Henry Lai Wan-man

Henry Lai Wan-man (Chinese: 黎允文) is a Chinese film composer based in Hong Kong who created the original score for more than 50 films.


Lai studied architecture at the University of Hong Kong.[1]


Lai started his music career in a band, but it was disbanded. Lai also joined "Island", a band which he wrote original songs.[1] Lai plays a classical guitar.[1] In 1994, Lai started scoring music for films. Lai has composed music for film directors such as Daniel Lee, Mabel Cheung, and Dante Lam.[1]


Awards and nominations

Year # Award Category Work Result
200221stHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongBeijing RocksNominated
Best Original Film ScoreNominated
200928thThree Kingdoms: Resurrection of the DragonNominated
3rdAsian Film AwardsBest ComposerNominated
201211thChangchun Film FestivalBest MusicWhite VengeanceNominated
31stHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film ScoreNominated
201615thChangchun Film FestivalBest MusicTo the ForeWon


  1. "An Interview with Composer Henry Lai". Asianfilmstrike.com. November 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  2. "Operation Mekong". IMDb. Retrieved December 14, 2018.

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