1954 (age 66–67)
|Alma mater||London Film Academy|
|Occupation||art director, artist|
|Children||Au Yik-san (daughter) |
Au Ling-san (daughter)
Tony Au Ting-Ping (Chinese :區丁平; born 1954) is a Hong Kong film director and artist.
He was born in Guangdong. After graduating from high school in 1972, he engaged in fashion design. Afterwards, he studied filming at the London Film Academy. He entered the Hong Kong film industry in 1979.
He is married to the actress Teresa Mo and has two daughters, Au Yik-san and Au Ling-san.
His work as art director includes: Tsui Hark's Dangerous Encounters: 1st Kind (1980), Ann Hui's The Story of Woo Viet (1981), Boat People (1982), Ronny Yu's The Postman Strikes Back (1982), Clifford Choi's Lemon Coke (1982), Shu Kei's Soul (1986).
Filmography as director, art director and other positions:
In 1983, he won Best Art Direction award with Boat People at the second Hong Kong Film Awards. In the same year, he directed Last Affair , which won the Best New Performer and the Best Cinematography awards at the third Hong Kong Film Awards. In 1986, he directed Dream Lovers , which won the Best Original Film Score award at the sixth Hong Kong Film Awards. In 1995, he directed Hong Kong-Japan film The Christ of Nanjing , which won the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the eighth Tokyo International Film Festival.
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