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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu (劉).
Sean Lau
Chinese name 劉青雲 (Traditional)
Chinese name 刘青云 (Simplified)
Pinyin Liú Qīngyún (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lau4 Cing1wan4 (Cantonese)
Born February 16, 1964 (1964-02-16) (age 45)
Guangdong, China
Spouse(s) Amy Kwok (郭藹明)

Sean Lau Ching-Wan (simplified Chinese: 刘青云traditional Chinese: 劉青雲pinyin: Liú Qīngyún; born February 16, 1964) is a Hong Kong Film Award winning and Golden Bauhinia Award winning film and television actor based in Hong Kong.

Lau was born in Guangdong province of China. He joined the TVB acting classes in 1983 and made his first appearance on TV the following year with TV drama Draw Out the Rainbow. Dark-skinned with no matinee-star look, he struggled to be cast until in the immensely popular stock market drama The Greed of Man (1992) when he acted opposite to Adam Cheng. His wife, former (1991) Miss Hong Kong Amy Kwok, is a well-known former television actress.

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Filmography

He made his debut in film in 1986 and since then has been cast in an increasingly wide number of roles. Amongst his more memorable roles include acting opposite Anita Yuen as a down-and-out musician in C'est la vie, mon chéri (1993) and in a number of cop thrillers, such as Big Bullet (1996), Full Alert (1997), The Longest Nite (1998), Running out of Time (1999), Running Out of Time 2 (2001) and Mad Detective (2007). He has proven himself to be one of Hong Kong's most versatile actors, handling comedy roles with aplomb, as in La Brassiere (2001) and Three of a Kind (2003).

Awards

He has won Best Actor Awards at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards in 1997 and 2001) and the Golden Bauhinia Awards in 1999. He also won his first Best Actor award at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2007. He won this award acting in the movie My Name is Fame.

Hong Kong Film Awards

Golden Horse Awards

  • Best Actor Nomination for The Victim

Golden Bauhinia Awards

  • Best Actor Nomination for The Victim
  • Best Actor for Where a Good Man Goes
  • Best Actor for My Name is Fame

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Actor for Full Alert
  • Best Actor for La Brassiere

TVB dramas

  • The Grand Canal (1987)
  • The Dragon Sword
  • The Challenge of Life (1990)
  • The Seasons II (1990) (TV series)
  • The Greed of Man (1992)
  • The Battle Among the Clans (1985) (TV series)
  • Ngan sik lui to (1985) (TV series)
  • Police Cadet '84 (1984) (TV series) - Ngai Fung (Fit Lo)
  • The Duke of Mount Deer (1984) (TV series)

