Mr. Chor Yun
(1934 - )
Original name Cheung Bo-kin, Chor Yun is son to renowned actor Cheung Wood-yau. His first screen appearance was in “Madam Wan” (1954), a film produced by his father’s Shan Luen Motion Picture Company. He began writing scripts in 1956 and was assistant director to Ng Wui in “The Precious Lotus Lamp” (1956). In 1957, he jointly directed “Murder on the Beach” (1957) with Chan Man under Kwong Ngee Motion Picture Production Company. His directorial debut was "The Natural Son" (1959). In 1960, he made "The Great Devotion" (1960) which won acclaims from both audience and critics. During his 30 years career as director, he made over 100 films of various genres. Many of his films were memorable breakthroughs, for example “Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan” (1972) which was a costume martial arts films centred round a homosexual villainess that was evil and beauty in one. Chor Yun was also credited for the revival of Cantonese cinema with "The House of 72 Tenants" (1973) while films like "Killer Clans" (1976) and “Death Deal” (1977) kicked off the trend in martial arts film adapted from Ku Lung's novels. Since the 1980s, he became active in both film and television. His acting credits include “Cherie” (1984), “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father!” (1993), TV series “The Family Squad” (1991) and “A Kindred Spirit” (1995). In 1998, Chor was honoured the Professional Achievement Award by the Hong Kong Film Awards.