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Sean Lau is a Actor Chinois born on 16 february 1964 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Sean Lau

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Nationality Chine
Birth 16 february 1964 (60 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)

Sean Lau Ching-wan (born 16 February 1964) is a Hong Kong actor who has acted in both films and television series. He won Best Actor in the 2007 and 2015 Hong Kong Film Awards and in the 2000 and 2007 Golden Bauhinia Awards.

Lau was born in Hong Kong in 1964. He joined the TVB acting classes in 1983 and made his first appearance on television in the following year in the drama Draw Out the Rainbow. Dark-skinned with no matinee-idol look, he struggled to be cast as a leading man until he received the lead role in the immensely popular stock market drama The Greed of Man (1992), where he acted opposite Adam Cheng. His wife, Amy Kwok, who won the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 1991, is also a well-known former television actress and co-starred with him on The Greed of Man. Lau starred in two series with ATV in 1991 and again 2000.

Lau is one of a handful of Hong Kong actors who has made the successful transition from television to film; since 2000 he is now exclusively a film actor.

Biography

Lau Ching-wan est né le 16 février 1964 dans la province chinoise du Guangdong. Il rejoint les cours d'acteur de la TVB en 1983. Il fait sa première apparition à la télévision en 1984 et débute au cinéma en 1986.
Handicapé par son physique différent des autres stars masculines de Hong Kong, il doit attendre 1993 pour avoir du succès avec C'est la vie, mon chéri de Derek Yee. Dès lors il enchaîne les films et devient le spécialiste des polars à Hong Kong depuis la rétrocession, en particulier dans les productions Milkyway et les films de Johnnie To. Il réalise ses rôles les plus marquants dans The Longest Nite, Full Alert, The Victim et Mad Detective. Dans The Longest Nite, il est confronté à Tony Leung Chiu-wai dans un film crépusculaire sur la rétrocession. Dans Full Alert, il est un policier faisant face à un tueur psychopathe interprété par Francis Ng. Dans Mad Detective, il est un policier pouvant voir la personnalité cachée des gens.

Usually with

Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(15 films)
Wai Ka-Fai
Wai Ka-Fai
(11 films)
Louis Koo
Louis Koo
(15 films)
Lam Suet
Lam Suet
(15 films)
Derek Yee
Derek Yee
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sean Lau (62 films)

