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Fang Ying

Other names : 方盈
Fang Yin
Fang1 Ying2
Fong Ying
Ngai Fong Nay
Birthdate : 20/4/1947
Date of death : 13/1/2009
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Costume Designer (1), Art director (17), Actress (17), Cameo (1)


Born in 1947 (or in 46?) in Hong Kong (her family was from the Chinese province of Guizhou) under the name Ni Fang Ning (倪芳凝), Fang Ying spent her childhood in Beijing before returning to the former British colony.

Fang started in the film business around 15-16 (1962) by enrolling in the Shaw Brothers studio’s Southern Actor's Training Course. She first appeared on screen in movies starring Linda Lin Dai, such as The Last Woman of Shang for instance. Fang’s career was really launched in 1963 with the Chinese opera film A Maid From Heaven, directed by Chan Yat San, Ho Meng Hua and Yan Jun and written by Li Han Hsiang and opposite the great actress Ivy Ling Po. Fang earned the moviegoers affection thanks to her pure and fresh image. Often cast as a supporting role in Shaw Brothers productions, Fang had her own special fame in the 1960s.

In 1968, she married the businessman Huang Xi Xiang (黃錫祥), heir of the bakery empire Kee Wah Bakery (奇華餅家). Fang retired from the screens in the early 1970s, after completing What's Good For A Goose. She gave birth to a son and a daughter. The couple broke up in 1978 but stayed close.

In the mid 1970s, Fang started a career as TV host and TV-series actress for the now late local TV channel CTV. She witnessed the beginnings of a filmmaker called Tsui Hark.

Fang studied set design and came back in the film world behind the camera this time in the early 1980s. She was an artistic director, set designer, costume designer and ever sometimes make-up artist.

She contributed a lot to the artistic merits of Yon Fan’s films (Lost Romance). In 1987, Fang Ying even won the Golden Horse for Best Costume Design for the movie Immortal Story.

After fighting a pancreatic cancer for a year, Fang Ying lost the battle and passed away on January 13th 2009.

Van-Thuan Ly (January 2009)

Sources: Wen Wei Po et IVL

 [ 1990 - 1980 - 1970 - 1960 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Always On My Mind 1993 Art director
 Tom, Dick And Hairy 1993 Costume Designer
 Five Lonely Hearts 1992 Art director
 Naked Killer 1992 Art director
 Happy Ghost 5 1991 Art director
 Last Blood, The 1991 Art director
 Fatal Vacation 1990 Art director
 Sunshine Friends 1990 Art director
 Long Arm Of The Law III 1989 Art director
 They Came To Rob Hong Kong 1989 Art director
 Diary Of A Big Man 1988 Art director
 Heart To Hearts 1988 Art director
 Other 1/2 & The Other 1/2, The 1988 Art director
 Miss Hong Kong 1987 Art director
 Spiritual Love 1987 Art director
 Wonder Women 1987 Art director
 Wrong Couples, The 1987 Art director
 Immortal Story 1986 Art director
 Iron Buddha, The 1970 Actress
 Naked Love 1970 Actress
 What's Good For A Goose 1970 Actress
 Diary Of A Lady-Killer 1969 Actress
 Gun Brothers 1968 Actress
 Land Of Many Perfumes, The 1968 Actress
 Mist Over Dream Lake 1968 Actress
 Asia-Pol 1967 Actress
 Auntie Lan 1967 Actress
 Mirror And The Lichee, The 1967 Actress
 That Man In Chang-an 1967 Actress
 Trapeze Girl 1967 Actress
 West Chamber, The 1965 Actress
 Between Tears And Laughter 1964 Actress
 Female Prince, The 1964 Actress
 Last Woman Of Shang, The 1964 Cameo
 Story Of Sue San, The 1964 Actress
 Maid From Heaven, A 1963 Actress

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 Fang Ying pictures :  (Hide)
Diary Of A Lady-Killer
Auntie Lan
The West Chamber
A Maid From Heaven
 Other Fang Ying pictures :  (Hide)
Diary Of A Lady-Killer (1)
Asia-Pol (1)
Auntie Lan (9)
The West Chamber (7)
A Maid From Heaven (9)
Other pictures (17)

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