Mr. Michael Hui
Director, script-writer and actor in one, Michael Hui is fondly termed as a “Deadpan Comedian”. Born in Guangzhou, his family came to Hong Kong in 1950 where he grew up and studied Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Michael Hui was already working at the television station as a university student and took various roles both on-screen and off-screen. He became a successful TV anchor with his brother Sam in “The Hui Brothers' Show” in 1971. In 1972, director Li Han-hsiang offered him the leading role in "The Warlord" (1972), “The Happiest Moment” (1973), etc, which paved the way to his phenomenal success on the big screen. In 1974, he founded the Hui’s Film Company and teamed up with Golden Harvest to produce a number of sarcastic comedies such as “Games Gamblers Play” (1974), “The Last Message” (1975), “The Private Eyes” (1976) and “The Contract” (1978), all blockbusters and box office hits at the time. In 1982, Michael was awarded the Best Actor Award at the 1st Hong Kong Film Awards for his outstanding performance in "Security Unlimited" (1981). In 1993, he was Chairman to the newly founded Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild and is still its Honorary President as of today. Michael Hui’s recent screen appearances include “Fantasia” (2004) and “Delete My Love” (2014).