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Philip Chan is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer Chinois born on 25 january 1945

Philip Chan

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Birth 25 january 1945 (79 years)

Philip Chan Yan-kin (born 25 January 1945) is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and music composer of Taishan area origin.

He worked as a Royal Hong Kong Police Force police inspector before entering the entertainment industry. His most memorable moment as a police inspector was during a press conference he held with members of Hong Kong's press at the scene of the 1974 Po Sang Bank robbery, which was one of the biggest bank robbery cases up until then in Hong Kong history. He resigned as a Superintendent of Police in 1976 to join Bang Bang Films as a Producer and simultaneously headed its Advertising Department, marketing the then very popular jeans and apparel brand-name in Hong Kong.

Chan first made his popularity in the then British Colony of Hong Kong by being the lead vocalist for the first all-Chinese college pop group, "The Astro-Notes" (taken after the Astronauts representing the US and the Sputniks representing the USSR during the space race in the early 60s. He became a household name when he joined the Royal Hong Kong Police in 1965 by displaying courage and leadership in solving several sensational, major crime cases in the British Colony, including the first ever armed bank robbery in 1974 in which 11 hostages were held at ransom. He was nicknamed the "Singing Inspector" when he wrote the lyrics and went on TV to promote road safety for school children. His success in police work earned him a quick promotion to Superintendent of Police in 1975.

In 1976, he was invited by actress Josephine Siu (Siu Fong Fong) and director Pochi Leung to write a police screenplay involving heroin trafficking between Amsterdam and Hong Kong, "Jumping Ash". The upbeat detective movie hit an instant box-office success in 1976, grossing one million dollars in three days and caused the young policeman to consider pursuing his greatest love of his life, films and music. . He resigned from public service to head the film production department and marketing department for Bang Bang Group, which was then the most successful jeans company in Hong Kong. He also took the helm in producing two popular youth programs on Hong Kong Television Broadcasting Limited and the then Rediffusion Television respectively to promote Bang Bang Fashion. He went on to become a renowned actor, script-writer, director and producer, with 14 films under his direction from 1976 to 1990. He is the Honorable Lifetime Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Director's Guild and an Honorable committee member of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild. He was also one of the principal emcees in Hong Kong's leading television station, Hong Kong Television Broadcasting Limited (TVB) for over 15 years.

Intending to strengthen his skills in Management and Marketing, he spent less and less time in acting and producing and eventually became a fully fledged executive working for several commercial conglomerates in Hong Kong:-

1980s general manager, Capital Artist Company (華星娛樂唱片公司) – creating numerous hits and propelling a string of singers into super stardom, including Aaron Kwok (郭富城), Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), Andy Hui (許志安), Edmond Leung (梁漢文) and Coco Lee (李玟).
1990s managing director, Metro Broadcasts Limited (香港新城電臺) – Hong Kong’s youngest radio station, owned by business tycoon Li Ka Shing was running on loss for five consecutive years since it opened. It was during this time that he produced numerous stage award shows and events that gave Metro Broadcast the success and increase in revenue that was long overdue. In three years he turned the business around.
Late 1990s until early 2000, chief operating officer, Star East Group (東方魅力集團) – a stars/celebrities owned company engaged in the running of themed restaurants (including the then very successful Planet Hollywood). Philip was involved in the opening of the Star East Entertainment complexes in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and the driver of the franchised project in Chengdu. The Group has been sold to another listed company in 2002.
Since 2000 Proprietor and chief operating officer, Endless Idea Management Limited – A promoter of concerts and event marketing in Hong Kong. Apart from supplying Hong Kong stars’ performances and concerts to Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia and Atlantic City, he also produced the very popular Winter Wonderland in Tsuen Wan for Sino Properties and the same show was, by demand, produced in Donguan, China.
2003–2005 He was the chief executive officer, Mandarin Films (東方電影).
2005–2007 chief operating officer, Emperor Motion Pictures (英皇電影). Once again he became a front-line filmmaker with the opening up of the China market. He simultaneously headed the Emperor Films/Shanghai Film Group joint-venture, the SFG Emperor Film Company(上映英皇电影有限公司)in Shanghai. During this period he produced two films, “Home Run” (回家的路)and the comedy ”The Fantastic Water babes”(出水芙蓉).
Chan has established himself as a successful all rounder in the television, film, radio and entertainment industries in Hong Kong. He is conversant with management as well as operational work. His solid human network in these fields is his greatest asset as a project leader. Since 1999 he started his penetration into the entertainment market of Mainland China in the fields of television production (the starting up of the Lucky Paid TV Channel in Shanghai), film production (for Emperor Films in the movie "Home Run" and its subsequent distribution. He acted as a consultant for the Canadian independent horror film “Walking the Dead” which was shot on location in Heibei, Northern China in 2009.

