Dennis To Yu-hang (born 1 January 1981) is a Hong Kong martial artist and actor. He started his career as a wushu practitioner and won several awards at various competitions, including a silver medal at the 2002 Asian Games and a gold medal at the 2005 East Asian Games. He became an actor in 2007 and started by playing minor roles in Ip Man (2008), Bodyguards and Assassins (2009) and Ip Man 2 (2010). He is best known for his role as the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the 2010 film The Legend Is Born – Ip Man.
|Pinyin||Dù Yǔháng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Dou6 Jyu5-hong4 (Cantonese)|
|Born||1 January 1981|
|Other names||To Yu-hang, To Yu Hang|
|Occupation||Actor, martial artist|
|Ancestry||Xiqiao, Guangdong, China|
To started practising wushu at the age of six in the Hong Kong Wushu Union's classes. He attended Helen Liang Memorial Secondary School in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. After graduating from school, To joined the Hong Kong Wushu Team and started participating in wushu competitions. In 1999, at the age of 18, To won a gold medal in Changquan at the 1999 World Wushu Championships, becoming the youngest wushu champion in Hong Kong. He also won various medals at the 2001 and 2003 World Wushu Championships. In 2002, he won a silver medal in Changquan at the 2002 Asian Games. In 2005, To, together with Chan Siu-kit and Chow Ting-yu, won a gold medal in duilian at the East Asian Games.
To joined the entertainment industry in 2007. He is an artiste under National Arts Holdings Limited. To made his debut in a minor role in the 2008 film Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip and starring Donnie Yen, and he also appeared in the sequel Ip Man 2 (2010). Later, in 2010, he was cast as the lead character, Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man, in the 2010 film The Legend Is Born – Ip Man.
|2009||Bodyguards and Assassins
|2010||Ip Man 2
|2010||The Legend Is Born – Ip Man
|2011||Choy Lee Fut
|2011||The Harbor, 2012
|2011||The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake
|SWAT cop||guest star|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1999||Gold medal||Men's Changquan, 1999 World Wushu Championships|
|2001||Silver medal||Changquan, 2001 World Wushu Championships|
|2001||Silver medal||Daoshu, 2001 World Wushu Championships|
|2001||Bronze medal||Gunshu, 2001 World Wushu Championships|
|2002||Silver medal||Changquan, 2002 Asian Games|||
|2003||Bronze medal||Changquan, 2003 World Wushu Championships|
|2003||Silver medal||Daoshu, World Wushu Championships|
|2003||Silver medal||Duilian, World Wushu Championships|
|2004||Silver medal||Gunshu, Asian Wushu Championships|
|2004||Silver medal||Duilian, Asian Wushu Championships|
|2005||Gold medal||Duilian, 2005 East Asian Games||Won together with Chan Siu-kit and Chow Ting-yu|
|Year||Award / nomination||Film||Event||Notes|
|2011||Best New Performer nomination||Ip Man 2||30th Hong Kong Film Awards|
|2011||Best New Performer nomination||The Legend Is Born – Ip Man||30th Hong Kong Film Awards|
|2011||Gold Award for New Performer of the Year||Awarded by the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild|
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- "Wushu Performance 2006". Hong Kong School Sports Programme Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- "List of medalists at the Olympic Main Site". Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Wan, Freda; Kin-wa, Chan. "Wushu wonders strike gold for HK". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Scoops Guild. "To Yu Hang on Joining Grandmaster Yip Man". wu-jing.org. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- "NATIONAL ARTS (08228.HK) Company Profile".