Simon Yam News: January-March 2001
At this year's Next Magazine Television Awards ceremony, 10 TV shows
and 10 TV actors were chosen as the best of 2000. Many big stars were in
attendance, including Lisa Wong, Julian Cheung Chilam, Gallen Lo, Carol 'Do Do'
Cheng, Louis Koo, Bobby Au Yeung, Flora Chan, and Simon Yam Tat-Wah.
Yam Designs Starbucks Ads
March 26: Simon and five other celebrity photographers were invited
to shoot ads for Starbucks coffee.
Simon Yam: "I Sell Sex"
March 25, 2001
Simon presented a cake to Gigi Leung for her 25th birthday at a Hong Kong
Film Awards event, wearing a provocative shirt that attracted much press
attention. Yam is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Award for
Juliet in Love.
Image: Apple Daily
March 20th: Mandarin Films' 10th anniversary banquet hosted many stars,
including most of the cast of Final Romance - Edison Chen, Amanda Strang,
Sam Lee, Cindy Au and Simon Yam. Also there was Irene Wan, Ti Lung,
actor Ti Lung and his wife.
March 15, 2001 Japanese star Takashi Sorimachi arrived in Hong Kong to
begin filming his role as a hitman in Johnnie To's Fulltime Killer. The first scene
he filmed was an interrogation scene with the police detective played by
Simon Yam. Afterwards, Simon spoke to reporters and was asked to give his
impression of Takashi. Said Yam, (as translated by Sanney): "Takashi really is
a good-looking man. Too bad I don't have a lot of scenes with him. The film is
kind of funny because Takashi, Andy Lau, and I don't have many scenes
together." Yam also expressed pleasure at the opportunity of working again
with director Johnnie To.
March 15, 2001
Later the same day, after shooting scenes for Fulltime Killer, Simon
attended a promotional event for a.testoni shoes. Yam is the Italian brand's
commercial spokesman in HK; not only appearing in their advertisements but
photographing and designing them as well.
Simon Loves Golf
March 13, 2001
Simon playing golf somewhere.
Simon in Japan for "Final Romance"
March 12, 2001
Edison Chen, Amanda Strang, Simon Yam and the crew of Final Romance
have a meal while shooting in Japan. After filming wrapped, Simon took the
opportunity to enjoy a brief vacation in Tokyo with his wife Qi Qi.
Simon Yam on the slopes in Japan.
Qi Qi is a Model Wife
March 4th: Model Qi Qi shot a commercial for a watch company which will appear
in both Hong Kong and Mainland China (see above images).
While vacationing in Morocco as Simon filmed Midnight Fly, over HK $200,000
of her property was lost when her luggage was stolen. Her travel insurance
only ended up covering around HK $10,000.
Yam nominated for HKFA Best Supporting Actor
March 2001: The 20th Hong Kong Film Awards nominations were announced, and
Simon Yam was one of the nominees for Best Supporting Actor in Juliet in Love.
The film was also nominated for Best Director (Wilson Yip) and Best Actor
(Francis Ng). This is only Simon's 2nd HKFA nomination. His 1996 nomination
for To Be No. 1 was also for a gangster role. Hey, what's new?
Simon and Simon
Feb. 17, 2001
On Simon Lui's HK Commercial radio talk show, Simon Yam was the celebrity
guest. Lui, a horror enthusiast and star of many scary HK movies including
a number of the Troublesome Night films, asked Yam if he'd ever seen a
ghost. He answered, "I'm lucky, I haven't encountered anything out of the
ordinary so far. However, I believe that ghosts exist."
Feb. 15th: Shooting of Jacob Cheung's drama Midnight Fly has finally completed.
meet while travelling abroad, only to discover that they have the same
man in their lives in common- Mui's philandering husband, played by
Simon Yam. Midnight Fly was shot on location in France and Morocco.
Make Your Own Headline
Images: Ming Pao
Feb. 12 2001
Let's see here... the golf gang, left to right: Eric Tsang, somebody, Miu Kiu Wai?,
somebody, somebody, Simon Yam, Wan Chi Keung?
Images: Oriental Daily
Feb. 1, 2001
Simon and Qi Qi at the Hong Kong airport return from Lunar
New Year holiday in Thailand. Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia and
her husband are also spotted there.
Images: Ming Pao
These are scenes from Legend: A Dream Named Desire.
Sanney reports that due to the death and suicide in the storyline, ATV is
pre-empting the show on Lunar New Year as the subject matter is too
heavy for the hopeful occasion.
Images: Oriental Daily
Qi Qi, Simon, Christy Chung at Fashion Show
Simon, who just returned from Morocco where he was working on Midnight Fly,
attended a fashion show with his wife Qi Qi. Also at the event- Christy Chung.
Jan. 15, 2001 Jordan Chan and Simon Yam Tat-Wah were at the premiere of Wu Yen.
Even Supermodels Have Problems
Jan. 10: Qi Qi, speaking to the press at she.com's Ten Most Popular Models Event,
told of her unfortunate experience while in Morocco. While accompanying her
husband during the filming of Midnight Fly, her luggage was stolen.
Says Qi Qi (courtesy Sanney): "I had just finished visiting my parents for
Christmas. My father gave me a video camera as a present. I only saw it once
because when I flew to Morocco, it was stolen. My luggage arrived one day
after I did and when I saw it, I knew that it had been tampered with. I lost my
video camera, two regular cameras, my cellphone, my wallet and some credit
cards. Also, my husband's clothes were all gone. Luckily, the incident happened
at the end of last year. Hopefully, nothing like that will happen to me this year."
The ratings for Legend: A Dream Named Desire had average ratings this
week, despite a rise of over 10 points earlier in the week. Rumours were
that Kathy Chow was the producer's first choice for the lead role, but after
Chow turned it down, the role went to Monica Chan. (Chow's manager says
he doesn't remember if this is true, but it's unlikely).
Simon Yam, who plays Chris in the series, commented: "When I took my role,
they told me that Monica Chan had already been cast. She's perfect for the
role in any case because, after all, she is a former Miss Hong Kong winner."
Jan. 6, 2001
Qi Qi, along with fellow Hong Kong models Wanda Yung, Amanda Strang, and
others, did a promotion for Samsung phones. The press asked her about Simon.
Images: The Sun
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