With over 30 years' experience dedicating to the entertainment industry, Andy Lau, an accomplished actor and singer, has starred in more than 120 films. He started his career in 1981 when recruited by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). The continuous and extensive exposure to cameras has assisted him in expertising his acting skills, which in return has earned him a high reputation throughout the world.
Major Achievement in Film
Andy's endeavors in and enthusiasm for acting were recognized when he was nominated for the Best New Artist in the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1982.
In 2000 & 2001, he was honored the Best Actor in the Hong Kong Film Awards & the Golden Bauhinia Awards. This has helped solidifying his place in the industry.
In 2003 his deeply touching performance in "Infernal Affairs III" gave him his first Golden Horse Best Actor Award.
In 2006, Andy was named "Asian Filmmaker of the Year" at the Pusan International Film Festival for his contributions in the film industry and efforts in promoting new Asian film talents.
In 2007, Andy was honored the "Nielsen Box Office Star" of the Asian Film Awards organized by the 31st Hong Kong International Film Festival.
In 2008, Andy was honored the "Best Supporting Actor" of the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards for his outstanding performance in "Protege"
In 2011, Andy Lau was once again being the Golden Horse Best Actor. He was rewarded the Best Leading Actor from the 48th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival by his superb acting.
In 2012, Andy won the support of netizens to win "My Favorite Actor" award with "A Simple Life" in the 6th Asian Film Awards presentation. He was also awarded " Best Actor" in "The 31st Hong Kong Film Award" in the same year.
In 2013, Mr Andy Lau was awarded "Salento Actor Award" by Italy Consul in the 2nd Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival as a recognition of his contirbutions in the film industry. In the same year, with movie <Blind Detective>, Andy was presented the "Best Actor" in the 46th Festival de Cine de Sitges and gained the title of Best Actor in Europe.
Major Achievement in Music
Aside from his film career, Andy has made a phenomenal impact on Asia's music scene. Since his debut album in 1985, he has recorded and released various albums in Hong Kong, Taiwan and a host of other countries in Asia. He has won numerous music awards including but not limited to "Most Popular Male Singer" for 6 times and "Most Popular Male Singer in Asia Pacific" for 9 times. He also filled the stadiums with numerous concert shows around the world.
In 1994, Andy established the "Andy Lau Charity Foundation Limited" which is focused on supporting the disadvantaged minority as well as the people in need.
His continuous endeavors and commitment to the community was recognized when he was honored the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award" in 1999. In the next year, Andy was awarded the "Outstanding Young Persons of the World", the 3rd person from Hong Kong being bestowed this distinguished honor.
In 2004, his tremendous contributions and perseverance he had been demonstrating gained himself the "Medal of Honor" by the Government of the HKSAR.
In 2006, in recognition of Andy's outstanding achievements and distinguished services to the performing arts, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has conferred on him the award of "Honorary Fellowship".
In 2008, Andy had been appointed by the Government of the HKSAR as "Justice of the Peace" in recognition of his services to the community.
In 2010, Andy was deeply honored to receive the conferment of the 12th World Outstanding Chinese Award and an Honorary Doctor Degree of Philosophy from Lansbridge University, New Brunswick, Canada, as a recognition of his extraordinary contributions in the entertainment field.
In 2012, Andy is the award winner of Sports / Culture / Preforming Arts category to commend his outstanding success and contribution to Hong Kong film industry in the past year at the 2011 Leader of the Year presentation ceremony.
During the “Glory of Hong Kong – Hong Kong Handover 15th Anniversary Award Presentation Ceremony” which is co-sponsored by Overseas Chinese Media Cooperation Organization and Hong Kong Wen Wei Po in 2012, Andy was the only representative of the entertainment industry that received the “Accomplishment Figure Award”.