1st July 2022 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong actor Bobby Au-yeung Tsan-wah is dropping his Christian name ‘Bobby’ as he claimed that his Chinese name is “good enough”.
Robert Au-yeung Tsan-wah is a Hong Kong actor best known for his comedic roles in many TVB television dramas. He gained wide public attention in the 1990s for his portrayal of Ben Yu in the 1991 legal drama File of Justice, appearing in all five seasons.
Appearing on Hunan TV variety show Infinity and Beyond in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, the 61-year-old said he did not want to keep his English name anymore.
Au-yeung graduated from TVB’s Artiste Training Academy in 1982 and began appearing in many television dramas as background extras, to roles with minor speaking parts, and later to major supporting roles. He landed his first lead role in the legal drama File of Justice, which premiered in 1992. File of Justice was a major success and spawned five seasons, turning Au-yeung into a major breakout star. Au-yeung won Best Actor at the 2000 TVB Anniversary Awards for his portrayal as Sung Chee in Witness to a Prosecution. In 2007, he became the first Hong Kong actor to receive a nomination for Best Actor at the International Emmy Awards for his performance in Dicey Business.