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Yueh Hua
Yo Hua,  Ngok Wah,  Yue Hua,  Elly,  Yuen Hua,  Yuei Hwa,  Elliot ,  Liang Le-Hua,  Ngok Wa,  Yao Hua,  Yueh Hwa,  Elliot Yue,  Yues Hua,  Hwa Yuen,  Elly Leung,  Leung Lok-Wah,  Yeun Hua
Born: July 13th, 1942 (Shanghai, China) - Died: October 20th, 2018





 
Filmography (1964-2016)
 
  Actor (139 films)
    The Warlord and the Actress (1964) ... Rebel
    The Dancing Millionairess (1964) ... Dancer
    The Lark (1965) ... Charity concert dancer
    Come Drink with Me (1966) ... Fan Dapei / Drunken Knight
    Princess Iron Fan (1966) ... Sun Wu-Kung, Monkey King
    The Monkey Goes West (1966) ... Monkey King Su Wu Kong
    Hong Kong Nocturne (1967) ... Mr Pan
    Trapeze Girl (1967) ... Lou Tian-Xing
    Sweet Is Revenge (1967) ... Xiao Pao
    Blue Skies (1967) ... Member of musical troupe
    The Sword and the Lute (1967) ... Shen Shu-Wen
    Swan Song (1967) ... Dancer [guest star]
    Death Valley (1968) ... Chiu Yu-Lung
    Killer Darts (1968) ... Liu Yu-Long
    Mist Over Dream Lake (1968) ... Yu Ya Na
    Black Butterfly (1968) ... Liu Xi Lang
    Dragon Swamp (1969) ... Roaming Knight Xi Zheng Yuan
    Vengeance Is a Golden Blade (1969) ... Liu Qing-Song
    Raw Courage (1969) ... Chou Fei-Yun
    The Twelve Gold Medallions (1970) ... Wavering Sword Miao Lung
    Lady of Steel (1970) ... Qin Shang Yi
    Brothers Five (1970) ... Valet Kao Wei
    The Shadow Whip (1971) ... Wang Jianxin
    The Long Chase (1971)    
    Vengeance of a Snowgirl (1971) ... Kao Tien-Ying
    The Yellow Muffler (1971) ... Dancer
    Village of Tigers (1971) ... Luo Hong-Xun
    The Drinking Knight (1971) ... Drinking Knight
    The Two Faces of Love (1972)    
    The Casino (1972) ... Luo Tianguang
    The 14 Amazons (1972) ... Lu Chao
    Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972) ... Chief Constable Chi Te
    Pursuit (1972) ... Instructor Lin Chong
    The Lizard (1972) ... Cheng Long / Brother Dumb
    The Young Avenger (1972) ... Chen Shi Lun
    The Water Margin (1972) ... Leopard Man, Lin Chong
    Trilogy of Swordsmanship (1972) ... 1) Master Kuang
    All Men Are Brothers (1973) ... Lin Chong [cameo]
    Iron Bodyguard (1973) ... Tan Si-Tong
    Illicit Desire (1973) ... 1) Hsiao I
    Payment in Blood (1973) ... Fang Chih Kien
    Bruce Lee, the Man and the Legend (1973) ... [Himself]
    The House of 72 Tenants (1973) ... Fat Chai
    The Villains (1973) ... Fang Zheng
    Facets of Love (1973) ... Emperor Zheng-De
    Sorrow of the Gentry (1974) ... Chen Bo Wen
    Hong Kong 73 (1974) ... Chan Yau Fook
    Virgins of the Seven Seas (1974) ... Ko Pao
    Sex, Love and Hate (1974) ... Lu Jun
    Lover's Destiny (1975) ... Professor Yu
    That's Adultery! (1975) ... 3) Cui Ming
    Supermen Against the Amazons (1975)    
    Black Magic (1975) ... Mr Wang
    My Bewitched Wife (1975)    
    The Big Holdup (1975) ... Li Guochao
    Mutiny on the High Sea (1975)    
    Temperament of Life (1975) ... Policeman
    Love Swindler (1976) ... 4) Wang Juan Shung
    The Web of Death (1976) ... Fei Ying Xiang
    Erotic Nights (1976)    
    The Drug Connection (1976) ... Deng Weipin
    The Criminals (1976) ... 3) Yue Hua
    Shaolin Temple (1976) ... Li Se Kai
    Super Dragon (1976)    
    Beautiful Vixen (1976) ... William Chang Wei-Lian
    The Fierce Fist (1976) ... Sher Lee Chan
    Killer Clans (1976) ... Lu Hsiang Chuan
    The Last Tempest (1976) ... Tan Si Tong
    Wedding Nights (1976)    
    The Sentimental Swordsman (1977) ... Long Xiao Yun
    Lady Exterminator (1977) ... Geng Weiping
    The Dream of the Red Chamber (1977) ... Official Jia Zheng
    Five Kung Fu Daredevil Heroes (1977)    
    The Chivalry, the Gunman and Killer (1977) ... Lin Hsueh-Yi
    The Face Behind the Mask (1977) ... Hsiao Meng-Fei
    Clans of Intrigue (1977) ... Monk Wu Hua/Yi Feng
    Moods of Love (1977) ... Master Yu-Tong
    Death Duel (1977) ... 'Tu Lang Chun' Chou Yu Feng
    The Adventures of Emperor Chien Lung (1977) ... Prince Yong
    The Green Dragon Inn (1977) ... Ouyang Qing-Yun
    The Invincible Swordswoman (1977)    
    The Greatest Plot (1977) ... Emperor Yung Zhen
    Jade Tiger (1977) ... Tang Ao
