Deanie Ip

Deanie Ip: The actress with very strict work ethics who sticks to her guns

A Simple Life brought Deanie Ip and the Hong Kong film industry international acclaim. Photo: SCMP

Showbiz is a hard business to be in if you’re a middle-aged woman, even when you have bucketloads of talent.

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 3:48pm

Corrections & Clarifications

In the story headlined 'Deanie Ip simply the best at awards' on Page 1 yesterday, the recipient of the best screenplay award should have been A Simple Life screenwriter Susan Chan Suk-yin.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Lionel Messi

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK-mainland co-productions take five film awards

Hong Kong veteran artist Deanie Ip Tak-han won the best actress prize at the Asian Film Awards last night for her performance as an ageing maid in the drama A Simple Life.

The glitzy event also saw two Hong Kong-mainland co-productions become big winners this year, sweeping five prizes.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Simple story proves less is more

Ah Tao (Deanie Ip Tak-han) has been a live-in maid with the Leung family for 60 years. She cooks, cleans and tends to the flat of Roger (Andy Lau Tak-wah, pictured, with Ip), the lone family member still residing in Hong Kong. At first it seems the pair primarily have a master-servant relationship, where verbal exchanges are kept to a minimum.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Simple life? Only in the movies

Actress Deanie Ip Tak-han was ready for a simpler life when she called time on her career after the 2000 release of Queen of Kowloon. It's ironic that, 11 years later, her turn in A Simple Life brought her back to show business.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A Simple Life

Starring: Andy Lau Tak-wah, Deanie Ip Tak-han, Qin Hailu, Wang Fuli Director: Ann Hui On-wah Category: I (Cantonese and Putonghua)

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

City's film industry deserves support

The top award clinched by a low-key Hong Kong actress at an international film festival has brought celebration, but also much soul-searching, for the industry. Deanie Ip Tak-han was crowned best actress at the Venice Film Festival for her role in A Simple Life, a low-budget production based on the true story of a domestic servant.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Veteran Ip wins best actress in Venice

Veteran Hong Kong movie star Deanie Ip Tak-han was named best actress at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of an ageing domestic servant in Ann Hui On-wah's film A Simple Life (Tao Jie).

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am