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Jeff Lau Chun Wai

Other names : 刘镇伟
Chi An
Lau Chun Wai
Jeff Lau
Jeff Lau Tsan Wai
Kay On
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Director (28), Assistant Director (2), Producer (19), Executive producer (1), Writer (31), Actor (15), Planning (2)


Jeff Lau is one of the most successful directors in Hong Kong. He is best known for writing, directing and producing Hong Kong style comedy.

He had studied graphic design in the U.K., then returned to Hong Kong and worked in advertising. He co-founded the film companies Century Films and Wu Zhou Century Films with director Dennis Yu in 1980, and the duo produced various classics during the New Wave Cinema era.

With the support of actor-producer Alan Tang, Lau got his directorial debut with The Haunted Cop Shop, which showcased his distinctive style in supernatural comedies. The genre, along with its vampire and horror counterparts, soon became prominent in Hong Kong Cinema.

The renowned producer Wu Szu-yuan recognized Lau’s talents and invited him to develop All For The Winner with Corey Yuen in 1990. The film became one of the top-grossing films in Hong Kong Cinema and sent its leading man Stephen Chow on his way to stardom.

In 1992, under his pseudonym Chi An, Lau wrote the cult classic 92 Legendary La Rose Noire which pioneered the nostalgic musical genre. In 1995, Lau reunited with Stephen Chow on A Chinese Odyssey and Out Of The Dark. Although the two films are polarized in content and form, yet both are heralded by audience as screen classics.

Lau partnered with Corey Yuen again in 1997 and founded Cinemagic, where he wrote such titles as Mahjong Dragon and 97 Legendary La Rose Noire. In 2002, he was invited by Johnnie To and Wong Kar-wai to direct Second Time Around and Chinese Odyssey 2002.

He was also the producer of Stephen Chow’s latest blockbuster Kung Fu Hustle in 2004.

Source : Celestial Pictures

 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - Unknown ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Chinese Odyssey Part Three, A 2016 Director
 Just Another Margin 2014 Director
 Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down 2014 Director, Writer
 East Meets West 2011 Director, Writer
 Just Another Pandora's Box 2010 Director, Actor
 Kung Fu Cyborg Attraction 2009 Director, Writer
 Ashes Of Time Redux 2008 Producer
 Fantastic Water Babes, The 2008 Director, Producer, Writer, Actor
 Chinese Tall Story, A 2005 Director
 Kung Fu Hustle 2004 Assistant Director, Producer
 Chinese Odyssey 2002 2002 Director, Writer, Actor
 So Close 2002 Writer
 Second Time Around 2001 Director, Writer
 Enter The Eagles 1998 Writer
 Timeless Romance 1998 Director
 97 Legendary La Rose Noire 1997 Director, Writer
 Hero 1997 Writer
 Mahjong Dragon 1997 Writer
 Thanks For Your Love 1996 Writer
 Chinese Odyssey II : Cinderella, A 1995 Director, Writer, Actor
 Chinese Odyssey, A : Pandora's Box 1995 Director, Writer, Actor
 Fallen Angels 1995 Producer
 Out Of The Dark 1995 Director, Writer
 Ashes Of Time 1994 Producer
 Chungking Express 1994 Producer
 Love And The City 1994 Director, Writer
 Treasure Hunt 1994 Director, Actor
 Days Of Tomorrow 1993 Writer
 Eagle Shooting Heroes, The 1993 Director
 Fong Sai Yuk 1993 Writer
 Fong Sai Yuk II 1993 Writer
 Rose Rose I Love You 1993 Producer
 92 Legendary La Rose Noire 1992 Director, Writer
 Fist Of Fury 1991 II 1992 Writer
 Gameboy Kids 1992 Actor
 Lethal Contact 1992 Producer
 Fist Of Fury 1991 1991 Writer, Actor
 Saviour Of The Soul 1991 Assistant Director, Writer
 Today's Hero 1991 Producer, Writer
 Top Bet, The 1991 Director, Producer, Writer, Actor
 All For The Winner 1990 Director, Actor
 Love Is Love 1990 Producer
 Mortuary Blues 1990 Director, Writer
 Funny Ghost 1989 Planning
 Operation Pink Squad 2 : The Hunted Tower 1989 Director, Writer
 Thunder Cops 2 1989 Director, Writer, Actor
 You Bet Your Life 1989 Producer, Writer
 Carry On Hotel 1988 Director
 Haunted Cop Shop 2, The 1988 Director, Writer, Actor
 Operation Pink Squad 1988 Director
 Flaming Brothers 1987 Executive producer
 Haunted Cop Shop, The 1987 Director, Writer, Actor
 Chase A Fortune 1985 Actor
 Comedy 1984 Producer, Actor
 Yellow Peril 1984 Producer
 Coolie Killer 1982 Producer
 Marianna 1982 Producer
 Nomad 1982 Producer
 Imp, The 1981 Producer
 Man On The Brink 1981 Planning
 Lover At Large - Producer

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 Jeff Lau Chun Wai pictures :  (Hide)
Chinese Odyssey 2002
The Top Bet
All For The Winner
The Haunted Cop Shop
 Other Jeff Lau Chun Wai pictures :  (Hide)
A Chinese Tall Story (1)
Chinese Odyssey 2002 (1)
Chinese Odyssey, A : Pandora's Box (1)
The Top Bet (1)
Other pictures (3)

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 A Chinese Tall Story : the monkey business by Jeff Lau (preview)
HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 6/1/2006
Type(s) : Information, Analysis
Page(s) : 1  - index
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