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Actor

Warriors of Future
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Louis Koo, Sean Lau, Carina Lau, Nick Cheung
Roles Johnson Cheng
Rating56% 2.835122.835122.835122.835122.83512
En 2055 une météorite, qui porte une semence extraterrestre étrangère à croissance rapide appelée « Pandora », s'écrase sur une Terre stérile ravagée par la pollution et le réchauffement climatique. « Pandora » purifie la planète mais tue tout sur son passage. Pour protéger les citoyens de Hong Kong, des unités blindées lourdes de la ville, équipées de la carte génétique de la plante, tentent de détruire « Pandora » sans succès et découvrent un complot.
Shock Wave 2
Directed by Herman Yau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Andy Lau, Sean Lau, Ni Ni, Marc Ma, Ron Ng, Kenny Wong
Roles 董卓文
Rating66% 3.3108753.3108753.3108753.3108753.310875
Une série d’attentats à la bombe se produit à Hong Kong, suscitant la peur parmi la population. L'ancien agent de déminage Poon Sing-fung (Andy Lau), tombé dans le coma à la suite d'une explosion, devient le principal suspect en raison de ses liens avec l'organisation criminelle Resurrection. Après son réveil, Poon est interrogé et emprisonné. Il s'évade pour découvrir la vérité et prouver son innocence. Sur sa route de fugitif, il demande l'aide à son ancien camarade d'armes, également démineur, Tung Cheuk-man (Lau Ching-wan). Cependant, les deux se querellent car Tung doit choisir entre la justice et l'amitié. Il décide de choisir cette-dernière et aide son ami. Au même moment, l'ex-petite amie de Poon, Pong Ling (Ni Ni), qui est maintenant inspectrice en chef de l'Unité de lutte contre le terrorisme, cherche désespérément à découvrir le coupable de la série d'explosions et persuade Poon d'entrer en contact avec le groupe Resurrection pour découvrir sa prochaine cible et prouver son innocence. Poon réalise qu'il est tout aussi difficile de dévoiler la vérité que de se débarrasser d'explosifs.
Integrity
Integrity (2019)
, 1h54
Directed by Alan Mak
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Sean Lau, Nick Cheung, Karena Lam, Alex Fong, Anita Yuen, Kathy Yuen
Roles Chan King Chi
Rating55% 2.7558052.7558052.7558052.7558052.755805
La Commission indépendante contre la corruption enquête sur une affaire de malversation active depuis de nombreuses années. Cependant, le procès est retardé d'une semaine en raison de la fuite de l'accusé Chen Chaoqun et de l'absence du seul témoin, Xu Zhiyao. Afin de pouvoir réexaminer l'affaire, la commission lance une opération à grande échelle.
Call of Heroes
Directed by Benny Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Yuan Quan, Jiang Shuying, Liu Kai-chi, Wu Jing
Roles Yang Kenan
Rating63% 3.198843.198843.198843.198843.19884
Set in 1914 following the collapse of the Qing dynasty, the film tells the story of a group of villagers standing up to a cruel young warlord.
Overheard 3, 2h11
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Alex Fong, Daniel Wu, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Gordon Lam
Roles Luk Kam-Keung
Rating59% 2.999892.999892.999892.999892.99989
Il y a cinq ans, Lau (Louis Koo) a été condamné pour le meurtre d'un important propriétaire foncier lors d'un accident de voiture. À cette époque, il travaillait comme chauffeur pour To (Kenneth Tsang), un magnat de la campagne.
Insanity
Insanity (2014)
, 1h39
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller
Actors Sean Lau, Huang Xiaoming, Fiona Sit, Alex Fong, Paw Hee-ching, Michelle Ye
Roles Fan Kwok Sang
Rating57% 2.865182.865182.865182.865182.86518
Fan, au cours d’une bouffée schizophrénique, tue sa femme. Aprés avoir tenté de se suicider, il est finalement interné et soigné par le Docteur Chow. Ce dernier le libère au bout de trois ans, persuadé de sa guérison, malgré les avis contraires de ses confrères. Mais une nuit, alors qu’il tente à nouveau de se suicider, Fan tue accidentellement un drogué et demande l’aide du Docteur Chow.
The White Storm, 2h14
Directed by Benny Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musiques du monde, Musical films
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Lo Hoi-pang, Helena Law, Yuan Quan
Roles Ma Ho-Tin
Rating65% 3.29833.29833.29833.29833.2983
Deux policiers (Lau Ching-wan et Nick Cheung) et un autre infiltré (Louis Koo) luttent contre un puissant baron de la drogue thaïlandais surnommé le « Bouddha à huit têtes » et doté d'une véritable armée de mercenaires.
Out of Inferno, 1h47
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Disaster films
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Angelica Lee, Chen Sicheng, Cheung Siu-fai, Jin Qiaoqiao
Roles Mak Tai-kwan
Rating57% 2.860792.860792.860792.860792.86079
The film stars two estranged brothers in Guangzhou, Tai-kwan and Keung, who work as firefighters. The last time they spoke with one another was during the funeral of their father, four years before the events of the film. Keung, now retired from firefighting, operates a fire protection systems company. In the beginning of the film, he holds a celebration of the opening of the office of his company. Meanwhile, Tai-kwan's wife, Si-lok, is seeing a gynaecologist. The company and the doctor are in the same building. A fire breaks out in the basement and travels upwards. Tai-kwan, who submits his resignation before the fire breaks out, sends in his unit to fight the fire. Keung finds Si-lok and struggles to rescue her.
