Deanie Ip

Deanie Ip[note 1] (born 25 December 1947) is a Hong Kong singer and actress.[1][2] She has won the Hong Kong Film Awards once for Best Actress and three times for Best Supporting Actress. Deanie also won the Golden Horse Awards once for Best Leading Actress and twice for Best Supporting Actress ; she also won a Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. Her Cantopop albums were released by Universal Music Group and several local labels. A Hakka of Huiyang ancestry, she speaks Cantonese, Dapeng dialect, Mandarin and English.

Deanie Ip
Ip in 2016
Born (1947-12-25) 25 December 1947
Dapengcheng, Guangdong, China
OccupationSinger
AwardsVolpi Cup
Best Actress
2011 A Simple Life
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Actress
2012 A Simple Life
Best Supporting Actress
1985 My Name Ain't Suzie
1991 Dances with Dragon
2018 Our Time Will Come

Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress
2011 A Simple Life

Golden Horse AwardsBest Actress
2011 A Simple Life
Best Supporting Actress
1999 Crying Heart

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese葉德嫻
Simplified Chinese叶德娴
Musical career
OriginHong Kong
GenresCantopop
LabelsUniversal Music Group

Music career

In the 1980s, Ip released five albums with a local producer. After complaining about the direction of the Cantopop industry and falling out with her then label, Black and White, Ip chose to retire from music in 1988 and went into semi-retirement, with occasional roles in movies. She returned to the Cantopop scene in 2002 with an EP, which, along with a live recording of her 2002 concert in Hong Kong, were both released by Universal Music Group. In the mid-90s she teamed up with male star Andy Hui to produce the hit duet "教我如何不愛他" (lit. "Teach me how not to love him") and again in 2004 for the award-winner "美中不足" (lit. "A minor defect in something otherwise perfect").

Film career and recognition

Ip has been recognised on several occasions for supporting actress roles except for her role in A Simple Life, where she won Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.[3][4] Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So congratulated her for winning the award. Mr So said this award is not only an international recognition of Ms Ip's outstanding achievement, but a testimony of the level of excellence of the Hong Kong film industry.[5] A Simple Life marked the 10th collaboration between Ip and actor Andy Lau, they first starred together in The Unwritten Law in 1985.[3][6]

Ip has won the Best Supporting Actress awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards twice, for her roles in Dances with Dragon (11th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1991), and in My Name Ain't Suzy (5th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1985). Ip also had three other nominations for Best Supporting Actress for Wrong Wedding Trail (4th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1984), Spiritual Love (7th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1987) and for Murder (13th Hong Kong Film Awards, 1993).

She has also won Best Supporting Actress at the 36th Golden Horse Awards for Crying Heart.[7]

Before filming A Simple Life, Ip had a 12-year hiatus from acting, about the hiatus she stated “I was viewed by some in the business as a disobedient actress who loves to play the role of a director on set. I am also not great at networking. I guess these are the reasons why I haven’t been offered a lot of work."[8]

Politics

Ip has supported Nathan Law, a prominent member of China's Umbrella Movement, as well as taken part in protests.[9][10] She also took part of the recording of the Denise Ho song "Raise the Umbrella" (撐起雨傘)[11][12][13] which was created as encouragement to the movement.[14][15]

In 2019, she participated in various rallies and demonstrations in the 2019 anti-extradition bill protest.[16]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2017Our Time Will ComeMrs. FongWon – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress[17]
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress[18]
2013A Complicated Story
The Intruder
2011A Simple LifeChung Chun-taoWon – Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress
Won – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Actress
Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
Won – Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress
Won – Asian Film Award for Best Actress
Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
Won – Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival for Salento Award
Won – Chinese Film Media Awards for Best Actress
Nominated – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress(runner-up)
No Regret
2000Queen of KowloonAh Si
Don't Look Back... Or You'll Be Sorry!!Marianne Siu
1999Prince Charming'Babe' Fei
Criss-Cross Over Four Seas (TV)Ming Sing
Crying HeartMrs. FatWon – Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actress
1996Thanks for Your LoveMrs. Li
1995Tragic CommitmentNgank
1994The New Legend of ShaolinRed Bean's Mother[19]
1993Man of the TimesMary
MurderMa Mei-ChunNominated – Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Days of TomorrowLing's Mother
1992She Starts the FireBig Beer
The Prince of Temple Street
Arrest the RestlessTeddy's Mother
Fight Back to School IIInspector YipNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Handsome SiblingsSissy To
Deadly Dream WomanWitch Woman
1991Fantasy RomanceGhost Prostitute
Dances with DragonShi-Yi/BabyWon – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
1989The Truth: Final Episode
Carry on Yakuza!!Mrs. Wong
1988Dragons ForeverMiss Yip
The Truth
1987Spiritual LoveChin-HuaNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
1986The Story of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
The LunaticsTina Lau
SoulLee Yip-Cheong
Pom Pom Strikes BackAnna
1985Seven AngelsSergeant
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
The Unwritten LawLau Wai-lanNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Mr. Boo Meets Pom PomAnna
WelcomeGreat-Grandfather's Wife
My Name Ain't SuzieWong YingWon – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Goodbye Mama
1984Before Dawn
Wrong Wedding TrailNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
The Owl vs BomboJoyce Leung
The Return of Pom PomAnna
Pom PomAnna
1982Love
Carry On PickpocketInspector Ling
1981Sealed with a Kiss
Cream Soda and MilkWon – Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Love Massacre
The Executor
1980Dangerous Encounters: 1st KindPolice Officer
1978Killers Two

Footnotes

  1. Deanie Ip is frequently referred to as Deanie Yip although her surname is officially romanised as Ip.

References

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  10. Kaiman, Jonathan (28 March 2017). "Hong Kong arrests protest leaders day after pro-Beijing candidate elected". Archived from the original on 10 April 2018.
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  12. "林夕作新歌《撐起雨傘》鼓勵年輕人(附歌詞)" [Lin Xi's new song, 'Raise the Umbrella', encourages youngsters (lyrics provided)]. Hong Kong Economic Journal (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 18 October 2014.
  13. "Chow Yun-Fat Beats Jackie Chan". The Wall Street Journal. 29 October 2014. Archived from the original on 7 October 2016.
  14. "《撐起雨傘》作曲人 Pan鼓勵學生堅持" ['Raise the Umbrella' songwriter, Pan, encourages students]. Apple Daily (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 27 October 2014.
  15. Chan, Gloria (29 December 2014) "Raise the Umbrella: Occupy anthem may become Hong Kong's song of the year" Archived 30 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. South China Morning Post
  16. "Elderly take to streets in support of young extradition bill protesters". South China Morning Post. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  17. "37th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. Archived from the original on 25 April 2018.
  18. "台北金馬影展 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival". www.goldenhorse.org.tw. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017.
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