The deeply revised article is as follows, which has maintained the original meaning and expanded the relevant content: First published2023-09-25 15:38 · Math teacher Bo Ni Hong Kong film and television dramas have always covered a wide variety of themes, but one of the most popular themes among audiences is police and criminal investigation. This genre has always attracted the enthusiasm of the audience with its gripping plot and character building. From movies to TV series, they are all impressive, and some of the "Sir" characters are really real police officers, which makes their performances in film and television more believable.
However, perhaps some may be surprised that there are several actors in the Hong Kong film industry who actually worked as police officers before they became stars, so to speak, a veritable Sir. Here's a look at seven Hong Kong stars who have actually been police officers, including the aforementioned Cheung Ka-fai and Ma Tak-chung. However, some of the seven actors held quite high positions as police officers, and the last one was a police officer in Hong Kong.
In 1984, at the age of 17, Cheung Ka-fai entered the Royal Hong Kong Police Junior Training School, and then graduated from the Police Training School and became a police officer. Cheung Ka-fai's upbringing was not easy, he was born in Hong Kong to an ordinary family, his father was a police officer, but due to his busy work, the family life was not rich. Her mother had to work odd jobs to support the family while also taking care of Zhang Jiahui and his three older sisters, which was very difficult. The family later experienced divorce, and Zhang Jiahui has been living with his mother.
In the 80s, Hong Kong police films were all the rage, which had a profound impact on Cheung Ka-fai, making him yearn to become a police officer. So, in 1984, he entered the Royal Police Junior Training School and began his police career. Initially, he was assigned as a patrolman, but his dream was to become a criminal police officer.
However, several years later, he still has not been promoted and has not been able to become a criminal police officer. Later, by chance, a friend introduced him to the film crew to participate in the filming. This opportunity allowed him to officially step into the entertainment industry, and there were many opportunities in the Hong Kong film and television industry at that time. He was fortunate enough to be a starring actor in the movie "Ambition", playing the role of a police officer. In 1992, he played a supporting role in the movie "Dragon in the Rivers and Lakes" and met Kwan Yongha, who played the heroine. The two later became a couple and eventually got married, and Kwan Yonghe was also a red card Hua Dan of Hong Kong TVB at that time, and gained a firm foothold in the entertainment industry with the role of "Miao Cuihua". In 1998, Zhang Jiahui took over the film "Gambler 1999" directed by Wang Jing, which was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 18th Hong Kong Film Awards. Wang Jing once said that she would hail him as Stephen Chow's successor. In 2009, the movie "Witness" starring him brought a turning point to his acting career. At the age of 41, he won the Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards, and also won 7 weighty trophies. This year, it has been 22 years since his official debut. Today, Zhang Jiahui has become a very familiar "slag fai" to mainland audiences and enjoys a high reputation.
The sixth, Ma Tak Chung Ma Tak Chung was born in 1968 and his family is located in a low-cost rental house in the New Territories of Hong Kong. In addition to him, he has three older brothers and two older sisters. The family depended on his father driving a taxi for their livelihood. After graduating from junior high school, Ma Dezhong entered the police academy for training. After graduating, he served first in uniformed patrols and mobile units, and because of his outstanding performance, he subsequently became a plainclothes agent. Over time, he worked hard to join the G4 Special Police of the Political Department, responsible for protecting important figures such as Princess Diana, Prince Charles, former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, and the former Governor of Hong Kong.
In order to increase his income, in 1991, Ma Dezhong came into contact with the fashion industry on the recommendation of a friend and began to shoot advertisements and work as a part-time model. Subsequently, he was discovered by Hong Kong TVB, entered the entertainment industry, and successively starred in many film and television dramas, becoming an important figure in TVB.
The fifth, Wu Gang not long ago, the hit drama "Crazy" set off a storm of "plastic surgery" for Wu Gang. People who once admired him questioned his appearance in a flash, and pushed him off the altar for a while. The root of the turmoil is that Wu Gang in the play looks as if he has undergone double eyelid surgery, and his face appears stiff during the performance.
Later, the director had to clarify this misunderstanding. It turned out that Mr. Wu Gang did not have plastic surgery, he had had hydronephrosis surgery before, and the puffiness on his face had not completely subsided. However, it is easy to push a person off the altar, but it is even more difficult to get him back on the altar. Even if this point was clarified afterwards, Wu Gang's acting reputation was still affected to a certain extent.
