Francis Ng

Ng  Francis

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  • First Name: Ng
  • Family Name: Francis
  • Native name: 吳鎮宇
  • Also Known as: Ng Chun-Yung;Francis Wong;Francis Ng Chi-keung;吴镇宇
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 21, 1961
  • Age: 57

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Ng  Francis

Francis Ng

  • Name: Francis Ng
  • Native name: 吳鎮宇
  • Given name: Francis Ng
  • Also Known as: Ng Chun-Yung;Francis Wong;Francis Ng Chi-keung;吴镇宇
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 21, 1961
  • Age: 57
The intense and versatile Francis Ng Chun-Yu was born (as Ng Chi-Keung) on December 21, 1961. He is regarded as one of the best actors working in HK today and, along with Anthony Wong and Lau Ching-Wan, was named one of the “Three Great Characters” at the 25th HK International Film Festival. In addition, the extreme aspects of his persona—ranging from quiet and serious to quirky or maniacal—both on and offscreen have earned him the nickname of “mental”. Given his accomplishments, it may be surprising for some to learn that Ng was once camera-shy and failed TVB’s Artist Training program not once, not twice, but a total of three times!

Ng eventually graduated in 1985, but it would be over a decade before his potential as an actor was realized and his talent appreciated. During that time Ng worked his way up from being “Imperial Guard #2” to getting pivotal roles in many popular TV serials. However, his unconventional looks meant that he did not fit the traditional leading man mold. As was the case for many talented actors, the small world of television could not hold a fish that was growing as large and discontent as Ng. He had dabbled with movies early on in his career, and was nominated for a HK Film Best Supporting Actor Award for Handsome Siblings (1992), but Ng’s banning from the station due to his open criticisms of them is likely the key factor that pushed him completely to the world of film.

The turning point in his career came with the villainous role of Ugly Kwan in Young and Dangerous (1996), in which Ng stole the show by simultaneously chewing and spitting out scenery. The character was so popular that it spawned an unofficial spin-off, Once Upon a Time in a Triad Society (1996), and Ng has reprised the role in official Y&D spin-offs and even completely unrelated films, like Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1996). In addition to gaining the appreciation of movie audiences, Ng began to be recognized critically as well, especially by the HK Film Critics Society, who have awarded him Best Actor three times, for Once Upon a Time in a Triad Society (1996), Bullets Over Summer (1999) and 2000

A.D. (2000). Ng’s small but impressive role in 2000 A.D., as a character many years older than himself, also won him the HK Film Best Supporting Actor Award. Pegged as the “dark horse” prior to awards night, his status as a first rate actor was solidified when he garnered the prestigious Golden Horse Best Actor Award for his work in The Mission (1999). His powerfully understated performance in Infernal Affairs II (2003) is expected to bring him further nominations and accolades.

