Kenneth Tsang

Kenneth Tsang Kong (Chinese: 曾江; born September 2, 1935) is a Hong Kong actor. Tsang’s career has spanned 50 years and included a variety of acting roles.

His first Hollywood film was The Replacement Killers (1998), also the Hollywood debut of co-star Chow Yun-fat. Tsang appeared alongside Chow once again in Anna and the King as well as Jackie Chan in Rush Hour 2. Tsang played General Moon in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002), and he continues to appear in films from his native Hong Kong.

Tsang’s film debut was in the movie The Feud (1955), when he was just 16, which was followed by a role in Who Isn’t Romantic? (1956). In the mid 1960s, Tsang starred in detective films and classic kung fu movies with (at the time) Hong Kong teen idols Connie Chan Po-chu and Josephine Siao. Tsang also appeared in a few Wong Fei-Hung movies in the late 1960s. In the 1986, Tsang worked as taxi cab owner, Ken, in John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow. Subsequent collaborations with Woo included the role of Ken in A Better Tomorrow 2 in 1987, police officer Danny Lee’s murdered partner in The Killer in 1989, and the strict adoptive father of Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung in Once a Thief in 1991.

Tsang also filmed several Singaporean Chinese dramas during the 1990s, one of his most notable works there was the 1995 epic The Teochew Family and The Unbeatables II

Kenneth is currently starring as the lead in Ang Lee’s remake of Eat Drink Man Woman.

The team searched for a long time to fill the role of “Victor Chang”, the older brother of Donald Chang, CEO of a Hong Kong Conglomerate.  Kenneth, read the script after Richard Ng referred him, and signed on in support of the film 1 month prior to filming.  Kenneth was an inspiration to work with and always gave valuable advice on set.

 

 

 
 
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