Martin Chappell

Martin Chappell
Chinese name 卓保怡
Chinese name 卓保怡 (traditional)
Chinese name 卓保怡 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhuō1 Bǎo3 Yí2 (Mandarin)
Jyutping Cheuk1 Bou2 Yi4 (Cantonese)
Born 1970
Nottingham, England
Other name(s) Cheuk Biu-Yi
Occupation musician, sound editor
Genre(s) Cinema of Hong Kong

Martin Richard Chappell (Chinese: 卓保怡), born 1970 in Nottingham, England is a musician-turned-Hong Kong sound editor. He is most notable for serving as a sound editor on Hong Kong films made by Johnnie To and his production company, Milkyway Image.


Martin Chappell was born in Nottingham, England in 1970. Under the influence of his pianist grandfather, Martin Chappell decided to follow his interest in sound at early age - inspired by the works of Stockhaussen and Peter Murphy's Bauhaus.

Growing up in England, Chappell started as a bass guitarist and audio fan. After graduating from Manchester University with a degree in sound engineering, he moved to Australia and later moved to Hong Kong, where he got a job working in a radio station. After being hired briefly by major film studio MGM, Chappell found a job at Milkyway Image, where he made he first effort as a sound mixer for the 1996 film The Intruder.

Chappell has worked on over 40 Hong Kong films, collaborating with the likes of Ringo Lam, Johnnie To and Tsui Hark. Known to be fluent in Cantonese, his film credits include The Longest Nite, The Mission, Mad Detective, Running on Karma and Blood Brothers.

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