Anthony Wong Chau-sang (born Anthony William Perry; 2 September 1961), known professionally as Anthony Wong, is a British-Hong Kong actor who is perhaps best known in the West for his roles in the 1992 action film Hard Boiled, the 2002 critically acclaimed Infernal Affairs and as General Yang in the 2008 Hollywood film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Anthony William Perry
2 September 1961
|Education||Diploma of Performing Arts at the Academy of Drama, Honorary Academician|
|Alma mater||Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts|
Ng Wai Zing
|Awards||Changchun Film Festival|
Best Supporting Actor
2002 Princess D
Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Actor
1993 The Untold Story
1998 Beast Cops
Best Supporting Actor
2002 Infernal Affairs
2005 Initial D
Golden Bauhinia Awards – Best Actor
1998 Beast Cops
Best Supporting Actor
2002 Infernal Affairs
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards – Best Actor
1998 Beast Cops
2002 Infernal Affairs
Golden Horse Awards – Best Supporting Actor
2002 Princess D
2003 Infernal Affairs
2005 Initial D
TVB Anniversary Awards – Best Actor
2015 Lord of Shanghai
Anthony William Perry was born on 2 September 1961 to a Hong Kong Chinese mother Wong Juen Yee, her name adopted as part of his current name, Anthony Wong, and English-born Frederick William Perry (1914 – 1988), who served with the RAF during World War II and later as colonial officer. Frederick Perry walked out on the family when Wong was four, so he lived with his mother "in the staircase of a pre-war building in Wan Chai" until he was sent to live with various relatives for two years while his mother "held down three jobs." He kept in touch with his father through letters until they lost contact when he was 12 years old, and he knew that he had three older half-siblings from his father's marriage. He met his half-brothers in 2018.
In his acting career, Wong's established a reputation for openly critiquing the Hong Kong film industry and its practices, actors' performances and pop culture in interviews and his personal microblog. In some of those critiques, he revealed his experiences of being bullied and discriminated against—for being a "mixed race foreigner" and "during the 1960s, English-Chinese mixed race people like me were regarded as bastards" and for being born outside Hong Kong—while growing up in Hong Kong and during the early years of his acting career.
During his late teens, Wong moved to Britain to attend a college of further education. He returned to Hong Kong to attend a training course in hairdressing until he quit to join ATV's training programme when he was 21.
After completing ATV's training programme, he continued his training at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He had stated in an interview that his mixed ethnicity initially caused him to be typecast as a villain, due to institutionalised racism in the Hong Kong film industry during this period. He, however, won a Hong Kong Film Award for his performance as a real-life serial killer, who made meat buns from his victims' flesh, in The Untold Story in 1993.
In the following years, Wong appeared in a wide range of genre films including Rock n' Roll Cop, Hard Boiled, The Heroic Trio, Infernal Affairs, The Mission and The Medallion. He had also several appearances in the popular Young and Dangerous film series as Tai Fei; a rival Triad gangster to Ekin Cheng's character Chan Ho-nam, an ambitious Triad gangster, whom Tai Fei eventually befriends.
In 1995, Wong made his directorial debut with The New Tenant.
In 2014, Wong made his culinary debut in Dinner Confidential, where he would prepare one dish out of a table d'hote candle-lit dinner menu for guests.
In 2015, Wong became the first Hong Kong actor to have won the best lead actor role award in TV and movies when he won 2015 TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Actor and Best Drama for Lord of Shanghai, marking his triumphant return to TVB. He also became the first Hong Kong actor to have won Best Actor awards in films, stage theatre and TV. He also became the first Hong Kong actor to ever win TVB's Best Actor award on his first nomination.
Wong married Jane Ng Wai Zing in 1996 and they have two sons, Wong Yat Yat (born 1996) and Ulysses Wong (born 1998). Wong is taking care of his mother who now has dementia, while his sons now live outside of Hong Kong. In June 2018, it was revealed that he had a son named William (born 1998), with a woman known only as "Joyce" who was the niece of veteran actor and producer John Shum.
In March 2018, Wong met his half-brothers, twins John William and David Frederick Perry, after a BBC story on Wong's search for his family was published. He also has a half-sister, Vera Ann. His father died in 1988 in Australia, where he and his first family settled after they left Hong Kong. His half-siblings did not know of Wong's existence until the BBC story was published.
