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Burt Kwouk is a Actor British born on 18 july 1930 at Warrington (United-kingdom)

Burt Kwouk

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Birth name Herbert Kwouk
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 18 july 1930 at Warrington (United-kingdom)
Death 24 may 2016 (at 85 years)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Herbert W. "Burt" Kwouk, OBE (Chinese: 郭弼; born 18 July 1930) is an English actor of Chinese ancestry, known for his role as Cato (spelled "Kato" in the 1964 release: A Shot in the Dark) in the Pink Panther films, as well as for his many television appearances including his portrayal of Major Yamauchi in the British drama series Tenko and, later, as Entwistle in Last of the Summer Wine.


Kwouk married Caroline Tebbs in Wandsworth, Surrey in summer 1961. Their son Christopher was born in 1974.

Burt Kwouk was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to drama.

Best films

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
55 Days at Peking (1963)

Usually with

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Blake Edwards
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Peter Sellers
(8 films)
Herbert Lom
Herbert Lom
(9 films)
Graham Stark
Graham Stark
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Burt Kwouk (53 films)

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The Great Challenge, 1h35
Directed by Julien Seri
Origin France
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films
Actors Élodie Yung, Châu Belle, Burt Kwouk, Charles Perrière
Roles Wong
Rating46% 2.30972.30972.30972.30972.3097
Six parkour adepts (the Yamakasi without Châu Belle Dinh) open a gym in Bangkok. When the new gym starts to attract the area's kids, a local gang feels challenged. Their Eurasian leader Kien (Châu Belle Dinh) attacks the foreigners while they are having some extra training in a scaffold. They battle until police arrives. Both groups can scarcely escape. Logan (Charles Perrière) runs hereby into Kien's only sibling, his sister Tsu (Elodie Yung). Logan and Tsu, who obviously feel a mutual attraction, are right from the start about to become a modern version of "Romeo and Juliet".
Stratosphere Girl
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Filip Peeters, Burt Kwouk, Tuva Novotny, Togo Igawa, Peggy Jane de Schepper, Tara Elders
Roles Papa-San
Rating62% 3.1451853.1451853.1451853.1451853.145185
A Belgian teenager, Angela (Chloé Winkel), who is skilled at drawing, meets, and subsequently falls in love, with an attractive Japanese DJ. Encouraged by him, she goes to Japan to work at an exclusive club for rich businessmen, who like to meet with young blonde women. From the start, the film is surreal with unique characters, clear and sharp cinematography, and slow panning camera work. Manga drawings are also used to enhance the plot and ambiance.
Wake of Death, 1h31
Directed by Philippe Martinez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Burt Kwouk, Valerie Tian
Roles Tommy Li
Rating55% 2.7570752.7570752.7570752.7570752.757075
After being a gangster for many years, Ben Archer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) moves from Marseille to Los Angeles and decides to become legit to spend more time with his wife, Cynthia (Lisa King), and his child, Nicholas (Pierre Marais).
Fat Slags
Fat Slags (2004)
, 1h15
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Sophie Thompson, Jerry O'Connell, Helen Lederer, Anthony Head, Geri Halliwell, Tom Goodman-Hill
Roles Dalai Lama
Rating19% 0.9613250.9613250.9613250.9613250.961325
The film chronicles the (mis)adventures of Sandra (Allen) and Tracey (Thompson), the famously vulgar and crass Fat Slags of the title. The pair leave their home town of Fulchester for London, shagging and boozing their way to fame and fortune. On the day the Fat Slags arrive in London, internationally-renowned billionaire Sean Cooley (O'Connell) suffers a blow to the head , rendering him temporarily insane . When he spots Sandra and Tracey on a daytime chat show he falls for their larger-than-life outlook. A media sensation is brought about when Cooley forces fashion designer Fidor Konstantin (Dreyfus) to base his upcoming collection on the Fat Slags. In a whirlwind turn of events, Sandra and Tracey take the United Kingdom by storm, hitting #1 in the record charts and inadvertently winning the Turner Prize. As far as the press is concerned, fat is the new black. Throughout their journey into the world of fame, the Slags maintain their unique and endearing vulgarity, coupled with an innocence that draws the British public to their cause. However, in private, jealousy is driving a wedge between Sandra and Tracey as they vie for Cooley's attentions. Only when he regains his mental faculties and turns on the girls do they realise that their friendship is the only real thing they have in the mad world they've become a part of.
Beyond Borders, 2h7
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Theresa Polo, Linus Roache, Noah Emmerich, Yorick van Wageningen
Roles Colonel Gao
Rating64% 3.20023.20023.20023.20023.2002
While attending a fund-raising gala, Sarah Jordan (Angelina Jolie), a naive, married American socialite living in England, witnesses a fiery plea delivered by an intruder – a renegade humanitarian, Dr. Nick Callahan (Clive Owen). His plea made on behalf of impoverished children under his care turns Sarah's life upside down. Attracted to Nick and his cause, she impulsively abandons her job at an art gallery and sheltered life in England to work alongside him in his effort to aid the refugee camps. She travels to Ethiopia.
Kiss of the Dragon, 1h38
Directed by Chris Nahon
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Children's films, Chase films
Actors Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Jet Li, Max Ryan, Cyril Raffaelli, Burt Kwouk
Roles Uncle Tai
Rating66% 3.301583.301583.301583.301583.30158
Liu Siu-jian (Jet Li), a Chinese intelligence agent, is sent to Paris to help apprehend Chinese mob boss Mr. Big (Ric Young), who is involved in heroin smuggling. He meets Inspector Jean-Pierre Richard (Tchéky Karyo), a corrupt and violent French police detective, at a hotel. Richard tricks Liu into believing he is simply providing reconnaissance of a meet involving Mr. Big. The plans are changed when Mr. Big is introduced to two prostitutes, one being Jessica Kamen (Bridget Fonda), an American woman, who takes him to his room to service him. While Liu and the rest are watching through the surveillance camera, Mr. Big kicks everyone out except for the two prostitutes. After pretending to seduce him, one of the prostitutes then stabs Mr. Big. Overseeing the events from a surveillance room, Liu rushes to stop the killing, but Richard enters shortly later to shoot Mr. Big and the prostitute with Liu's police-issued handgun, framing Liu for the murders.
