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Lam Suet

Lam Suet (Chinese: 林雪) is a Hong Kong film actor. Lam was born in Tianjin, and came to Hong Kong as a youth in 1979 to receive inheritance money left by his grandfather.

Soon after all the money had been squandered and Lam had to work various odd jobs to make a living.

In the mid-eighties he got employment on movie sets through the help of friends. He has done different roles, from lighting and props to stage manager and set and script supervisor.

Lam gradually developed an interest in acting and by his own account, pestered various directors until they relented and gave him tiny roles. There are two pivotal persons in Lam’s acting career. The first is Stephen Chow, who befriended him in his early days as a crew member and cast him in movies like The God of Cookery (1996) and Kung Fu Hustle. The second person is director Johnnie To. Lam has been in over 80 films since 1996 and at least 20 of those have been directed or produced by To. Known for his weight and size, his roles are often as a bumbling secondary character providing comic relief from the most intense nature of To’s films. He is perhaps most famous for his various supporting roles in To’s films, notably as the bumbling taxi driver Yip in the award winning film Breaking News (2004).

The most notable To-Lam collaborations include The Mission, which garnered Lam Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Award, and PTU. Lam was nominated for a Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor and took home the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in PTU. He has also had interesting roles in movies like Wu yen (2001), as the effeminate Prime Minister, and in Diva – Ah Hey (2003), in which he played Charlene Choi’s loving and supportive father. Lam has been married for almost a decade. His wife is 10 years his junior and is from the same hometown.

Lam Suet Filmography

 

Poster for the movie "Tactical Unit - The Code"

Tactical Unit – The Code

Tensions flare between PTU officers and the Complaints Against Police Officers unit when a security camera captures a triad member being brutalized by PTU...
Poster for the movie "Sparrow"

Sparrow

Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as "Sparrows" in HK slang. Sparrow (文雀; Wen que) is...
Poster for the movie "Run Papa Run"

Run Papa Run

Run Papa Run is a 2008 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Sylvia Chang, and based on a novel by Benny Li. Run...
Poster for the movie "Mad Detective"

Mad Detective

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer. Mad Detective (Chinese: 神探) is a...
Poster for the movie ""

Vulgaria

To (Chapman To Man-chak), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he has become desperate for...
Poster for the movie "A Better Tomorrow"

A Better Tomorrow 2018

A former smuggler attempts to start his life anew and repair his relationship with his estranged brother after his release from prison. This film traces...
Poster for the movie "Eye in the Sky"

Eye in the Sky

Established scriptwriter Yau Nai-hoi makes an assured directorial debut with Eye In The Sky, a novel and lively thriller based around the Hong Kong...
Poster for the movie "Dog Bite Dog"

Dog Bite Dog

Soi Cheang has given the Hong Kong crime thriller a fierce overhaul in Dog Big Dog, building on his achievements in the 2004 actioner...
Poster for the movie "Home Sweet Home"

Home Sweet Home

When the Chengs move into a new apartment, their happy family unit is split apart by the building’s secret resident. Home Sweet Home Movie Trailer Home...
Poster for the movie "2 Young"

2 Young

Teen-pregnancy drama had a superb run in 2005 with Derek Yee’s unassuming 2 Young, one of the year’s surprise box-office hits. Fiona Sit and Jaycee...
Poster for the movie "One Night in Mongkok"

One Night in Mongkok

Director Derek Yee shifted gear into gripping thriller territory with One Nite in Mongkok, a gangland tale set in motion when a triad war...
Poster for the movie "Explosive City"

Explosive City

When Japanese assassin Jade (Hisako Shirata) fails in an attempt to kill a visiting dignitary, the ensuing melee leaves her with amnesia and in...
Poster for the movie "Crazy n' the City"

Crazy n’ the City

Unassuming police drama leads to a charming snapshot of urban life in James Yuen’s Crazy N’ the City, a unexpected genre-crossing affair that kicked...
Poster for the movie "Turn Left, Turn Right"

