Good To Be Bad: Roy Cheung – Jade Screen

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The Best of the Hong Kong Movie Villains

Roy Cheung is one of the best recognised stars of the Hong Kong gangster genre and built his early career almost solely playing nasty gang bosses or villainous, corrupt cops! Starting out as a model, he was a big movie fan throughout his life but never considered entering the business until he was cast by director Yeung Fan to appear in Lost Romance in 1986, along with Chow Yun Fat and Maggie Cheung. He rose to prominence starring in the highly controversial ‘On Fire’ trilogy from Ringo Lam; City on Fire, Prison on Fire and School on Fire and cemented his image as a characteristically hot-headed lunatic…

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