Derek Yee

Derek Yee Tung-sing (simplified Chinese: 尔冬升; traditional Chinese: 爾冬陞; pinyin: Ěr Dōng Shēng) is a film producer, director and a former Shaw Brothers actor from Hong Kong.

Derek Yee
Born
Yee Tung-sing

(1957-12-28) 28 December 1957
OccupationActor, Film Producer
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)
Juihsia Wang
(m. 1995; div. 1996)

Mandy Law
(m. 2008; div. 2017)
Children1 daughter, with unknown Chinese girlfriend[1]
Parent(s)Yee Kwong (father)
Hung Wei (mother)
RelativesPaul Chun (half-brother)
David Chiang (half-brother)
Yim Wai (half-sister)
Awards
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Director
1994 C'est la vie, mon chéri
2005 One Nite in Mongkok
Best Screenplay
1994 C'est la vie, mon chéri
2005 One Nite in Mongkok

Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Director
2005 One Nite in Mongkok

Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director
1995 Full Throttle
2004 One Nite in Mongkok
Film of Merit
1995 Full Throttle
2003 Lost in Time
2004 One Nite in Mongkok
2007 Protégé
2009 Shinjuku Incident

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese爾冬陞
Simplified Chinese尔冬升

Early life

Yee was born Yee Tung-sing in British Hong Kong in 28 December 1957,[2] the son of Yee Kwong (尔光), a film producer and Hung Wei (红薇), an actress.[2] Yee's elder half-brothers Paul Chun and David Chiang, and elder half-sister Yim Wai were also actors.[2]

Career

In 1977, Yee became an actor for Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong.

Yee has starred in over 40 movies in Hong Kong. This was between 1975 and 1986, during the time when Shaw Brothers Studio were still producing movies.

Yee became a screenwriter and film director. Yee is known for the 2004 film One Night in Mongkok[3] , which won multiple awards. Yee's other notable films include C'est la vie, mon chéri, Viva Erotica and The Truth About Jane and Sam and Protégé.

In 2017, Yee became the chairman of Hong Kong Film Awards Association.[4]

Filmography

As director and screenwriter

Year Title Awards
1986The LunaticsHong Kong Film Award for Best Director
1987People's Hero
1989The Bachelor's Swan SongNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1993C'est la vie, mon chériWon – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Original Screenplay
1995Full ThrottleWon – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1996Viva EroticaNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Bear (Berlin)[5]
1999The Truth About Jane and Sam
2003Lost in TimeNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
2004One Night in MongkokWon – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Won – Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Screenplay
20052 YoungNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
2005Drink-Drank-Drunk
2007ProtégéNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Original Screenplay
2009Shinjuku IncidentNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
2010Triple Tap
2011The Great Magician
2015I Am Somebody
2016Sword Master

As actor

Year Title Role Awards
1977Lady Exterminator
1977Jade Tiger
1977Death Duel
1977The Sentimental Swordsman
1977Pursuit of Vengeance
1978Interlude on Rails
1978Heaven Sword and Dragon SabreZhang Wuji
1978Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre IIZhang Wuji
1978Legend of the Bat
1979Young Lovers
1979Full Moon Scimitar
1980Bat Without Wings
1980Heroes Shed No Tears
1981Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
1981The Battle for the Republic of ChinaLiu Fuji
1981Black Lizard
1982Hell Has No Boundary
1982Buddha's Palm
1983Shaolin Prince
1983Shaolin Intruders
1983Descendant of the Sun
1983The Supreme Swordsman
1984The Hidden Power of Dragon Sabre
1984My Darling Genie
1984Last Hero in China
1985How To Choose A Royal Bride
1985Let's Make Laugh II
1990Kawashima YoshikoNominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1992Empress Da Yu'erDorgon
1994The True Hero
1994Master of ZenBodhidharma
2007Protégé

See also

References

  1. "Derek Yee admits to fathering a two-year-old child". sg.style.yahoo.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. "Derek Yee Tung Sing". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. "One Night in Mongkok". Hong Kong Cinemagic. 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. "Hong Kong Film Awards Association Board of Directors (2017-2019)". HKFAA.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. "Berlinale: 1997 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
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