Hsing Kuo Wu

Wu Hsing Kuo

  • Name: Wu Hsing Kuo
  • Native name: 吳興國
  • Nationality: Taiwanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April, 1953
  • Age: 71
Wu was trained in classical Peking Opera since the age of 11 in Taiwan's state-run Fu-Hsing Chinese Opera School, specializing in wu sheng (male martial) roles. He was admitted with honors into the Theatre Department of Chinese Culture University in Taipei, trained under master Chou Cheng-jung (Zhou Zheng-rong) and became leading dancer of Lin Hwai-min's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. However, his teacher Chou Cheng-jung (Zhou Zheng-rong) considered him as a pretentious student who didn't focus on study and finally abandoned him in 1989. Since then, Chou Cheng-jung (died in 2000) never met him anymore. In addition, most of the traditional Chinese opera audiences do not recognize him as a qualified actor.
In 1986, he and a group of enthusiastic friends founded the Contemporary Legend Theatre (當代傳奇劇場) in Taipei, seeking to revitalize traditional Chinese theatre by adapting Western classical plays to the style and techniques of Peking Opera. He was the leading actor and director of four Shakespeare adaptations, including the critically acclaimed Kingdom of Desire (慾望城國), an adaptation of Macbeth, and King Lear (李爾在此), in which Wu plays all the parts.
In 1992, Wu was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in New York with Richard Schechner. That year, he also won the Hong Kong Film Award for best new actor.
Wu is currently artistic director of the Contemporary Legend Theatre, and continues to take on challenging roles in both the modern theatre and Chinese Opera. He crosses the fields of traditional opera, dance, modern theatre, cinema, and television. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 Danger Zone Season 2: The Silver Lining
Taiwanese Drama, 2021, 12 eps
Mu Xue Song (Support Role)
12
Mu Xue Song
Support Role
8.0
2021 Danger Zone: The Dark Night
Taiwanese Drama, 2021, 12 eps
Mu Xue Song (Guest Role)
12
Mu Xue Song
Guest Role
8.2
2005 Shih Lien Kao Ken Hsieh
Taiwanese Drama, 2005, 20 eps
Ma Ta Cheng (Main Role)
20
Ma Ta Cheng
Main Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2012 Love On Gallery Bridge
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Lin Chang Tian (Main Role)
Lin Chang Tian
Main Role
0.0
2001 The Accidental Spy
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Lee Sang Zen (Support Role)
Lee Sang Zen
Support Role
7.5
1997 The Soong Sisters
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Chiang Kai Shek (Support Role)
Chiang Kai Shek
Support Role
7.3
1996 Shanghai Grand
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Fung King Yiu (Support Role)
Fung King Yiu
Support Role
7.3
1994 Red Rose White Rose
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Chao Siu Chi / "The Devil of Gamblers" (Support Role)
Chao Siu Chi / "The Devil of Gamblers"
Support Role
6.5
1994 Rock N'Roll Cop
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Captain Wong Kun (Main Role)
Captain Wong Kun
Main Role
6.0
1994 God of Gamblers' Return
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Chao Siu Chi (Support Role)
Chao Siu Chi
Support Role
7.7
1993 Temptation of a Monk
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
General Shi Yan Sheng / Jing Yi (Main Role)
General Shi Yan Sheng / Jing Yi
Main Role
5.0
1993 Green Snake
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Xu Xian [Scholar] (Main Role)
Xu Xian [Scholar]
Main Role
7.5
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  • First Name: Hsing Kuo
  • Family Name: Wu
  • Native name: 吳興國
  • Nationality: Taiwanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April, 1953
  • Age: 71

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