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Wei Zongwan

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Native name  魏宗万
Role  Actor
Name  Wei Zongwan

Years active  1982 - present
Occupation  Actor
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Born  November 24, 1938 (age 77) (1938-11-24) Shanghai, China
Organization  Shanghai People's Art Theatre
Notable work  One and Eight San Mao Joins The Army Romance of the Three Kingdoms The Water Margin
Awards  Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies  SanMao Joins The Army, The Warlords, A Singing Fairy, Love Is Not Blind, 1911
Similar People  Wu Yigong, Hua‑Tao Teng, Zhang Li, Peter Chan, Jackie Chan

Alma mater  Shanghai Theatre Academy

Wei Zongwan (simplified Chinese: 魏宗万; traditional Chinese: 魏宗萬; pinyin: Weì Zōngwàn; born 24 November 1938) is a Chinese actor. He has been acting since the 1980s and has appeared in over 70 films and television shows.

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He has won the Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in San Mao Joins The Army (1993), and was nominated in the Macau International Movie Festival for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Singing Fairy (2010).

Early life

Wei was born in Shanghai on November 24, 1938, in the Republic of China, with his ancestral home in Ningbo, Zhejiang.

After graduating from Shanghai Nanyang Model Junior High School (上海南洋模范初中) in 1955 he entered the Shanghai Turbine Works (上海汽轮机厂) worked as a worker, and joined a drama team in that factory.

Wei graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1963, majoring in acting.

Acting career

Wei had his first experience in front of a camera in 1982, when he was chosen to act as a supporting actor in One and Eight, a film directed by Zhang Junzhao.

In 1992, he appeared in Zhang Jianya's San Mao Joins The Army, which earned him a Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 1991, he starred as Sima Yi in Zhang Shaolin's Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a historical television series where he co-starred with Tang Guoqiang, Bao Guo'an and Sun Yanjun, which was adapted from Luo Guanzhong's classical novel of the same title.

In 1997, he played a supporting role in Zhang Shaolin's television series The Water Margin, which was adapted from Shi Nai'an's classical novel of the same title.

In 2010, he participated in a romantic comedy called A Singing Fairy as "Laomo", he was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" at the 2nd Macau International Movie Festival.

In 2014, he acted as a supporting actor in Wei Zheng's romantic comedy television series IPPrtment 4, a hot TV series starring Eric Wang, Deng Jiajia, Michael Chen, Loura Lou, Kimi Li, Jean Lee, Sean Sun and Vanessa Zhao recently in Heilongjiang, Anhui, Dragon and Hubei four major Television.

References

Wei Zongwan Wikipedia


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