Clifton Ko biography

Clifton Ko

Actor, Film writer

1958 –


Who is Clifton Ko?

Clifton Ko is a Hong Kong film director, actor, producer and scriptwriter. He graduated from Kwun Tong Maryknoll College, and entered TV and film industry in late 1970s, firstly worked with director Clifford Choi. In this period he wrote Choi's No U-Turn and Teenage Dreamers, and John Woo's comedy Once a Thief. In 1982 Ko entered Raymond Wong's the newly founded Cinema City & Films Co., and directed his first film The Happy Ghost in 1984. The film series, like all his major works, is a slapstick comedy with moral teaching, family value, and optimism. Ko, together the company, is prolific in making "Chinese New Year movies". Important titles include family comedy series It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World; Chicken and Duck Talk, a collaboration with comedian/writer Michael Hui; and ensemble comedy series All's Well, Ends Well; and It's a Wonderful Life.


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Aug 6, 1958
Also known as
  • Zhisen Gao
  • Chi Shen Kao
  • Chi-Sum Ko
  • Clifton Chi-Sum Ko
  • Ko Chi-sum
  • Clifton Ko Chi-Sum
  • Ko Chi Sum
  • China

on July 23, 2013

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