In a 2005 interview with Star eCentral, Wong stated that amongst his prolific output during the 1980s and the 1990s, a considerable number of films he appeared in were "terrible." However, he does not regret making those films, as he needed the money to support his family.
Wong is a supporter of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, a series of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. This has reportedly led to limited acting opportunities for him in mainland China. He has also voiced support for the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.
Wong travelled to Taiwan in May 2020, which fuelled speculation that he was moving to the island. However, Wong later revealed he was there for a filming commitment, nonetheless describing Taiwan's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as "excellent" and expressing interest in staying long term. On 18 April 2021, Wong was approved for an Employment Gold Card, allowing him to work in Taiwan without needing to apply in advance. It also allows him to receive tax incentives and National Health Insurance.
|1985||My Name Ain't Suzie (花街時代)||Jimmy Koch|
|1990||When Fortune Smiles (無敵幸運星)||Wei (曹家大哥/飛飛大哥)|
|1990||No Risk, No Gain: Casino Raiders - The Sequel||Yeung Sing|
|1990||Dancing Bull (舞牛)||Ngau Ban-tsiu (牛品超)|
|1990||The Big Score (絕橋智多星)||Ma Kwan (馬坤)|
|1991||Erotic Ghost Story II (聊齋艷譚續集五通神)||Ng Tung/Chau-sang (五通（男魔）/秋生)|
|1991||Don't Fool Me||Nerd's brother Su (黑幫小弟)|
|1991||Casino Raiders II||Pow|
|1992||Sting of the Scorpion (蠍子)||Chow Kin (周健)|
|1992||Now You See Love, Now You Don't||Dunno|
|1992||What a Hero!||Saucer|
|1992||Hard Boiled||Johnny Wong|
|1992||Lucky Encounter (踢到寶)||Cheap Chan (賤人陳)|
|1992||Full Contact (1992)||Sam Sei (沈四)|
|1992||Angel Hunter (女校風雲之邪教入侵)||Kwok/The Bishop|
|1993||Rong shi qi an||Lau|
|1993||Biao jie, ni hao ye! III zhi da ren jia dao||Inspector Lu Ping|
|1993||Fight Back to School III||Tailor Lam|
|1993||The Heroic Trio||Kau|
|1993||Fu gui kuang hua|
|1993||Huang Fei Hong dui Huang Fei Hong|
|1993||The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story||Wong Chi Hang|
|1993||3 Days of a Blind Girl||Sam Chu|
|1993||A Moment of Romance II||Dino|
|1993||The Mad Monk||Nine Lives Beggar|
|1993||Cheng shi nu lie ren||Charlie Chan|
|1993||Executioners||Mr. Kim/The Faceless Monster/Kau|
|1993||Di shi pan guan||Kin|
|1993||Daughter of Darkness||Officer Lui|
|1993||Love to Kill||Sam Wai Wong|
|1994||Bomb Disposal Officer: Baby Bomb||John Wu|
|1994||Meng chai ren|
|1994||Oh! My Three Guys||Best Actor Winner|
|1994||Ti tian xing dao zhi sha xiong||The prosecutor|
|1994||Xiang Gang qi an: Zhi xi xue gui li wang||Tong Chi-Ming|
|1994||Yi xian sheng ji||Inspector Kim Kuo-Hao|
|1994||Organized Crime & Triad Bureau||Ho Kin Tung|
|1994||Guang Dong wu hu zhi tie quan wu di Sun Zhong Shan|
|1994||'Saang Gong yat ho tung chap faan||Inspector Hung|
|1994||Gui mi xin qiao||Liu Sheng-Ming|
|1994||Guai xia yi zhi mei|
|1995||Er yue san shi||Raymond Shiu Chi-Li|
|1995||Hai shi jue de ni zui hao||Wah Tino|
|1995||Jie fang chai ren||Lau|
|1995||Ma lu ying xiong II: Fei fa sai che||Doctor|
|1995||Xin fang ke||Alan Tam|
|1995||The World of Treasure|
|1996||Tou tou ai ni|
|1996||Mongkok Story||Lui Lone|
|1996||Xiu hua da dao|
|1996||Jing hua rou bo jiang jian dang|
