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Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong

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List of famous film directors from Hong Kong, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hong Kong has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Hong Kong directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Hong Kong and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Everything from Chin Ka-lok to Jeffrey Lau is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Hong Kong directors?" and "Which directors are from Hong Kong?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Hong Kong in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Hong Kong directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Alfred Cheung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 64
Alfred Cheung Kin-ting is a Chinese actor, director, writer and producer.
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Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 58
Andy Lau Tak-wah (traditional Chinese: 劉德華; simplified Chinese: 刘德华, born 27 September 1961), is a Hong Kong actor, singer, lyricist and film producer. He has been one of Hong Kong's most ...more
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Billy Chung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
Billy Chung
Billy Cheung is a Hong Kong-based director.
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Bruce Le is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 69
Bruce Le (simplified Chinese: 吕小龙; traditional Chinese: 呂小龍; pinyin: Lǚ Xiǎolóng; born June 5, 1950, Burma), birth name Huang Jian Long (Chinese: 黃建龍), a.k.a. Wong Kin Lung, is a martial ...more
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Donald Li is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 58
Donald Li is an actor.
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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
Dec. at 33 (1940-1973)
Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts ...more
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Cheang Pou-soi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 43
Cheang Pou-Soi (Chinese: 鄭保瑞; born 11 July 1972) is a Hong Kong film director, assistant director, screenwriter, script supervisor, actor and producer.
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Heiward Mak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 35
Heiward Mak is a film director, screenwriter and a film editor.
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Cheng Siu-Keung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
Cheng Siu-Keung age 63
Cheng Siu-Keung (simplified Chinese: 郑兆强; traditional Chinese: 鄭兆強) is a Hong Kong cinematographer, writer, and director. He is known for frequently collaborating with directors Johnnie To and ...more
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Chin Ka-lok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 54
Chin Ka-lok, sometimes credited as Chin Kar-lok (Chinese: 錢嘉樂, Pinyin: Qian Jiale, born 6 August 1965), is an actor, action choreographer. Chin was born in Hong Kong, the younger brother of ...more
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Chung Chi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 56
Chung Chi Li is an actor and stunt performer.
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Johnnie To is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 64
Johnnie To Kei-fung (born 22 April 1955) is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong, To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in ...more
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Lawrence Ah Mon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 70
Lawrence Ah Mon or Lawrence Lau Kwok Cheong (劉國昌) (born 1949) is a Hong Kong film director. His films are notable for their lurid exploration of the problems of the poor in modern Hong Kong, ...more
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Clarence Fok Yiu-leung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
Clarence Fok Yiu-leung age 55
Clarence Fok Yiu-leung (霍耀良) is a Hong Kong film director and actor from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is perhaps best known for directing the international cult classic Naked Killer (1992).He was ...more
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Marco Mak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 64
Marco Mak Chi-Sin (Chinese: 麥子善) is a Hong Kong film director, film editor, production manager, actor, screenwriter, film producer, music composer and assistant director.
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Coky Giedroyc is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
Coky Giedroyc age 57
Mary Rose Helen Giedroyc, Lady Bowyer-Smyth (; born 1962), known as Coky Giedroyc, is an English director known for her work on Women Talking Dirty, The Virgin Queen, The Nativity and Penny ...more
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Corey Yuen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 68
Corey Yuen (Chinese: 元奎; pinyin: Yuán Kuí; Cantonese Yale: Yuen4 Fui1; born Ying Gang-ming (殷元奎) 15 February 1951; also credited as Corey Yuen Kwai and Yuen Kwai) is a Hong Kong ...more
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Pang Fat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 54
Danny Pang Phat is one of the Pang brothers. The twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang started their career in Hong Kong, where Oxide worked as colourist and Danny as editor. After moving to ...more
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Daniel Lee Yan-Kong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 55
Daniel Lee Yan-Kong (Chinese: 李仁港; pinyin: Lǐ Réngǎng; Jyutping: lei5 jan4 gong2) is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter, assistant director and art director.
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Daniel Wu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 45
Daniel Wu Yan-Zu (Chinese: 吳彥祖; pinyin: Wú Yànzǔ; born September 30, 1974) is an American-Hong Kong actor, director and producer who stars in the AMC martial arts drama series Into ...more
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Daniel Yee Heng Chan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
Daniel Yee Heng Chan age 38
Daniel Yee Heng Chan is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.
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Simon Lui is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 55
Simon Lui Yue Yeung (Chinese: 雷宇扬; born 8 July 1964), also known as Simon Loui and Simon Yu, is a highly prolific Hong Kong-based actor famous for starring in many low-budget and/or horror films ...more
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Dayo Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 59
Dayo Wong Tze-wah (born 5 September 1960) is a Hong Kong stand-up comedian and actor.
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Dennis Law is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 56
Dennis Law Sau-yiu (born 1963) is a Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter, actor, director and presenter. He is the former chairman and executive director of Milkyway Image, and a founder of its ...more
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Stanley Fung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 74
Stanley Fung Shui-fan is a Hong Kong actor and film director known for playing comedic roles. He was one of the Lucky Stars.