Maggie Cheung

Margaret Cheung

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  • First Name: Margaret
  • Family Name: Cheung
  • Native name: 張曼玉
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 20, 1964
  • Age: 55

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Margaret Cheung

Maggie Cheung

  • Name: Maggie Cheung
  • Native name: 張曼玉
  • Given name: Cheung Margaret
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 20, 1964
  • Age: 55
Born in Hong Kong, Maggie Cheung traces her family roots to Shanghai. In 1971, she entered Primary one of St. Paul's Convent School. Her middle-class family emigrated from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom when she was eight. She spent part of her childhood and adolescence in the UK. She returned to Hong Kong at the age of 18 in 1982 for vacation, but ended up staying for modeling assignments and other commitments; she also shortly obtained a sales job at Lane Crawford department store. In 1983, she entered the Miss Hong Kong pageant, where she was the first runner-up, also winning the Miss Photogenic award. She was a semi-finalist in the Miss World pageant the same year.



Prior to 1988, her screen appearance was often limited to cameo roles. One of Cheung's notable movie roles then is that of "May", the girlfriend of police detective "Kevin" Chan Ka Kui in Jackie Chan's Police Story series (however, she did not reprise the role in Police Story 4: First Strike or New Police Story). Maggie frequently cited her performance in the movie As Tears Go By (1988), her first of many collaborations with film director Wong Kar-wai 王家衛, as the piece that truly began her serious acting career. In Centre Stage, she performed in Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghainese fluently, switching languages with ease. In Clean, she performed in fluent English, French and Cantonese. She is a polyglot as a result of her upbringing in Hong Kong and England.



Audiences outside Asia have become increasingly familiar with her work, including Irma Vep, Centre Stage, Chinese Box, In the Mood for Love, Hero, 2046, and, most recently, Clean.



Cheung was a jury member at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival,[3] the 1999 Venice Film Festival[4] and the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. For the first time in its history, the 59th Cannes Film Festival (2006) used a photographic image of a real actress on its poster — that of Cheung.



On 7 February 2007, The New York Times rated Maggie Cheung as one of the 22 Great Performers in 2006 for her Cannes winning role as Emily in Clean. After 25 years of making movies, she decided to retire from acting to pursue a career as a film composer. She would like to compose music and paint, after fulfilling her acting potential. Her most recent film appearance was as the goddess Mazu in the film Ten Thousand Waves by British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien.



(Wikipedia)
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1985 The Yang's Saga
Hong Kong Drama, 1985, 6 eps
Divine Lady of Nine Heavens (Support Role)
6
Divine Lady of Nine Heavens
Support Role
7.9
1984 Police Cadet '84
Hong Kong Drama, 1984, 40 eps
Tse Wing Chi (Main Role)
40
Tse Wing Chi
Main Role
8.5
1984 The Fallen Family
Hong Kong Drama, 1984, 20 eps
Duen Lau Yee (Main Role)
20
Duen Lau Yee
Main Role
8.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2011 The Fortune Buddies
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
2011 Men Suddenly in Love
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
Hillary Lau (Support Role)
Hillary Lau
Support Role
7.3
2008 Ashes of Time Redux
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Brother's Wife (Support Role)
Brother's Wife
Support Role
7.6
2002 Hero
Chinese Movie, 2002,
Flying Snow (Main Role)
Flying Snow
Main Role
8.3
2000 In the Mood for Love
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
So Lai-zhen (Mrs. Chan) (Main Role)
So Lai-zhen (Mrs. Chan)
Main Role
8.6
1997 The Soong Sisters
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Soong Ching Ling (Main Role)
Soong Ching Ling
Main Role
0.0
1996 Comrades: Almost a Love Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Qiao Li (Main Role)
Qiao Li
Main Role
8.2
1994 The First Shot
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Solicitor Annie Ma (Support Role)
Solicitor Annie Ma
Support Role
6.0
1994 Ashes of Time
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ouyang Feng's sister-in-law (Support Role)
Ouyang Feng's sister-in-law
Support Role
7.7
1993 Executioners
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Chat / Thief Catcher / Chelsea (Main Role)
Chat / Thief Catcher / Chelsea
Main Role
6.9
1993 Boys Are Easy
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1993 The Mad Monk
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Pai Hsiao Yu (Support Role)
Pai Hsiao Yu
Support Role
7.2
1993 The Bare-Footed Kid
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1993 The Eagle Shooting Heroes
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Imperial Master [sorceress] (Main Role)
Imperial Master [sorceress]
Main Role
7.2
1993 Millionaire Cop
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.2
1992 Moon Warriors
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Hsien (Support Role)
Hsien
Support Role
7.9
1993 Holy Weapon
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Princess Tin Heung (Support Role)
Princess Tin Heung
Support Role
7.1
1993 The Heroic Trio
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Chat, The Thief Catcher (Main Role)
Chat, The Thief Catcher
Main Role
7.3
1993 Green Snake
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Green Snake (Main Role)
Green Snake
Main Role
7.1
1992 New Dragon Gate Inn
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Jade (Main Role)
Jade
Main Role
7.5
1992 Police Story 3: Super Cop
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
May (Main Role)
May
Main Role
7.8
1992 Center Stage
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Ruan Lingyu (Main Role)
Ruan Lingyu
Main Role
8.2
1992 All's Well, Ends Well
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Holliyok (Main Role)
Holliyok
Main Role
7.9
1992 Twin Dragons
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Barbara (Support Role)
Barbara
Support Role
7.8
1991 Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Olive Cheung (Main Role)
Olive Cheung
Main Role
0.0
1990 Days of Being Wild
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Li Zhen (Main Role)
Li Zhen
Main Role
7.8
1990 Farewell China
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
[Personal Singing Instructor] (Support Role)
[Personal Singing Instructor]
Support Role
7.1
1990 Red Dust
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Yueh-Feng (Support Role)
Yueh-Feng
Support Role
6.5
1990 The Dragon from Russia
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
May (Main Role)
May
Main Role
6.0
1990 Song of the Exile
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Cheung Hue Yin (Main Role)
Cheung Hue Yin
Main Role
7.0
1989 In Between Loves
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Jenny Tung (Main Role)
Jenny Tung
Main Role
0.0
1989 A Fishy Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Haung (Main Role)
Haung
Main Role
0.0
1989 The Iceman Cometh
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Polly (Main Role)
Polly
Main Role
6.4
1988 Last Romance
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Jiang Nan Sun (Main Role)
Jiang Nan Sun
Main Role
8.0
1988 Police Story 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
May (Main Role)
May
Main Role
7.8
1988 As Tears Go By
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Ngor (Main Role)
Ngor
Main Role
7.4
1988 Paper Marriage
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Jade Lee (Main Role)
Jade Lee
Main Role
8.0
1987 Project A Part II
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Yesan (Main Role)
Yesan
Main Role
7.9
1987 The Romancing Star
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Maggie (Main Role)
Maggie
Main Role
6.8
1985 Police Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
May (Main Role)
May
Main Role
8.0
1984 Behind the Yellow Line
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
Monica (Main Role)
Monica
Main Role
6.6
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Master in the House
Chinese TV Show, 2019, 0 eps
[Ep. 11-12] (Guest)
0
[Ep. 11-12]
Guest
10.0
2016 Chef Nic Season 3
Chinese TV Show, 2016, 12 eps
(Guest)
12
Guest
0.0
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