| 任達華 (traditional)|
Peter Yam Tat-Wing
| Jam6 Daat6-wa4 (Cantonese)|
19 March 1955 (age 60)
Hong Kong (1955-03-19)
Qi Qi (m. 1997), Ho Sui-yi (m. 1981–1986)
Kill Zone ‑ SPL, SPL II: A Time for Consequences, Ip Man, Sara, Election
Qi Qi, Charlene Choi, Johnnie To, Louis Koo, Lam Suet
Simon Yam Wikipedia
Simon Yam (born 19 March 1955), also known as Yam Tat-wah (Chinese: 任達華), is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He received international acclaim for his performances in international film festival hits and box offices such as Naked Killer, SPL (a.k.a. Kill Zone), Election, Election 2 (a.k.a. Triad Election), Exiled, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, The Thieves.
Yam started off as a model before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television series prior to "apply his trades" in the film industry in 1987. His elder brother is Yam Tak-wing, a retired former Deputy Commissioner of Hong Kong Police.
In 1989, he starred in the Japanese-Hong Kong co-production of Bloodfight. This was the first of its kind in which English was spoken throughout the entire film. In 1992, Yam gained critical acclaim for his role as the maniacal Judge in the crime film Full Contact, where he faced off in a bloody battle against Chow Yun-fat's character. In 1993, he starred as "Dhalsim" in the action-comedy film Future Cops, a parody of Street Fighter directed by Wong Jing. In 1996, Yam began his role as Chiang Tin-Sung, the leader of the Hung Hing triads in the first three instalments of the Young and Dangerous film series.
In 2000, Yam starred as Cheung San, the progenitor of all vampires, in the television series My Date with a Vampire II, produced by ATV. In 2003, Yam made his Hollywood film debut in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life as Shaolin crime lord.
In 2013, Yam directed his first film, as part of the Hong Kong portmaneau horror film Tales From the Dark 1.
Yam is married to Sophia Kao, known as Qi Qi, an international model. Born in Shanghai, but raised in Austria, Kao is a spokesperson for SKII. They have a daughter, Ella.
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting Actor Nomination for The Be No. 1
Best Supporting Actor Nomination for Juliet in Love
Best Supporting Actor Nomination for Midnight Fly
Best Actor Nomination for PTU
Best Actor Nomination for Election
Best Supporting Actor Nomination for Election 2
Best Actor Nomination for Eye in the Sky
Best Actor Nomination for Sparrow
Best Actor Nomination for Night and Fog
Best Actor for Echoes of the Rainbow
(6 Best Actor Nominations, 4 Best Supporting Actor Nominations)
Golden Horse AwardsBest Actor Nomination for PTU
Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Actor for PTU
Best Actor for Election
Asia Pacific Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actor for Sparrow
Ocean Flame (2008)
A House Is Not a Home (1977)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1979)
The Shell Game (1980)
The Return of the Condor Heroes (1983)
The New Adventures of Chor Lau-heung (1984)
Reincarnated Princess (1985)
New Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre (1986)
The Legend of the Book and the Sword (1987)
War of the Dragon (1989)
Heaven's Retribution (1994)
ICAC Investigators 1996 (1996)
My Date with a Vampire II (1999)
Tokyo Juliet (2006)