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Philip Keung
Philip Keung
Born (1966-10-26) 26 October 1966 (age 53)
NationalityHong Kong
OccupationActor, film producer
Years active1985-present
AgentOne Cool Artist Management
Anna Kam (m. 1999)
AwardsProfima International Film Fest & Awards
Best Supporting Actor
2017 Shock Wave
Hong Kong Film Awards - Best Supporting Actor
2018 Shock Wave

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Philip Keung Ho-man (Chinese: ; born 26 October 1966) is a Hong Kong actor and film producer. Keung began his acting career as a television actor in 1985 for Asia Television (ATV), and also began appearing in films from 1988. He eventually left ATV in 2010 and became a full-time film actor while occasionally acting in television series from time to time. In 2017, Keung was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 2016 film, Trivisa, and in the following year, Keung won the award for his performance in the 2017 film, Shock Wave.

Early life

Keung is the oldest son in his family, being the elder brother of two younger sisters and a younger brother. His father was already separated from his mother before he was born and thus, he has never met his father. Keung's mother was later remarried to a Chung (?) surnamed decorator contractor. Because his mother suffered from illness and his adopted father was busy with work at the same time, his younger siblings were sent to a children's home. When Keung was 14 years old, his mother died from her illness and he was sent to the Holland Hostel operated by the Hong Kong Student Aid Society in Kwun Tong. Keung had previously attended many primary schools, ranging from North Point to Kwun Tong. Later, he was enrolled in the Delia Memorial School (Yuet Wah).[1]

Career

While attending secondary school, Keung starting working in a number of odd jobs such as a dim sum waiter at the China Restaurant, a decorator and an acrobat performer. He later became an extra actor since his girlfriend at that time worked in an extra actors' agency. In 1986, Keung signed up for Asia Television's (ATV) first Mr. Television Competition (), where he won second place as well as the title of "Mr. Talent" (?) and subsequently became a contracted artiste for ATV.[2]

Keung received praises for his satirical portrayal of LegCo member Leung Kwok-hung in ATV's political parody program, Hong Kong Gossip. However, since the audience viewership for ATV has been low, most local audiences only began noticing him after he left ATV in 2010 and began appearing in high-profile films such as Beast Stalker (2008), The Stool Pigeon (2010) and Life Without Principle (2011), for which he was nominated for the Chinese Film Media Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

In recent years, Keung has become one of Hong Kong's most prolific film actors, appearing in over 40 films between 2013 and 2018, playing major supporting roles in many high-profile films such as Firestorm, Unbeatable, Little Big Master, Two Thumbs Up and Trivisa, for which he was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor.

In 2017, Keung won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 1st Profima International Film Fest & Awards in Malaysia for his performance in the action film Shock Wave, winning his first acting award in his career.[3] At the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, Keung was once again awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in Shock Wave, while being nominated in the same category for his performance in the film, Concerto of the Bully.

Keung landed the leading role in two of his upcoming films, Tracey and Remember What I Forgot, which were promoted at the 2018 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), which ran from 19 to 22 March 2018. In the former, Keung plays a 51-year-old married man and father whose craving for feminization increases, while playing a Hong Kong film fanatic who suffers from brain degeneration in the latter.[4]

Personal life

In 1999, Keung married former ATV actress, Anna Kam ().[5]

His wife is known as Kappy King. She competed in the Miss ATV Pageant and was voted as Miss Congeniality.


