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Chao Lei (1)  ♂
Aliases:  Chiu Lui (1),  Zhao Lei,  Chao Lai,  Chao Loi,  Wong Yuk-Man
Born: 1928 - Died: June 24th, 1996





 
Filmography (1952-1989)
 
  Producer (3 films)
    The Road to the West (1962)    
    Matrimonial Storm (1962)    
    The Rainbow Pass (1964)    
  Director (1 film)
    The Falling Petals (1967)    
  Actor (115 films)
    Modern Red Chamber Dream (1952)    
    The Third Life (1953)    
    Little Couple (1953)    
    Temptation (1954) ... Xu Dehuai
    Girls in Transformation (1954)    
    Beyond the Grave (1954) ... Yang Wei
    Siren, Parts I and II (1956) ... Wei Zhong Hua
    Meet Me After Spring (1956)    
    Our Lovely Baby (1956)    
    Beyond the Blue Horizon (1956)    
    A Lovely Heart (1956) ... Jing Shan
    The Lady of Mystery (1957)    
    He Has Taken Him for Another (1957)    
    A Mellow Spring (1957) ... Gao Lang
    Miss Evening Sweet (1957)    
    Springtime in Paradise (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957) ... Geng Hu
    Dan Fung Street (1958)    
    Red Lantern (1958) ... Lin Fengchun
    The Unforgettable Night (1958)    
    An Appointment After Dark (1958)    
    Diau Charn (1958) ... General Lu Bu
    A Kiss for Me (1958)    
    The Circus (1958)    
    Spring Frolic (1959) ... Chen Mu
    Mischievous Girl (1959)    
    Two Heroes Vie for a Beauty (1959)    
    The Kingdom and the Beauty (1959) ... Chu Te Cheng
    Love and War (1959)    
    Day-Time Husband (1959)    
    The Stolen Love (1959)    
    Eve of the Wedding (1960) ... He Jianqun
    You Are My Loved One (1960)    
    Kiss Me Again (1960)    
    The Enchanting Shadow (1960) ... Ning Caichen
    East Flows the River (1960) ... Chao Yung Sheng
    The Swallow (1961) ... Insp. Li Te-Biao
    The Pistol (1961) ... Bus passenger
    Till the Clouds Roll by (1961)    
    Meng Lisi, Maid of the Jungle (1961) ... Emperor Yong Cheng
    Yang Kwei Fei (1962) ... Assassin
    Dream of the Red Chamber (1962) ... 2nd Master Jia Zheng
    The Mid-Nightmare (1962)    
    Madame White Snake (1962) ... Hsu Hsien
    Angel of the Wilderness (1962)    
    Lady with the Lute (1963)    
    Stepmother (1963) ... Lin Yang-Shan
    The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963) ... Emperor Tang Kao Tsung
    Revenge of a Swordswoman (1963)    
    Mid-Nightmare (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Imperial Lady (1964)    
    Romance of the Forbidden City (1964) ... Emperor Shunzhi
    The Magic Lamp (1964) ... Vanguard of Heaven
    Beyond the Great Wall (1964) ... Emperor Yuan Ti
    The Story of Sue San (1964) ... Wang Chin-Lung
    How the Oil Vendor Won the Beauty Queen (1964)    
    A Story of Three Loves (Part 2) (1964) ... Fan Jiashu
    A Story of Three Loves (Part 1) (1964) ... Fan Jiashu
    Three Smart Girls (1965)    
    Beauty of Beauties (1965)    
    A Beggar's Daughter (1965) ... Mo Ji
    Forget Me Not (1966)    
    Lady in the Moon (1966) ... Archer Hòu Yì
    Wife of a Romantic Scholar (1967)    
    The First Sword (1967) ... Xie Wuyang
    The Wandering Knight (1967) ... Jiang Chang-Fa
    Woman in Danger (1967)    
    The Iron Horse (1967) ... Chan Mu-Pai
    Passion (1967)    
    The Magic Fan (1967) ... Liu Zigu
    Operation Macau (1967)    
    The Crimson Rose (1968)    
    Jade Dragon (1968)    
    The Unicorn Fortress (1968)    
    Desperate Seven (1968) ... Captain Yang Chi
    Red Plum Pavilion (1968) ... Pei Shun-Ching
    Buddha with a Thousand Arms (1968)    
    The Invisible Sabre (1968) ... Wei Wu Clan Chief Chao
    The Vagabond Swordsman (1968)    
    Travels with a Sword (1968) ... Chang Kuei-Yin
    Mallow Forest (1969) ... Zhang Xian-Zhong
    Affection (1969)    
    Eight for the Border (1969)    
    The Royal Seal (1969) ... Hsu Tien-Long
    The King's Sword (1970) ... Chih Yu Cheng
    The Rivals (1970)    
    The Magnificent Gunfighter (1970) ... Da Hai
    Capture of Seven Tigers (1970) ... Kang Wai
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    To Skin a Tiger (1972)    
    The Stealing Love (1972)    
    A Man of Wealth (1972)    
    Morning Goodbye (1973) ... Boss Zhu
    Cheat to Cheat (1973)    
    Fist of Unicorn (1973) ... Lung's father
    Tales of Larceny (1973) ... 2) Expert pickpocket
    Martial Arts (1974)    
    Supremo (1974) ... Judge
    The Bodyguard (1974)    
    The Valiant Ones (1975) ... Emperor
    The Association (1975) ... Fang Chu's father
    The Bravest One (1975)    
    The Wandering Life (1975)    
    Monkey King with 72 Magic (1976)    
    Princess and the Toxicant (1977)    
    The Delivery (1978)    
    Dream of the Red Chamber (1978) ... Master Jia
    In the Beginning (1979)    
    Immortal Warriors (1979)    
    The Story of Buddha (1980)    
    Imperious Princess (1980) ... Emperor
    The Prince Love Story (1980)    
    The Legend of the Owl (1981) ... The king
    Rescue from Hades (1982)    
    Just Heroes (1989) ... Boss Cao
 
 
Biography
 
  Nicknamed in the film industry as ''Mr. Emperor'', Chao Lei was born to parents who were originally from the Hebei Province. Growing up Beijing, Chao moved to Hong Kong at the age of 19. In 1953, he started to work for Shaw Brothers. In most of his ensuing films, he was always cast as the emperor character like ''The Kingdom and the Beauty''. After his contract ran out at Shaw Brothers in 1963, Chao went to Taiwan and starred in ''Hsi Shih Beauty of Beauties'' and won the Best Actor Award in the Golden Horse Awards. Also, in 1962, he and his actress wife Shi Ying created their own film production company. In 1980, Chao left the film industry gradually. From the Celestial DVD release of ''Diau Charn''.

Real name: Wong Yuk-Man (‰€ˆη–―)