|Other names D.C.|
Parents Lai Kent
|Name Duncan Chow|
Years active 1993-present
|Full Name Duncan Lai (黎登勤)|
Born September 19, 1978 (age 37) (1978-09-19) British Hong Kong
Movies Formula 17, Seven Swords, The Shoe Fairy, Leaving in Sorrow
Similar People Chen Yin‑jung, Tsui Hark, Andy Lau
Interview with duncan chow on seven swords
Duncan Chow (Chinese: 周群達; born Duncan Lai (黎登勤), September 19, 1978) is a Hong Kong-born actor who is popular in Taiwan. Originally he was a professional windsurfer and a fashion show model, but chose acting as a career in 2001. He rose to fame by starring in 2004's Taiwanese Hit Movie "Formula 17", a comedy film about homosexuality.
- Interview with duncan chow on seven swords
- Duncan chow on seven swords
- Early life
- Acting career
- List of Duncan Chow's TV Series
Duncan chow on seven swords
Duncan was born in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. His father, Lai Gun, who is one of the first windies in Hong Kong, taught him windsurfing and also established Cheung Chau Windsurfing Center, a famous destination for many lovers of windsurfing. Duncan is the cousin of former Hong Kong olympian Lee Lai Shan. He was former Hong Kong Windsurfing Team member, won the 1998 Asian Windsurfing Championships.
Duncan began his acting career at the age of 14 as the adolescent version of Bruce Lee in a tribute film called Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in 1993. His scene appeared at the very beginning of the movie.
At the age of 15, Duncan went to New Zealand to study. In an interview, he said that the reason why he choose New Zealand as a place to study abroad was because it was the country of most extreme sports. When Duncan was 18, he returned to Hong Kong in a vacation and went casting with a friend, then he was chosen to shoot a Television advertisement for FedEx. He became a freelance model and appeared in many different TVCs.
Duncan officially started his professional acting career with the 2000s film "I Do", co-starred with Ella Koon, Bobo Chan, Raymond Wong. After this film, it was rumoured that he had a relationship with Bobo Chan.
In early 2000s, he decided to move to Taiwan to develop his career. He appeared frequently in many Taiwanese TV Dramas. With the success of Formula 17, he gained popular recognition in 2004. One year later, he starred as Mulang in Tsui Hark's film Seven Swords - which was another box office success. In the same year, he played Smiley Dentist in The Shoe Fairy (Mermaid Blossom), co-starred with Vivian Hsu. Duncan was expected to become a new generation idol of Taiwanese Wave. Unfortunately, because of a scandal in late 2005, his career interrupted for several years. In 2009, he came back to Hong Kong to work as interior designer.
In 2012, he returned to Taiwan to join in TV series "What is love?" at the age of 34. He said in an interview about the comeback that he really missed acting and would like to take time when he was still young. Luckily, since 2012, many TV dramas in which he appeared have been very successful.
In 2014, Duncan starred in Jess Lee's Music Video "Cliff to the Heaven", in which he played a married man who had an affair with his brother's fiancée (played by Xu Naihan). The MV contained a lot of hot scenes between Duncan and Xu Naihan, which made it extremely controversy. This MV has reached over 43 million views on YouTube (April, 2017). Duncan seemd to change to a more mature and seductive image.
Duncan was back to Hong Kong to participate in a Gary Tang's series named "The Hiddens", co-starring many Hong Kong popular actors and actresses (Jessica Hsuan, Lawrence Ng, Michael Tao, William So).
In 2017, Duncan will appear in another Hong Kong TV Series called "反黑" (OCTB).