Dr. Chung King Fai, SBS, BBS
Honorary Artistic Advisor
Chung King-Fai received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama at the Oklahoma Baptist University, USA, and then graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the School of Drama, Yale University, received a Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Armstrong University, USA, a Doctor of Letter Honoris Causa from Hong Kong Open University, and Honorary Doctor of Drama from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
For 23 years he worked as a full-time and part-time teacher at the Baptist College in Hong Kong, and then joined Television Broadcasts Limited and later Asia Television Limited for another 16 years. He was the founding Dean of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performance Arts and remained in the post for 18 years.
The many honors Chung has received include the Bronze Bauhinia Star, the honorary Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Drama Achievement Award from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and he was named Artist of the Year (Stage Director) by the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild. He has also received four awards for Best Director and eight awards for Best Leading Actor over the years. Recently he has also received the Most Outstanding Television Actor Award (Ming Pao Weekly 2005). He has been a member of the Basic Law Consultative Committee, a member of the National People’s Congress and the Principal Artistic Consultant of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre.
Chung has directed and performed extensively in stage productions, TV and movies. His recent productions include On Golden Pond, A Sentimental Journey, Inherit the Wind, My Family, Sleuth, The Unexpected Man, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Noises Off, which was staged at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.
Chung received a Life-time Actor Star Award from Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Ltd. in 2006, World Outstanding Chinese in 2007, the Leader of the Year 2009, outstanding Contribution in Arts, and Life Achievement Award from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2012. Chung had been listed in Dictionary of International Biography, Men of Achievement, Reference Asia, Who’s Who in Contemporary World Theatre, among others.
Currently Chung is a Chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, Executive Director of the Chinese Theatrical Arts Society, and a member of Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau’s Committee on Performing Arts.
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