Lau Kar-Leung Dead at 76

by Michael Lauck on June 25, 2013 · 0 comments in News & Updates

Lau Kar-Leung (aka Liu Chia-Liang), the famed actor, fight choreographer and director, has passed away after years of fighting cancer. Known in the West mainly for his films with his martial arts brother Gordon Liu Chia Hui, such as The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and My Young Auntie, Lau Kar-Leung enjoyed a career that stretched from the 1950’s into the 21st century. In addition to directing films, Lau Kar-Leung also appeared as an actor and even wrote four films. Throughout is 6+ decades in film Lau Kar-Leung worked with almost every major Chinese language action star, including Kara Hui, Cheng Pei Pei, Chow Yun Fat, Ti Lung, Hsiao Ho, Yasuaki Kurata and Alexander Fu Sheng

Lau Kar-Leung is often credited for bringing his real world kung fu knowledge into film choreography. He was trained in Hung Gar Fist by his father, whose teacher was a student of Wong Fei Hung. Lau Kar Leung would go on to be associated with several movies featuring Wong Fei Hung as a character including Challenge of the Masters and Drunken Master II.

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