His other valuable asset lies in his 32 years as one of Hong Kong’s top masters of ceremony and show host. His unique style is the result of his congenial style and personality, his energy and humour. From grand TV appearances on “The Return Of Hong Kong’s Sovereignty to China” to the annual main Hong Kong beauty pageant “The Miss Hong Kong Pageant”, from the “Eastern China Flood Relief Charity Gala” at the People’s Hall in Beijing to “Miss Playboy International”, he never fails to host and entertain in good humour and good-taste.

As a manager he has an all round experience in radio, films and event planning and management. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Endless Idea Management (Hong Kong) Limited and Fantasia Entertainment Production Group (Macao) Company Limited. These companies engage in event planning and production for major Casinos and Hotels in Macao and Mainland China. He has also formed a new film company, Good Earth Films, to consult and produce for overseas and Chinese film companies in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Chan is the CEO of Endless Idea Management (Hong Kong) Limited and Endless Idea Management (International) Limited, companies which he founded in the 1990s. The two companies engage in the work of artists agent, variety event production, event management and film production consultancy. He is also the CEO of Grand Olympia Films (Hong Kong) Limited. He heads the development of several films to be jointly produced by Mainland China and Hong Kong film companies. One of these films, The Tiger and I, is under pre-production and is due for principal photography in October 2014.

Best films

Double Impact (1991)

Usually with

Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(10 films)
Philip Chan
Philip Chan
(18 films)
Michael Hui
Michael Hui
(5 films)
John Shum
John Shum
(10 films)
Eric Tsang
Eric Tsang
(7 films)
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Filmography of Philip Chan (35 films)

