Mr. Ng Wui
(1913 - 1996)
Original name Ng Yiu-man, Ng Wui received theatre training in a drama school in Guangzhou in the late 20s. In 1931, he founded a theatre group in Guangzhou together with school-mates Lo Duen and Lee Sun-fung. Ng came to Hong Kong and started acting in films, first under the Grandview Film Company, with works like “Poor Souls” (1940), taking on roles of harmless, small potatoes with no big ambitions. In 1941, he directed his first film “Tonight the Moon is Full”(1941) and after that, directed over 200 films
and played in over 100 films in his 40 years’ career. As a key founder of Union Film Enterprise Ltd, he made numerous films including “Family” (1953), “Father and Son”(1954), “Big Thunderstorm” (1954) and “The Tormented Beauty” (1958). In 1954, he founded Shan Luen Motion Picture Company together with Pak Yin and Cheung Wood-yau, making films like “Madam Wan” (1954) and “The Immortality Pagoda” (1955). He later opened his own company Tak Ngai Film Company to make “The Fascinating Messenger” (1956) and “Caught in the Act” (1957). In 1970, he joined RTV as producer, director and actor. He was best remembered by his performances in TV dramas "Chameleon" and "Benevolence of the Land”. He obtained the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild in 1994.