Ms. Deanie Ip Tak-han
Actor and singer Deanie Ip is born in Hong Kong and worked as a club singer in the early years. She later joined the television industry and began her film career in late 1970s. She got acquainted with Andy Lau when they both played in TV drama “The Emissary” (1982). The two of them also collaborated in films “The Unwritten Law” (1985) and “The Truth” (1988). In 1982 and 1999, she was awarded twice the Best Supporting Actress by the Golden Horse Awards for "Cream Soda and Milk" (1981) and "Crying Heart" (1999). What's more, with "My Name Ain't Suzie" (1985) and "Dance with the Dragon" (1991), Ip won the Best Supporting Actress in the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1986 and 1992 respectively. She quit acting to move to England with her husband and in 2011, she was asked to act again in director Ann Hui's movie "A Simple Life" (2012), which led her to the winning of numerous Best Actress Awards, both regionally and internationally, including Hong Kong Film Awards, Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, Venice Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, Asian Film Awards and Chinese Film Media Awards.