Ching Wan Lau

Lau Ching Wan

  • Name: Lau Ching Wan
  • Native name: 刘青云
  • Also Known as: Sean Lau, 劉青雲, Lau Ching Wen
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: February 16, 1964
  • Age: 60
Born in Hong Kong, Lau Ching Wan, also known as Sean Lau, got his start like many Hong Kong actors by enrolling in the TVB (Shaw Bros. television studio) training school. Lau impressed directors and producers with his talent and work ethic (he would regularly work over twelve hours a day shooting various shows), but he failed to catch on with the Hong Kong audience, who felt he was too dark-skinned and ugly. For ten years, he worked on dozens of television shows without any success until he appeared in a drama about the stock market, The Greed of Man.

The show allowed Lau the opportunity to work in films, but major roles still eluded him and so he headed to Taiwan to try his fortunes there. Lau continued to only find television work and contemplated leaving the industry altogether until he was contacted by fellow TVB alumni Derek Yee to star in the romantic drama C'est La Vie Mon Cheri. The film was a huge hit and Lau finally achieved film stardom.

Since then, Lau has proven himself one of Hong Kong's most versatile actors, appearing in almost every genre of film, from action (Big Bullet) to comedy (Bomb Disposal Officer: Baby Bomb) to drama (Too Many Ways to Be Number One) and has become one of the region's most popular actors. His recent work with Milkyway Productions (such as Johnnie To's A Hero Never Dies) has garnered him international attention and helped to revitalize the crime movie genre.

Off-screen, Lau leads a fairly normal life with his wife (former Miss Hong Kong Amy Kwok) and is, by all accounts, one of the nicest and most down-to-earth persons you would ever meet. In a time when many of the top Hong Kong actors are moving overseas, retiring or raising their paychecks to a sky-high level, Lau seems determined to keep working in Hong Kong and keep his asking price low in order to help keep the industry thriving.

