Shawn Yue

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Shawn Yue
Shawn Yue.jpg
Shawn Yue in 2012
Background information
Chinese name 余文樂 (traditional)
Chinese name 余文乐 (simplified)
Pinyin Yú Wénlè (Mandarin)
Jyutping Jyu4 Man4-lok6 (Cantonese)
Born (1981-11-13) 13 November 1981 (age 36)
British Hong Kong
Other names Fisherman Lok
Yu Wen-le
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2000-present
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s) Universal Music (Hong Kong) (2002-2006)
Entertainment Impact (2006-2009)
Dorian International Entertainment (2006-2009)
East Asia Music (Holdings) (2009-present)
Spouse(s)
Sarah Wang (m. 2017)
[1]
Children Cody Yue(born May 2018) [2]
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong, China

Shawn Yue Man-lok (born 13 November 1981) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. A former model, he has starred in many films such as Jiang Hu and Infernal Affairs II and has established himself as a recognisable face in Hong Kong cinema.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Yue was born and raised in Hong Kong, with roots in Taishan, Guangdong. Spotted at an early age on the streets of Hong Kong by agents of the modelling agency Starz People and began his modelling on a part-time basis. Once he graduated from grade 16, he immediately indulged into full-time modeling. He has since modeled for Giordano, Sony, Timberland, Gillette, Meko and is currently a spokesperson for Shiseido Pureness and Coca-Cola China.

Career[edit]

Being a full-time model for several years, Yue turned his career and headed for the Hong Kong entertainment industry. From there, he starred in several movies and gained fame from his first role in Leaving Sorrowly (2001). 2005 was also a great year for Yue who portrayed Takeshi Nakazato in the film Initial D. According to the latest media release, Yue only appeared for less than half an hour in the film. However, despite the short appearance, his portrayal of Nakazato managed to leave a deep impression and impact on a lot of the viewers’ hearts, especially in Japan, where this has resulted directly in many new Japanese fans in Yue and a new lucrative market has been opened for Yue to conquer. Yet already being quite successful, Yue has also released four albums, the first being in 2002. He worked with Japanese music superstar Ayumi Hamasaki in 2007, starring as her love interest in the promotional videos for "glitter" and "fated", which together comprise the Wong Hoi-directed short film Kyoai ~Distance Love~.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2001 Leaving in Sorrow 憂憂愁愁的走了 Hong
2002 Just One Look 一碌蔗 Fan
The New Option 飛虎雄師 Jackie Law
Infernal Affairs 無間道 Chan Wing-yan
2003 Love Under the Sun 愛在陽光下 Short film
1:99 Shorts 1:99 電影行動
My Lucky Star 行運超人 Policeman
Diva Ah-Hey 下一站...天后 Wing
Feel 100% 2003 百分百感覺 2003 Jerry Lau Yiu-jo
Infernal Affairs II 無間道II Chan Wing-yan
Hidden Track 尋找周杰倫 Yu Wenle
Infernal Affairs III 無間道III: 終極無間 Chan Wing-yan
2004 In-Laws, Out-Laws 我的大舊父母 Kang Qizu
Jiang Hu 江湖 Wing
Love Is a Many Stupid Thing 精裝追女仔2004 Crazy Tom
Super Model 我要做Model interviewee praising Mandom
Deng Xiaoping in 1928 鄧小平·1928
2005 Colour of the Loyalty 黑白戰場 Fat
Initial D 頭文字D Takeshi Nakazato
Dragon Squad 猛龍 Officer Hung Kei-lok
2006 McDull, the Alumni 春田花花同學會 Policeman
Isabella 伊莎貝拉 Man at bar
Dragon Tiger Gate 龍虎門 Turbo Shek
Diary 妄想 Ray Fan / Seth Lau
Wo Hu 臥虎 Killer
2007 Love in the City 男才女貌 Yang Le
Undercover 危險人物 Feng
Invisible Target 男兒本色 Inspector Carson Fong
In Love with the Dead 塚愛 Tuan Yan-ming
Trivial Matters 破事兒 Lok Segment "Junior"
2008 Playboy Cops 花花型警 Michael Mak Ho-man
Shamo 軍雞 Ryo Narushima
The Moss 青苔 Jan
Rule No. 1 第一誡 Sgt. Lee Kwok-keung
2009 I Come with the Rain 伴雨行 Meng Zi
Rebellion 同門 Po
2010 Hot Summer Days 全城熱戀熱辣辣 Tattoo Artist
Love in a Puff 志明與春嬌 Jimmy
Curse of the Deserted 荒村公寓 Gene Guo
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 精武風雲-陳真 General Zeng
Reign of Assassins 劍雨 Lei Bin
The Child's Eye 童眼 Lok
My Best Bodyguard 玩命狙擊 Sean Thai film
2011 Tangled N/A Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert Cantonese version, voice
2012 Heroic Detective 神探·李奧
The Second Woman 情谜 Nan
Love in the Buff 春嬌與志明 Jimmy
Motorway 車手 Cheung
Lacuna 醉后一夜 Shen Wei
The Guillotines 血滴子 Haidu
2013 SDU: Sex Duties Unit 飛虎出征 Josh
2014 As the Light Goes Out 救火英雄 Yau Bong-chiu
Golden Chicken 3 金雞SSS Nerd with body odor
Aberdeen 香港仔 Dan Cameo
Girls 閨蜜 Qiao Li
2015 From Vegas to Macau II 賭城風雲II Vincent
Helios 赤盜 Fan Ka-ming
Wild City 暴走迷城 Chung
2016 From Vegas to Macau III 賭城風雲III Vincent
Mad World 一念無明 Tung
Mobile Phone Battle 手機芯戰 Short film
2017 Wu Kong 悟空传 Erlang Shen
Love Off the Cuff 春嬌救志明 Jimmy Cheung
The Brink 狂獸 Shing
2018 The Invincible 12 十二金剛
2019 Initial D 2 頭文字D 2 Takeshi Nakazato Post Production