Filmography

Films

Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
1988 The Good, the Bad & the Beauty ? "Doctor"
1990 Sunshine Friends Actor
1991 The Plot Actor
Pretty Woman ? "Hwang Shun-chin"
1992 Angel Terminators Actor
Inspector Wears Skirts IV '92? "Judy's husband"
1993 Two of a Kind ? "Darkie"
Flirting Scholar "One of 4 Pervert Heroes"
The Formula ? Actor
The Heroic Trio ? "Baby Killer"
Malevolent Male "Detective Blackie"
My Pale Lover ? "Kam Sing"
China Girls ? Actor
Obsession ? Actor
Even Mountains Meet ? Actor
1994 Best of Best "Pub waiter"
1995 The Day that Doesn't Exist ? "Mr. Chan"
Once in a Life-Time ? "Stentor"
1996 Muto Bontie "Killer with smiling face"
The King of Robbery "Ke"
1998 Best of Friend ? Actor
Second Honeymoon ? Actor
A Hero Never Dies ? Actor
Beauty of the Haunted House ? "Mr. Taro"
1999 Made About You ? "Dude Ying"
Garden of Lust "Dude Ying"
Double Exposure ? "Dude Ying"
Dick's Dicks Dicks "Dude Ying"
A Touch of Desire "Dude Ying"
Knock Out, Simon ? "Dude Ying"
Mythical Peach Blossoms Actor
Sexual Harmony Actor
Lunge Party ? Actor
Honey Moon ? Actor
Devil Flesh ? "Dude Ying"
Mayflower Sweetheart "Dude Ying"
Rookie Baby "Dude Ying"
Filthy, Filthy Bandits ? "Dude Ying"
Tsimshatsui Floating Corpse ?:? Actor
Hyu Seng Fung Wong Actor
Afraid of Nothing, the Jobless King ? "Darkie"
Battle of Love Actor
Empress Wu "Monk Huaiyi (Feng Xiaobao)"
Son of Flirtation "Holy Spirit"
The Karma of Sex "Holy Spirit"
Secret Dalliance "Holy Spirit"
Jade Stalk "Holy Spirit"
2000 Tale of Two Dragons Actor
Guys and a Cop ? "Balls"
The Blood Rules "Fat Chiu"
An Eye of an Eye ? "Carmen's ex-husband"
The Temptation of Office Ladies OL "Michael Wong"
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Kung Fu World!!! Himself
Those Were the Days... "Fook"
2001 Jyut Kei Actor
Crime of a Beast "Mandy"
Crazy for Pig-Bone in Pot "Mr. Ma"
City of Desire ? "Brother Kong"
A Gambler's Story ? "Brother Face"
2002 Fatal Comic ? "Ying Chi-kin"
Producer
Hot & Spicy ? "Mochito"
Producer
Conman 2002 2002 "Brother 9"
Fox Ghost "Falun the Monk"
Snake Charmer ? "Di"
The Peeping ? Actor
Devil Face, Angel Heart ? "Dragon"
A Wicked Ghost III: The Possession ?III? "Wong Chou-shui"
2003 The Undercover Madams Actor
Tortured Sex Goddess of Ming Dynasty ? Actor
Mansion Murder Actor
Sexual Exchange Actor
Enjokosai Angel ? Actor
My Secret Private Virgin Actor
To Seduce an Enemy ? "Private Detective Wu"
The Professional ? "Man"
Zero "Director"
The Invincible "Wong Siu-fu"
Producer
Raped by an Angel 5 5 Actor
2004 Dragon in Fury Actor
Five Tigers "Ouyang Feng"
Fairy Legend Actor
The Kingdom of Darkness ? Actor
Sex and the Beauties ? "Wing" / "Vincent Savage"
2005 Flame of Desire ? Actor
Kung Fu Mahjong 2 2? "Demon"
The Impotent King "Wah On-an"
2006 My Wife Can Fight ? Actor
2008 Beast Stalker "Cheung Yat-tung"
2009 Kung Fu Chefs ? "M.C."
2010 Fire of Conscience "Captain Chung"
The Stool Pigeon "Tai Ping"
The Haunting Lover Dr. Tony Lam
2011 Life Without Principle "Law Siu-lung" / "Pop-Eyed Dragon" Nominated: Chinese Film Media Awards for Best Supporting Actor
Mysterious Island ? "Jordan Chen"
2012 The Viral Factor "Russell"
Natural Born Lovers "Robber"
2013 Firestorm "Tong Keung"
Blind Detective "Chan Kwong"
Unbeatable "Tai-sui"
Drug War "Darkie"
The Twins' Code ? Actor
SDU: Sex Duties Unit ? "A-Team leader Joe"
2014 From Vegas to Macau ? Ma Sheung-fat
Delete My Love Delete "Blackie"
Z Storm Z "Ho Tak-wing"
That Demon Within "Station sergeant"
Gangster Payday "Bill"
Golden Brother "Thief"
The Seventh Lie ?7 "Officer Lau"
Sifu Vs. Vampire "Keung Senior"
Fight for Glory ? Actor
Just Another Margin ? "Chef"
2015 S for Sex, S for Secret ? "Ben"
From Vegas to Macau II ?II "Ma Tai-fat"
12 Golden Ducks 12 "Hak"
Little Big Master ? "Lo Keung"
Two Thumbs Up "Chief of robbers"
Full Strike ? "Brother Crazy Dog"
Wild City "Kuen"
Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal : "Wolfy"
Keeper of Darkness "Kwan"
SPL II: A Time for Consequences II "Fan King-hung"
Helios "Wong Kin-chung"
2016 Trivisa ? "Fai" Nominated: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Call of Heroes "Lee Tit-ngau"
The Mobfathers "Luke"
Robbery "Yan"
From Vegas to Macau III ?III "Ma Tai-fat"
S Storm S "Bill Tang"
Time Raiders ? "Tai-fui"
Heartfall Arises "Cheuk Na-lung"
Sky on Fire "Wai-wai"
2017 Shock Wave ? "Kong Yiu-wai" Won: Profima International Film Fest & Awards for Best Supporting Actor
Won: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chasing the Dragon "Wil"
Adieu ? Actor
2018 A Beautiful Moment "Lau Hak-keung"
Concerto of the Bully :? "Triad" Nominated: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Shun Pong O Actor
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy Officer Fai
Tracey "Travis Tung" / "Tracey" Nominated: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
TBD Remember What I Forgot ? "Film Fanatic"
Warriors of Future ? Actor
Dynasty Warriors ?·? "Zhang Jue"
A Witness Out of the Blue ? Actor
Shock Wave 2 ?2 Actor

