Jolie grateful

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 January, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 January, 2003, 12:00am

Tomb Raider star Angelina Jolie - who recently completed a six-day film shoot here - has handed over a $200,000 cheque to a local orphanage to say 'thank you Hong Kong'.

The 27-year-old star (below) and mother of a 16-month-old adopted Cambodian son gave the money to Po Leung Kuk on her and film company Paramount Pictures' behalf.

A delighted Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology, Henry Tang Ying-yen, said: 'We are glad filming went smoothly and would like to pass on Ms Jolie's thanks to all the government departments who helped out and also to members of the Hong Kong public who may have experienced some inconvenience during filming.'

Tang estimated the shoot pulled in about $40 million for the city. About 70 crew members were flown in and a further 200 locals hired. Scenes shot here for the US$100 million (HK$780 million) movie included a parachute jump from Two International Finance Centre and fight scenes in Times Square, Central and a Lantau fishing village.