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Chen Daoming (born 26 April 1955) is a Chinese actor who has starred in various genres of film and television series.[2]

Chen Daoming
Chinese name 陳道明 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈道明 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Dàomíng (Mandarin)
Born (1955-04-26) 26 April 1955 (age 63)
Tianjin, China
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980s-present
Spouse(s) Du Xian (m. 1982)
Children Chen Ge (b. 1985)
Ancestry Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
Huabiao Awards
Outstanding Actress
2000 My 1919
Golden Rooster Awards
Best Actor
2000 My 1919[1]



Chen graduated from the Central Academy of Drama. His first notable role was "Puyi" (the last emperor of China) in the 1984television series The Last Dynasty. In 1990, he starred in CCTV’s Fortress Besieged, a series that grabbed the attention of the whole country in 1990 and established his position as one of China’s most popular stars. In 2000, he secured best actor wins at the Huabiao Awards and Golden Rooster Awards for his role in Huang Jianzhong’s historical drama My 1919, about the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Chen is best known internationally for playing the King of Qin (who became Qin Shi Huang later) in the 2002 film Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou; as well as the tough undercover police detective in Infernal Affairs III. Most recently, Chen starred in Zhang Yimou's film Coming Home alongside Gong Li.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1982, Chen married Du Xian, a former news anchor from China Central Television who was forced to resign for expressing sympathy (dressing in black and speaking slowly) when she reported the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 on 4 June 1989. Their daughter was born in 1985.



Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1982 Flying Snowstorm 今夜有暴风雪 Cao Tieqiang
1983 One and Eight 一个和八个 Xu Zhi
1985 Snuff Bottle 烟壶 Wu Shibao
1986 Blood Evidence 屠城血证 Li Yuanxiao
1987 Evil Empress 一代妖后 Tongzhi Emperor
1990 Justice Guan 关公 Zhou Yu
1995 Dance Fever 舞潮 Ding Mocun
1995 Peach Blossom 桃花满天红 Mantianhong
1999 My 1919 我的1919 V.K. Wellington Koo
2002 Hero 英雄 King of Qin
2003 Infernal Affairs III 无间道III Shen Cheng
2005 Rainbow 我心飞翔 Xu
2009 The Founding of a Republic 建国大业 Yan Jinwen
2009 The Treasure Hunter 刺陵 Hua Dingbang
2010 Aftershock 唐山大地震 Wang Deqing Best Performance by an Actor, 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
2011 The Founding of a Party 建党伟业 V.K. Wellington Koo
2012 The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven 大闹天宫3D Jade Emperor (voice)
2012 Back to 1942 一九四二 Chiang Kai-shek
2014 Coming Home 归来 Lu Yanshi
2019 Initial D 2 頭文字D 2

Television seriesEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1984 The Last Dynasty 末代皇帝 young Puyi
1989 Yinghua Meng 樱花梦 Cui Mingyi
1990 Fortress Besieged 围城 Fang Hongjian
1992 Beiyang Fleet 北洋水师 Itō Sukeyuki
1994 Qinglou Yuan Meng 青楼鸳梦 Dachahu
1995 Yi Di Jimao 一地鸡毛 Xiaolin
1996 A Native of Shanghai in Tokyo 上海人在东京 Zhu Yue
1996 Hu Xueyan 胡雪岩 Hu Xueyan
1997 Kou Laoxi'er 寇老西儿 Eight Virtuous Prince
1998 The Female Official 女巡按 Liu Fei
1999 Father and Son of the Ma Family 二马 Ma Zeren
1999 Shaoxing Shiye 绍兴师爷 Fang Jingzhai
2000 Young Justice Bao 少年包青天 Eight Virtuous Prince
2001 The Imperial Sword 尚方宝剑 Jian Feng
2001 Long March 长征 Chiang Kai-shek
2001 Kangxi Dynasty 康熙王朝 Kangxi Emperor
2002 Black Hole 黑洞 Nie Mingyu
2002 The Prince of Han Dynasty 大汉天子 Dongfang Shuo
2002 Hun Duan Qinhuai 魂断秦淮 Dorgon
2002 Shangfang Baojian 尚方宝剑 Xianfeng Emperor
2004 Winter Solstice 冬至 Chen Yiping
2004 Chinese Divorce 中国式离婚 Song Jianping
2005 The Affaire in the Swing Age 江山风雨情 Tianqi Emperor
2005 Lang Tao Sha 浪淘沙 Lin Xiaomin
2005 Nowhere to Leave Our Youth 我们无处安放的青春 Zhou Deming also producer
2005 The Great Revival 卧薪尝胆 King Goujian of Yue
2005 The River Flows Eastwards 一江春水向东流 Wu Jiaqi
2006 Sha Jia Bang 沙家浜 Diao Deyi
2006 Jasmine Flower 茉莉花 Gu Shaotang
2006 A Love Before Gone with the Wind 北平往事 Pan Yuting
2007 Mo Fang 魔方 producer
2012 King's War 楚汉传奇 Liu Bang
2017 The First Half of My Life 我的前半生 Zhuo Jianqing Special appearance
2019 Joy of Life 庆余年 King of Qing [3]

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  1. ^ "Chen Daoming". Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Actor:Chen Daoming". February 23, 2006. 
  3. ^ "陈道明吴刚 加盟古装剧《庆余年》". ifeng (in Chinese). January 27, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Chen Daoming". Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chen Daoming". Retrieved March 12, 2010. 

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