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Donnie Yen

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Date of Birth:27 July 1963, Canton, China

Height:5' 8" (1.73 m)

Trademarks:Likes to choreograph realistic, creative and unconventional fight scenes Known for playing tough and impulsive characters in his films. Likes to execute various kicking techniques - including jumping splits-kick, jumping front-kick, jumping back-kick while running forward and chain-kicks while moving forward Prefers to work with real martial artists in his films. His collaborations range from well-established practitioners such as Jet Li, Collin Chou, Jing Wu, Xing Yu, and Siu-Wong Fan to experienced fighters like John Salvitti, Michael Woods and Cung Le. Frequently collaborates with Wilson Yip Started utilizing the "chain punching" technique more often in some of his recent films after the big success of Yip Man (2008), Also likes to execute few other punching techniques in his fight scenes, such as "wind-up"- and "superman" punches. His fight scenes often involve people hitting each other's fists and kicks at the same time, or each other one after another. His characters - whenever he's playing lead or co-lead roles - are often given late introductions in the beginning of his films. Includes parkour in between his fight scenes. Usually makes soft "o-faces" during his fight scenes, similar to Bruce Lee's facial expression doing the famous high-pitched battle scream. Started utilizing MMA in his fight scenes more often after making SPL: Sha po lang (2005). This can be seen in all of his contemporary action films that followed suit. Frequently collaborates with Woo-Ping Yuen. Uses slow-motion for certain takes during his fight scenes to showcase the power of techniques done by actors he works with. Likes to kick away objects either off ground or in the air during his fight scenes. Some of his films shows him sitting on antagonists' bodies after beating them up.


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Nou fo

Directed By: Benny Chan Starring: Deep Ng, Patrick Tam, Nicholas Tse...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 12th November 2021 Age Rating: TBC Language: Unknown Next Showing: Unknown

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Directed By: Gareth Edwards Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 16th December 2016 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 134 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Directed By: D.J. Caruso Starring: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone...
Released in UK cinemas Thursday 19th January 2017 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 106 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Chasing the Dragon

Directed By: Jason Kwan and Jing Wong Starring: Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, Philip Keung...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 6th October 2017 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 128 mins Language: Cantonese Next Showing: Unknown

Yip Man 4

Directed By: Wilson Yip Starring: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Kwok-Kwan Chan...
Released in UK cinemas Wednesday 25th December 2019 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 105 mins Language: Mandarin Next Showing: Unknown

John Wick: Chapter 4

Directed By: Chad Stahelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama...
Releasing in UK cinemas Friday 27th May 2022 Age Rating: TBC Language: English


Directed By: Niki Caro Starring: Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Xana Tang...
Unknown UK Cinema Release Date Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 115 mins Language: English
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