
 Four Riders 1972 Actor
 King Boxer 1972 Actor
 Prodigal Boxer 1972 Actor
 Young People 1972 Actor
 Anonymous Heroes, The 1971 Actor
 Deadly Duo, The 1971 Actor
 Duel Of Fists 1971 Actor
 Hooded Swordsman 1971 Actor
 King Boxer, The 1971 Actor
 Mighty Couple 1971 Actor
 New One-Armed Swordsman, The 1971 Actor
 Oath Of Death, The 1971 Actor
 Swift Knight, The 1971 Actor
 Heroic Ones, The 1970 Actor
 I'll Get You One Day 1970 Actor
 Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman 1969 Actor
 Three Encounters 1969 Actor
 Golden Swallow 1968 Actor
 Red Lamp Shaded In Blood 1968 Actor
 Sword Of Swords, The 1968 Actor
 White Dragon, The 1968 Actor
 Black Killer, The 1967 Actor
 Girl In Red 1967 Actor
 Golden Cat, The 1967 Actor
 King Cat 1967 Actor
 Lady With A Cat's Eyes 1967 Actor
 One-Armed Swordsman 1967 Actor
 Professionals, The 1967 Actor
 Sword And The Lute, The 1967 Actor
 Thundering Sword, The 1967 Actor
 Trail Of The Broken Blade, The 1967 Actor
 Dark Heroine Mu Lanhua, The 1966 Actor
 Black Rose 1965 Actor
 Whatever You Say, My Darling Wife 1965 Actor
 Five Swordsmen 1964 Actor
 Golden Hairpin (Part 3), The 1964 Actor
 Romantic Musketeer 1964 Actor
 She's A Musketeer (Part 1) 1964 Actor
 Flying Sword, The 1963 Actor
 
Brief appearance
 Drunken Monkey 2002 Brief appearance
 Twin Dragons, The 1992 Brief appearance
 Rouge 1988 Brief appearance
 Tiger On The Beat 1988 Brief appearance
 Lucky Stars Go Places 1986 Brief appearance
 Play Catch 1983 Brief appearance
 Devil And Angel 1973 Brief appearance
 Man Of Iron 1972 Brief appearance
 Rescue, The 1971 Brief appearance
 Singing Killer, The 1970 Brief appearance
 Winged Tiger 1970 Brief appearance
 Dead End 1969 Brief appearance
 Flying Dagger, The 1969 Brief appearance
 Twelve Deadly Coins 1969 Brief appearance
 Silver Fox, The 1968 Brief appearance
 Lady Black Cat Strikes Again 1967 Brief appearance
 
Cameo
 Till Death Do We Scare 1982 Cameo
 
Stuntman
 Dragons Forever 1988 Stuntman
 Singing Thief, The 1969 Stuntman
 Story Of A Discharged Prisoner 1967 Stuntman
 
Second Unit Director
 Once Upon A Time In China And America 1997 Second Unit Director
 

 Article    Review    Poster/Gallery    DVD Captures    Trailer    DVD Captures/Trailer  
Top 

Gallery
 
 Lau Kar Wing pictures :  (Hide)
Ultimate Fight
The Twin Dragons
Skinny Tiger & Fatty Dragon
Mr Possessed
Mr Possessed
Lucky Stars Go Places
The Millionaire's Express
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars
The Return Of Pom Pom
The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
Cat Vs. Rat
Legendary Weapons Of China
Legendary Weapons Of China
The Treasure Hunters
Odd Couple
Odd Couple
The Shadow Boxing
Dirty Kung Fu
Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog
Shaolin Mantis
The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin
Warriors Two
Challenge Of The Masters
Master Of The Flying Guillotine
The Bloody Escape
The Bloody Escape
The Young Rebel
Heroes Two
Heroes Two
Shaolin Martial Arts
Police Force
The Angry Guest
Duel Of Fists
The Swift Knight
Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman
 
 Other Lau Kar Wing pictures :  (Hide)
Ultimate Fight (3)
Fist Power (1)
Skinny Tiger & Fatty Dragon (3)
Mr Possessed (1)
The Dragon Family (1)
My Lucky Stars (1)
Those Merry Souls (1)
The Return Of Pom Pom (1)
Legendary Weapons Of China (3)
The Treasure Hunters (1)
 
More pictures in the gallery
 
Top 

Article Links (French only)
 Secondary Article Links (French only)   (Show)

 
Interview Links  
 Secondary Interview Links   (Show)

 
Interview Links (French only)  
 Secondary Interview Links (French only)   (Show)

 
DVD Review Links (French only)  
 Secondary DVD Review Links (French only)   (Show)
Top

 Advertise with Google AdSense   Submit a review   Contact   FAQ   Terms of use   Disclaimer   Error Report  
copyright ©1998-2013 hkcinemagic.com