Fung Tak-lun (born 9 August 1974), known professionally as Stephen Fung, is a Hong Kong actor, singer, writer, and film director.

Stephen Fung
Fung Q&A at a screening for Tai Chi Zero, Toronto Film Festival 2012
Fung Chun-Choi

(1974-08-09) 9 August 1974 (age 49)
Alma materGerman Swiss International School
University of Michigan
  • Actor
  • singer
  • director
  • producer
Years active1990–present
(m. 2016)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese馮德倫
Simplified Chinese冯德伦

Biography Edit

Fung Tak-lun was born in Hong Kong and studied at German Swiss International School. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Fung made his acting debut in Forbidden Nights (1990). Since then he has starred in more than 40 films and became a household name in China. In 2004, Fung wrote, directed, and starred in his feature film directorial debut, Enter the Phoenix, for Jackie Chan's newly formed company JCE Movies Limited; it became an instant hit. His second directing and starring feature, House of Fury, Fung's first collaboration with legendary action director Yuen Woo-ping, proved to be a success. House of Fury was the opening selection for the Hong Kong International Film Festival 2005, official selection for the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival, and the highest grossing Hong Kong film for the first half of 2005.

Besides continuing with his acting career, Fung directed Jump, written and produced by Stephen Chow for Sony Columbia Pictures Asia. In 2012, Fung directed the first two installments, Tai Chi 0 and Tai Chi Hero, in the "Taichi Trilogy."

Fung currently serves as executive producer, director and action director of the AMC original series Into the Badlands, which stars Daniel Wu, Nick Frost, Sarah Bolger, Marton Csokas. In 2017, The Adventurers, Fung's sixth film as director, was released. The movie stars Andy Lau, Jean Reno and Shu Qi.

Currently, Fung serves as executive producer and directed the first two episodes of Wu Assassins for Netflix.[1]

Fung's production company Film Magic Pictures invested in the new company Cool Style, which was an entertainment company set up by Media Asia and Louis Koo's One Cool Group in 2021. Cool Style's business scope includes artist management and related businesses aiming to cultivate new forces with abundant resources and platforms.[2]

Personal life Edit

Fung's mother, Julie Sek Yin (石燕), was a famous actress during Shaw Brothers' golden era of dramatic films during the 1960s.

Fung married Taiwanese actress Shu Qi in September 2016.[3][4] The two met on the set of the gay romance drama Bishonen in 1997, and dated for four years before marrying.[3][4]

Awards Edit

  • Stockholm Film Festival, Best Director Bronze Horse Award Nomination
  • Hong Kong Film Awards, Best New Director Nomination 2005
  • Channel V China, Best New Director Award, 2009
  • Golden Melody Awards, Best Music Video Director Award, 2007

Filmography Edit

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Solo Edit

Ai Bu Gou/Love Not Enough (Album) (1999)

Track Listing:

  1. 我走走走
  2. 愛不夠
  3. 愛我2000
  4. 愛情肥皂劇
  5. 偷看
  6. 恨我還想你
  7. 別來煩我
  9. 問號

Gen-X Cops (Soundtrack) (1999)

Track Listing:

  1. YOU CAN'T STOP ME (Cantonese)
  2. XXXX
  3. 非走不可 (Remix)
  5. CAN'T STOP ME (Mandarin)
  6. TERROR FROM SUNRISE (Instrumental)
  7. THE GEN-X RAVE (Instrumental)
  8. BAPTISM OF FIRE (Instrumental)
  9. THE FINAL JUMP (Instrumental)
  10. THE ERUPTION (Instrumental)

4 Green Hopes (EP) (2000)

Track Listing:

  1. 新鮮人~ Green Hope
  2. 新鮮人~ Luv Theme Whisper
  3. 新鮮人~ Taylor Mix
  4. 新鮮人~ Wah Wah Green Hope Mix

DRY Edit

Album # Album Information
1st Dry One
2nd Dry Two
3rd Dry Free
4th Dry & Friends Music Is Alive

Contributions to other albums Edit

Album Information Tracks Contributed
The Prophecy (世紀預言) 11. "Without Me" (Music & Lyrics)
Me 12. "Let Me Die" (Lyrics)
Love Me Or Not (愛我不愛) 5. "North Pole Snow" (Duet with Kelly Chen)

References Edit

  1. ^ Chu, Karen (August 7, 2019). "'Wu Assassins' Director Stephen Fung Talks Netflix's First Martial Arts Original Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "Media Asia joins hands with Louis Koo, Angelababy". The Standard. 2021-01-29
  3. ^ a b The Assassin star Shu Qi marries HK actor-director Fung
  4. ^ a b Shu Qi and Stephen Fung announce marriage after denying long-time romance
  5. ^ Patrick Brzeski (March 16, 2016). "Warner Bros.' Flagship Entertainment Unveils 12 Movie Slate for China". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Stephen Fung". Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  7. ^ "Stephen Fung". Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  8. ^ Kickboxer Remake Lands Director Stephen Fung

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