Television series[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Network Notes
2000 Youth@Y2K 青春@Y2K Chan Wing-lok RTHK
2001 Y2K+01 Y2K+01 Yue Man-lok RTHK
2002 Tomorrow 愛情白皮書 Ouyang Guaju CTV
2003 Original Scent of Summer 原味的夏天 Shi Jie CTV
2004 Sunshine Heartbeat 赤沙印記@四葉草.2 A student TVB
2006 Phoenix from the Ashes 浴火鳳凰 Heung Chui-seung ATV
2007 Good Morning Shanghai 純白之戀 Wang Zhihao various
2007 Special Police 特警出擊 Yip So various
2010 Pandamen 熊貓人 Luo Han CTS Cameo
2014 The Exquisite Trap 玲瓏局 Fang Hanwen XMTV-4
2014 V-Love 微時代 Hua Sanmao QQ alternative title: Microblog Time Love
2016 My Love to Tell You 我的愛對你說 Ding Fule Liaoning Television
2017 Hard Memory 失憶之城 Ice BTV
2018 The Great Adventurer Wesley 冒險王衛斯理 iQiyi / TVB

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2016 We Are in Love 我們相愛吧 Cast member Season 2

Music video[edit]

Year Artist Song title
2001 Gigi Leung "Keep On Loving"
2003 Chris Yu "The Woman Downstairs"
2004 Angela Chang "Can't Calm Down"
2004 Stephanie Cheng "Missing Protagonist"
2006 Stephanie Cheng "Traffic Light"
2007 Ayumi Hamasaki "Distance Love"
2012 Kary Ng "Rén fēi cǎo mù" (as director)
2016 Super Girls "Something Happened"

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Track listing
Whether Or Not
Track listing
  1. 晴天行雷
  2. 識笑識走
  3. 一二三紅綠燈
  4. 名牌
  5. 下一次真愛
  6. 南拳
  7. 風雨
  8. 交換
  9. 原因
  10. 角落
  11. 堅強
Not A Star
不是明星
Track listing

CD

  1. 不是明星
  2. 給我一杯
  3. 喂!喂!
  4. 其實我們很熟
  5. 默背妳的心碎
  6. 男人愛麻煩 (余文樂/陳奐仁)
  7. 快瘋了
  8. 你說我太帥
  9. 有骨氣
  10. 給我一杯 (NIGO® REMIX)

DVD

  1. 不是明星MV
  2. 給我一杯MV
  3. 其實我們很熟MV
  4. 默背妳的心碎MV

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Track listing
Private Room
Track listing
  1. Computer Data
  2. 全面收購 (music video)
  3. 全面收購
  4. 還你門匙
  5. 我哋
  6. 運動太好
  7. 紙巾
  8. 全面收購 (160mph Remix)
Lost and Found
Track listing

CD

  1. 失戀博物館
  2. 最愛指數
  3. 放心放手
  4. 兩湯一麵
  5. 愛快羅密歐
  6. 司機
  7. 一直等待

VCD

  1. 最愛指數 Music Video
The Survivor
Track listing

CD

  1. 生還者
  2. 南拳
  3. 雷霆傘兵
  4. 護衛
  5. 人民英雄
  6. 生還者 (Acoustic Mix)
  7. 堅強

VCD

  1. 生還者MV
  2. 余文樂 '生還者' 之三日兩夜外展訓練營

Singles[edit]

Title Album details Track listing
Angel of Mercy
Track listing
  1. 明知故犯
The Songbird Anthology
Track listing
  1. 末日 (前 1'30")
Best Media Asia Music
(East Asia + Capital Artists)

寰亞時代 (東亞)
Track listing
  1. 沉迷 ("車手"主題曲)
V-Love OST
微時代之戀 (電視劇原聲帶)
Track listing
  1. 第一次愛情

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2002 2002 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Rising Star Song "Return Your Keys" Won
2002 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards Best New Male Artist (silver) N/A Won
2004 2004 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Outstanding Performance Award (silver) N/A Won
2008 2008 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Best Actor Rule No. 1 Won
2011 18th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Love in a Puff Nominated
2017 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Mad World Nominated
36th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Nominated

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