Although the performance in this drama is not satisfactory, we cannot deny Wu Gang's excellent performance in other dramas. One of the most impressive is his role as a police officer in "Operation Icebreaker", Li Weimin. In the play, he makes people feel scared through a look, and his strong and sharp eyes make people dare not have the slightest doubt. In addition to this police role, his Secretary Dakang in "In the Name of the People" and Song Zhiming in "Circuit Inspection Group" also show an image with a bursting sense of justice, which is unforgettable.
Whether it is him in the TV series or him in real life, he is very amiable when he laughs, but once he is serious, he has an air of not being angry and self-threatening. This temperament may be related to his upbringing. Wu Gang was born in a military family in Beijing, and both parents were soldiers, but Wu Gang had a soft spot for literature and art, which laid the foundation for his future career as an artist. After graduating from middle school, in order not to disappoint his parents, he chose to temporarily put aside his favorite art and followed his parents' wishes to apply for the police academy.
After graduating from the police academy, he became a police officer in a grassroots police station, but during his days as a police officer, he did not feel happy at all. He faces emergencies and even threats every day. On the one hand, he can't give up the performance he loves, and on the other hand, his career is not going well. So, it wasn't long before he quit his job as a police officer to devote himself fully to the acting profession he loved. In order to improve his acting skills, Wu Gang was admitted to the College of Humanities and Arts and became classmates with Feng Yuanzheng and Wang Gang. Subsequently, with his acting skills, he participated in a series of high-quality plays such as "Wolf Warrior 2" and "Qing Yu Nian". Among the many roles he has participated in, the role of the policeman is impressive, just as art comes from life.
The fourth, Shi Zhaoqi, also played the role of An Changlin in the series "Crazy". It is fitting to use a tiger to describe his appearance, giving people a feeling of not being angry and self-threatening, as if his eyes can defeat the opponent, full of deterrence, in "Crazy" he shows the fierce image of the character An Changlin, always with a firm and cold expression on his face.
Perhaps this majestic temperament stems from his eight years of military service and grassroots police experience. Shi Zhaoqi chose to become a navy at the age of seventeen after graduating from high school. After being honorably discharged from the army, in order to be closer to his parents, he transferred to Beijing to work as a police officer. By chance, Shi Zhaoqi's jurisdiction often has film crews come to shoot. He was sent by the unit to be in charge of security work, and he was loved by the director with his bold and capable personality. The famous director He Qun even gave him the opportunity to make a cameo appearance as a mass actor. This opportunity made Shi Zhaoqi, who was not from a science class, embark on the road of acting.
Since then, he has attracted the attention of director You Xiaogang with his tall and burly image and tough guy temperament, and has become the male protagonist of "Triumph at Midnight". He partnered with the king of his daughter's country, and as soon as this drama was broadcast, Shi Zhaoqi won the "Best Actor Award" at the China TV Golden Eagle Awards. After becoming famous, Shi Zhaoqi officially began his acting career, and the film appointments continued. He has emerged many excellent works, including more than 130 works such as "Deep Contest", "Conquest" and "Honor", most of which play the role of police and soldiers, showing many tough guy images on the screen. It can be said that the experience of serving in the military and the police will always be his strength, and years of temperament engraved in his bones cannot be performed.
The third place, Norma Lam, was born in 1965, whose ancestral home is Haifeng in Guangdong and grew up in Hong Kong. Since childhood, he has loved literature and art, especially music. At the age of 13, he joined an amateur band and worked as a drummer. Thanks to his efforts, he became a semi-professional drummer at the age of 15.
After more than two years of study, he smoothly turned into a professional drummer. However, in order to make a living, he had to put aside his musical dreams for a while and devote himself to a career as a firefighter. Later, he was admitted to the Hong Kong Police Force and began his career as a police officer.
During her time in the Force, Norma Lam was both dedicated and continued to explore his passion for music. However, his love for music never allowed him to leave behind. Four years later, despite the opposition of his family, he resolutely left the Hong Kong Police Force and continued to pursue his musical dreams.