Fairy Tale Killer, 1h33
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Sean Lau, Ken Lo, Lam Suet, JB, Elena Kong
Roles Inspector Wong Wai-han
Rating47% 2.374642.374642.374642.374642.37464
When a bloodied and incoherent Wu Zaijun (Wang Baoqiang) confesses to five murders that have not occurred, the police assume that he's mentally unstable and ignore his claims. Police detective Wong Wai-han (Sean Lau) is investigating a series of gruesome murders, but soon discovers that all is not as it seems and that not only are the murders connected, but that Jun is tied to them in some way.
The Bullet Vanishes, 1h48
Genres Action
Actors Nicholas Tse, Sean Lau, Yang Mi, Liu Kai-chi, Jing Boran, Carlo Chin
Roles Inspector Song Donglu
Rating64% 3.247063.247063.247063.247063.24706
Ding (Liu Kai-chi), the overbearing owner of a bullet factory in Tiancheng County, intimidates his workers to keep them in line, leading to a public Russian roulette "suicide" of a female employee (Xuxu) accused of stealing a box of bullets. A curse relating to a certain "Phantom Bullet" is found written in red on the walls of the factory, though the workers are soon ordered to scrub it off. Subsequent deaths from "phantom bullets" which are never found, seemingly vanishing, suggest that the factory has really been cursed. Song Donglu (Lau Ching-wan), a newly promoted detective with a slightly eccentric personality, is summoned by Tiancheng's police chief Jin (Wu Gang) to assist Guo Zhui (Nicholas Tse), "the fastest gunman in Tiancheng", and novice policeman Xiaowu (Boran Jing) in investigating the peculiar murders.
Life Without Principle, 1h47
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Lau, Richie Ren, Lo Hoi-pang, Cheung Siu-fai, Lee Siu-kei, Felix Wong
Roles Panther
Rating68% 3.4434953.4434953.4434953.4434953.443495
Teresa, employée de banque ordinaire, incite ses clients à faire des investissements risqués pour remplir ses objectifs financiers. Panther, escroc à la petite semaine, plonge dans le monde de la spéculation boursière dans l’espoir de gagner facilement de l'argent pour payer la caution d’un de ses amis qui rencontre quelques soucis avec la justice. Enfin, l’inspecteur Cheung est un flic honnête. Jusque-là satisfait de son modeste train de vie, il a tout à coup un besoin d’argent criant lorsque sa femme verse un acompte pour acheter un appartement luxueux au-dessus de leurs moyens. Tout sépare ces trois personnages jusqu’à ce que leur rapport à l’argent – et un mystérieux sac contenant cinq millions de dollars volés – les poussent à prendre des décisions cruciales malgré leurs cas de conscience. Trois vies bouleversées par le monde turbulent de Hong Kong, en plein marasme économique et financier.
The Great Magician, 2h8
Directed by Derek Yee
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Sean Lau, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Paul Chun, Vincent Kok, Alex Fong
Roles General Bully Lei
Rating59% 2.953052.953052.953052.953052.95305
In the years after the Revolution in which the Qing Dynasty in China is overthrown and the Republic is established, China is broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A Butler, Liu Kunshan (Wu Gang), uses magic to scare convicts into joining the army of warlord Lei Bully (Lau Ching-wan). Lei Bully has 6 wives and also imprisons a girl, Liu Yin (Zhou Xun), and wants her to be his seventh wife willingly. A group of local revolutionaries want to kidnap Lei and bring back the republic. They team up with a magician, Chang Hsien (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), to entice Lei to a magic show and kidnap him during the show. It is revealed that Zhang and Liu Yin had been ex-lovers in the past and Zhang is an apprentice of Liu's father, a magician, Liu Wanyao. Chang discovers that his former master was imprisoned by Liu Kunshan as he had wanted to extract a magic secret from Liu Wanyao.
Overheard 2, 2h1
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Louis Koo, Sean Lau, Daniel Wu, Michelle Ye, Bowie Wu, Kenneth Tsang Wing Kong
Roles Manson Law
Rating66% 3.3438253.3438253.3438253.3438253.343825
Manson Lo, the head broker of Man Sang Securities is shown giving his prediction of the Hong Kong stock market on television. Through the viewpoint of an eavesdropper, it is revealed that Lo works for five of the richest in Hong Kong to manipulate the prices of shares in the stock market. When leaving his office, he realizes that he is being tailed (by Joe Sze-ma) and though successful in shaking off the tail, is involved in a traffic accident.
Poker King
Poker King (2009)
, 2h2
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Stephy Tang, Josie Ho, Cherrie Ying, Jo Kuk
Roles Uno Cheuk
Rating52% 2.633492.633492.633492.633492.63349
People say one’s fate has been pre-determined from the start like the cards in a Texas Hold’em game. Uno (Lau Ching Wan), a small time crook turned Casino magnate, and Jack, the scion of a powerful gaming clan lead very different lives until fate brought them together in a poker duel of a lifetime.