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A tribute site dedicated to the late Chinese actor, martial artist, action director, director, Lam Ching Ying.

A tribute site dedicated to the late Chinese actor, martial artist, action director, director, Lam Ching Ying.

Lam Ching Ying (林正英) was a Chinese actor, stuntman, action director and director. He was born in Hong Kong on December 27th 1952, under his real name, Lam Gun Bo (林根寶).

As an actor, action choreographer, director, martial artist, and teacher he touched many people with his candour and uncompromising professionalism. He left behind a lasting cinematic legacy, which can be enjoyed and respected by generations all over the World.

Ching Ying passed away of liver cancer at the St. Theresa Hospital in Hong Kong on the 8th of November, at the age of 45.

Awards

1983 Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated and won "Best Action Choreography" in Prodigal Son

1984 Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated and won "Best Action Choreography" in Winners And Sinners

1986 Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated for "Best Action Choreography" in My Lucky Stars

1986 Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" in Mr Vampire

His Life

Lam Ching Ying was born in Hong Kong on December 27th 1952. After an elementary school education lasting only two years he enrolled in the Peking Opera School of Madame Fan Fok Fa for a period of five years.

At the age of 17 Ching Ying began his carrier as a stuntman and an action choreographer at the famous Shaw Brothers Studio.

After a two year apprenticeship Ying came to the attention of the team at Golden Harvest Studio and he appeared in a supporting role in 1971's box office hit The Big Boss, starring Bruce Lee. Lee was very impressed with his martial artistry and technical knowledge, and promptly hired him as his personal assistant and co-action-director for Fist Of Fury. Ying also worked with Bruce as assistant-action-director on Enter The Dragon and was stunt double for actor Shek Khin, who played the villain.

After Bruce Lee's death, which greatly saddened him, he joined his good friend Sammo Hung, becoming a core member of his stunt team, Hung Ga Ban. Their friendship and professional respect deepened and they collaborated on classic films such as Enter The Fat Dragon, Warriors Two, The Magnificent Butcher. In the last Lam's fight with Yuen Biao demonstrates his expert skill in fighting with a fan and double knives. It is one of the movie's highlights.

In 1982 Ying won his first award for best action-direction for the matchless action-drama The Prodigal Son. Even today this film plays to full houses on festivals. Ching Ying stole the show as the effeminate, but lethal Leung Yee Tai. His Wing Chun style is precise, powerful, compelling and the audience's empathy for his character is always high.

The following year Winners And Sinners won the award for Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

In 1985 for Mr Vampire Lam created his most memorable character, the cool Taoist Priest. This role defined his screen image and brought broader recognition for him. The movie won 5 awards including Best Picture, Best Art Design and Best Cinematography. Ying missed out on the award for Best Supporting Actor. He irreversibly type-casted as the "World's Number-One High-Kicking Vampire-Buster" going on to reprise this role several times. Mr Vampire II and III, The Musical Vampire, Magic Cop, Vampire Vs Vampire etc. followed the first success.

In the following years his excessive talents were used in super-hits such as My Lucky Stars, Encounters Of The Spooky Kind, Millionaire's Express, Eastern Condors. As a respected teacher he often mentored other stars. Most famously he trained Michelle Yeoh, and turned the diva into a female action star.

In 1995 he was approached by Hong Kong media giant ATV to reprise his famous Taoist Priest role for a TV series called The Vampire Expert. The project received rave reviews, and The Vampire Expert II followed its' success.

Sadly Lam developed liver cancer. A quiet and private man, he chose not to reveal his illness to the public or even to his closest friends. Retiring from the public eye he sought seclusion at his sister's house, where he lived out his last weeks.

He passed away at the St. Theresa Hospital on the 8th of November at the age of 45.

On November 13th, the day of his funeral, 50 Buddhist monks officiated at a 3 hour prayer ceremony to honor his passing. His friends acted as pallbearers.

At his request he was cremated and his ashes flown to the United States, where they were buried with his favorite clothes, sunglasses, Priest robe and hat. His calligraphic tribute read: "One Smile Returns To The West".

As an actor, action choreographer, martial artist, and teacher he touched many people with his candor and uncompromising professionalism. He left behind a lasting cinematic legacy, which can be enjoyed and respected by generations all over the World.

