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Lim Kay Tong or Kay Tong Lim (Chinese: 林祺堂; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lín Qí-táng, born 1954) is a veteran Singaporean film, TV and stage actor. Notably, he starred opposite Sean Penn in Shanghai Surprise (1986), Pierce Brosnan in Noble House (1988) and Claire Danes in Brokedown Palace (1999), and was the lead actor in Growing Up (1996–2001) and Perth (2004). Lim has been called "Singapore's finest actor", "Singapore's best-known actor" and Singapore's answer to thespians Ian McKellen and Alec Guinness.

Lim is a co-founder and board member of TheatreWorks. He played founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in the film celebrating Singapore's Golden Jubilee, 1965.


Lim is the older brother of fellow actor Lim Kay Siu, who he starred with in multiple plays. His sister is the actress Dr Irene Lim. He is first cousins with singer-songwriter Dick Lee.

Lim is married to food writer Sylvia Tan Jui Fang, whom playwright Michael Chiang introduced him to. He is also an amateur photographer.

Usually with

Eric Khoo
Eric Khoo
(3 films)
Rob Cohen
Rob Cohen
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lim Kay Tong (18 films)

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1965 (2015)
, 2h10
Origin Singapore
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Crime
Actors Lim Kay Tong
Roles Lee Kuan Yew
Rating54% 2.721032.721032.721032.721032.72103
1965 is a riveting dramatic thriller that uses a piece of Singapore history like never before. Telling engaging and touching stories of immigrants and natives; how a group of people, divided by race, language and religion, saw their lives profoundly transformed by a defining moment in history. Their paths will cross and clash in race riots during the months leading to the separation from Malaysia, and to the independence of Singapore.
Kung Fu Killer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Osric Chau, Lim Kay Tong, Anya Wu, Cheng Pei-pei
Rating49% 2.461322.461322.461322.461322.46132
Après vingt ans à voyager de par le monde, White Crane revient pour la première fois au temple dans lequel il a été élevé, Wudang. Mais alors qu'il pensait trouver la paix, le temple est attaqué par des soldats obéissant aux ordres de Kahn, un seigneur de guerre local. Prêt à tout pour venger son maître, White Crane part à Shangai et rencontre Melle Marshall, une chanteuse de cabaret, elle aussi investie d'une mission...
Son of the Dragon, 2h54
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Actors John Reardon, David Carradine, Nitin Ganatra, Rupert Graves, Theresa Lee Yee Hung, Eddy Ko
Rating52% 2.610082.610082.610082.610082.61008
The classic Arabian Nights tale "The Thief of Bagdad" is retold and relocated to ancient China.
The Photograph
Genres Drama
Actors Lim Kay Tong, Lukman Sardi, Dorce Gamalama, Nirina Zubir
Rating66% 3.327823.327823.327823.327823.32782
Sita is a karaoke bar hostess and a prostitute. When she is beaten up by a group of drunken men, she is saved by Johan. Johan is an old Chinese-Indonesian who is traveling as a photographer. Then Sita offers herself as Johan’s servant without being paid. Sita doesn’t know that their relationship will change their lives.
Perth: The Geylang Massacre
Origin Singapore
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Lim Kay Tong
Roles Harry Lee
Rating53% 2.661962.661962.661962.661962.66196
One Leg Kicking, 1h30
Origin Singapore
Actors Mark Lee, Gurmit Singh, Hossan Leong, Moses Lim, Fiona Xie, Lim Kay Tong
Rating44% 2.22362.22362.22362.22362.2236
As the film begins, Tai Po (Gurmit Singh) and Vernon (Moe Alkaff) are shown to have a common pastime of playing soccer. Later, Tai Po enters a Youth Soccer Competition in a tryout, but gets hurt with his leg bleeding. Since that event, Tai Po appears to shun matches of soccer on the radio or on television while at work.
Brokedown Palace, 1h40
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films, Films about capital punishment, Children's films
Actors Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim, Lim Kay Tong, Lou Diamond Phillips
Roles Chief Detective Jagkrit
Rating63% 3.199173.199173.199173.199173.19917