|1996||Jin zhuang xiang jiao ju le bu||Host/Inspector Wong/Mr. Shaw/John|
|1996||Zhong guo 'O' ji zhi xie xing qing ren||Li Shu-pei|
|1996||Young and Dangerous 2||Tai Fai|
|1996||Ebola Syndrome||Kai San|
|1996||Young and Dangerous 3||Tai Fai|
|1996||Black Mask||King Kau|
|1997||Hui zhuan shou shi||Shing|
|1997||Young and Dangerous 4||Tai Fai|
|1997||Huo shao dao zhi heng hang Ba dao|
|1997||Ng yun ji dai|
|1998||The Untold Story 2||Officer Lazyboots|
|1998||Haunted Mansion||Ah Gi's Husband|
|1998||The Demon's Baby||Chin Hai-Ching Hoi|
|1998||Young and Dangerous 5||Tai Fei|
|1998||Quan zhi da dao|
|1998||The Storm Riders||Sword Saint|
|1998||Jiang jian xian jing||Wong Lik-Tak|
|1999||Raped by an Angel 4: The Raper's Union||Human Milk Drinking Doctor|
|1999||Wai Goh dik goo si|
|1999||A Lamb in Despair||Charles|
|1999||Hak do fung wan ji sau chuk wong||Chiu-chau Tsam|
|1999||Ordinary Heroes||Peter Kam|
|1999||Gou hun e meng|
|1999||A Man Called Hero||Pride|
|1999||Heaven of Hope||Ah-Wah|
|1999||Baan gwat chai|
|1999||Hei she hui dang an zhi hei jin di guo|
|1999||Century of the Dragon||Lam|
|1999||The Deadly Camp||Boar|
|1999||The Legendary 'Tai Fei'||Tai Fei|
|2000||Violent Cop||Tai Pan Kim|
|2000||Nu nan jue|
|2000||Fist Power||Charles Chau|
|2000||Those Were the Days...||Dai Fei|
|2000||Q gei luen yan||Lam|
|2000||Yau sau tung dong|
|2000||What Is a Good Teacher||ching|
|2000||Time and Tide||Uncle Ji|
|2000||Jiang hu: The Triad Zone||Master Kwan Wan Cheung|
|2000||Miu meng ji tiu||Wisdom|
|2000||Ai wo bie zou||Rock|
|2000||Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem||Dr. Tang|
|2001||United We Stand and Swim||Coach Mao|
|2001||Yuk mong ji shing|
|2001||My Life as McDull||School Principal (voice) and Logan (voice)|
|2002||Gwaai sau hok yuen|
|2002||Roaring Dragon, Bluffing Tiger|
|2002||Yi wen ji bao biao||Peter's Dad|
|2002||Seung fei||Joker's Father|
|2002||Just One Look||Crazy|
|2002||Infernal Affairs||SP Wong Chi Shing|
|2003||Love Under the Sun|
|2003||Cat and Mouse||Judge Bao Zheng|
|2003||The Twins Effect||Prada|
|2003||Kap sze moon yat goh gei kooi||Anthony|
|2003||Colour of the Truth||S.P. Wong Jiang|
|2003||Infernal Affairs II||Inspector Wong Chi Shing|
|2003||Infernal Affairs III||SP Wong Chi Shing|
|2003||Golden Chicken 2||Chow|
|2004||Magic Kitchen||Tony Ho|
|2004||20 30 40||Shi Ge|
|2004||McDull, Prince de la Bun||principal (voice)|
|2004||A-1 Headline||Lam Hei Fei|
|2004||Kung Fu Soccer (TV series)||Lam Chung Fu|
|2005||Slim till Dead||Sergeant Tak|
|2005||House of Fury||Yue Siu Bo|
|2005||2 Young||Nam's Pop|
|2005||Initial D||Bunta 'Tofuman' Fujiwara|
|2005||All About Love|
|2006||McDull, the Alumni|
|2006||On the Edge||Lung|
|2006||The Painted Veil||Colonel Yu|
|2007||Sweet Revenge||Ching Shing|
|2007||Dancing Lion||Great Uncle|
|2007||Mr. Cinema||Zhou Heung Kong|
|2007||Simply Actors||Theatre janitor|
|2007||The Sun Also Rises||Teacher Liang|
|2007||Bullet and Brain||Brain|
|2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||General Yang|
|2008||True Women for Sale||Lau Fu-yi|
|2009||I Corrupt All Cops||Unicorn Tang|
|2009||McDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten||Principal/Master/Xiongbao (voice)|
|2009||Turning Point||Brother one|
|2009||The Last Night of Madam Chin||Cheng Rong-fa|
|2010||Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen||Liu Yutian|