Filmography

Monk At Thirty 1997 Coincidentally 1996-1997 The Vampire Expert II 1996 The Vampire Expert I 1995 Shaolin Avengers 1994 Green Hornet 1994 The Chinese Ghostbuster 1994 Sad Story Of Saigon/Rape in Public Sea 1993 Exorcist Master 1993 Painted Skin 1993 The East is Red 1993 Banana Spirit 1992 Legend Of Wong Tai Sin 1992 Martial Arts Master Wong Fei Hung 1992 China Dolls 1992 Forced Nightmare 1992 Mr Vampire '92 1992 Mad Mad Ghost 1992 Pom Pom And Hot Hot 1992 The Musical Vampire 1992 Wizard's Curse 1992 Lover's Tear 1991 The Skin Striperess 1991 Midnight Conjure 1991 Shyly Spirit 1991 Slickers Vs Killers 1991 The Ultimate Vampire 1991 Money Maker 1991 The Tantana 1991 Red And Black 1991 Gambling Ghost 1991 Crazy Safari 1991 An Eternal Combat 1991 Spiritual Trinity 1991 Prince Of The Sun 1990 Magic Cop 1990 Stage Door Johnny 1990 Encounter Of The Spooky Kind 2 1990 Swordsman 1990 Goodbye Hero 1990 Pedicap Driver 1989 A city of sadness 1989 Vampire Vs Vampire 1989 Painted Faces 1988 Her Vengeance 1988 School On Fire 1988 I Love Maria 1988 Lai Chi, China's Last Eunuch 1988 Mr Vampire III 1987 Eastern Condors 1987 Cold-blooded Man 1987 ? Heroes Shed No Tears 1986 Mr Vampire II 1986 Where's Officer Tuba? 1986 The Millioners' Express 1986 Mr Vampire 1985 Heart Of The Dragon 1985 Those Merry Souls 1985 My Lucky Stars 1985 The Return Of Pom 1984 Pom Pom 1984 Hocus Pocus 1984 Winners and Sinners 1983 The Dead And The Deadly 1983 Prodigal Son 1982 Encounter Of The Spooky Kind 1980 Two Toothless Tigers 1980 By Hook Or By Crook 1980 From Riches To Rags 1980 The Victim 1980 The Magnificent Butcher 1979 His Name Is Nobody 1979 Odd Couple 1979 Knockabout 1979 The Incredible Kung Fu Master 1979 Warriors Two 1978 Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog 1978 Game Of Death 1978 Enter The Fat Dragon 1978 Legend Of The Bat 1978 Amsterdam Connection 1978 The Proud Youth 1978 Strike and Sword 1978 Clan Of Amazons 1978 Amsterdam Kill 1977 Broken Oath 1977 Judgment of an Assassin 1977 Sea God And Ghosts 1977 He Has Nothhing But Kung Fu 1977 The Sentimental Swordsman 1977 The Iron-Fisted Monk 1977 Money Crazy 1977 The Shaolin Plot 1977 Executioners From Shaolin 1977 Bruce's Deadly Fingers 1976 End Of Wicked Tigers 1976 Hot Potato 1976 Challenge Of The Masters 1976 Kung Fu Stars 1975 The Spiritual Boxer 1975 The Man From Hong Kong 1975 The Association 1974 Tornado Of Pearl River 1974 Yellow Faced Tiger 1974 Black Alley Princess In Chinatown 1974 The Skyhawk 1974 Bloody Ring 1974 Dynamite Brothers 1974 Bruce Lee: The Man, The Legend 1973 Enter The Dragon 1973 The Rendezvous Of Warriors 1973 When Taekwondo Strikes 1973 Seaman No. 7. 1973 Black Alley Princess 1973 A Man Called Tiger 1973 Treasure Castle 1972 Way Of The Dragon 1972 Hapkido 1972 The Deadly Knives 1972 The Casino 1972 Fist Of Fury 1972 The Fugitive 1972 The Imperial Swordman 1972 The Thuderbolt Fist 1972 A Touch Of Zen 1971 The Big Boss 1971 The Angry River 1971 The Golden Seal 1971 The Lady Hermit 1971 The Blade Spares None 1971 Swordsman at Large 1971 The Lady with a Sword 1971 The Invincible Eight 1971 The Crimson Charm 1970 Six Assassins 1970 Brothers Five 1970 The Golden Knight 1970

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A tribute site dedicated to the late Chinese actor, martial artist, action director, director, Lam Ching Ying.

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