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Tats Lau Yi-Tat
- actor - composer -
Tats Lau in Master Q 2001 (2001) Tats Lau in God of Cookery (1996) Tats Lau in Happy Family (2002)

Tats Lau Yi-Tat was born on February 27, 1963 in Hong Kong. He’s been involved in the music industry since 1980, writing songs for popular singers like Alan Tam and Sam Hui. In 1985, he formed the musical group Tat Ming Pair with Anthony Wong Yiu-Ming. They enjoyed much success until disbanding in 1990, after which Lau started to focus on composing film scores. His scores for the films Queen of Temple Street (1990) and The Log (1996) were nominated for Hong Kong Film Awards. Teaming up with Tommy Wai Lai-Keung to compose the music for Temptation of a Monk (1993) proved to be a good move. They won for Best Original Film Score at both the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards.

In the nineties, Lau started to act in movies extensively and developed a disturbing and hilarious oddball screen persona. He appeared in a number of Stephen Chow movies, most notably in Forbidden City Cop (1996), in which he plays a cross-dressing character who floats around like a ghost, and God of Cookery (1996), as Chow's bizarre Shaolin headmaster. His most recent outings include So Close and Nine Girls and a Ghost.

Lau appears to be as quirky in real life as he is in the movies. When asked by Eric Tsang why Tat Ming Pair broke up, his answer was simply, “Because Wong Yiu-Ming had smelly armpits.” He temporarily got over the stink for a Tat Ming reunion in 1996. (Yinique 2003)

selected filmography
(actor unless otherwise noted)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1986)[also music]
Love Soldier of Fortune (1988)[music only]
Gift from Heaven (1989)[also music]
Family Day (1990)[music only]
Demoness from Thousand Years (1990)[music only]
Queen of Temple Street (1990)[music only]
The Last Blood (1991)[music only]
My Flying Wife (1991)[music only]
The Tigers (1991)[music only]
Autumn Moon (1992)[music only]
With Or Without You (1992)[music only]
Cageman (1992)
Deadly Dream Women (1992)[music only]
Erotic Ghost Story 3 (1992)[music only]
Crazy Hong Kong (1993)[music only]
A Day Without Policeman (1993)[music only]
Thou Shalt Not Swear (1993)
Temptation Of A Monk (1993)[music only]
Three Summers (1993)[music only]
Two Of A Kind (1993)[music only]
C'est La Vie Mon Cheri (1993)
Tragic Fantasy - The Tiger of Waichai (1994)[music only]
Oh! My Three Guys (1994)[music only]
The Third Full Moon (1994)
Mr. Sardine (1994)[music only]
Land of Treasure (1995)[music only]
Forbidden City Cop (1996)[also music]
The Log (1996)[music only]
Out of the Blur (1996)
The God of Cookery (1996)
4 Faces of Eve (1996)[music only]
Ah Fai the Dumb (1997)
Lawyer, Lawyer (1997)
Love is not a Game, but a Joke (1997)
Timeless Romance (1998)[also music]
Tales in the Wind (1998)
Gorgeous (1999)
The Tricky Master (1999)
Juliet in Love (2000)
Chinese Midnight Express II (2000)
Let It Be (2000)
Love Correction (2000)
Twilight Garden (2000)
Blue Moon (2001)
Comic King (2001)
Glass Tears (2001)
Master Q 2001 (2001)
Maniacal Night (2001)
Mist in Judge (2001)
The Saving Hands (2001)
You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)
No Problem 2 (2002)
Fighting to Survive (2002)
Happy Family (2002)
Mighty Baby (2002)
If U Care... (2002)
So Close (2002)
Market's Romance (2002)
Nine Girls and a Ghost (2002)
Why Me, Sweetie?! (2003)
Feel 100% 2003 (2003)
Give Them a Chance (2003)[cameo]
Good Times, Bed Times (2003)
Brush Up My Sisters (2003)
To My Dearest Father (2003)
Transfiguration of Life (2003)
The Spy Dad (2003)
Naked Ambition (2003)
Anna in Kungfu-Land (2003)
Fantasia (2004)
Some Like it Cool (2004)
Protégé de la Rose Noire (2004)
Driving Miss Wealthy (2004)
Super Model (2004)
Dating Death (2004)
Hidden Heroes (2004)
New Police Story (2004)
Escape from Hong Kong Island (2004)
6 AM (2004)
Dragon Reloaded (2005)
Bug Me Not! (2005)
A Chinese Tall Story (2005)
McDull, The Alumni (2006)
Feel It Say It... (2006)
Love @ First Note (2006)
Fatal Contact (2006)
The Lady Iron Chef (2007)
Team of Miracle: We Will Rock You (2009)
72 Tenants of Prosperity (2010)
Here Comes Fortune (2010)
Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)
The Jade and the Pearl (2010)
Perfect Wedding (2010)
The Way We Were (2011)
I Love Wing Chun (2011)
I Love Hong Kong 2012 (2012)
A Dream Team (2012)
Good-For-Nothing Heros (2012)
Kung Fu Angels (2014)
Lucky Star 2015 (2015)
Super Models (2015)
Ip Man 3 (2015)
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