Leslie Cheung – 1956 -2003

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Leslie was a Hong Kong actor (1956-2003), born in Hong Kong, he was educated in England and studied textiles in Leeds University. His films are: A Better Tomorrow, a Better tomorrow II, Rouge, A Chinese Ghost Story, Once a Thief, days of Being wild, farewell My Concubine, The Bride With White Hair, Between Love and Glory, The Eagle Shooting Heroes, He’s a Woman, She’s A Man, A Chineses Feast, Temptress Moon, Happy Together.

His character in Happy Together was a gay, his partner played by Andy Lau was gay also, but neither actor knew he would be playing a homosexual.

In his last film Inner Senses his character was urged to commit suicide by the ghost of a jilted lover, but he survives. In real life Cheung’s ending was not so happy, he committed suicide by jumping from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.

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