(Source: Hkfilm) Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1992 The Greed of Man
Hong Kong Drama, 1992, 40 eps
Fong Chin Bok (Main Role)
40
Main Role
8.1
1992 Empress Da Yu Er
Taiwanese Drama, 1992, 44 eps
Huang Tai Chi (Main Role)
44
Huang Tai Chi
Main Role
8.0
1991 Heartbreak Blues
Hong Kong Drama, 1991, 5 eps
Ching Yin Nam (Main Role)
5
Ching Yin Nam
Main Role
0.0
1990 The Challenge of Life
Hong Kong Drama, 1990, 30 eps
(Main Role)
30
Main Role
7.6
1990 A World Apart
Hong Kong Drama, 1990, 10 eps
Hung Kwan (Main Role)
10
Hung Kwan
Main Role
0.0
1989 The Sect of Blood and Iron
Hong Kong Drama, 1989, 20 eps
(Main Role)
20
Main Role
7.0
1988 Twilight of a Nation
Hong Kong Drama, 1988, 45 eps
Siu Chiu-kwai (Main Role)
45
Main Role
7.5
1987 Born to be a King
Hong Kong Drama, 1987, 20 eps
(Support Role)
20
Support Role
7.5
1987 Genghis Khan
Hong Kong Drama, 1987, 10 eps
Chilaun (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.2
1987 The Dragon Sword
Hong Kong Drama, 1987, 20 eps
Ching Hong (Main Role)
20
Main Role
7.7
1987 The Grand Canal
Hong Kong Drama, 1987, 60 eps
Li Shi Ming (Main Role)
60
Main Role
7.8
1987 When Silken Hands Get Rough
Hong Kong Drama, 1987, 25 eps
(Main Role)
25
Main Role
6.0
1985 Take Care Your Highness!
Hong Kong Drama, 1985, 20 eps
Chiu Nam Sing (Support Role)
20
Chiu Nam Sing
Support Role
7.4
1985 The Battle Among the Clans
Hong Kong Drama, 1985, 30 eps
(Main Role)
30
Main Role
8.2
1984 Police Cadet '84
Hong Kong Drama, 1984, 40 eps
Fit Lo Ngai Fung (Main Role)
40
Main Role
8.2
1984 The Duke of Mount Deer
Hong Kong Drama, 1984, 40 eps
Wan Yau Fong (Support Role)
40
Wan Yau Fong
Support Role
7.9
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Election 3
Unconfirmed
Hong Kong Movie, 0000,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
TBA Sons of the Neon Night
Hong Kong Movie, 0000,
[Police officer] (Main Role)
[Police officer]
Main Role
7.5
2023 The Comeback
Chinese Movie, 2023,
(Unknown)
Unknown
8.0
2023 The White Storm 3: Heaven or Hell
Hong Kong Movie, 2023,
Hong So Chai (Main Role)
Hong So Chai
Main Role
7.2
2022 Warriors of Future
Hong Kong Movie, 2022,
Zheng Zhong Sheng (Main Role)
Zheng Zhong Sheng
Main Role
7.2
2022 Detective Vs. Sleuths
Hong Kong Movie, 2022,
Li Jun (Main Role)
Li Jun
Main Role
7.3
2020 Shock Wave 2
Hong Kong Movie, 2020,
Tung Cheuk Man (Main Role)
Tung Cheuk Man
Main Role
7.6
2019 Out of Inferno 2
Unconfirmed
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2019 Integrity
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
Chan King Chi (Main Role)
Main Role
6.4
2017 Dealer Healer
Hong Kong Movie, 2017,
(Unknown)
Unknown
6.8
2016 Call of Heroes
Hong Kong Movie, 2016,
Yeung Hak-nan (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2016 Heartfall Arises
Hong Kong Movie, 2016,
Professor Calvin Che (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2015 The Vanished Murderer
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Song Dong Lu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2015 The Tale of Three Cities
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Dao Long (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2015 Insanity
Hong Kong Movie, 2015,
Main Role
7.2
2014 Overheard 3
Hong Kong Movie, 2014,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2013 The White Storm 1
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Tim (Main Role)
Tim
Main Role
7.6
2013 Boundless
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
6.0
2013 Out of Inferno
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Dai Kwan (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2012 The Bullet Vanishes
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Song Dong Lu (Main Role)
Song Dong Lu
Main Role
7.5
2012 Fairy Tale Killer
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
Wong Wai Han (Main Role)
Wong Wai Han
Main Role
6.7
2011 The Great Magician
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Lei Bully (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2011 Life without Principle
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
San Jiao Bao (Main Role)
San Jiao Bao
Main Role
6.7
2011 Overheard 2
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
Manson Lo Man Sang (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2009 Poker King
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Uno (Main Role)
Uno
Main Role
6.7
2009 Written By
Hong Kong Movie, 2009,
Tony (Main Role)
Tony
Main Role
6.0
2007 Mad Detective
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Chan Kwai Bun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2007 The Secret of the Magic Gourd
Chinese Movie, 2007,
Magic Gourd (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2006 My Name Is Fame
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Poon Ka Fai (Main Role)
Poon Ka Fai
Main Role
6.8
2006 The Shopaholics
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Choosey Lee (Support Role)
Choosey Lee
Support Role
6.8
2005 Himalaya Singh
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Uncle Panic (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2004 The Attractive One
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Hugo (Main Role)
Hugo
Main Role
6.1
2004 Three of a Kind
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Frankie (Main Role)
Frankie
Main Role
8.0
2004 Driving Miss Wealthy
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Jack Chen / mario (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2004 Fantasia
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Director Man (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2003 Good Times, Bed Times
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Raymond (Main Role)
Raymond
Main Role
6.6
2003 Colour of the Truth
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
7 Up [Seven-Up] (Main Role)
7 Up [Seven-Up]
Main Role
7.0
2003 1:99 Shorts
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.8
2003 Lost in Time
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Dai Fai (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2002 Mighty Baby
