Derek Yee Tung-Sing

Derek Yee Tung-sing (simplified Chinese: 尔冬升; traditional Chinese: 爾冬陞; pinyin: Ěr Dōngshēng; Jyutping: Yee5 Tung1 Sing1), born in 1957, is a former Shaw Brothers actor from Hong Kong, currently a film director and screenwriter, who has achieved fame and respect in Hong Kong and international film festival circuits for treading carefully commercial viability concerns with artistic integrity. He is the younger half-brother of famed Hong Kong actors Paul Chun and David Chiang, the latter also a former Shaw Brothers star.

Yee has starred in over 40 movies in Hong Kong between 1975 and 1986, during the time when Shaw Brothers Studio were still producing movies. Since then Yee turned to screenwriting and directing and has made a career out of making films like C’est la vie, mon chéri, Viva Erotica and The Truth About Jane and Sam and also gritty dramas like One Night in Mongkok and Protégé.

Derek Yee was a former boyfriend of Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung

Poster for the movie "I Am Somebody"

I Am Somebody

I Am Somebody (Chinese: 我是路人甲) is a 2015 drama film written and directed by Derek Yee about extras working at the Hengdian World Studios. A Chinese-Hong Kong co-production, the film was released in China on July 3, 2015. The film opened the 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival on June 12, 2015 and was released in China on July 3, 2015.

Poster for the movie "The Supreme Swordsman"

The Supreme Swordsman

A rampaging swordsman slices and dices his way across China on a bloody mission to cut down every warrior in his way, and claim the blade of the legendary Supreme Swordsman in this Shaw Brothers classic starring Derek Yee and Jason Pai Piao, and directed by Keith Li Baak Ling. But when the son of a slain sword maker emerges as an unexpected challenger, the ruthless killer realizes that he may have finally met his … Read more

Poster for the movie "A Soul Haunted by Painting"

A Soul Haunted by Painting

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art Institute, until it is closed for painting nudes. Because she cannot bear him a son, Yu-liang leaves Pan to his first wife, and studies art in Paris, where she wins … Read more