|2011||A Beautiful Life|
|2011||A Simple Life||Grasshopper - Elderly home's owner|
|2011||The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake|
|2011||White Vengeance||Fan Zeng|
|2012||McDull: The Pork of Music||principal|
|2012||The Four||Zhuge Zhenwo|
|2013||Ip Man: The Final Fight||Ip Man|
|2013||The Four II|
|2014||Golden Chicken 3|
|2014||The Four III|
|2015||Hot Blood Band|
|2015||12 Golden Ducks|
|2017||Cook Up A Storm||Mountain Ko|
|2017||The Sleep Curse|
|2019||A Home with a View|
|2019||Declared Legally Dead|
|TBA||Initial D 2||Bunta Fujiwara|
- War of The Dragon 还我本色 (1989), Cheung King-to (张景图)
- The Justice of Life 他來自江湖 (1989), Johnson Man Chung-sun (文忠信)
- When Things Get Tough 午夜太陽 (1990), Tsing Kwan (程軍)
- The Witness of Time 天若有情 (1990), Hua Jing Sheng (程华京生)
- ICAC Investigators 2004 廉政行動2004 (2004), ICAC Chief Investigator Antonio Wong
- Kung Fu Soccer 功夫足球 (2004), Lam Chung Fu
- Eight Heroes 八大豪侠 (2005), Yan Tiexin
- Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain 雪山飞狐 (2006), Hu Yidao
- The Legend of the Condor Heroes 射鵰英雄傳 (2008), Huang Yaoshi
- Memoirs of Madam Jin 金大班 (2009), Chen Rongfa
- The Legend of Yang Guifei 杨贵妃秘史 (2010), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
- Chu Han Zhengxiong 楚汉争雄 (2012), Liu Bang
- Lord of Shanghai 梟雄 (2015), Kiu Ngo-tin (喬傲天)
- Margaret & David - Ex 瑪嘉烈與大衛系列 前度 (2017), Sham Joi-san
- Strangers (2018), David Chen
- Stained 心冤 (2018; aired in early 2019), Wayne Lau (劉偉義)
- The Republic 理想国 (2019), Sim Lap-ki (单立奇)
- Heaven on the Fourth Floor (Taiwanese TV series) 四楼的天堂 (2021), Tien Yi (天意)
- EQQUS (May 2014)
- Le Dieu Du Carnage (August 2015)
- Le Dieu Du Carnage (Re-run) (January 2016)
- Le Dieu Du Carnage (Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts) (February 2016)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (September 2016)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts) (February 2017)
- Speed the Plow (September 2017)
- Daniel O'Brien Spooky Encounters: A Gwailo's Guide to Hong Kong Horror 2003 -- Page 155 "The biggest 'star' to work in this disreputable field is undoubtedly Anthony Wong Chau-sang. Best known to Hong Kong action fans as the lead villain in John Woo's Hard Boiled, Wong gave an award-winning performance in The Untold Story, ."
- Linda Williams The erotic thriller in contemporary cinema 2005- Page 389 "A prolific action figure such as Anthony Wong, for instance, is able to star in the exemplary Cat III violent shocker The Untold Story (a Sweeny Toddesque tale of everyday cannibalism - he even got a Hong Kong Film Award for the role) or the ..."
- Botang Zhuo, Tong Cheuk Pak Hong Kong New Wave Cinema: (1978-2000) - 2008 Page 194 "Cheung, a senior police, is actually a traitor, working in complicity with Anthony Wong. ... Besides being in complicity with Anthony Wong, he also frequently made use of his position to interfere with Lee Sau- yin's movements, in order to enable ..."
- Gina Marchetti Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs: The Trilogy -2007 Page 151- "Anthony Wong plays Tung who bridges both sides of the law in Gordon Chan and Dante Lam's Beast Cops (1998), and he won the 1999 Hong Kong Film Award for best actor for that role. Thus, the revelation that SP Wong is literally in bed ...
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