Turn Left, Turn Right

Kaneshiro Takeshi and Gigi Leung play would-be lovers held back from crossing paths a second time in Turn Left Turn Right, Hong Kong’s most...
Poster for the movie "The Mission"

The Mission

Triad boss Lung (Eddy Ko), who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis (Anthony Wong), James (Lam Suet),...
Poster for the movie "Accident"

Accident

A self-styled accident choreographer, the Brain is a professional hitman who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like...
Poster for the movie "You Shoot, I Shoot"

You Shoot, I Shoot

A low budget black comedy, shot on a shoestring budget, beats this season's bloated summer films in freshness and originality. The zany, very Hong Kong...
Poster for the movie "Love on a Diet"

Love on a Diet

Hong Kong's two most bankable stars dress in fat suits for LOVE ON A DIET in an upbeat tale of dignity regained. The location is...
Poster for the movie "Fulltime Killer"

Fulltime Killer

Two professional hitmen - a jaded Japanese and a cocksure Cantonese - lock gun barrels in FULLTIME KILLER, Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai's latest...
Poster for the movie "Help!!!"

Help!!!

A black comedy with romantic and heroic elements, Help!!! shows three young dedicated doctors mired in the bureaucratic nightmare of the Sir Ho Kau...
Poster for the movie "Juliet in Love"

Juliet in Love

An offbeat romance between two social misfits starring Hong Kong's most accomplished actors, Sandra Ng and Francis Ng, in the leading roles. The film marks...
Poster for the movie "The Odd One Dies"

The Odd One Dies

Patrick Yau's first movie was described by some Hong Kong critics at the time as carbon-copy Wong Kar- wai (presumably in reference to the...
Poster for the movie "A Hero Never Dies"

A Hero Never Dies

Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get...
Poster for the movie "The Stewardess"

The Stewardess

A womanising screenwriter meets the girl of his dreams in director Sam Leong’s genre-busting The Stewardess, only to get caught in a nightmare instead. When...
Poster for the movie "Shark Busters"

Shark Busters

Director Herman Yau presents a continued political edge in his filmmaking with Shark Busters, a cops n’ gangsters flick unlike all the genre’s entries...
Poster for the movie "PTU"

PTU

Two years in the making, Johnnie To’s police thriller PTU focuses on just a single night’s action. Scruffy police sergeant Lo (Lam Suet) stumbles into...
Poster for the movie "Exiled"

Exiled

The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers...
Poster for the movie "Love Contractually"

Love Contractually

Love Contractually is a 2017 Chinese romantic comedy film directed by Liu Guonan and starring Sammi Cheng and Joseph Chang. It was released in...
Poster for the movie "Robbery"

Robbery

An anarcho-absurdist blood-soaked grand guignol indie flick with attitude to burn, this is the pitch perfect youth movie from Hong Kong.
Poster for the movie "Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal"

Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal

This is a story in jail. A story about learning a "new life”…
Poster for the movie "Simply Actors"

Simply Actors

Man Long Chan, a constable whose antics and showmanship win him best performance awards at the Force's annual parties, is handpicked by the Deputy...
Poster for the movie "Monk Comes Down The Mountain"

Monk Comes Down The Mountain

Monk Comes Down the Mountain (Chinese: 道士下山) is a 2015 Chinese fantasy-adventure-comedy film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Wang Baoqiang, Aaron Kwok, Chang...
Poster for the movie "Saving Mr. Wu"

Saving Mr. Wu

Saving Mr. Wu, (Chinese: 解救吾先生), previously known as The Strongest Competitor (Chinese: 最強對手), is a 2015 Chinese action crime thriller film directed by Ding...
Poster for the movie "The Midnight After"

The Midnight After

Watch The Midnight After online A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars...
Poster for the movie "But Always"

But Always

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