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Love on Delivery, 1h40
Directed by Stephen Chow, Lee Lik-chi
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Stephen Chow, Christy Chung, Ng Man-tat, Jacky Cheung, Philip Chan, Joe Cheng
Rating67% 3.3989653.3989653.3989653.3989653.398965
Ho-Kam Ang (Stephen Chow), a weak, disadvantaged but kind lunch delivery boy, happens to fall in love with Lily (Christy Chung), the girl of his dreams from a local sports center. However, his dream is crushed after a disastrous date with her, when bullying Judo master Black Bear, who also admires Lily, intervenes. That night, in a brutally straightforward fashion, Lily tells Ang that she dislikes weak and pathetic men.
Fight Back to School 3, 1h29
Directed by Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Anita Mui, Anthony Wong, Natalis Chan, Kathy Chow
Roles Officer Chan
Rating62% 3.103413.103413.103413.103413.10341
Stephen Chow returns as Chow Sing-Sing, the obnoxious undercover cop who seems to get into all sorts of trouble, only this time he doesn’t go back to school. Instead, Chow goes undercover as the husband of a wealthy socialite (Anita Mui), which doesn’t sit well with his fiancée played by Cheung Man who tries to convince Chow to quit working as undercover.
The Mad Monk, 1h29
Directed by Johnnie To, Ching Siu-tung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion
Actors Stephen Chow, Maggie Cheung, Anthony Wong, Kirk Wong, Ng Man-tat, Wong Yat-fei
Roles God No. 2
Rating61% 3.0966953.0966953.0966953.0966953.096695
The movie starts out with all of the gods in heaven complaining to the Jade Emperor about the malicious practical jokes played on them by Dragon Fighter Lohan. The Emperor summons Dragon's sworn-brother, Tiger Fighter Lohan (Ng Man Tat), in order to find Dragon. Dragon (Stephen Chow) eventually appears and rebuke the various gods for their horrible judgments on mankind. He insisted he can do a better job and is banished to be reincarnated into an animal by the Jade Emperor. The Bodhisattva Guan Yin (Anita Mui) intervene and issues Dragon a challenge. If he can change the fates of three people—a beggar, a prostitute, and a villain—doomed to nine incarnations as their current position in life within three heavenly days (thirty years), without heavenly powers, he will be upgraded in heavenly status. If he fails, he will be downgraded from an arhat to an animal. The Bodhisattva gives him a magical fan that can only be used three times a day for sleight-of-hand-like magic tricks to help him in his mission. However, heavenly soldiers force him down from heaven before he has the fan in hand.
Police Story 3: Super Cop, 1h35
Directed by Stanley Tong
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Kung fu, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Yuen Wah, Kenneth Tsang Wing Kong, Bill Tung
Roles Chief Superintendent of Police Y. K. Chan
Rating68% 3.448763.448763.448763.448763.44876
Ka-Kui is the "supercop" of the Hong Kong police, with amazing martial arts skills. He is sent to Guangzhou, where the Chinese police force's Interpol director, Inspector Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh), briefs him on his next assignment. The target is Chaibat, a drug lord based in Hong Kong. To infiltrate Chaibat's organization, Ka-Kui is to get close to Chaibat's henchman Panther, who is in a Chinese prison. Ka-Kui, posing as a petty criminal prisoner, manages Panther's escape with the connivance of the guards. Grateful Panther invites Ka-Kui to go with him to Hong Kong and join Chaibat's gang. Panther meets up with some of his other men, and vouches for Ka-Kui. The group heads for Hong Kong.
Hard Boiled, 2h6
Directed by John Woo
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Philip Chan, Teresa Mo, John Woo, Philip Kwok
Roles Supt. Pang
Rating76% 3.848353.848353.848353.848353.84835
In a tea house in Hong Kong, Officer "Tequila" Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) and his partner Benny (Bowie Lam), attempt to arrest a group of gun smugglers while they are making a deal. After an ambush from another gang member, a fierce gun battle breaks out. The gangsters are defeated but with several police officers badly wounded, and Benny is killed. Tequila, seeking revenge, decides to kill the gangster who ambushed them, rather than arrest him. This angers his boss, Officer Superintendent Pang (Philip Chan), who wanted the gangster alive to testify. Tequila is ordered off the case.
The Magic Touch
Directed by Michael Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy
Actors Michael Hui, Leon Lai, Ricky Hui, Winnie Lau, Dayo Wong, Philip Chan
Roles David Ho
Rating62% 3.140873.140873.140873.140873.14087
Hui Wai Kuk (Michael Hui) tells people's fortunes by feeling their bones. In reality, he is a scam who is able to read minds of others because he has gathered information about them in advance; he is able to make a lot of money. The wife of Commissioner David Ho (Philip Chan) of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is suspicious that her husband is cheating on her. Hui tells Mrs. Ho the name of the mistress. She then scolds Ho in his office.
Twin Dragons, 1h40
Directed by Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Films about families, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Teddy Robin, Philip Chan, Philip Chan
Roles Hotel Manager Chen
Rating64% 3.20493.20493.20493.20493.2049
In 1965, a couple (Sylvia Chang and James Wong) are doting on their newborn twin boys. Meanwhile, a dangerous gang leader named Crazy Kung (Kirk Wong) is being transported as a captive in the same hospital. Crazy Kung escapes and attempts to take one of the twins hostage. In the ensuing chaos, the twins are permanently separated. One of them, named Ma Yau, is raised by his parents and grows up to be a concert pianist and conductor. The other, named Wan Ma, is raised by a woman named Tsui (Mabel Cheung), and grows up to be a street racer and martial artist. Neither of them has ever thought that he has a twin brother.
The Banquet, 1h37
Directed by Tsui Hark, Clifton Ko, Joe Cheung, Alfred Cheung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy
Actors Eric Tsang, Carol Cheng, Sammo Hung, John Shum, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai
Roles Policeman
Rating58% 2.902932.902932.902932.902932.90293
Developer Tsang Siu-Chi (Eric Tsang) and his agent (Jacky Cheung) have bought two of a group of four properties. Rival developer, Boss Hung (Sammo Hung) has secured the other two properties. Both aim to buy all four so they can knock them down and build hotels.
Double Impact, 1h47
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alan Scarfe, Philip Chan, Bolo Yeung, Philip Chan
Roles Raymond Zhang
Rating56% 2.8056752.8056752.8056752.8056752.805675
The story begins with the opening of the Hong Kong Victoria Harbour tunnel by business partners Paul Wagner and Nigel Griffith (Alan Scarfe). Paul attends with his twin infant sons, Chad and Alex. However, after the celebrations, the family is followed home by a Triad hit squad on orders from Griffith and crime lord Raymond Zhang (Philip Chan). A shootout ensues, in which Paul and his wife are killed by Moon (Bolo Yeung), Griffith's henchman. Chad is rescued by the family bodyguard, Frank Avery (Geoffrey Lewis), and raised abroad. Alex is dropped off on the doorstep of a Hong Kong orphanage.
The Tigers
The Tigers (1991)
, 1h50
Directed by Eric Tsang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Felix Wong, Michael Miu, Kent Tong, Eric Tsang
Roles Tsao Siu-Ping
Rating61% 3.0501753.0501753.0501753.0501753.050175
The Tigers tells the stories of a team of five Hong Kong detectives. While busting a drug deal the brother-in-law of one of the detectives is found to be implicated and gives them a large amount of cash in exchange for their silence. But with the money comes hassle, as the organised crime syndicate want more and more in exchange for their money, leading to an action packed tale of police corruption.
Pantyhose Hero, 1h39
Directed by Sammo Hung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sammo Hung, Alan Tam, Wu Ma, Corey Yuen, Paul Chun, Philip Chan
Roles Officer Raiding Gay Bar
Rating64% 3.2201053.2201053.2201053.2201053.220105
While investigating on a serial murder case of homosexual couples, Officer Jeff Lau (Sammo Hung) and his partner Alan (Alan Tam) are sent undercover to pose as homosexual lovers to track the murderer.