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Andrew Lau Wai Keung

 
 
 
 
Other names : 刘伟强
劉偉強
Andrew Lau
Lau Wai Keung
Liu Weiqiang
 
Birthdate : 4/4/1960
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Director (41), Producer (25), Writer (1), Cinematographer (59), Actor (7), Cameo (1), Original Story (1), Presenter (2)

Biography

Andrew Lau was born in Hong Kong in April 4, 1960. He stared his career in the movie industry with Shaw Brothers Studio as an assistant cinematographer. With his dedication and hard work, he was promoted to Cinematographer in 1985. He is extremely skillful in handling hand-held cameras for shooting of life action scenes. His talents are exhibited in such movies as "Fallen Angels", "As Tears Go By", "Sixty Million Dollar Man" and "Return To A Better Tomorrow".

Andrew began directing films in 1991. His first movies include "Against All", "Rhythm of Destiny" and "Ultimate Vampire".

In 1995, Andrew Lau teamed up with Wong Jing and Wong Man Chun to establish BOB & Partners Co., Ltd. (BOB). He heads the Film Production Department and has directed the movie sequel of "Young and Dangerous" which has achieved box-office records.

Andrew has also made a name for himself for combining martial arts with computer-animated special effects on the movie screen in such acclaimed films as "Storm Riders" and "A Man Called Hero". A love story film such as "Sausalito" and "Dance of a Dream" have lightened Andrew’s film career.

In 2002, Andrew has teamed up with a group of experience film production specialists to establish "Base Production Limited", to start out with a blockbuster movie "Infernal Affairs" starring with four Top actors - Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Eric Tsang and Anthony Wong together with two Top actresses - Kelly Chen and Sammi Cheng. "Infernal Affairs" breaking several records of Hong Kong box office and accumulate up to 54M box office record. In 2003 Andrew had completed the series of "Infernal Affairs II" and "Infernal Affairs III".

Moreover, Andrew had won the award of "Leader of the Year 2003" in the Sports/Culture/Entertainment Category.

In 2004, another tremendous and block buster film "Initial D" is shooting in Japan and showing this summer.

In the coming future, more "Hi-End" and multifarious movie are in schedule for future in the aims of achieving tremendous "Break Through". With his difference in style and his aspirations, Andrew has the ability to direct good quality films that will appeal to the mass audience.

Courtesy of Base Production Ltd (April 2006)
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 As The Light Goes Out 2014 Cameo
 Man From Macau, The 2014 Producer
 Rooftop, The 2013 Actor
 Guillotines, The 2012 Director, Actor
 Last Tycoon, The 2012 Producer
 Tai Chi 0 2012 Actor
 Beautiful Life, The 2011 Director
 Simple Life, A 2011 Actor
 Legend Of The Fist : The Return Of Chen Zhen 2010 Director, Producer, Cinematographer
 Look For A Star 2009 Director, Producer, Cinematographer
 Ashes Of Time Redux 2008 Cinematographer
 Fate 2008 Producer
 Confession Of Pain 2007 Director, Producer, Cinematographer
 Flock, The 2007 Director, Producer
 Haunted School 2007 Producer
 Mob Story, A 2007 Producer
 Undercover 2007 Producer
 Daisy 2006 Director
 Fox Volant Of The Snowy Mountain 2006 Director, Producer
 Third Eye, The 2006 Producer
 Initial D 2005 Director
 Moonlight In Tokyo 2005 Producer
 Cat And Mouse 2003 Producer, Cinematographer
 Infernal Affairs II 2003 Director, Producer, Cinematographer
 Infernal Affairs III 2003 Director, Producer
 Park, The 2003 Director, Producer, Cinematographer
 Project 1:99 2003 Director
 Project 1:99 Hong Kong Is The Best 2003 Director, Writer
 Infernal Affairs 2002 Director, Cinematographer
 Wesley's Mysterious File, The 2002 Cinematographer
 Women From Mars 2002 Director
 Avenging Fist, The 2001 Director, Producer, Original Story
 Bullets Of Love 2001 Director, Producer, Cinematographer
 Dance Of A Dream 2001 Director, Producer, Cinematographer
 Duel, The 2000 Director, Cinematographer
 Sausalito 2000 Director, Cinematographer
 Young And Dangerous 6 : Born To Be King 2000 Director, Cinematographer
 Legend Of Speed, The 1999 Director, Cinematographer
 Man Called Hero, A 1999 Director, Cinematographer
 Storm Riders, The 1998 Director, Cinematographer
 Young And Dangerous : The Prequel 1998 Director, Cinematographer
 Young And Dangerous 5 1998 Director, Cinematographer
 We're No Bad Guys 1997 Producer
 Young And Dangerous 4 1997 Director, Cinematographer, Actor
 Best Of The Best 1996 Director, Cinematographer
 Feel 100% 1996 Producer, Presenter
 Growing Up 1996 Producer
 Street Angels 1996 Producer
 Till Death Do Us Laugh 1996 Producer
 War Of The Underworld 1996 Actor
 Young And Dangerous 1996 Director, Cinematographer
 Young And Dangerous 2 1996 Director, Cinematographer, Presenter
 Young And Dangerous 3 1996 Director, Cinematographer
 I'm Your Birthday Cake 1995 Cinematographer
 Lover Of The Last Empress 1995 Director, Cinematographer
 Mean Street Story 1995 Director, Cinematographer
 Saint Of Gamblers, The 1995 Cinematographer
 Sixty Million Dollar Man 1995 Cinematographer
 Ashes Of Time 1994 Cinematographer
 Chungking Express 1994 Cinematographer, Actor
 Modern Romance 1994 Director
 To Live And Die In Tsimshatsui 1994 Director
 Crime Story 1993 Cinematographer
 Ghost Lantern 1993 Director
 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father 1993 Cinematographer
 Hero From Beyond The Boundary Of Time 1993 Cinematographer
 Once Upon A Time In China III 1993 Cinematographer
 Raped By An Angel 1993 Director
 Sting 2, The 1993 Cinematographer
 Days Of Being Dumb, The 1992 Cinematographer
 Rhythm Of Destiny 1992 Director
 Wicked City, The 1992 Cinematographer
 Banquet, The 1991 Cinematographer
 Days Of Being Wild 1991 Cinematographer
 Lee Rock 1991 Cinematographer
 Lee Rock 2 : Father And Son 1991 Cinematographer
 Ultimate Vampire, The 1991 Director, Cinematographer
 Against All 1990 Director, Cinematographer
 Curry And Pepper 1990 Cinematographer
 Unmatchable Match, The 1990 Cinematographer
 China White 1989 Cinematographer
 First Time Is The Last Time, The 1989 Cinematographer
 Little Cop 1989 Cinematographer
 News Attack 1989 Cinematographer
 Wild Search 1989 Cinematographer
 As Tears Go By 1988 Cinematographer
 Inspector Wears Skirts, The 1988 Cinematographer
 City On Fire 1987 Cinematographer
 Mr Vampire 3 1987 Cinematographer
 Millionaire's Express, The 1986 Cinematographer
 Thirty Million Dollar Rush, The 1986 Cinematographer
 Where's Officer Tuba ? 1986 Cinematographer
 Mr Vampire 2 1985 Cinematographer
 

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Guide > HK Cinema Books
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin, Marie Jost
Date : 14/11/2008
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Date : 3/11/2004
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