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Young, Charlie

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Charlie Young

Charlie Young

Taiwan-born Hong Kong actress Charlie Young began her career as a singer in the early 1990s. However, she also quickly began appearing in films. Her first major role was an important part in Wong Kar-wai’s martial-arts epic Ashes of Time (1994). She also made a memorable appearance in Wong’s Fallen Angels (1995) a year later. Young soon found herself at the height of her popularity as an actress and star, and throughout the 1990s she would work with some of Hong Kong’s top directors: with Tsui Hark on the box-office hit The Lovers (1994) and Love in the Time of Twilight (1995); with Jacob Cheung on The Intimates (1997); and with Wong Jing on Future Cops (1993) and High Risk (1995). In 1997, she announced her retirement from the film industry to pursue a relationship and her own personal goals. She was away from the industry for nearly a decade before she returned to acting in 2004 with New Police Story (2004), starring Jackie Chan. Since then, she has had high profile roles in Tsui Hark’s Seven Swords (2005), Patrick Tam’s After This, Our Exile (2006), the Pang Brothers’ Hollywood remake of Bangkok Dangerous (2008), in which Young appeared opposite Nicholas Cage, as well as Yim Ho’s Floating City (2012). In 2013, Young made her debut as a film director with Christmas Rose (2013), a courtroom drama starring Aaron Kwok as a defense attorney-turned-prosecutor who is assigned a case of sexual assault involving a respected doctor and a disabled piano teacher (Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-Mei). At its financing stage, Young’s film won an award at the 2009 Hong Kong Film Financing Forum (HAF) for Young’s ability to raise funds for the film’s entire budget over the course of the three-day event.

 

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Feature Films:

Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director Christmas Rose 聖誕玫瑰 2013


reviewReviews   Top

Christmas Rose (2013):

Beyond Hollywood – Christmas Rose (2013) Movie Review

Cinema Online – Christmas Rose

Film Business Asia – Christmas Rose

HK Neo Reviews – Christmas Rose 聖誕玫瑰 (2013) – Hong Kong

Love HK Film – Christmas Rose

The China Post – ‘Christmas Rose’ case closed

Time Out Hong Kong – Christmas Rose

 

 

Others:

48 Hours (SCMP) – The Inquisition: Charlie Young, actress

Asia One News – Actress Charlie Young: Kids? No pressure

Luxury Insider – FAITH, HOPE & CHARLIE

Time Out Hong Kong – Charlie Young

 

linkLinks   Top

Fandango – CHARLIE YOUNG BIOGRAPHY

Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum – Charlie Young

Hong Kong Cinemagic – CHARLIE YOUNG CHOI NEI

Hong Kong Movie Database – Charlie Yeung

IMDB – Charlie Yeung