Yuen Biu

Ling Jan Ha

Details

  • Name: Yuen Biu
  • Native name: 元彪
  • Given name: Hsia Ling-Jun Ling-Jun
  • Also Known as: Yuen Biao;Yuen Piu;夏令震
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 26, 1957
  • Age: 60
Ling Jan Ha

Ling Jan Ha

  • Name: Yuen Biu
  • Native name: 元彪
  • Given name: Hsia Ling-Jun Ling-Jun
  • Also Known as: Yuen Biao;Yuen Piu;夏令震
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 26, 1957
  • Age: 60
Yuen Biu is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as well. And now he is receiving a cult following due to word of mouth. Born of his parents Ha Kwong Tai (father) and Ha Sau Ying. Yuen Biu was first enrolled in the China Drama Academy at the age of 5 (he was the youngest there). He met Sammo Hung Kam Bo and Jackie Chan while attending the Academy. Jackie Chan took him under his wing, and they became lifelong friends. Yuen Biu stayed at the Academy until the age of 16 where he moved with Master Jim Yuen to America. However, two years later he came back, citing there were no opportunities for Chinese martial artists to star in American films. After being in some bit part roles in films such as Stoner (1974) (aka Stoner), Shao Lin men (1976) (aka Hand of Death), he didn't receive his first major breakthrough role until Sammo Hung Kam Bo cast him in Za jia xiao zi (1979) (aka Knockabout). However, his first role which gave him full exposure and established his status as a A-list star was The Prodigal Son (1981) (aka The Prodigal Son), which also starred and was directed by Sammo Hung Kam Bo. After that, 'Jackie Chan' cast him in the classic Project A (1983) (aka Project A). After starring in some other films with Sammo Hung Kam Bo and/or Jackie Chan, he decided to go his own way and to forge his own career to get out of the shadows of Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung Kam Bo.
He met his future wife DiDi Phang Sau Ha in 1984 while working as a stunt coordinator on the film DiDi Phang was working on: Tai fong siu sau (1982) (aka Carry On Pickpocket). They have two children. His daughter Yi Bui was born in 1986 and his son Ming Tsak in 1988.
The film Mong ming yuen yeung (1988) (aka On The Run) confirmed his abilities as a brilliant actor as his portrayal as a married man seeking vengeance for his wife's brutal murder was critically acclaimed. The following year he starred in probably his best film, Ji dong ji xia (1989) (aka The Iceman Cometh), in which he starred with acclaimed actress Maggie Cheung. The film is regarded as a cult classic and is remembered not only for the fantastic fighting scenes and hilarious comedy, but also the wonderful acting of Biu Yuen and Maggie Cheung and the wonderful simmering sexual chemistry between them. After starring in the acclaimed Once Upon a Time in China (1991) (aka Once Upon a Time in China, in which most of his scenes were cut), he directed his first movie (Xi Zang xiao zi (1992). aka A Kid From Tibet), in which he also starred. In 1994, he worked for the first time in years, with Sammo Hung Kam Bo in the gloriously titled Mou mian bei (1995) (aka Don't Give a Damn). In recent years, Yuen Biu has complained of poor scripts, so he appears in films sparsely nowadays. He also has a second home in Canada where he spends most of time pursuing his hobby of golf. (source: IMDB)
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Infernal Affairs 2
Chinese Drama, 2017, 12 eps
(Unknown)
12
Unknown
5.3
2006 Wing Chun
Hong Kong Drama, 2006, 40 eps
Leung Jan (Main Role)
40
Leung Jan
Main Role
7.3
2005 Real Kung Fu
Hong Kong Drama, 2005, 20 eps
Leung Tsan (Main Role)
20
Leung Tsan
Main Role
6.8
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2016 My Beloved Bodyguard
Chinese Movie, 2016,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.1
2010 Ip Man: The Legend Is Born
Hong Kong Movie, 2010,
Ng Chung Sok (Support Role)
Ng Chung Sok
Support Role
7.9
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box
Hong Kong Movie, 2010,
(Unknown)
Unknown
6.6
1997 Hero
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Tam See (Main Role)
Tam See
Main Role
6.9
1996 Dragon From Shaolin
Taiwanese Movie, 1996,
Chung Yat Shan / Little Dragon (Main Role)
Chung Yat Shan / Little Dragon
Main Role
7.5
1995 Don't Give a Damn
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
(Main Role)
Main Role
5.5
1994 Deadful Melody
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Lui Lun (Main Role)
