|Chinese name||王天林 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||王天林 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||wáng2 tiān1 lín2 (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||wong4 tin1 lam4 (Cantonese)|
11 September 1928|
16 November 2010 82) (aged|
|Other name(s)||Wang Tianlin|
|Occupation||screenwriter, film director, film producer, actor|
Wong Tin-Lam was a Chinese screenwriter, producer, director, and actor, who has contributed to the Hong Kong cinema scene with a career spanning six decades. He has made films in Cantonese, Mandarin and Amoy dialect.
Wong began as a director in the mid-1950s, working for the Hsin Hwa Film Company. He later joined Cathay Organisation.
When Cathay Studios was shut down in the early 1970s, Wong continued to establish himself as a filmmaker, making TV drama serials by combining film production techniques with the flexibility of television production, and became a trendsetter in melodrama and wuxia serials.
Wong has retired from the television production scene, and nowadays can be seen in appearances and supporting roles in films directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai and his son, Wong Jing, who has followed in his footsteps.