    The 18 Bronze Girls of Shaolin (1978)    
    Legend of the Bat (1978) ... Lee Yuk Hom
    Filthy Guy (1978)    
    The Vengeful Beauty (1978) ... Wang Jun
    The Red Phoenix (1978) ... Master Feng Kuang
    The Unique Lama (1978)    
    Clan of Amazons (1978) ... Hua Manlou
    The Master and the Kid (1978) ... Nan Kung Sao
    Eagle's Claws & the Butterfly Palm (1978) ... Mao Hsin Ku
    The Adventure of the "Heaven Mouse" (1978) ... Monk disciple
    Lung Wei Village (1978) ... Hao Yanbang
    The Voyage of Emperor Chien Lung (1978) ... Zheng Xie-Qiao
    The Souls of the Sword (1978)    
    My Blade, My Life (1978) ... King of Yin Yang
    Kung Fu Girls (1978)    
    The Murder of Murders (1978)    
    The Idiot Swordsman (1978)    
    Full Moon Scimitar (1979) ... 3rd Master Xie Xiao Feng
    The Deadly Confrontation (1979)    
    Art of War by Sun Tzu (1979) ... Sun Tzu
    A Pretended Rebel (1979) ... Japanese
    The Dream Sword (1979) ... Swordsman Li
    In the Beginning (1979)    
    The Ghost Story (1979) ... Wang Chun
    Return of the Dead (1979) ... Jiang Tao
    Bruce Tuan's 7 Promises (1980) ... Hsiao San
    Six Directions of Boxing (1980)    
    Monkey Kung Fu (1980)    
    Heroes Shed No Tears (1980) ... Hsiao Lei Hsueh
    A Deadly Secret (1980) ... Magistrate Ling Tui Si
    Black Lizard (1981) ... Security Chief Xiao Lik
    The Imp (1981) ... Master Chiu
    Crippled Kung Fu Boxer (1981)    
    The Duel of the Century (1981) ... Shimen Chuei Shiue
    Mahjong Heroes (1981) ... Kwok Chu
    Return of the Sentimental Swordsman (1981) ... Guo Songyang
    Coolie Killer (1982) ... Chung
    The Spirit of the Sword (1982) ... Purple Robe Duke
    Hell Has No Boundary (1982) ... Inspector Wong
    The Enchantress (1983) ... Master Purple Robe
    On the Wrong Track (1983) ... Paul and De's father
    The Siamese Twins (1984) ... Mr Kei
    Love Bittersweet (1984)    
    Fascinating Affairs (1985) ... Inspector
    In the Line of Duty III (1988) ... Yamamoto
    Snuff Bottle (1988) ... [Himself in Prolouge]
    Just Heroes (1989)    
    Princess Madam (1989)    
    Never Ending Summer (1992) ... Balloon seller
    Rumble in the Bronx (1995) ... Wah
    Faithfully Yours (1995)    
    Migratory Bird (2001)    
    Wo Hu (2006) ... Boss Tong Chun
    Confession of Pain (2006) ... Chow Yuen Sing
    Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008) ... Liu Bei
    Trivisa (2016) ... Ho Yu-Kei
  Writer (1 film)
    Snuff Bottle (1988)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Although his family is from Canton, Yueh Hua was born in Shanghai under the name of Liang Le-Hua. After training at the Shanghai Music Institute, he came to Hong Kong in 1962. A year later he entered the Shaw Brothers acting class after a stint with the Nan Guo experimental film group. And in 1966 was contracted with Shaw Brothers at a time when actresses were more popular than actors. Finding work was difficult. Yet Yueh found luck. He was cast opposite the soon to be crowned "Queen of Kung-fu films", Cheng Pei-pei, in first Princess Iron Fan (1966) then in Come Drink With Me (1966), considered by many to be the precursor for all swordswomen films to come and King Hu's most influential directed film done at Shaw Brothers. Yueh's characeter from Come Drink With Me is still considered classic. Before appearing on camera he would get into character by drinking two bottles of Chinese wine.

During the 1960's and 1970's he averaged five films per year and with all the Shaw's main leading actresses in mostly classic martial art films such as Chin Ping's Killer Darts (1968), Cheng Pei-pei's Lady of Steel (1969) and The Shadow Whip (1970), and Taiwan's kung-fu queen Shih Szu's The Young Avenger (1972) and The Villains (1973). He topped off his career with a final appearance in Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx (1995).

A film career that spanned more than 30 years, he was in over 90 films. Yueh and his wife eventually Tanny Tien Ni moved to Canada. His peers and fans have labelled him "Mr. Nice Guy: and lately he became the chairman of the Association of Performing Artists in Canada.

- adapted from Celestial Pictures' biography from the Come Drink With Me DVD