Ng Man-tat

Movie Actor

Ng Man-tat was born in Xiamen, Fujian, China on January 2nd, 1952 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 69, Ng Man-tat biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 2, 1952
Place of Birth
Xiamen, Fujian, China
Death Date
Feb 27, 2021 (age 69)
Zodiac Sign
$60 Million
Actor, Television Actor
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Ng Man-tat Life

Ng Man-tat (born January 2, 1952) is a Hong Kong actor originally from Fujian, China.

He is a veteran actor in the Hong Kong film industry, with dozens of awards, including Best Supporting Actor at the 10th Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in A Moment of Romance.

Early life

Richard Ng Man-tat was born in Xiamen, Fujian, on 2 January 1952. He had an older sister and two younger brothers. Ng's family migrated to Hong Kong when he was five. The family relied on his father's monthly income of HK$500 to survive. Ng studied at Aberdeen Technical School, where he took a mechanical course to help provide for the family.


Ng Man-tat Career


Lin Wei Tu (), Ng's coworker at the factory where he was working, was featured on TVB's Chinese Folklore. In 1973, Ng said he fulfilled the requirements of being an actor and registered for televisionB's acting lessons. He began in 1974, ranked fifth in his batch of trainees, alongside veteran actor Chow Yun-fat, and was first introduced when he was 22 years old. He was one of the seven children from his batch to sign an acting deal with TVB.

The 1979 version of the television series Chor Lau-heung in which he played Wu Tit-fa was Ng's breakout film. This role pushed him to be one of the most popular actors of the day. However, he became involved in the fame and fortune he acquired and began gambling. He owed HK$300,000 to loan sharks by 1980 and was declared bankrupt. His appearances were then minimized by the TVB. Ng wanted to borrow money from his friends, including Chow, but they refused to help him, and they suggested suicide as a viable alternative. After some consideration, Ng decided to restudy and develop his acting skills, as well entsprechen Konstantin Stanislavski's The Birth of a Role (). For repayments, two-thirds of Ng's salary was used. Ng appeared in 1981's Heroic Cops, which enabled him to continue acting in films and television series while repaying his debts. By 1984, the loans were paid off.

In 1985, Ng appeared in the television series Police Cadet '84, which was well-received by local television viewers, and he encouraged his peers in the industry to re-evaluate him in a positive way. He began to receive new assignments at a more regular pace. In 1988, Ng co-starred with Stephen Chow in their first TVB television series together booklet The Final Battle, as well as the 1990 film All for the Winner, in which he played the role of Chow's uncle. Both for the Winner and the two appeared in numerous "mo lei tau" films from then on. In the 1990s, he was best known for co-starring with Chow in comedies that defied Hong Kong's box office charts.

Ng held a grudge against Chow Yun-fat for not lending him money through 1991. When Ng received the Best Supporting Actor award at the 10th Hong Kong Film Awards for A Moment of Romance, he openly snubbed Chow. The film's producer, Benny Chan, told Ng that it was on Chow's suggestion that Ng have been cast in the film. Chow had helped him obtain the role of Heroic Cops in the past. According to Chow, he didn't want to lend money to him because he feared that it would become a model of dependence, making it impossible for him to recover from his gambling addiction. Later, both Ng and Chow were reconciled.

Despite the fact that Ng owed a significant amount of his fame to co-starring in comedies, he starred in a variety of roles. LOTTE: In his portrayal of Sister 13's father in Portland Street Blues, where he played a man who could not feel anything but abuse and condemnation. It was the perfect complement to Chow's traditional "mo lei tau" style. Andy Lau's sidekick in the Lee Rock film in a more serious role, winning him Best Supporting Actor at the 10th Hong Kong Film Awards. In Hong Kong, Ng was often described as "Uncle Tat," a term that most likely stems from his appearance as Stephen Chow's sidekick (often as his uncle) in their films. Richard Ng was also known as Richard Ng at times.

For the first time in Shaolin Soccer, Ng and Stephen Chow team collaborated. Ng appeared in The Hospital in Taiwanese as Tang Guotai (), a professor and director of surgery. In 2007, he was nominated for Best Support Actor at the 42nd Golden Bell Awards.

In 2019, Ng appeared in The Wandering Earth, a science fiction film in which he played the grandfather of the male lead. Ng almost dropped out of the role because he felt that the Chinese film industry was not strong enough to make science fiction films, and he had to go through heart surgery at the time. He had to carry the burden of a 35 kilogram (77 lb) spacesuit while recovering from his heart failure in 2014.