After embarking on a musical path, he joined a record label as a production coordinator. Later, he was appreciated by the famous singer Ye Dexian and sang a song "Acrostic Circle Missing" with her, which attracted more attention. In 1991, with the support of the record label, Norma Lin released his first record. In the same year, he joined Hong Kong TVB and participated in the first film and television work "Male Thief and Female Errand". Despite failing to make a breakthrough in music, the acting career flourished. Since 1997, he has participated in many film and television works, including "Records of Verification", "Wonderful Hand Benevolence" series, "Golden Bough Desire", "Pearl Glory", "Perfect Husband", "Heaven and Earth", "Taiping Wheel" and so on. Through one film and television work after another, he has not only gained a firm foothold in the Hong Kong entertainment industry, but also become a powerful actor loved and supported by the audience. Recently, the movie "Poisonous Tongue Lawyer" in which he participated was released in Hong Kong in January 2023 and in the mainland on February 24, and achieved excellent reputation. Although the protagonists of the film are Huang Zihua, Xie Junhao and others, Norma Lin plays only a supporting role in the film, but his outstanding performance and superb acting skills have been praised. If you are a Hong Kong film lover, this movie is definitely worth watching.
Second, Wang Ting was an outstanding criminal police officer who won honors many times and broke new ground in the entertainment industry. Wang Ting's story began in 1972, when he was born in Guiyang and lived in a well-off family. His father is a police officer, and Wang Ting's ambition is to follow in his father's footsteps to become a police officer.
In 2003, he joined the Guiyang Municipal Public Security Bureau as a police officer. It was a step towards fulfilling his dreams, but it was also a challenging and risky career. However, instead of holding back from the pressure, he was more determined to carry out his duties. During his years of police career, he has won many honors and made outstanding contributions to public security work.
However, his life story does not stop there. While working as a police officer, he discovered his talent for acting. He participated in the recruitment of the Guizhou Provincial Drama Troupe and was successfully admitted. So, he quit his job as a police officer and embarked on the road of acting. His acting career has been highly recognized, and he has participated in many film and television dramas, including "Towards the Republic", "Drifting in the Wind", "Furong Town" and so on. His acting talent has won the recognition and love of the audience.
Wang Ting's story tells us that no matter your age, as long as you are full of love for your dreams, you have the opportunity to pursue your dreams. His two identities, police officer and acting, are impressive and show different levels of life experience.
The first one, Fan Bingbing Fan Bingbing, Chinese mainland actress, is nicknamed "Police Flower" for appearing in military and police dramas many times. However, this is no joke, because she really used to be a police officer before she embarked on the acting path.
Fan Bingbing was born in 1981 and grew up in an ordinary family in Shanxi. Her parents were ordinary workers and did not live well. In 2001, Fan Bingbing was admitted to Shanxi Police Officer Higher Vocational School and became a police cadet. During her time at the police academy, she learned the basic skills of the police, including grappling and the use of firearms. Her outstanding performance made her the best among the girls in the police academy, and she also won the championship of the police academy model competition.
However, in the last year of the police academy, Fan Bingbing decided to leave her police career and pursue her acting dream. She went to Shanghai and began her acting career. In the first few years, she participated in a number of TV series and movies, but did not attract much attention. However, in 2004, she starred in the role of Wang Yuyan in the TV series "The Condor Heroes" and became famous in one fell swoop. Since then, her acting career has flourished, becoming one of the most recognizable actresses in Chinese mainland.
Fan Bingbing's acting career has been a great success, but her police experience has also become one of her unique backgrounds. Her story teaches us that everyone has the right to pursue their dreams, and no matter what your previous career is, as long as you have the courage and determination, you can create your own wonderful life.
To sum up, these seven Hong Kong stars who have actually been police officers, including Cheung Ka-fai, Ma Dezhong, Wu Gang, Shi Siuqi, Norma Lam, Wang Ting and Fan Bingbing, all have different life experiences and professional backgrounds. They moved from police positions to the entertainment industry, and achieved success in the film and television industry through unremitting efforts and talents. Their stories not only inspire people chasing their dreams, but also show the possibilities of transformation and development between different industries. The experiences of these actors prove that persevering in pursuing your dreams is worth it whenever and wherever you are.