Detailed filmography

  • Death of a Hostage (2010) - Wen
  • Poker King (2009) - Uno
  • Written By (2009) - Tony
  • Overheard (2009)
  • Mad Detective (2007) - Chan Kwai-Bun
  • My Name is Fame (2006) - Poon Kar-Fai
  • Shopaholics (2006) - Choosey Lee
  • Himalaya Singh (2005) - Uncle Panic
  • The Attractive One (2004) - Hugo
  • Three of a Kind (2004) - Frankie
  • Driving Miss Wealthy (2004) - Mario/Kit
  • Itchy Heart (2004) - Poon Chi-Man
  • Fantasia (2004) - Michael
  • Lost in Time (2003) - Dai Fai
  • Good Times, Bed Times (2003) - Raymond
  • Colour of the Truth (2003) - Seven Up
  • Mighty Baby (2002) - Johnny Hung
  • My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002) - Ken Wong
  • Fat Choi Spirit (2002) - Ching Wan
  • Running Out of Time 2 (2001) - Inspector Ho Sheung-Sang
  • La Brassiere (2001) - Johnny
  • Lunch with Charles (2001) (as Sean Lau) - Tong
  • The Victim (1999) - Manson Ma
  • Running Out of Time (1999) - Inpector Ho Sheung-Sang
  • Where a Good Man Goes (1999) - Michael
  • The H.K. Triad (1999) - Ho
  • A Hero Never Dies (1998) - Martin
  • Expect the Unexpected (1998) - Sam
  • Step Into the Dark (1998) - Dr. Care Quan
  • My Dad Is a Jerk (1997) - Li Lap-Cheong
  • Full Alert (1997) - Inspector Pao
  • Fireline (1997) - Yau Sui
  • The Longest Nite (1997) - Tony
  • Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (1997) - Kau
  • Black Mask (1996) - Inspector 'Rock' Shek
  • Beyond Hypothermia (1996) - Long Shek
  • Big Bullet (1996) - Bill Zhu
  • Tristar (1996) - Fa
  • Muto Bontie (1996) - Lam Chak-Chi/Chi
  • Viva Erotica (1996) - Yee Tung-Sing
  • Final Justice (1996) - Father Lee (Ho)
  • Loving You (1995) - Lau
  • Once in a Lifetime (1995) - Kei-on
  • Mother of a Different Kind (1995) - Supt Cheung Hung
  • Only Fools Fall in Love (1995) - Chiu Ford
  • Wealthy Human Realm (1995) (uncredited) - Cameo
  • Sea Root (1995) - Sea Root
  • Happy Hour (1995) - Chong Tsang
  • Doctor Mack (1995) - Chiu
  • The Golden Girls (1995) - Chun Wei
  • New Tenant (1995) - Joe
  • Tricky Business (1995) - Ko Hing
  • Romantic Dream (1995) - Hung Chi-Lung
  • Beginner's Luck (1994) - Mark
  • C'est la vie, mon chéri (1994) - Kit
  • Bloody Hand Goddess (1994)
  • I've Got You, Babe (1994) - Charcoal
  • Bomb Disposal Officer: Baby Bomb (1994) - Peter Chan
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1994) - Cousin
  • Shanghai Fever (1994)
  • Over the Rainbow Under the Skirt (1994) - Narrator
  • The Most Wanted (1994) - Ho Chi-Yung/Cat
  • Don't Shoot Me, I'm Just a Violinist (1994) - Mozart
  • Oh! My Three Guys (1994) - Hoi
  • I Wanna Be Your Man (1994) - Lu Che-Mo
  • Return to a Better Tomorrow (1994) - Big Lobster
  • Tragic Fantasy: Tiger of Wanchai (1994) - Dee
  • The Third Full Moon (1994) - Chow's Partner
  • Tears and Triumph (1994) - Xie Shi-Wen
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy IV (1993) - John
  • Thou Shalt Not Swear (1993) - Chow's Partner
  • Pink Bomb (1993) - Daniel
  • Heroic Trio 2: Executioners (1993) - Tak
  • Water Margin: True Colors of Heroes (1992) - Tso Wu
  • The Shootout (1992) - Liu
  • Angel Hunter (1991) - Jack Chow Man-Kit
  • The Roar of the Vietnamese (1991) - Fan Wan-Tin
  • Live Hard (1989) - Fai/Chief
  • My Dear Son (1989)
  • Police Story 2 (1988) - CID Man 1
  • Silent Love (1986) - Kelly Mak
  • The Happy Massage Girls - (????)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Francis Ng
for Once Upon a Time in Triad Society
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actor
1997
for Full Alert
Succeeded by
Anthony Wong Chau Sang
for Beast Cops
Preceded by
Anthony Wong Chau Sang
for Beast Cops
Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Actor
2000
for Where a Good Man Goes
Succeeded by
Andy Lau
for A Fighter's Blues
Preceded by
Francis Ng
for 2000 AD
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actor
2001
for La Brassiere
Succeeded by
Anthony Wong Chau Sang
for Internal Affairs
Preceded by
Tony Leung Ka-Fai
for Election
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
2007
for My Name is Fame
Succeeded by
Jet Li
for The Warlords
Preceded by
Simon Yam
for Election
Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Actor
2007
for My Name is Fame
Succeeded by
Vacant







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