Mr. David Chiang
Original name Keung Wai-nin, David Chiang was born into a family of actors, son to actor Yan Hua and actress Hong Wei. He started his career at the age of four and appeared in a number of films as child star under the name Yan Wei, like “Little Angel of the Streets” (1957) and “The Vagabond Boy” (1958). He changed his name to David Chiang starting with the film “Street Boys" (1960). In 1965, Chiang was trained as stuntman under action choereographer Lau Kar-leung. While filming “The Golden Swallow” (1968), his consummate skills and professional attitude won the appreciation of director Chang Cheh, who gave him the leading role in "The Wandering Swordsman" (1970), a film which was inspired by and based on Chiang's own personality. In 1970, with "Vengeance!", Chiang won the Best Actor Award of the Asian Film Festival. He went on to hold key roles in action film as in “The Heroic Ones” (1970), “The New One-armed Swordsman” (1971), “The Blood Brothers” (1973) and “The Generation Gap” (1973). With "The Empress Dowager" (1975), he was given a chance to try out a new image by acting as a young eunuch pal of the Emperor. In 1973, Chiang made his directorial debut with "The Drug Addict" (1974) and went on to direct "Silent Love" (1986) and "The Wrong Couples" (1987) among others.