Born: Hong Kong
Clifton Ko (; born 1958) is a Hong Kong film director, actor, producer and scriptwriter. He graduated from Kwun Tong Maryknoll College, and entered TV and film industry in late 1970s, firstly worked with director Clifford Choi. In this period he wrote Chois No U-Turn (1981) and Teenage Dreamers (), and John Woos comedy Once a Thief. In 1982 Ko entered Raymond Wongs the newly founded Cinema City & Films Co., and directed his first film The Happy Ghost in 1984. The film series, like all his major works, is a slapstick comedy with moral teaching, family value, and optimism. Ko, together the company, is prolific in making Chinese New Year movies. Important titles include family comedy series Its a Mad, Mad, Mad World (beginning in 1987); Chicken and Duck Talk, a collaboration with comedian/writer Michael Hui; and ensemble comedy series Alls Well, Ends Well (beginning in 1992); and Its a Wonderful Life (1994) (Stokes).
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