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Patrick Tse

Patrick Tse
Chinese name 謝賢 (traditional)
Chinese name 谢贤 (simplified)
Pinyin Xiè Xián (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ze6 Jin4 (Cantonese)
Born Tse Ka Yuk (simplified Chinese: 谢家钰; traditional Chinese: 謝家鈺; pinyin: xiè jiā yù)
(1936-08-09) 9 August 1936 (age 82)
Guangzhou, China
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1952–present
Zhen Zhen
(m. 1974; div. 1978)

Deborah Lee
(m. 1979; div. 1996)
Partner(s) Coco (2005–2017)
Ancestry Panyu, Guangdong, China
Also known as Brother Four (Chinese: 四哥)
Golden Bauhinia Awards
Life Achievement Award
2003 Lifetime Achievement

Patrick Tse Yin (simplified Chinese: 谢贤; traditional Chinese: 謝賢; pinyin: Xiè Xián; Jyutping: Ze6 Jin4, (born Tse Ka Yuk simplified Chinese: 谢家钰; traditional Chinese: 謝家鈺; pinyin: xiè jiā yù; 9 August 1936)[1] is a Hong Kong actor, producer, screenwriter and director in Hong Kong cinema.


Patrick Tse began his acting career in the 1950s and remained active for the next 40 years. He is a versatile and popular actor, usually playing the leading male roles.[2]

Tse worked briefly as writer, director and producer in the 1970s:

  • If Tomorrow Comes (1973) as producer/director
  • Madness of Love (1972) as director
  • One Year's Fantasy (1974) as writer/director
  • Love in Cubicle (1974) as writer/director
  • Farewell Dearest (1974) as director
  • The Splendid Love in Winter (1974) as writer/director
  • Love in Hawaii (1976) as producer/director
  • Confused Love (1977) as director

He stopped acting in the 1990s after immigrating to Canada, but returned to acting in 1999.

Personal life

Tse married a famous Beijing born Taiwanese actress Zhen Zhen (Chinese: 甄珍) in 1974, but they divorced in 1978.[3] His second wife was Hong Kong actress Deborah Lee (Chinese: 狄波拉), with whom he had two children (popular Hong Kong actor-singer Nicholas Tse and actress and model Jennifer Tse). Tse and his family lived in Vancouver after his retirement from acting, but his family has since returned to Hong Kong. Tse and Deborah divorced in 1996. In 2005, he has been in the relationship with his longtime Shanghai girlfriend known only as Coco who is 49 years his junior.[4][5] Tse and Coco had since broke up in 2017.[6]


  1. ^ Actor Index at Hong Kong Cinema
  2. ^ 八一八:谢贤 Retrieved 2017-02-06
  3. ^ 80-year-old Patrick Tse's Turbulent Love Life Divorces
  4. ^ 谢贤女友coco资料大起底 深扒娱乐圈最经典忘年恋 Retrieved 2017-02-05
  5. ^ 49岁年龄差 谢贤和Coco Retrieved 2017-02-05
  6. ^ "[Breakup Files] 81-Year-old Patrick Tse Breaks Up with Young Girlfriend, Coco". Retrieved 2018-04-23.

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