I just decided to open a blog to express my special love for Hong Kong and Chinese films and dramas...Here it is!
My very first blog post has to be dedicated to Mr Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung (張耀揚), the Hong Kong actor whom I admire the most. He is a well-known veteran who has been on the scene since the mid-80's, but according to his recent media interviews, he had suffered from a spinal disc herniation and was not able to work properly for almost three years.
Now it seems he has fully recovered...and I was happy to see Roy in random online media reports last year, which covered his appearances in charity functions, store openings, etc., both in Hong Kong and mainland China. (I will probably post the links to these reports later.)
His comeback film will be "Tong Que Tai (銅雀台)" (Literal Translation: Bronze Sparrow Terrace), a mega-budget mainland production featuring actors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and mainland China. The film is apparently a fictional story set in the period of The Three Kingdoms (三國), and the leading role Cao Cao (曹操/155-220) is played by Chow Yun-Fat (周潤發). According to some (unofficial) media reports, Roy plays Cao Zhang (曹彰), Cao Cao's son who had excellent military skills.
The filming in Beijing took place from September 2011 to early January 2012. Although Chinese media reports on "confirmed film casts" do not always turn out to be correct, and Roy did not appear in the press conference held in November, I believe that he is actually in this motion picture because there was a photo of him and the director Zhao Lin-Shan (趙林山) posted on the latter's Sina Weibo (新浪微博) in August last year (above). Roy's own Weibo, which stopped after only four postings in August and September, also stated that he was in Beijing for a movie shoot.