Anthony Wong Chau Sang (born Anthony Perry) is a Hong Kong Film Award-winning Hong Kong actor, screenwriter, and film director. He is regarded as one of the most notable actors in Hong Kong.
Wong was born to an English father and a Chinese mother. His father left his family when he was four, prompting Wong to use his mother’s surname. He began his acting career when he joined ATV’s training program and enrolled at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Although he spoke little English while growing up, Wong states that he tended to be considered as a “foreigner” by Hong Kong people and film professionals, because his Caucasian ethnicity was very apparent early in his career; as he grew older, however, his features became “more Chinese”.
Wong has been a veteran of Hong Kong films for nearly 20 years. Wong is a talented and versatile actor who has played a variety of roles, yet it is his antagonistic roles which many fans in the West will remember him best. With hits such as Hard Boiled, The Heroic Trio and its sequel, as well as his Golden Horse-winning performance in the horrific The Untold Story (in which he played a real-life serial killer who made human meat buns out of his victims) Wong shot to stardom. He stated in an interview that his mixed ethnicity initially caused him to be typecast as a villain, due to racism in the Hong Kong film industry.