Shiu Hung Hui

Benz Hui Shiu-hung (born 1948) is a Hong Kong actor who currently works on the TV station TVB. He used to work on ATV before switching over to TVB. Hui comes from an influential family in Canton. His great-grandfather was a godson of Empress Dowager Cixi and served as an imperial official during the late Qing Dynasty. Hui's grandaunt, Xu Guangping (Cantonese: Hui Kwong-ping), was married to the writer Lu Xun. His granduncle Xu Chongzhi (Cantonese: Hui Chung-chi) was a founder of the Whampoa Military Academy, while his another granduncle Xu Chongqing (Cantonese: Hui Chung-ching) once served as an education minister of Canton. His name "Benz" was inspired by "Mercedes-Benz", as he was the first ATV actor to drive a Mercedes-Benz to work. Hui became an actor in the 1970s, appearing mainly in supporting roles of various television series. He also joined the presentation of films in 1974. Hui has starred in many notable roles, including the part of Inspector Wong in Running Out of Time in 1999. That year he got the nomination of best supporting actor in the 19th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards. He sometimes plays ugly characters similar to Yu.


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