Josephine Koo

Josephine Koo Mei-Wah or Gu Meihua (顧美華) is a Chinese film actress.

She had a bright start to her film career, starring in Yim Ho’s Hong Kong New Wave classic Homecoming (1984). The film won her the Best New Performer Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1985, and also a nomination for Best Actress, but she was beaten by Siqin Gaowa from the same film.

After Homecoming, Koo appeared in Yim Ho’s Red Dust (1990), Stanley Kwan’s Full Moon in New York (1990) and Evans Chan’s To Live(e) (1992).

She disappeared from the screen in the late 1990s but suddenly returned in Peng Xiaolian’s Shanghai Story (2004). For her role in this film, Koo was awarded the Best Actress Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival, beating out Zhang Ziyi and Joey Wong.

Josephine Koo Filmography

 

Handsome Siblings

One hundred seventy years ago, a wise monk made a section of land known as the Villians Valley, a sanctuary. Anyone who came to the valley was considered protected and safe from the law. The proclamation also stated that they should have a chance at repentance. The Master of Eva Palace, who is now master of the martial arts world, holds no regard for the ancient laws and enters the valley in search of the … Read more

Tales From The Dark 1

In the first of a two-part film project, three short stories from acclaimed Hong Kong horror writer Lilian Lee are adapted for the big screen in this horror anthology.

Queen of Temple Street

Queen of Temple Street is a 1990 Hong Kong film directed by Lawrence Ah Mon. It has a Category III rating in Hong Kong.

Finale in Blood

This supernatural drama revolves around a radio disc jockey named Cheng, who unexpectedly comes into contact with the beautiful ghost of a woman named Feng. Hoping to exact revenge on the man responsible for her death, Feng persuades Cheng to tell her story on air. Unfortunately, although Cheng’s performance draws in a score of listeners, it also attracts the attention of Feng’s killer.