Bullet to Beijing, 1h41
Directed by George Mihalka
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Michael Caine, Jason Connery, Mia Sara, Michael Gambon, Lev Prygunov, Burt Kwouk
Roles Kim Soo
Rating53% 2.6998052.6998052.6998052.6998052.699805
Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is forced into early retirement from MI5. He receives a telephone call offering a mysterious job opportunity.
Leon The Pig Farmer, 1h44
Directed by Vadim Jean, Gary Sinyor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Connie Booth, Maryam d'Abo, Janet Suzman, Mark Frankel, Gina Bellman, Vincent Riotta
Roles Art Collector
Rating56% 2.80412.80412.80412.80412.8041
Jewish estate agent Leon Geller, who lives in London, discovers his father is not actually local businessman Sidney Geller but Yorkshire Dales pig farmer Brian Chadwick.
Son of the Pink Panther, 1h33
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale, Burt Kwouk, Shabana Azmi, Debrah Farentino
Roles Cato Fong
Rating39% 1.9665151.9665151.9665151.9665151.966515
Princess Yasmin of Lugash (Debrah Farentino) is abducted in French territorial waters off the coast of Nice by terrorists led by a mercenary named Hans (Robert Davi) in order to force her father to abdicate and allow her disgraced stepmother's lover, a military general with terrorist ties to an unfriendly neighboring kingdom, to claim the throne. Police Commissioner Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is tasked with solving the case of the kidnapped princess. While investigating her disappearance in the South of France, he has a run-in with the kidnappers, and a local gendarme, named Jacques Gambrelli (Roberto Benigni). Gambrelli opens the trunk of the kidnapper's van and unknowingly spies the Princess who he believes is the driver's sister en route to the hospital.
Air America, 1h52
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, David Marshall Grant, Michael Dudikoffi, Ken Jenkins
Roles General Lu Soong
Rating58% 2.900092.900092.900092.900092.90009
In late 1969, Billy Covington (Robert Downey Jr.) works as a helicopter traffic pilot for a Los Angeles radio station, but after breaking several safety regulations on the job, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration suspends his pilot's license. His piloting skills, bravery and disregard for the law are noticed by a mysterious government agent, who tells Billy that he can get his license back if he accepts a job in Laos, working for a "strictly civilian" company called Air America. The stranger indicates the air mission in Laos is "Top Secret" and the fact that American soldiers are stationed in Laos is a cover-up.
I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, 1h41
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Neil Morrissey, Amanda Noar, Michael Elphick, Anthony Daniels, George Rossi, Daniel Peacock
Roles Fu King
Rating54% 2.704872.704872.704872.704872.70487
A motorbike gang kills an occultist with a crossbow during a satanic ritual. An evil spirit inhabits a damaged bike. Noddy is then seen purchasing that very motorcycle for the price of £1100 from a dealer, but he tells Kim he only paid £600. He proceeds to take it home and fix, with his friend, Buzzer, and girlfriend, Kim, the damage caused by the crossbow by replacing the fuel tank. Buzzer steals the petrol cap for "funsies" but then the bike kills him by decapitation.
Empire of the Sun, 2h34
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips
Roles Mr. Chen
Rating76% 3.8485353.8485353.8485353.8485353.848535
Japan had been at war with China since 1937 before declaring war on the United States and the United Kingdom. Amidst the war, Jamie Graham, a British upper middle class schoolboy fascinated with Japanese planes and pilots, is enjoying a privileged and spoiled life in the Shanghai International Settlement. At a costume party he attends with his parents, he wanders off and encounters a Japanese airplane that had been shot down. Nearby he finds a camp full of Japanese troops in a trench and is taken aback. Jamie's father finds him and forces him to leave, Jamie not realizing the impending danger. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Japanese begin to occupy the Shanghai International Settlement and in the ensuing chaos to escape the city and catch the next ferry out of Shanghai, Jamie is separated from his parents in the crowds of panicking people. Over the crowds of people Jamie's mother shouts at him to wait for them back at their house and promises that they will come back for him. He spends some time living in his deserted house, occupying his time by waiting and eating remnants of food but eventually he ventures out into the city and finds it bustling with Japanese troops.
Plenty (1985)
, 2h1
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, Ian McKellen, Tracey Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting
Roles Mr. Aung
Rating59% 2.998432.998432.998432.998432.99843
Spanning nearly 20 years from the early 1940s to the 1960s, the plot focuses on Susan Traherne, an Englishwoman who is irreparably changed by her experiences as a fighter for the French Resistance during World War II when she has a one-night stand with a British intelligence agent. After the war ends, Susan returns to England and becomes determined to make a life for herself by achieving what she wishes in the post-war world which, after her time away, she finds trivial and inadequate, while acting with complete disregard for everybody around her.
Curse of the Pink Panther, 1h49
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Robert Loggia
Roles Cato Fong
Rating43% 2.15592.15592.15592.15592.1559
While investigating the theft of the Pink Panther diamond (in the previous film Trail of the Pink Panther), Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers), hailed as France's greatest detective, disappeared at sea during a plane crash. His former superior, Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), is pressured to oversee Operation Paragon and utilize Interpol's fictitious Huxley Huxley 600 computer Aldous to find the world's greatest detective to solve the crime.