Ng has also ventured into the arenas of theatre and directing, with varying results. He has directed two films to date, What is a Good Teacher (2000) and 9413 (1998). The latter received some good reviews but both were box office flops. Despite this, Ng’s passion for directing is still burning hot and he recently accepted an offer to direct a commercial. Ng has had much more success with his stage work. In 1994-95 he starred in the play “Naughty Couple” with his ex-girlfriend Anita Lee. It ran for 70 shows, breaking records for number of shows and admissions, and was even adapted into a movie of the same name. Ng struck gold when he teamed up with colleagues and pals Dayo Wong and Cheung Tat-Ming to star in the wildly popular stand-up comedy and satirical production, “Free Man Show” (1998), and its follow up “Free Man Show 2” (2000). Ng recently returned to his roots (proving that nobody can stay enemies with TVB forever) to play an airline pilot in the well-received TVB series, “Triumph in the Skies”. (Yinique 2004) (http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/ng_francis.htm)
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2019 Change of Gangster
Movie
0.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 The Trading Floor
Hong Kong Drama, 2018, 5 eps
Ye Bao (Main Role)
5
Ye Bao
Main Role
5.5
2013 Triumph in the Skies II
Hong Kong Drama, 2013, 43 eps
Tong Yik Sum / "Samuel" / "Sam" (Main Role)
43
Tong Yik Sum / "Samuel" / "Sam"
Main Role
7.5
2008 Healing Souls
Chinese Drama, 2008, 34 eps
Qin Huo (Main Role)
34
Qin Huo
Main Role
8.1
2003 Triumph in the Skies
Hong Kong Drama, 2003, 40 eps
(Main Role)
40
Main Role
7.8
1997 Old Time Buddy
Hong Kong Drama, 1997, 25 eps
(Main Role)
25
Main Role
7.6
1995 When a Man Loves a Woman
Hong Kong Drama, 1995, 13 eps
Dung Fai (Main Role)
13
Dung Fai
Main Role
0.0
1992 Land of the Condors
Hong Kong Drama, 1992, 20 eps
Fang Wei (Main Role)
20
Fang Wei
Main Role
0.0
1990 When Things Get Tough
Hong Kong Drama, 1990, 20 eps
(Main Role)
20
Main Role
7.0
1989 The Final Combat
Hong Kong Drama, 1989, 30 eps
Duen Yuk Lau (Main Role)
30
Duen Yuk Lau
Main Role
7.2
1989 Mo Min Kap Sin Fung
Hong Kong Drama, 1989, 20 eps
Lee Long (Support Role)
20
Lee Long
Support Role
9.0
1987 Heir to the Throne
Hong Kong Drama, 1987, 24 eps
(Support Role)
24
Support Role
9.5
1985 The Yang's Saga
Hong Kong Drama, 1985, 6 eps
Yeung Yin Ting/Yeung Yee Long (2nd son) (Main Role)
6
Yeung Yin Ting/Yeung Yee Long (2nd son)
Main Role
7.9
1985 The Battle Among the Clans
Hong Kong Drama, 1985, 30 eps
(Support Role)
30
Support Role
6.5
1985 Sword Stained with Royal Blood
Hong Kong Drama, 1985, 20 eps
Lo Lap Yu (Support Role)
20
Lo Lap Yu
Support Role
7.4
1984 The Duke of Mount Deer
Hong Kong Drama, 1984, 40 eps
(extra) (Support Role)
40
(extra)
Support Role
8.0
1982 The Emissary
Hong Kong Drama, 1982, 20 eps
(Support Role)
20
Support Role
7.0
1982 Love and Passion
Hong Kong Drama, 1982, 30 eps
(Support Role)
30
Support Role
0.0
1982 Soldier of Fortune
Hong Kong Drama, 1982, 30 eps
[Student] (Support Role)
30
[Student]
Support Role
6.0
1982 Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils
Hong Kong Drama, 1982, 50 eps
a monk (extra, ep08) (Support Role)
50
a monk (extra, ep08)
Support Role
7.6
0000 Ying Huan Zhi Zhi
Chinese Drama, 0000, 42 eps
Wen Bin (Support Role)
42
Wen Bin
Support Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 Election 3
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2019 The Old Guy
Chinese Movie, 2019,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2019 Remain Silent
Chinese Movie, 2019,
Wu Zheng Wei (Main Role)
Wu Zheng Wei
Main Role
0.0
2019 Line Walker 2
Chinese Movie, 2019,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2019 Change of Gangster
Chinese Movie, 2019,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2019 A Home with a View
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
Mr.Lu (Main Role)
Mr.Lu
Main Role
6.7
2018 Men On The Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 2018,
Chan Lung (Main Role)
Chan Lung
Main Role
7.0
2018 The Leakers
Hong Kong Movie, 2018,
David Wong (Main Role)
David Wong
Main Role
7.4
2017 77 Heartbreaks
Hong Kong Movie, 2017,
Shutter (Support Role)
Shutter
Support Role
7.5
2017 Shed Skin Papa
Hong Kong Movie, 2017,
Yat-hung (Main Role)
Yat-hung
Main Role
6.5
2016 The Warrior's Gate
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Wizard (Support Role)
Wizard
Support Role
7.1
2016 Line Walker
Hong Kong Movie, 2016,
Kiu Zing Nam / Q Sir (Main Role)
Kiu Zing Nam / Q Sir
Main Role
7.3
2016 Sentence Me Guilty
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Fang Wen'nan (Main Role)
Fang Wen'nan
Main Role
0.0
2016 House of Wolves
Hong Kong Movie, 2016,
Charlie (Main Role)
Charlie
Main Role
6.5
2015 Love Without Distance
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Chen Bai Wan (Main Role)
Chen Bai Wan
Main Role
5.5
2015 Lovers & Movies
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Yao Xing Jie (Main Role)
Yao Xing Jie
Main Role
8.2
2015 Two Thumbs Up
Hong Kong Movie, 2015,
(Main Role)
Main Role
4.3
2015 Triumph in the Skies
Hong Kong Movie, 2015,
Samuel "Sam" Tong (Main Role)
Samuel "Sam" Tong