Television series

Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
1985 Ji Gong Actor
The S.I.B. Files ? Actor
1986 The Boy Fighter from Heaven "Horse Face"
1987 Genghis Khan ? "Bo'orchu"
The Rise and Fall of Qing Dynasty "Kam Fung-chi"
1988 Tai Wan Kwun Actor
Li Qingzhao Actor
Hung Ling Actor
Hak Yeh "Lam Yat-ming"
1989 The Legend of Fu Hung-suet Actor
Ye Lau Lei Actor
City Swordsman ? "Cho Sing"
Police Archives ? "Kwok Wai-hing"
Police Archives III ?III "Danny"
Happy Together ? Actor
1990 The Real Pals ? Lee Lin-kit
Heaven's Retribution ? Actor
I Am Tuna Fi Tuna Fi "Ho Koon-chau"
1991 Central Sandwichman ? Actor
1992 Hoi Sam Kwai Fuk Sing Actor
1993 Police Story Actor
1994 Heroic Legend of the Yang's Family ? "Mang Ting-kwok"
The Great General ? "Mang Ting-kwok"
1995 Fist of Fury "Chung"
Vampire Expert ? "Lee Sei-wai"
Secret Battle of the Majesty "Yuntang"
Justice Pao "Luen Tung" / "Tsu Heung-tung" / "Tit Ngau"
1996 King of Gambler "Chan Sing-hak"
Who Is the Killer ? "Lam Wing-fai"
Vampire Expert II ?II "Chow Sam-yuen"
The Truth "Yuen Kwok-wai"
The Folk Tales ? Actor
1997 Fated Love ? "Fu Sau-ying"
The Years of Chameleon 97 "Brother Tse"
The Pride of Chaozhou Actor
My Brother, My Mum ? "Chu Man-on"
1998 My Date with a Vampire "Ko Po"
1999 Ten Tigers of Guangdong ? "Tam Chai-kwan"
2000 My Date with a Vampire II II "Chu Wing-fuk"
Showbiz Tycoon ? "Master Lau"
A Dream Named Desire ? "Lo Yam-chung"
2001 The Poet Su Dong Po "Sap Fong"
To Where He Belongs ? "Boss Hung"
2005 Danger Counter ? "Mad B"
The Great Adventure ? "Cheung Hung"
Happy Family ? Actor
2006 Hong Kong Criminal Files "Man Nang"
Relentless Justice ? Actor
Tales of Walled Village "Seung Po"
2007 Hong Kong Ghostbusters ? "Blackie"
Ma Jong Gathering ? "Chan Fat-yeung"
2008 Flaming Butterfly "Seung Yeung"
2010 Hong Kong Go Go Go GoGoGo "HO Hak-tan"
The Men of Justice ? "Ng Hing-lung"
2012 Strangers 6 "Yau Yan"
2014 The Borderline "Tse Tai-hak"
2015 Beyond the Rainbow ? "Luk Ho-cheung"
Doom+5 +5 "Law Tai-wai"
Hidden Faces ? " Ma Sai-kwong"
Nigh Shift "Ho Sai-ming"
2016 Infernal Affairs "Prince"
2019 The Protector Actor
The Defected "Bingo"

References

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