Mr Sek Kin



Shek Wing Cheung, better known by his stage name Sek Kin, was one of the most eminent actors of villain roles in Hong Kong cinema. Sek had taken up martial arts as a child to improve his health and was soon proficient in various types of martial arts. In 1939, he became a make-up artist for film; a year later, he debuted as an actor in Flower in a Sea of Blood (1940). In the 1950s and 1960s, Sek performed in several hundred productions, mostly martial arts films, including the “Fong Sai Yuk” series in which he played a white-browed Taoist monk, as “Mighty Crushing Foot” in Buddha’s Palm, and as the “Golden Lion” in Story of the Sword and the Sabre (1963). But he was most outstanding as a villain in the “Wong Fei Hung” series. Sek also acted in a number of modern-day dramas – he was a kind grandpa in The Love of an Innocent Girl (1967) and a Shaolin traitor in Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon (1973). He joined TVB in the mid-1970s, appearing in serial dramas such as Hotel (1976), Story of the Sword and the Sabre (1978) and Story of the Vulture Conqueror (1983). In 1992, after playing an antagonist role custom-made for him in Hong Kong Adam’s Family (1994), he retired from the scene. In 1996, Sek was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hong Kong Film Critics Association. In 2003, he received the Professional Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

石堅先生 Mr Sek Kin