Gong Li

Gong Li still a no-show on avenue

She was inducted in 2007 but four years on, pioneering mainland-turned-Singaporean actress Gong Li remains absent from the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Sunday, 15 May, 2011, 12:00am

Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising

Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans, Kevin McKidd

Director: Peter Webber

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Gong Li's auction action

With recent parts in Miami Vice and Memoirs Of A Geisha, as well as just finishing shooting a role in Hannibal Rising - yes, the story of how Dr Lecter became Hannibal the Cannibal - Gong Li should have plenty of new Hollywood stories to tell this weekend when she drops by Hong Kong for a short promotional trip ahead of the release of her reunion film with director Zhang Yimou, Curse Of The Go

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Vice and virtues

It might seem that Gong Li has 'gone Hollywood', but the renowned Chinese actress displays few of the traits of a typical Tinseltown star. Meeting with the press during a frenzied couple of days in Los Angeles recently, she comes into a suite at the Four Seasons hotel with no make-up (or at least none that can be detected) and wearing a simple dove-grey dress with a matching hooded top.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Miami Vice likely to join banned film list

The mainland may ban the film Miami Vice because of steamy love scenes between co-stars Gong Li and Colin Farrell, and the Chinese star's casting as a drug smuggler.

The Shanghai Morning Post yesterday quoted an official at Universal Studios, which produced Miami Vice, as saying it would be difficult for the film to be shown on the mainland because of the sex and drugs.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Believe it or not, gong li with carrey

One intriguing rumour this Easter is that Gong Li is about to sign up to make a film with director Tim Burton and actor Jim Carrey. According to website www.monkeypeaches.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Red Sorghum (1987)

Zhang Yimou's directorial debut swept China's Golden Rooster Awards and made his name internationally when it won the Golden Bear in Berlin.

Red Sorghum (below) introduced Gong Li, whose collaboration with Zhang lasted until the mid-1990s, and blossomed into romance.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Makeup artists stop covering up

Makeup people are no longer hiding behind the scenes thanks to artists such as Zing (pictured). The Singaporean has been exploring the full creative potential of cosmetics since his arrival here about 10 years ago. Now he's pushing the envelope even further with his new book Zing By Zing.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Gong Li's latest handiwork hard to describe

Who would've guessed that such a common body part would have such a big impact? Wong Kar-wai's new short film The Hand, which is one of three stories about erotic love in Eros, has stirred up a bit of discussion in town because of - what else - a hand and man's private part.

19 May 2005 - 12:00am

Gong Li's husband tells court of humiliation

The husband of Gong Li, China's most famous film actress, told a court yesterday of his family's anger and humiliation after a Hong Kong magazine and two Singaporean newspapers claimed he lived on his wife's income.

Ooi Hoe Seong is seeking damages for libel from Sudden Weekly Ltd and the editor-in-chief of Sudden Weekly, Chiu Wai-kin.

26 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

China launches The big sell

With Jackie Chan (below) flogging Hong Kong on the world tourism market, filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been recruited to do likewise for Beijing. Two promotional clips made by Zhang - I am in Beijing and Beijing Celebrates National Day - are being broadcast on CNN.

14 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Billboard beauty Gong Li sets out to conquer China

Gong Li's latest role is literally larger than life. She is appearing on the biggest billboard in China - a 600-square-metre sign on the Bund in Shanghai for the cosmetics brand L'Oreal.

As the beauty ambassador for the brand, her image is now on every L'Oreal counter across China. Similar billboards are planned for Beijing, Chengdu and Chongqing.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Petal power the way to win Gong Li's heart

What do you have to do to persuade Gong Li to do something? After all, she reputedly turned down a role in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies as well as the opportunity to star opposite Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet - two roles most actresses would have died for.

31 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

See-through thriller

EVERYTHING that happens in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Pearl, 9.30pm) you can see coming as surely as if it were a herd of stampeding wildebeest. This does not make it a bad film, as this kind of film goes, but it could have been a better one.

10 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Gong Li holds court

THE British documentary Big Fish In China (Pearl, Sunday 11.45pm) is a nice addendum to The Story Of Qui Ju (World, 9.30pm). It was filmed over six months in China and Germany and got closer to director Zhang Yimou and leading lady Gong Li than anyone thought possible.

17 Jun 1995 - 12:00am