Lui Lun
Main Role
6.6
1993 The Sword Stained with Royal Blood
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Yuen Biao (Main Role)
Yuen Biao
Main Role
6.7
1992 A Kid from Tibet
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Wong La (Main Role)
Wong La
Main Role
8.3
1991 Once Upon a Time in China
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Leung Fu (Support Role)
Leung Fu
Support Role
8.0
1990 Long Feng Zei Zhuo Zei
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
[Swordsman] (Support Role)
[Swordsman]
Support Role
5.0
1990 Saga of the Phoenix
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Kong Que (Main Role)
Kong Que
Main Role
4.3
1989 The Iceman Cometh
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Fong Sau-Ching / Fang Shou Zheng (Main Role)
Fong Sau-Ching / Fang Shou Zheng
Main Role
6.3
1987 Eastern Condors
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
"Weasel" / Chieh Man-yeh (Main Role)
"Weasel" / Chieh Man-yeh
Main Role
7.3
1987 Picture of a Nymph
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Shih Erh (Main Role)
Shih Erh
Main Role
7.3
1986 Righting Wrongs
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Jason Hsia Ling-chi (Main Role)
Jason Hsia Ling-chi
Main Role
7.2
1986 Mr. Vampire 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Yen, a reporter/ Lam's prospective son-in-law (Main Role)
Yen, a reporter/ Lam's prospective son-in-law
Main Role
7.1
1986 Rosa
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Ha (Main Role)
Ha
Main Role
0.0
1986 Shanghai Express
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Fire Chief Tsao Cheuk Kin (Main Role)
Fire Chief Tsao Cheuk Kin
Main Role
7.1
1985 Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Ricky Fung (Main Role)
Ricky Fung
Main Role
7.7
1985 Those Merry Souls
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1985 My Lucky Stars
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Ricky Fung (Main Role)
Ricky Fung
Main Role
7.5
1984 Pom Pom
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
Garbage Truck Driver (Support Role)
Garbage Truck Driver
Support Role
7.3
1983 Project A
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
Inspector Hong Tin Tsu (Captain Chi's nephew) (Support Role)
Inspector Hong Tin Tsu (Captain Chi's nephew)
Support Role
7.8
1983 Winners and Sinners
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
CID Agent (Main Role)
CID Agent
Main Role
7.2
1983 Zu Warriors From The Magic Mountain
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
Di Ming Qi / Dik Ming Kei (Main Role)
Di Ming Qi / Dik Ming Kei
Main Role
6.9
1981 The Prodigal Son
Hong Kong Movie, 1981,
Leung Jan Chang (Main Role)
Leung Jan Chang
Main Role
7.3
1980 The Young Master
Hong Kong Movie, 1980,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
1979 Magnificent Butcher
Hong Kong Movie, 1979,
Leung Foon (Support Role)
Leung Foon
Support Role
8.1
1979 Knockabout
Hong Kong Movie, 1979,
Yipao (Main Role)
Yipao
Main Role
7.0
1978 Warriors Two
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.5
1979 Master with Cracked Fingers
Hong Kong Movie, 1979,
Pickpocket (Support Role)
Pickpocket
Support Role
7.5
1978 Spiritual Kung Fu
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
Master of the Five Fists (Support Role)
Master of the Five Fists
Support Role
7.7
1978 Enter The Fat Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
Fighter in Opening Credit Sequence (Support Role)
Fighter in Opening Credit Sequence
Support Role
7.0
1977 Death Duel
Hong Kong Movie, 1977,
bully's thug at tavern (Support Role)
bully's thug at tavern
Support Role
7.6
1977 Broken Oath
Hong Kong Movie, 1977,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.8
1976 Challenge of the Masters
Hong Kong Movie, 1976,
Master Pang's student (Support Role)
Master Pang's student
Support Role
9.1
1974 The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
Thug (Support Role)
Thug
Support Role
0.0
1973 Enter the Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Tournament fighter (Support Role)
Tournament fighter
Support Role
8.3
1972 Way of the Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
thug (Support Role)
thug
Support Role
8.2
1973 When Taekwondo Strikes
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Japanese (Support Role)
Japanese
Support Role
6.0
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