Main Role
6.3
2014 The House That Never Dies
Chinese Movie, 2014,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
2013 Game Of Assassins
Chinese Movie, 2013,
(Main Role)
Main Role
4.9
2013 Pay Back
Chinese Movie, 2013,
(Support Role)
Support Role
5.5
2013 The Last Tycoon
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Mao Zai (Main Role)
Mao Zai
Main Role
8.2
2012 Passion Island
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2012 Crazy Foolish Thieves
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
Lok (Main Role)
Lok
Main Role
6.5
2011 The Warring States
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Pang Juan (Main Role)
Pang Juan
Main Role
7.4
2010 Midnight Beating
Chinese Movie, 2010,
Mai Xiang Yu (Main Role)
Mai Xiang Yu
Main Role
0.0
2008 Button Man
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2008 Deadly Delicious
Chinese Movie, 2008,
Chen Jiaqiao (Main Role)
Chen Jiaqiao
Main Role
6.3
2007 Bullet and Brain
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2007 Dancing Lion
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Fai (Main Role)
Fai
Main Role
6.3
2007 The Closet
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Lo Fei (Main Role)
Lo Fei
Main Role
0.0
2006 Wo Hu
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Walter (Main Role)
Walter
Main Role
6.7
2006 Exiled
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Tai (Main Role)
Tai
Main Role
7.9
2006 On The Edge
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2005 Curse of Lola
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Wu Zhen Yu [Dance Theatre Light Master] (Main Role)
Wu Zhen Yu [Dance Theatre Light Master]
Main Role
5.0
2005 Hands in the Hair
Chinese Movie, 2005,
Aini's Husband (Support Role)
Aini's Husband
Support Role
5.1
2005 Himalaya Singh
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Uncle Brave (Main Role)
Uncle Brave
Main Role
7.0
2004 Fantasia
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Kin (Support Role)
Kin
Support Role
6.7
2003 Infernal Affairs II
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Ngai Wing Hau (Main Role)
Ngai Wing Hau
Main Role
7.8
2003 Shiver
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Chan Kwok-Ming (Main Role)
Chan Kwok-Ming
Main Role
5.5
2003 Colour of the Truth
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
Blind Chiu / Tam Chiu (Support Role)
Blind Chiu / Tam Chiu
Support Role
6.8
2002 Women from Mars
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Fernando (Support Role)
Fernando
Support Role
5.5
2001 A Gambler’s Story
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Siu Kei (Main Role)
Siu Kei
Main Role
6.3
2000 A War Named Desire
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Charles Fong Lung Chu (Support Role)
Charles Fong Lung Chu
Support Role
8.8
2000 Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner!
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Keith Ko (Main Role)
Keith Ko
Main Role
7.0
2000 Juliet in Love
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Jordan Cheng (Main Role)
Jordan Cheng
Main Role
0.0
1999 The Mission
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Roy (Main Role)
Roy
Main Role
7.0
1999 Bullets Over Summer
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Mike (Main Role)
Mike
Main Role
7.5
1999 A Man Called Hero
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Invincible (Support Role)
Invincible
Support Role
6.9
1999 Gen X Cops
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Lok (Support Role)
Lok
Support Role
7.2
1998 Portland Street Blues
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Ugly Kwan (Support Role)
Ugly Kwan
Support Role
7.2
1997 Those Were the Days
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Patrick Tse Yuen (Main Role)
Patrick Tse Yuen
Main Role
6.3
1997 Full Alert
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Mak Kwan (Main Role)
Mak Kwan
Main Role
6.1
1997 '97 Aces Go Places
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Lui Yue Yeung (Main Role)
Lui Yue Yeung
Main Role
7.4
1996 God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Ko Ngo (Support Role)
Ko Ngo
Support Role
8.0
1996 Once Upon a Time in Triad Society
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Ugly Kwan (Main Role)
Ugly Kwan
Main Role
6.2
1996 Young and Dangerous
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Ugly Kwan (Support Role)
Ugly Kwan
Support Role
7.8
1994 I Will Wait for You
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Lam Wai Man (Support Role)
Lam Wai Man
Support Role
6.7
1993 Kungfu Cult Master
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Zhang Cuishan (Support Role)
Zhang Cuishan
Support Role
7.7
1993 The Bride With White Hair
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Male Ji Wushuang (Support Role)
Male Ji Wushuang
Support Role
7.6
1990 The Dragon Fighter
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Chun Yu (Support Role)
Chun Yu
Support Role
8.5
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2014 Where Are We Going, Dad? Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2014, 16 eps
(Regular Member)
16
Regular Member
8.2
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