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Ng Man-tat

Ng Man-tat

  • Born on
    • January 2nd, 1952
  • Died on
    • February 27th, 2021
Richard Ng Man-tat (2 January 1952 - 27 February 2021) was a veteran actor in the Hong Kong film industry, with dozens of titles under his belt. Ng worked with famous actor and director Stephen Chow in a series of "mo lei tau" movies ("mo lei tau" translates to "brainless"/"senseless or random," and it is a genre of slapstick comedy unique to Hong Kong). Ng co-starred with Stephen Chow in a Hong Kong TVB television series called Dun Fei Final Combat (1989), and also the popular 1990 film All for the Winner, where he played the role of Chow's uncle. From then on, the two would grow to star in many more "mo lei tau" films in the same style as All for the Winner. Although Ng Man-Tat owed much of his popularity from co-starring with Chow in "mo lei tau" films, he showed himself to be a versatile enough actor to successfully portray various different roles. A perfect example of his talent was in his portrayal of Sister 13's father in Portland Street Blues, where he played a man who could not feel anything but abuse and rejection. This role proved to be the perfect complement to his usual "mo lei tau" style with Stephen Chow. He also played Andy Lau's sidekick in the Lee Rock series in a more serious role. In Hong Kong, Ng Man-Tat was often known as "Uncle Tat", a nickname most likely influenced from his roles as Stephen Chow's sidekick (often as his uncle) in their films. Ng was sometimes credited as Richard Ng. Even though he was Stephen Chow's good friend, he stopped starring in his movies because he didn't want to be known as "Stephen Chow's Sidekick".

Filmography

Acting (36 Credits)

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2019The Wandering Earth as 韩子昂
2014Aberdeen as Dong
2014Overheard 3 as Szeto
2008Kung Fu Dunk as Master Wu
2001Shaolin Soccer as Fung
1999King of Comedy as Mao
1998The Lucky Guy as Boss Li
1998Portland Street Blues as Tat
1996The God of Cookery as Benbry's uncle
1995A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box as Jue Baat Gaai / Assistant Master
1995A Chinese Odyssey: Part 2 - Cinderella as Jue Baat Gaai / Piggy
1995Sixty Million Dollar Man as Tat
1994Love on Delivery as Devil's Killer Tat
1994Hail the Judge as Pao Yau Wai
1993The Mad Monk as Tiger Fighter Han Lo
1993Taxi Hunter as Mak Si Gao
1993Heroes Among Heroes as Master So
1993Flying Dagger as Pang Ting Hong (Innkeeper)
1992King of Beggars as General Su of Guangzhou
1992Fight Back to School II as Tso Tat-Wah
1992Justice, My Foot! as Guangzhou Magistrate Ho Yue-Da
1992Royal Tramp as Ha Da Fu
1991God of Gamblers Part III: Back to Shanghai as Uncle Tat / Chow Tai Fook
1991Fight Back to School as Uncle Tat
1991Lee Rock as Lardo
1991Tricky Brains as Yan-Chi
1991To Be Number One as Ping
1991Crazy Safari as Narrator (voice)
1990All for the Winner as Uncle Tat
1990God of Gamblers II as Uncle Tat
1990A Moment of Romance as Rambo
1989All About Ah-Long as Dragon
1989God of Gamblers as Loanshark Shing
1988Tiger Cage as Sgt Uncle Te
1987A Better Tomorrow II as Boss Wong
1986Legacy of Rage as Prison warden

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