Beardy Strikes Back! The Return of Leung Kar-Yan – Jade Screen

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With an identifiably warm persona, a friendly, approachable look and
graceful fighting style, Hong Kong actor Leung Kar Yan was not a typical martial arts star by any standard. Playing against the traditional leading male stereotype, he appeared in some of the most highly regarding kung fu movies of the 1970s and 80s, collaborating with Hong Kong’s best loved filmmakers. Sporting a tall athletic frame and trademark mane of thick, untamed hair, Leung came to be known as ‘Beardy’, a nickname passed to him by western fans…

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