Lifelong best friends Alice Marano (Claire Danes) and Darlene Davis (Kate Beckinsale) take a trip after graduating high school, giving their parents the impression that they're going to Hawaii. However, Alice talks Darlene into going to Thailand instead, after comparing the prices of both destinations. Darlene agrees, albeit with some reluctance. Once in Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man who calls himself Nick Parks (Daniel Lapaine). Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. At the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.
A Bright Shining Lie, 1h58
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Bill Paxton, Amy Madigan, Vivian Wu, Donal Logue, Eric Bogosian, Harve Presnell
Roles Colonel Cao Huynh Van
Rating63% 3.1935953.1935953.1935953.1935953.193595
L'histoire vraie de John Paul Vann dont le succès militaire lui apporta la satisfaction qu'il ne trouva jamais dans sa vie personnelle…
12 Storeys
12 Storeys (1997)
, 1h45
Directed by Eric Khoo
Origin Singapore
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Lim Kay Tong
Roles Mark
Rating66% 3.3233353.3233353.3233353.3233353.323335
The film focuses on the troubled lives of several people living in the same building. Soup vendor Ah Gu is having a hard time dealing with his money-hungry wife Lily. Nearby, young children are forced to raise their even younger siblings due to parental neglect.
Army Daze
Army Daze (1996)
, 1h24
Origin Singapore
Genres Comedy
Actors Lim Kay Tong
Roles Captain Lim
Rating59% 2.956322.956322.956322.956322.95632
This is the bestselling coming-of-age novel by Michael Chiang, a semi-fictionalised autobiography and reminiscence of lost youth and boyhood.
It Could Happen to You, 1h41
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce, Isaac Hayes, Seymour Cassel
Roles Sun
Rating64% 3.200463.200463.200463.200463.20046
Policeman Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a kind and generous man who loves his job in Queens, New York, where he lives. His wife, Muriel (Rosie Perez), works at a hair salon and, unlike him, is selfish, greedy, and materialistic, constantly complaining about their situation in life. Waitress Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda) is bankrupt because her husband, Eddie (Stanley Tucci), whom she could not yet afford to divorce, emptied their joint checking account without her permission, while also leaving her with a credit card debt of over $12,000. Charlie meets her when she waits on him at the diner where she works. Since he doesn't have enough money to pay the tip, he promises to give her either double of it or half of his prospective lottery winnings the next day. He wins $4 million (in 21 annual payments) in the lottery the next day and keeps his promise, despite Muriel's protests. He and Yvonne become stars almost immediately. She buys the diner and sets up a table with his name at which people who can't afford food can eat for free. In another development, he becomes a hero for foiling an attempted robbery at a grocery store but gets wounded in the process, forcing him to take leave from the police force. Meanwhile, Muriel goes on a shopping spree, and also contracts for disruptive renovations to their apartment without having consulted him.
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, 2h
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Biography, Action, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Films about television, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner, Nancy Kwan, Michael Learned, Michael Cudlitz
Roles Philip Tan
Rating69% 3.49873.49873.49873.49873.4987
The film begins with a nightmare of Bruce Lee's father (Ric Young), who sees a terrifying phantom (Sven-Ole Thorsen) in black samurai armor that haunts the young Bruce Lee (Sam Hau). Bruce is shown as a child receiving instruction in traditional Chinese martial arts in a montage that passes quickly through his teenage years in Hong Kong. As a young adult, Bruce (Jason Scott Lee) becomes involved in a fight with British sailors (who are harassing a young Chinese woman) and this results in him having to leave Hong Kong because of the incident. His father suggests that Bruce go to the US, since he was actually born in San Francisco when his father was on a tour there and has a US birth certificate. His father asks Bruce to become a success, so big a success that his name will be famous even back in Hong Kong.