Ms Sylvia Chang


Actress & Director

A one-of-a-kind filmmaker, Sylvia Chang possesses exceptional talent in screenwriting, directing and acting. Chang was born in Chiayi, Taiwan, and first appeared on screen in Golden Harvest production The Tattooed Dragon (1973). She was named Best Supporting Actress in 1976 at the Golden Horse Awards for Posterity and Perplexity (1975) and subsequently won Best Actress for her role in My Grandfather in 1981. She stepped in as director for Once Upon a Time in 1980 after the sudden death of director Tu Chung Hsun in a traffic accident. More directorial works followed, including Passion (1986), Sisters of the World Unite (1991), Siao Yu (1995), Tonight Nobody Goes Home (1996), Tempting Heart (1999), Princess-D (2002), 20 30 40 (2004), Murmur of the Hearts (2015) and Love Education (2017). She received the Best Actress honour at the Golden Horse Awards and the Hong Kong Film Awards for Passion (1986), which she also scripted and directed. In 2002, Forever and Ever (2001) saw her win her second Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress honour. With Siao Yu (1995) she scooped the Best Film and Best Screenwriter awards at the Pan Asia Film Festival. Chang won Best Screenplay again for Tonight Nobody Goes Home at the Pan Asia Film Festival; Tempting Heart and Love Education bagged Best Screenplay at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2000 and 2018, respectively; and Murmur of the Hearts and Love Education garnered Best Screenplay and Best Director at the 22nd and 24th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, respectively. Another Best Actress accolade came her way at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her performance in Forever and Ever. Apart from serious dramatic roles, Chang is also adept at comedies, the most well-known being her portrayal of a tough policewoman in Cinema City’s “Aces Go Places” series. Chang was also producer for Three Summers (1993) and My Way (2012).