Wong Tin-lam

Wong Tin-Lam or Wang Tianlin (1927–2010) was a Chinese screenwriter, producer, director, and actor, who has contributed to the Hong Kong cinema scene with a career spanning six decades. He has made films in Cantonese, Mandarin and Amoy dialect.[1]

Wong Tin-Lam
Born(1927-09-11)11 September 1927
Died16 November 2010(2010-11-16) (aged 82)
Occupationscreenwriter, film director, film producer, actor
Leung Shuk Man (m. 1954⁠–⁠2003)
ChildrenWong Jing
AwardsAsia-Pacific Film Festival Best Director Award
1959 All in the FamilyGolden Bauhinia AwardsLife Achievement Award

Chinese name
Musical career
Also known asWang Tianlin


Wong began as a director in the mid-1950s, working for the Hsin Hwa Film Company. He later joined Cathay Organisation.

When Cathay Studios was shut down in the early 1970s, Wong continued to establish himself as a filmmaker, making TV drama serials by combining film production techniques with the flexibility of television production, and became a trendsetter in melodrama and wuxia serials.[1]

Wong retired from the television production scene, and in his later career could be seen in appearances and supporting roles in films directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai and his son, Wong Jing, who has followed in his footsteps.


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