Mr Eric Tsang Chi Wai


Actor & Director

Hong Kong-born actor and director Eric Tsang played professional football in the early 1970s and became a stuntman after moving to Taiwan in 1974. He began writing scripts and directing in 1978, helming The Challenger in 1979. The early 1980s saw Tsang joining Cinema City and directing Aces Go Places in 1982, which grossed a record-breaking HK$26 million. In the 1980s and 1990s, Tsang directed, produced and acted in more than 100 films. He was also a founder of the United Filmmakers Organisation. Some prominent films he appeared in were Chasing Girls (1981), Metade Fumaca (1999), Infernal Affairs (2002) and 72 Tenants of Prosperity (2010). In 1992, he won Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his performance in Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye (1991). In 1997, he won Best Supporting Actor in both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Bauhinia Awards for Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996). In 1998, Hold You Tight (1998) garnered him Best Actor at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards. Besides his work for the cinema, Tsang hosted the hugely popular TV variety show Movie Buff Championship for more than 10 years. He has been chairman of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild for multiple terms starting from 2003.