Mr. Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing (1956-2003)
Original name Cheung Fat-chung, renowned singer and superstar Leslie Cheung pursued his studies in England and returned during his university studies when his father got ill. His performing career began when he participated in RTV's Asian Amateur Singing Contest in 1977 at which he was the runner-up with the song "American Pie". He first joined the singing and acting scene on TV before partaking in filmmaking. In the 1980s, he established an image of an unruly and sensational youth through films like “Encore” (1980), “Job Hunter” (1981), “Teenage Dreamers” (1982) and “Nomad” (1982). In 1983, he became an iconic figure through popular songs like “The Wind Rage On”, “Monica” and “Unruly Fashion”. From here his way to stardom was set and he was given chance to try out his acting talents in films like “Behind the Yellow Line” (1984), “A Chinese Ghost Story” (1987), “Rouge” (1988), “Farewell to My Concubine” (1993), “He's a Woman, She's a Man” (1994) and “Happy Together” (1997). With “Days of Being Wild” (1990), he won the Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards and with “Ashes of Time” (1994), he won the Best Actor Award of The Hong Kong Film Critics Society. He made a total of 56 films in his acting career, the last title being “Inner Senses” (2002). A short film commissioned by the Radio and Television Hong Kong “From Ashes to Ashes” (2001) was the only film directed by Cheung. In 2004, he was honoured with the Timeless Artistic Achievement Award by the Hong Kong Film Awards.