Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Video: Tony Leung mania grips university

Actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai faces questions at Hong Kong University yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

A massive crowd of students past and present, staff, journalists, cameramen and even paparazzi jostled to catch sight of actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai at the University of Hong Kong yesterday, fresh from his role in The Grandmaster.

Friday, 1 February, 2013, 12:35pm 2 comments

Film review: The Grandmaster

Tony Leung as wing chun master Ip Man inThe Grandmaster.

The Grandmaster

Starring: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen

Director: Wong Kar-wai

13 Jan 2013 - 4:35pm

Film review: The Grandmaster, by Wong Kar-wai

Tony Leung plays wing chun master Ip Man in ''The Grandmaster''.

His first film, As Tears Go By (1988), was a drama about a triad; he also produced The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993) and directed Ashes of Time (1994), based on characters from the Louis Cha Leung-yung  martial arts novel. But Wong Kar-wai is usually looked upon as an auteur whose films feature more talk than action.

10 Jan 2013 - 5:20pm 3 comments

Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster premieres in Beijing

The Grandmaster stars Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s long-awaited martial arts film The Grandmaster was shown in public for the first time in Beijing on Sunday, after more than six years in production.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Character building

Veteran actress Carina Lau Ka-ling stole the spotlight despite the presence of other starlets at a recent fashion event in Hong Kong. The award-winning star looks even fitter than she did a few years ago and is possibly much wiser, too.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Put your best foot forward with mum to help charity raise funds for drought-hit Gansu

If you want to do something different with your mum this Mother's Day, how about taking her on a hike for a good cause?

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Valentino creative team and the faithful turn out for winter showcase

While most of us are packing away our winter gear as summer approaches, fashion designers are already sending models down the runway in this year's autumn-winter collection.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture...

1. Scottish actress Clare Grogan enjoyed a string of hits with which 1980s pop band?

2. Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing and Tony Leung Chiu-wai travel to which country in Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together (1997)?

3. Actor Richard E. Grant was born in which landlocked southern African country?

4. Who lived at 301 Cobblestone Way?

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Penny drops for Ashes actress Lau

Carina Lau Ka-ling says she finally understands Wong Kar-wai's Ashes of Time, 15 years after she appeared in the film.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Beefed-up Tony Leung takes centre stage during publicity for Red Cliff sequel

The second part of John Woo Yu-sum's epic Red Cliff will storm the theatres next Thursday and most of the cast was back in town on Tuesday to drum up advance publicity. Instead of a cliff, they were at the Peak for a press conference.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Birthday girl Lau wishes for wisdom

Actress Carina Lau Ka-ling, who turned 43 on Monday, said she wished to become a stronger and wiser person.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Thursday Think-tank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Strict Olympic rules for spectators to apply in Hong Kong too ... like on the mainland, no shirts with political message or slogans allowed; but shorts with black dress shoes, OK

2 Watsons Water workers go on strike ... they threatened to leave all the undelivered bottles out in the hot sun until it spoiled

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Picture perfect

'In the past couple of days, I have lived just above the newlywed couple at the hotel. When I woke up one morning looking out from my window, I saw two shadows walking hand in hand at dawn. I looked carefully and they were Tony and Carina. As a director, it is very difficult to capture that kind of image on film because the two people have to have that chemistry between them.

23 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

'Toncarina' to keep paparazzi at bay with Himalayan wedding

Brangelina may be the celebrity newsmakers of the week overseas for the birth of their twins, but in Hong Kong the buzz is about ... Toncarina?

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Double happiness for Carina Lau

Carina Lau Ka-ling (below) was a happy woman on Monday. Not only did the actress top the Style Awards poll as reader's choice icon, she also confirmed some stunning news - she and long-time boyfriend Tony Leung Chiu-wai will tie the knot, very likely some time this year. The celebrity couple have been together on and off since 1989.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am