Sean Lau

Sean Lau Ching-wan (劉青雲, born 16 February 1964) is a Hong Kong actor who has acted in both films and television series.

He won Best Actor in the 2007 and 2015 Hong Kong Film Awards and in the 2000 and 2007 Golden Bauhinia Awards.

Lau was born in Hong Kong in 1964. He joined the TVB acting classes in 1983 and made his first appearance on television in the following year in the drama Draw Out the Rainbow. Dark-skinned with no matinee-idol look, he struggled to be cast as a leading man until he received the lead role in the immensely popular stock market drama The Greed of Man (1992), where he acted opposite Adam Cheng. His wife, Amy Kwok, who won the Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 1991, is also a well-known former television actress and co-starred with him on The Greed of Man. Lau starred in two series with ATV in 1991 and again 2000.

Lau is one of a handful of Hong Kong actors who has made the successful transition from television to film; since 2000 he is now exclusively a film actor. [wikipedia]

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Poster for the movie "Colour of the Truth"

Colour of the Truth

A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.

Poster for the movie "Beyond Hypothermia"

Beyond Hypothermia

A mysterious and highly successful hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After beginning a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South Korea to complete one last job. Unfortunately, the dead man’s bodyguard is out for revenge.

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 "Too Many Ways to Be No. 1"

Too Many Ways to Be No. 1

This arty triad flick from Wai Ka-Fai and Johnnie To is as good as genre pictures get in this era. Lau Ching-Wan is Kau, a small potato in the triad world who must make a fateful decision to discover who he is. With that decision, his life can diverge in two paths, each leading to an ultimate fate.

Poster for the movie "Expect the Unexpected"

Expect the Unexpected

In this “cops and robbers” film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go into action at a moment’s notice. Working as a unit, they bring law and order to Hong Kong streets, where they must rely on their courage and skills to survive.

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 advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin’s gang ambushes Jack’s at a Thai hotel. There is a spectacular shootout, in which both Martin and Jack are severely wounded. The leader of Jack’s gang was at the hotel, unlike Martin’s, and escapes. Afterwards, both gang leaders, … Read more

Poster for the movie "La Brassiere"

La Brassiere

A Hong Kong bra company breaks tradition by hiring two men, Johnny and Wayne, to design an “ultimate bra” in 3 months…

Poster for the movie "Police Story 2"

Police Story 2

The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.

Poster for the movie "消失的凶手"

The Vanished Murderer

The Vanished Murderer (Chinese: 消失的凶手; pinyin: Xiāoshī de Xiōngshōu) is a 2015 period suspense crime action thriller film directed by Law Chi-leung.

Poster for the movie "A Tale of Three Cities"

A Tale of Three Cities

A former spy in the Chinese Nationalist Party falls for an opium-dealing widow, as China is ravaged by war and revolution. Set in turbulent China in the late 1930’s during the Sino-Japanese War, FANG (Sean Lau) falls in love with CHEN (Tang Wei).

Poster for the movie "Insanity"

Insanity

Fan Kwok Sang’s schizophrenic breakdown led to the accidental death of his wife Wai Ling, and he was committed to a psychiatric hospital three years ago. Now Fan is ready to be released, with Dr. Chow Ming Kit vouching for him even though his senior objects. However, Fan finds it hard to cope with his new life. Something bad happens to him and Chow becomes obsessed in trying to defend his patient, as well as … Read more

Poster for the movie "Overheard 3"

Overheard 3

Law was a chauffeur for the rural tycoon Luk, and he was jailed for killing a major land owner in a car accident. It was rumored that Luk was behind the land owner’s death, which gave Luk a competitive edge in the native apartment development deal. When Law gets out of prison five years later, the world has changed. Luk’s corporation has grown more powerful, while Luk’s right-hand man Keung has his own agenda to … Read more

Poster for the movie "Overheard 2"

Overheard 2

Overheard 2 is a 2011 Hong Kong crime thriller film produced by Derek Yee, written and directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong and starring Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Daniel Wu. It is a sequel to the 2009 film Overheard where Lau, Koo and Wu play different role with a different storyline but the key elements of the first film are kept.

Poster for the movie "The Great Magician"

The Great Magician

In the early 1920’s, on the streets of Beijing, the nation’s most talented performers have gathered to show off their most spectacular skills. One day, a challenge is set: 50 silver dollars to whoever can reproduce the incredible magic trick “Eight Immortals’ Treat”. Zhang Xian appears amidst the waiting crowd and decides to try his hand at it.

Poster for the movie "Overheard"

Overheard

The story revolves around three members of a police surveillance squad conducting an investigation into a financial investment group involved in criminal fraud. The focus of the plot, however, is actually on the three officers themselves who stumble upon an opportunity to capitalize on information they gathered during their surveillance.

Poster for the movie "Only Fools Fall in Love"

Only Fools Fall in Love

Poor girl meets rich boy as they quarrel over a food seller’s once a year delicacy. His brother pays her to marry the brother so he can stage an assassination attempt. The attempt doesn’t succeed but the man is reduced to the level of an idiot child and the girl looks after him because of her guilt. She nurses him back to health so that he can resume his place as head of the family.

Poster for the movie "The Bullet Vanishes"

The Bullet Vanishes

One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable deaths takes place in the factory, where the victims are shot but no bullets are found. Rumors of a deadly curse begin to spread in the factory, terrorizing the workers … Read more

Poster for the movie "Out of Inferno"

Out of Inferno

On the hottest day in 50 years, a serious fire incident happened to a busy commercial tower, a gaggle of fire fighters with an indestructible enthusiasm are going to save lives.

Poster for the movie "The White Storm"

The White Storm

An operation against the notorious druglord in Thailand changed the destiny of a HK narcotic team- the workaholic captain lost his men and bright career; the loyal officer was abandoned and went missing; the undercover cop who was salvaged chose to walk away from the past. Several years later, a drug dealing-related crime brought them together for a final face-off.

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

The Secret of the Magic Gourd

The Secret of the Magic Gourd follows the wondrous adventures of a young schoolboy named Wang Bao. When Wang Bao discovers a magical gourd that can instantly grant his every wish, the awkward child suddenly becomes a hero amongst his curious classmates. When the gourd proves more of a burden than a blessing and the boy decides to get rid of it, he quickly discovers that’s easier said than done.

Poster for the movie "Shanghai Fever"

Shanghai Fever

Pan Hung is Lily, a humble bus conductor hired by Hong Kong commodities trader Sean Lau to be his connection to the Shanghai stock market. Lily finds the job surprisingly easy, and the duo begins to make big money. But at what price? With wealth and prosperity a driving daily goal for Lily, will her own family come to bear the cost? Director Lee Lok See uses his Shanghai focus to great effect, finding many … Read more