Tom Wu

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Tom Wu
Born (1972-05-15) May 15, 1972 (age 48)
OccupationActor
Years active1988—present
Known for Martial arts
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Tom Wu (born 15 May 1972) is a Hong Kong-born British actor who grew up in Chinatown, London. He is a martial arts expert who has appeared in films such as Revolver , Shanghai Knights , Batman Begins and the Bollywood film Ra.One . [1]

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At the age of ten, Wu began practising various martial arts such as Hung Gar, karate and Wing Chun, and later took up acrobatics. In 1988, he competed for Britain at China's International wu-shu (martial arts) tournament, winning two bronze medals and a gold medal. [2] He is one of the founding members of the British theatre company Yellow Earth Theatre, which was established in 1995. [3]

One of his notable roles was in The Scorpion King 2 (2008) where he played Fung, a Chinese Ming dynasty soldier rescued by Mathayus and his allies and who later assists them towards the end of the film.

He portrayed the character Hundred Eyes in the Netflix original series Marco Polo before its abrupt cancellation in late 2016.

Recently, Wu has played the role of Sir George, King Arthur's mentor in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in 2017.

In 2018, Wu played the role of Hong Kong Inspector Daniel Tsui in the series Strangers .

in 2019 Wu returned to his villain acting roots playing a tattoo artist in the Fast & Furious spin off Hobbs & Shaw and playing the Chinese Triad leader Lord George in the British film The Gentlemen .

Filmography

Film & Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1988 Rockliffe's Babies Ho LeeEpisode: "A Very Diplomatic Incident"
1991The Godfather SquadTriad in Restaurant
1992 To Be the Best Airline OfficialTV movie
1996 Thief Takers Chang Ming2 episodes
1996 Cracker Detective LawyerEpisode: "White Ghost"
1998ImmotalityGang Member
1999 Rogue Trader George Seow
2003 Shanghai Knights Liu
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Sean's Man
2003 Out for a Kill Li Bo
2003 Belly of the Beast General Jantapan
2004 Wake of Death Andy Wang
2005 Batman Begins Bhutanese Prison Guard #1
2005 Revolver Lord John
2008 The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior Fong
2008 Mutant Chronicles Cpl. Juba
2010 Spirit Warriors Hwang7 episodes
2011 Ra.One AkaashiHindi movie
2012 Treasure Island Joe ThobyTV movie
2012 Skyfall Silva's Mercenary
2013 RED 2 Security Officer
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Genghis Carnage
2014–2016 Marco Polo Hundred Eyes18 episodes
2014 Da Vinci's Demons Quon Shan5 episodes
2015Marco Polo: One Hundred EyesHundred EyesTV short
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword George
2018 Strangers Daniel Tsui8 episodes
2019Baliko'KingShort film
2019 Strike Back: Revolution Uncle Laoshu2 episodes
2019 Hobbs & Shaw Tsoi
2019 The Gentlemen Lord George
2020 The Host Yong

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References

  1. "SRK ropes in Tom Wu for 'Ra.One'". NDTV Movies. 2010-07-21. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
  2. "Tom Wu". Visible Chinese. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. "Tom Wu". Yellow Earth Theatre. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014.