Mr. Patrick Tse Yin
(1936 - )
Original name Tse Ka-yuk, Patrick Tse Yin enrolled in the actors' training course at Lan Kwong Film Company in 1953, and made his debut in Dihua Film Company’s "Taps Off, Downstairs!" (1954). His first leading role came with "The Strange Case of Three Wives" (1955) which he co-starred with actress Kar Ling. The two became intimate partners in many films to follow. In 1955, Tse joined the Kong Ngee Film Company and starred in 72 films in 13 years. They include such classics as "The Rouge Tigress" (1955), “The Quarrelsome Couple” (1959), "My Intimate Partners" (1960). His handsome look and debonair style sometime typecast him as a rebel on screen, also earned him the reputation of "Movie Prince". In 1967, he founded the Tse Brothers Motion Picture Company to produce "Winter Love"(1968), "Window" (1968), "The Prodigal" (1969) and made his directorial debut “Madness of Love” (1972). When Cantonese cinema came to a halt in the 1970s, he had tried making films in Taiwan, like “The Story of Ti-Ying” (1970). In 1979, he acted both in movies and on TV, playing key roles in TV series like “The Bund II” (1980) and “The Shell Game” (1981). He is still active in show business; recent works include “Shaolin Soccer” (2001) and TV episodes “Three Amigos Bon Voyage” (2013). In 2004, Tse was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hong Kong Film Critics' Association.