Entertainment 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 63
Alfred Cheung's hometown is Kaiping City, Guangdong province. He was born in Hong Kong in 1956 and also grew up there. His mother, with one suitcase and two children, left their hometown in ...more

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Andy Lau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 57
Andy Lau Tak-wah MH, JP is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter, actor, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the ...more

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Billy Chung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
Billy Chung
Siu-hung Chung is a film director.

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Bruce Le is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 68
Bruce Le is a martial artist and actor known for his martial arts film of the 1970s and '80s. Most of these were inexpensively produced and were made to capitalize on the martial arts phenomenon ...more

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Donald Li is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 57
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
Died at 33 (1940-1973)
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese ...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 is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Heiward Mak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 34
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 is a Hong Kong cinematographer, writer, and director. He is known for frequently collaborating with directors Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai as a cinematographer for their independent ...more

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Chin Ka-lok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 53
Chin Ka-lok, sometimes credited as Chin Kar-lok is an actor, action choreographer. Chin was born in Hong Kong, the younger brother of actor and stunt performer Chin Siu Ho. He is a former member ...more

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Chung Chi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 55
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 63
Johnnie To, also known as To Kei-Fung, 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 a ...more

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Lawrence Ah Mon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 69
Lawrence Ah Mon or Lawrence Lau Kwok Cheong is a Hong Kong film director. His films are notable for their lurid exploration of the problems of the poor in modern Hong Kong, such as Gangs, ...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 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. He was once asked ...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 is a Hong Kong film editor, director, 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 56
Mary Rose Helen "Coky" Giedroyc, Lady Bowyer-Smyth is a BAFTA-nominated English director known for her work on Women Talking Dirty, The Virgin Queen, The Nativity and Penny Dreadful. ...more

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Corey Yuen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 67
Corey Yuen is a Hong Kong action director, film director, producer and action choreographer. He was a member of the Peking Opera Schools and one of the Seven Little Fortunes. As an actor, Yuen ...more

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Pang Fat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 53
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 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 44
Daniel Yin-Cho Wu is a Hong Kong American actor, director and producer. Since his film debut in 1998, he has been featured in over 60 films. Wu has been called "the young Andy Lau," ...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 37
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 54
Simon Lui Yue Yeung is a highly prolific Hong Kong based actor famous for starring in many low-budget and/or horror films since the early 1990s. He began drawing attention when he was featured ...more

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Dayo Wong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 58
Dayo Wong Chi-wah, born 5 September 1960, is a Hong Kong stand-up comedian, actor, presenter, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter who is the pioneer of stand-up comedy in Hong Kong. Wong gained ...more

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Dennis Law is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 55
Dennis Law Sau-yiu is a Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter and director. He is the former chairman and executive director of Milkyway Image, and a founder of its subsidiary company Point of ...more

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Stanley Fung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Hong Kong
age 73
Stanley Fung Shui-fan is a Hong Kong actor and film director. He was one of the Lucky Stars.