Richard Ng was a Hong Kong actor, comedian, and director who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry over the past few decades. He was born on December 17, 1949, in Guangzhou, Guangdong,, China, and moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was a child. he was later educated in London.
Ng started his career as a comedian in the 1970s and quickly gained popularity for his wit and humor. He then transitioned into acting and appeared in numerous films and TV shows, showcasing his range as an actor. Some of his most memorable roles include “Aces Go Places” (1982), “Winners and Sinners” (1983), and “Peking Opera Blues” (1986).
In addition to acting, Ng also tried his hand at directing and produced several films, including “Easy Money” (1987) and “The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon” (1990). He was also a regular on Hong Kong television and hosted a number of variety shows throughout his career.
Ng’s talent and hard work were recognised with several awards over the years. He won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984 for his role in “Winners and Sinners” and received the same award again in 1987 for “A Chinese Ghost Story”. He was also honoured with the TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor in 1989 for his role in “The Justice of Life.” He has also expanded his career to include voice acting, lending his voice to various animated films and TV shows.
Later in his life he moved to England where he would appear in River City, Red Dwarf, The Great Wall of China, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher, and The Bill amongst others.
Sadly Richard Ng died from cardiac arrest on 9 April 2023, at the age of 83 years old.
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