Gigi Leung

Gigi Leung Wing-kei (born 25 March 1976) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress.

Given the name Leung Bik-zi (梁碧姿) at birth, at the age of seven her mother changed her name to ‘Wing-kei’ for superstitious reasons; as a child, Leung suffered from frequent asthma attacks and it was believed a change of name would bring better health. At 176 cm, Leung earned the nickname of ‘Tall Girl’. She has a twin brother named Keith Leung (Leung Wing-chun, 梁詠俊). Gigi Leung attended Maryknoll Convent School.

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Later, she went to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she gained a diploma from the School of Design. It was during her study at university that she accepted a modelling assignment from the watch company City Chain and caught the attention of film director Lee Chi-Ngai who cast her in her very first movie, Doctor Mack (1995). The success of the movie brought her a further role in Full Throttle (1995), shot while she was finishing her diploma. For her supporting role in the film, Leung received a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 1995 Hong Kong Film Awards.

Entertainment career

Her singing career began the following year with the debut album Love Myself (1996). Since then, she has sung both Cantonese and Mandarin songs. She is recognised not only as a Cantopop/Mandopop singer, but as a songwriter and lyricist as well, having written songs for both herself and other local singers. She has a contract with Warner Music Hong Kong, with more than a dozen albums to her name. She has performed in several full-scale live concerts including one entitled Funny Face in 2003. In 2008 25 March she signed a new company Big Artiste Management a subsidiary of Mei Ah Entertainment.

Since 1995, Leung has starred in over 20 movies, most of which are dramas and comedies. She has worked opposite acting veterans such as Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Andy Lau, Daniel Chan, Stephen Chow and Jet Li. In 2003, she starred with Takeshi Kaneshiro in Warner Bros.’ first-ever Chinese-language film Turn Left, Turn Right. Notably, at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Leung was nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for roles in Tempting Heart (1999) and A War Named Desire (2000) respectively. Primarily an actress on the silver screen, Leung briefly appeared in the TVB serial The Last Breakthrough (2004). She has also performed in a number of stage musicals including The Great Entertainer (2004).

Other works include the Cantonese narration for the Japanese film Quill (2004). Gigi is also very active in charity work. Apart from being the ambassador for different charities, she has helped to build 7 schools in mainland China to help poor children. She is also the youngest-ever local (at age 27) to receive the “Ten Most Outstanding Youth Award”.

Spokesperson

Outside of the entertainment business, Leung has acted as the Hong Kong spokesperson for Japanese cosmetics company FANCL since 1999. She is also an ambassador to both United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong. Other charity ambassador titles include Honourably Ambassador of Yan Chai Hospital, Special Ambassador to the Yan Aiu Hospital, Ambassador of Breast Cancer Fund and Ambassador of Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA). She also held numerous other special titles to numerous organisations. She joined her friends, Charlie Yeung, Valen Hsu and Angelica Lee to form the “Hope Foundation,” a non-profit organisation to help children in need.

Poster for the movie "Missbehavior"

Missbehavior

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Poster for the movie "The Monkey King"

The Monkey King

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Poster for the movie "Turn Left, Turn Right"

Turn Left, Turn Right

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Poster for the movie "Fat Choi Spirit"

Fat Choi Spirit

Andy is a legendary Mahjong player. Years ago Andy’s passion for Mahjong cost his family their entire fortune, his brother Louis then turned against him. Thus now Louis suffers from economy downturn. Andy offers to take care of him and their aging mother. Meanwhile, Louis is being trapped by a job interview supervisor and her cons, Sean. Andy revenged Sean by beating him at the game table. Gigi, Andy’s ex-flame, is increasing disappointment in Andy’s … Read more

Poster for the movie "A True Mob Story"

A True Mob Story

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Poster for the movie "La Brassiere"

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Poster for the movie "Wong Ka Yan"

Wong Ka Yan

Poster for the movie "Wong Ka Yan"

Wong Ka Yan (2015)

96 min - Romance, Drama - 22 October 2015
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In 1992, on a small island in Hong Kong, a boy fell for Yan crazily searched for her by dozens of unbelievable means. Although every 'Yan' he met turned out to be someone else, they did bring life-changing influences to each other. 22 years later, when the story is finally unveiled, middle-aged Yan is deeply moved.

Director:  Benny Lau
Writers:  Benny Lau, Petrina Wong

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Storyline

In 1992, on a small island in Hong Kong, a boy fell for Yan crazily searched for her by dozens of unbelievable means. Although every 'Yan' he met turned out to be someone else, they did bring life-changing influences to each other. 22 years later, when the story is finally unveiled, middle-aged Yan is deeply moved.


Collections: Benny Lau

Genres: Romance, Drama

Details

Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  22 October 2015

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Pegasus Motion Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 36 min

In 1992, on a small island in Hong Kong, a boy fell for Yan crazily searched for her by dozens of unbelievable means.

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Poster for the movie "Rest on Your Shoulder"

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Poster for the movie "Dear Enemy"

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Poster for the movie "The Allure of Tears"

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Poster for the movie "Dangerous Games"

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Poster for the movie "The Secret of the Magic Gourd"

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Poster for the movie "7 Assassins"

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