Friday, August 28, 2009

Shing Fui-On (RIP)

Shing Fui-On (left) with Andy Lau

Shing Fui-On 1955-2009.
Unfortunately I've just learnt the sad news that Hong Kong actor Shing Fui-On has died from Cancer on August 27th. He was only 54.

Like so many other HK actors Shing Fui-On played in literally hundreds of movies. In HK he was nicknamed "Big Sillyhead". He was in many comedies but among HK film fans in the West he was more well known for playing nasty bad guys. Personally, he was one of my favourite HK bad guys right up there with Anthony Wong. His film list is far too vast to mention here but some of my own favourites include:

A Better Tomorrow (1986)
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
Just Heroes (1989)
Her Vengeance (1988)
God of Gamblers (1989)
The Killer (1989)
Killing Angels (1989)
The Untold Story (1993)
Ebola Syndrome (1996)

His last film was The Detective from 2007.

Selected filmography (borrowed from LoveHongKongFilm.com):
The Young Dragons (1975)
All the Wrong Spies (1983)
The Pier (1983)
Shanghai Blues (1984)
How are You My Friends (1985)
My Heavenly Lover (1985)[cameo]
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
Magic Crystal (1986)
Brotherhood (1986)
The First Vampire in China (1986)
The Innocent Interloper (1986)
The Law Enforcer (1986)
Legacy of Rage (1986)
Parking Service (1986)
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
Brotherhood (1987)
Heartbeat 100 (1987)
Just Heroes (1989)
Prison on Fire (1987)
Return of the Demon (1987)
Road Warriors (1987)
To Err is Humane (1987)
Tragic Hero (1987)
18 Times (1988)
Dragons Forever (1988)
Bet on Fire (1988)
Crazy Companies 2 (1988)
Criminal Hunter (1988)
The Dragon Family (1988)
Final Justice (1988)
Ghost in the House (1988)
The Greatest Lover (1988)
He who Chases after the Wind (1988)
Her Vengeance (1988)
Moon, Star, Sun (1988)
No Compromise (1988)
Three Against the World (1988)[cameo]
Tiger on the Beat (1988)[cameo]
The Truth (1988)
The Bachelor's Swan-Song (1989)
The Black Wall (1989)
Burning Ambition (1989)
Carry On Yakuza (1989)
City Cops (1989)
City Kids 1989 (1989)
Club Girls (1989)
Crocodile Hunter (1989)
Fight to Survive (1989)
God of Gamblers (1989)
The Killer (1989)
Killing Angels (1989)
Little Cop (1989)
Operation Pink Squad 2 (1989)
Perfect Match (1989)
Return of the Lucky Stars (1989)
The Romancing Star 3 (1989)
Running Mate (1989)
Seven Warriors (1989)
Stars and Roses (1989)
Thank You, Sir (1989)
They Came to Rob Hong Kong (1989)
Thunder Cops 2 (1989)
Triads: The Inside Story (1989)
Brave Young Girls (1990)
Chicken a La Queen (1990)
Family Honor (1990)
The Fortune Code (1990)
Gangland Odyssey (1990)
Ghostly Vixen (1990)
God of Gamblers 2 (1990)
It Takes Two to Mingle (1990)
Love is Love (1990)
My Hero (1990)
No Risk, No Gain (1990)
Perfect Girls (1990)
Raid on Royal Casino Marine (1990)
Return to Action (1990)
The Spooky Family (1990)
To Spy With Love (1990)
Triad Story (1990)
The Unmatchable Match (1990)
When Fortune Smiles (1990)
All for the Gamblers (1991)
The Blue Jean Monster (1991)
Devil's Vendetta (1991)
Don't Fool Me (1991)
Easy Money (1991)
An Eternal Combat (1991)
Fist of Fury 1991 (1991)
Ghost for Sale (1991)
Legend of the Dragon (1991)
Queen of Underworld (1991)
A Rascal's Tale (1991)
Red Shield (1991)
Return of the Evil Fox (1991)
Scheming Wonders (1991)
The Tigers (1991)
Today's Hero (1991)
The Top Bet (1991)
Tricky Brains (1991)
Vampire Kids (1991)
Cheetah on Fire (1992)
Come Fly the Dragon (1992)
Erotic Ghost Story 3 (1992)
Ghost Killer (1992)
Handsome Siblings (1992)[cameo]
Night Life Hero (1992)
The Night Rider (1992)
Rhythm Of Destiny (1992)
Rich Man (1992)
Sisters In Law (1992)
The Sting (1992)
The Twilight Of The Forbidden City (1992)
The Unleaded Love (1992)
Vengeance of Six Dragons (1992)
What A Hero! (1992)
Bogus Cops (1993)
Boys are Easy (1993)
Chez 'n Ham (1993)
Crazy Love (1993)
Dancing Boy In Underworld Street (1993)
Drug Tiger (1993)
The Eight Hilarious Gods (1993)
Shadow Cop (1993)
The Untold Story (1993)
Ancient Chinese Whorehouse (1994)[cameo]
The Crucifixion (1994)
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Just a Violinist! (1994)
Fearless Match (1994)
Hong Kong Adam's Family (1994)
The Lady Punisher (1994)
Naked Rose (1994)[cameo]
Reckless Barrister (1994)
Rock on Fire (1994)
To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui (1994)
Candlelight's Woman (1995)
The Case of the Cold Fish (1995)
Dream Killer (1995)
Enemy Shadow (1995)
Hong Kong Graffiti (1995)
Love, Guns & Glass (1995)
The Saint of the Gamblers (1995)
Secret Lover (1995)
Thunderbolt (1995)
18 Shaolin Golden Boy (1996)
Ebola Syndrome (1996)
Horrible High Heels (1996)
How to Meet the Lucky Stars (1996)
Sexy and Dangerous (1996)
Tri-Star (1996)
Young and Dangerous (1996)[cameo]
My Dad is a Jerk (1997)
Walk In (1997)
A Love Story (1998)
Troublesome Night 3 (1998)
The Lord of Amusement (1999)
The Devil Shadow (2000)
MAFIA.COM (2000)
Killing End (2001)
Chinese Orthopedist and the Spice Girls (2002)
The Troublesome Romance (2002)[V]
Prison on Fire - Preacher (2002)[V]
A Mysterious Murder (2003)
Lethal Cop (2003)
Unarm 72 Hours (2003)
Summer Vacation (2003)
The Story of Long (2003)
Drug Baron (2004)
Boxing Hero (2004)
Brothers (CHINA 2004)
Himalaya Singh (2005)
The Detective (2007)

2 comments:

  1. What a pity! I saw him in Blue Jean Monster recently and he was always so good!

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