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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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  • Andy Lau

    Age: 59
    Andy Lau Tak-wah (traditional Chinese: 劉德華; simplified Chinese: 刘德华, born 27 September 1961),...  more
  • Billy Chung

    Billy Cheung is a Hong Kong-based director....  more
  • Bruce Le

    Age: 70
    Bruce Le (simplified Chinese: 吕小龙; traditional Chinese: 呂小龍; pinyin: Lǚ Xiǎolóng; born June 5,...  more
  • Donald Li

    Age: 58
    Donald Li is an actor....  more
  • Bruce Lee

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    Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce...  more

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  • Cheang Pou-Soi (Chinese: 鄭保瑞; born 11 July 1972) is a Hong Kong film director, assistant...  more
  • Heiward Mak is a film director, screenwriter and a film editor....  more
  • Cheng Siu-Keung

    Age: 63
    Cheng Siu-Keung (simplified Chinese: 郑兆强; traditional Chinese: 鄭兆強) is a Hong Kong...  more
  • Chin Ka-lok, sometimes credited as Chin Kar-lok (Chinese: 錢嘉樂, Pinyin: Qian Jiale, born 6...  more
  • Chung Chi

    Age: 56
    Chung Chi Li is an actor and stunt performer....  more
  • Johnnie To

    Age: 64
    Johnnie To Kei-fung (born 22 April 1955) is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in...  more
  • Lawrence Ah Mon or Lawrence Lau Kwok Cheong (劉國昌) (born 1949) is a Hong Kong film director....  more
  • Clarence Fok Yiu-leung

    Age: 55
    Clarence Fok Yiu-leung (霍耀良) is a Hong Kong film director and actor from Ottawa, Ontario,...  more
  • Marco Mak

    Age: 64
    Marco Mak Chi-Sin (Chinese: 麥子善) is a Hong Kong film director, film editor, production...  more
  • Coky Giedroyc

    Age: 57
    Mary Rose Helen Giedroyc, Lady Bowyer-Smyth (; born 1962), known as Coky Giedroyc, is an...  more
  • Corey Yuen

    Age: 68
    Corey Yuen (Chinese: 元奎; pinyin: Yuán Kuí; Cantonese Yale: Yuen4 Fui1; born Ying Gang-ming...  more
  • Pang Fat

    Age: 54
    Danny Pang Phat is one of the Pang brothers. The twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang started...  more
  • Daniel Lee Yan-Kong (Chinese: 李仁港; pinyin: Lǐ Réngǎng; Jyutping: lei5 jan4 gong2) is a Hong...  more
  • Daniel Wu

    Age: 45
    Daniel Wu Yan-Zu (Chinese: 吳彥祖; pinyin: Wú Yànzǔ; born September 30, 1974) is an American-Hong...  more
  • Daniel Yee Heng Chan

    Age: 38
    Daniel Yee Heng Chan is a film director, screenwriter and film editor....
  • Simon Lui

    Age: 55
    Simon Lui Yue Yeung (Chinese: 雷宇扬; born 8 July 1964), also known as Simon Loui and Simon Yu,...  more
  • Dayo Wong

    Age: 59
    Dayo Wong Tze-wah (born 5 September 1960) is a Hong Kong stand-up comedian and actor....  more
  • Dennis Law

    Age: 56
    Dennis Law Sau-yiu (born 1963) is a Hong Kong film producer, screenwriter, actor, director...  more
  • Stanley Fung Shui-fan is a Hong Kong actor and film director known for playing comedic roles....  more