Richard Ng also known as Richard Woo was a Hong Kong actor known for playing comedic roles. Richard Ng’s net worth in 2023 was estimated at around $11 million before his death. In his career, Richard has featured in several movies with actors like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Andy Lau and many others.
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Richard Ng Biography
Ng’s career began in 1976 with his first role in the Michael Hui comedy film The Private Eyes. It was the first of many films he would appear in with Sammo Hung throughout the next 30 years. Ng’s talent for comedy was quickly recognized, and he was cast in Hung’s film Winners and Sinners in 1983, playing the role of “Exhaust Pipe”. He would go on to appear in all of the subsequent Lucky Stars films throughout the 1980s, playing “Sandy”.
Ng became an established actor and was given supporting roles in a number of popular Hong Kong action comedies, including Wheels on Meals (1984), Millionaire’s Express (1986), and Jackie Chan’s Miracles (1989). Throughout the 1990s, he appeared in at least 8 further films with Sammo Hung, including Once Upon a Time in China and America.
In 1979, Ng made his only film as a director, Murder Most Foul. He also starred in the film and co-wrote it with Wong Jing. Ng’s talent for writing and directing was evident in the film, and it was well-received by critics and audiences.
Since moving to London, England in 1997, Ng has continued to work in the film industry. He has appeared in several episodes of the ongoing BBC Scotland soap, River City, and had a cameo appearance in the 2016 film Skiptrace. Ng has also appeared on British television, playing a shopkeeper in an advertisement for RAC, alongside Lennox Lewis, and in another advertisement for satellite television, dressed as an Eskimo.
Ng has been married to his wife, Susan, a British woman who was a stylist for Vidal Sassoon in New York and London, and they have four children. However, in March 2021, one of his daughters was arrested for trafficking marijuana, bringing negative attention to the Ng family.
Richard Ng died from cardiac arrest on 9 April 2023, at the age of 83.
Richard Ng’s net worth: How much was he worth?
Ng’s net worth before his death was estimated at around $11 million. In his career, Richard has featured in several movies with actors like Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Andy Lau and many others.