Zhang Tielin

Zhang Tielin
Zhang Tielin
Chinese name 張鐵林 (Traditional)
Chinese name 张铁林 (Simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Tiělín (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zoeng1 Tit3-lam4 (Cantonese)
Born June 15, 1957 (1957-06-15) (age 54)
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Other name(s) Cheung Tit-lam
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979 - present
Children Daughter Zhang Yueliang, born on September 27, 1991 (1991-09-27) (age 20)

Zhang Tielin (born 15 June 1957), sometimes credited as Cheung Tit-lam, is a Chinese actor and film director best known for his role as the Qianlong Emperor in the Princess Pearl television series. He took up British citizenship in 1997.

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Biography

Zhang was born in Tangshan, Hebei, and grew up in Weinan, Shaanxi. In 1973 he was sent to Lintong for agricultural work as part of the Chinese government's Down to the Countryside Movement. In 1976 he went to Xi'an and worked as a construction worker there.

Two years later Zhang enrolled in the Beijing Film Academy and graduated in 1982, after which he was sent to work in Tianjin Television. In 1984 Zhang made his debut in the films The Burning of Imperial Palace, Reign Behind a Curtain and Under the Bridge, of which the third one propelled him to fame.

In 1987 Zhang went to England to further his studies at the British Film Institute, graduating in 1990. He took up British citizenship in 1997. In the early 1990s Zhang went to Hong Kong to expand his career and he signed a contract with Tsui Hark, working together with Tsui on the Once Upon a Time in China film series. He joined Phoenix Television in 1996.

Shortly after, Zhang returned to mainland China and worked on a number of television series and films. His role as the Qianlong Emperor in the Princess Pearl series brought him to fame once again. Zhang starred together with actors Wang Gang and Zhang Guoli in many television series and they are collectively known as the "Iron Triangle" of the Chinese entertainment industry.[citation needed]

In 2007 Zhang became the dean of the art school of Jinan University in Guangzhou.[1]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Under the Bridge
大桥下面
Gao Zhihua
1984 Duocai De Chenguang
多彩的晨光
Lin Lishuang
The Burning of Imperial Palace
火烧圆明园
Prince Gong
Reign Behind a Curtain
垂帘听政
Yisu
1991 Once Upon a Time in China II
黄飞鸿之男儿当自强
Sun Yat-sen
1993 Xianhe Shenzhen
仙鹤神针
Cao Xiong
1994 Once Upon a Time in China Series: The Suspicious Temple
黄飞鸿之龙城歼霸
Xie Sibao
1995 Man from China
椅子
director
1999 Xin Duguo Choucheng
新赌国仇城
Chou Yisen
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Simba Mandarin dub
2009 The Silver Valley
白银帝国
Old Master Kang
Astro Boy Dr. Tenma Mandarin dub
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1979 You Yige Qingnian
有一个青年
Gu Minghua
1985 Sanyuedi De Chuchun
三月地的初春
1996 Hangong Feiyan
汉宫飞燕
Emperor Cheng of Han
1997 Dongbei Yijiaren
东北一家人
Princess Pearl
还珠格格
Qianlong Emperor
1998 Hua Mulan
花木兰
Jade Emperor
The Female Official
女巡按
Wen Bizheng guest star
1999 Biezou Woaini
别走我爱你
Wang Zong
Ghost Tales
聊斋先生
Pu Songling
Princess Pearl II
还珠格格2
Qianlong Emperor
2000 Wrong Carriage, Right Groom
上错花轿嫁对郎
Emperor
2001 Lü Buwei: Hero in Times of Disorder
乱世英雄吕不韦
Lü Buwei
The Bronze Teeth
铁齿铜牙纪晓岚
Qianlong Emperor
Taiji Prodigy
少年张三丰
Master Chengkong
Mingbu Zhen Guandong
名捕震关东
Jiajing Emperor
2002 Book and Sword, Gratitude and Revenge
书剑恩仇录
Yu Wanting
The Bronze Teeth II
铁齿铜牙纪晓岚2
Qianlong Emperor
Qing Dynasty God of Medicine
大清药王
Yue Hongda
Longfeng Qiyuan
龙凤奇缘
Qianlong Emperor
2003 Eighteen Monks
十八罗汉
Abbot
The Vicissitudes of Life
人生几度秋凉
Fu Silong
The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber
倚天屠龙记
Yang Xiao
Huoshuai
火帅
Emperor Renzong of Song
The Return of Justice Bao
包公出巡
Emperor Renzong of Song
Buyi Tianzi
布衣天子
Qianlong Emperor
2004 Buyi Zhixian Fan Ruhua
布衣知县梵如花
Sanjueluo
The Bronze Teeth III
铁齿铜牙纪晓岚3
Qianlong Emperor
Canghai Bainian
沧海百年
Fu Kang'an
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
南少林三十六房
Yongzheng Emperor
Tang Paradise
大唐芙蓉园
Li Bai guest star
The Phantasmal Angel
幻影天使
Wang Zhengzhong
Manhan Quanxi
满汉全席
Kangxi Emperor
Aroma in Autumn
五月槐花香
Fan Shirong
Yuqian Sibao
御前四宝
Shunzhi Emperor
Assassinator Jing Ke
荆轲传奇
Lü Buwei
Miracle Healers
神医侠侣
Xing Shan
Yuanlai Jiushi Ni
原来就是你
Yi Zhengbang
2005 The Juvenile Qianlong Emperor
少年宝亲王
Ye Xu
Song Liansheng Zuotang
宋莲生坐堂
Shunzhi Emperor
Crazy King and General Iron
铁将军阿贵
Qianlong Emperor
The Great Dunhuang
大敦煌
Qing commander
Yingxiong Zhi
英雄志
Wuying Emperor
2006 Tianxia
天下
Wang Linguang
Fly with Me
想飞
Han Kai
Canjian Zhen Jianghu
残剑震江湖
Yan Kang
Empress Dowager Feng of Northern Wei
北魏冯太后
Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei
Feichang Fuqi
非常夫妻
Yan Yuedong
Emerald on the Roof
屋顶上的绿宝石
Ling Xinfu
The Legendary Warrior
薛仁贵传奇
Li Daozong
Zhenguan Changge
贞观长歌
Luo Yi
2007 Wuzibei Ge
无字碑歌
Emperor Gaozong of Tang
2008 Zhongli Xun Ta Qianbaidu
众里寻她千百度
Lin Haitao
The Bronze Teeth IV
铁齿铜牙纪晓岚4
Qianlong Emperor
2009 Huang Yanpei
黄炎培
Huang Yanpei
2010 Mudan Ting
牡丹亭
Emperor Gaozong of Song
2011 All Men Are Brothers
水浒传
Marshal Hong

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