Hong Kong Actor, Director Wu Ma Passes Away Due To Lung Cancer At 71 (1942-2014)

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Sad news to pass on today, as Chinese media reports the death of noted character actor and director Wu Ma. Diagnosed with lung cancer, he succumbed to the disease on February 4th. Starting in Shaw Bros., Wu would be mentored by none other than the legendary Chang Cheh before going on to direct features himself.

In the next few years he would become a staple in HK movies, appearing in dozens of films and becoming a familiar face across dramas, comedies, and action films. Probably his most recognized role was in the Tsui Hark fantasy epic The Chinese Ghost Story. In it he played a Taoist master who hunted ghosts.Looking back at his filmography, I’m struck by what a fixture he was in Hong Kng cinema. He was always quick to offer a laugh out loud moment and was one of the last ‘elder statesmen’ in classic HK cinema. Thanks for the memories, you’ll be missed.

 

A Chinese Ghost Story I – Trailer (Original HK)

A LOOK BACK AT WU MA’S CLASSIC FILMS

Encounters Of The Spooky Kind – Trailer , Encounters Of The Spooky Kind – Trailer (New Edit) , The Prodigal Son – Trailer (Original HK) , The Prodigal Son – Trailer (New Edit) , Project A – Trailer , Project A – Trailer (New Edit) , Project A II – Trailer , Project A II – Trailer (New Edit) , Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars – Trailer , Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars – Trailer (New Edit) , Mr Vampire – Trailer , Mr Vampire – Trailer (New Edit) Peking Opera Blues – Trailer , Peking Opera Blues – Trailer New Edit , The Millionaire’s Express – Trailer , The Millionaire’s Express – Trailer (New Edit) , Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (The Canton Godfather aka Miracles ) – Teaser , Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (The Canton Godfather aka Miracles ) – Trailer , Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (The Canton Godfather aka Miracles ) – Trailer New Edit , Magic Cop (Mr Vampire V) – Trailer ,

A Chinese Ghost Story II – Trailer (Original HK) , A Chinese Ghost Story II – Trailer (New Edit) , The Swordsman – Trailer (New Edit) , The Swordsman – Trailer , Once Upon A Time In China I – Trailer , Once Upon A Time In China I – Trailer (New Edit) , Deadful Melody (aka Dreadful Melody) – Tai Seng Trailer , House of Fury – Teaser , House of Fury – Trailer Eng Subbed , House of Fury – Trailer, 14 Blades – Trailer 1 , 14 Blades – Trailer 2 , 14 Blades – Trailer 3 , White Vengeance – Teaser , White Vengeance – Eng Subbed Teaser , White Vengeance – Trailer , Legendary Amazons (The Lady Generals of Yang Family) – Teaser 1 , Legendary Amazons (The Lady Generals of Yang Family) – Trailer , Legendary Amazons (The Lady Generals of Yang Family) – Trailer 2

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