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Johnny Hung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2002 My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Ken Wong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2002 Fat Choi Spirit
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Ching Wan / Sean (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2001 Running Out of Time 2
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Main Role
7.2
2001 La Brassiere
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Johnny (Main Role)
Johnny
Main Role
6.9
1999 Victim
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Manson Ma (Main Role)
Manson Ma
Main Role
6.1
1999 Running Out of Time 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Inspector Ho Sheung Sang (Main Role)
Inspector Ho Sheung Sang
Main Role
7.9
1999 Where a Good Man Goes
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Michael Cheung (Main Role)
Michael Cheung
Main Role
6.6
1998 A Hero Never Dies
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Martin (Main Role)
Martin
Main Role
6.8
1998 Expect the Unexpected
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Sam (Main Role)
Sam
Main Role
6.5
1998 The Longest Nite
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Tony (Main Role)
Tony
Main Role
7.2
1997 Full Alert
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Inspector Pao (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1997 Too Many Ways to be No. 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Kau (Main Role)
Kau
Main Role
0.0
1997 Lifeline
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1996 Black Mask
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Shek Wai Ho / "Rock" (Main Role)
Shek Wai Ho / "Rock"
Main Role
7.5
1996 Beyond Hypothermia
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Long (Main Role)
Long
Main Role
6.3
1996 Big Bullet
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Sergeant Bill Chu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1996 Tri-Star
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Lau Ching-fat (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1995 Only Fools Fall in Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Chiu Ford (Main Role)
Chiu Ford
Main Role
0.0
1995 Loving You
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Chu Hoi (Main Role)
Chu Hoi
Main Role
7.0
1995 New Tenant
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Joe (Guest Role)
Joe
Guest Role
0.0
1995 Tricky Business
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Ko Hing (Main Role)
Ko Hing
Main Role
0.0
1995 Mother of a Different Kind
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Supt. Cheung Hung (Main Role)
Supt. Cheung Hung
Main Role
9.0
1995 Dr. Mack
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Chiu (Main Role)
Chiu
Main Role
7.3
1994 Oh! My Three Guys
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ching Yu-hoi (Main Role)
Main Role
4.0
1994 Bomb Disposal Officer: Baby Bomb
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Peter Chan (Main Role)
Peter Chan
Main Role
6.0
1994 The Tragic Fantasy - Tiger of Wanchai
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Dee (Main Role)
Dee
Main Role
0.0
1994 Return of a Better Tomorrow
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
“Big Lobster” (Main Role)
“Big Lobster”
Main Role
7.5
1994 I Wanna Be Your Man
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Lu Che Mo (Main Role)
Lu Che Mo
Main Role
5.0
1994 Hello! Who Is It?
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Officer Ma Fai (Main Role)
Officer Ma Fai
Main Role
8.0
1994 Don't Shoot Me, I'm Just a Violinist!
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Mozart (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1994 C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Kit (Main Role)
Kit
Main Role
7.6
1994 It's a Wonderful Life
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Hou Chung (Support Role)
Hou Chung
Support Role
8.0
1993 Executioners
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Tak (Support Role)
Tak
Support Role
7.0
1993 Thou Shalt Not Swear
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
[Chow's sidekick] (Main Role)
[Chow's sidekick]
Main Role
6.0
1993 Pink Bomb
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1993 All Men Are Brothers: Blood of the Leopard
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.8
1992 Angel Hunter
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
“Jack” / Chow Man Kit (Support Role)
“Jack” / Chow Man Kit
Support Role
7.0
1992 The Shootout
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Liu (Support Role)
Liu
Support Role
6.0
1991 The Roar of the Vietnamese
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Fan Wan Tin (Support Role)
Fan Wan Tin
Support Role
0.0
1989 Live Hard
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Fai / Chief (Support Role)
Fai / Chief
Support Role
6.0
1989 My Dear Son
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Maddy (Support Role)
Maddy
Support Role
6.0
1988 Police Story 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
[CID] (Bit part)
[CID]
Bit part
7.6
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2003 Love Under the Sun
Hong Kong Special, 2003, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
8.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 The Popcorn Show Season 2
Hong Kong TV Show, 2023, 29 eps
(Ep. 7) (Guest)
29
(Ep. 7)
Guest
0.0
2022 The Popcorn Show
Hong Kong TV Show, 2022, 48 eps
(Ep. 28) (Guest)
48
(Ep. 28)
Guest
0.0
1995 Super Trio Series 1: Movie Buff Championship
Hong Kong TV Show, 1995, 31 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
31
(Ep. 2)
Guest
9.2
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  • First Name: Ching Wan
  • Family Name: Lau
  • Native name: 刘青云
  • Also Known as: Sean Lau, 劉青雲, Lau Ching Wen
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: February 16, 1964
  • Age: 60

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