Joe Ma Rates the Best Artistes He Worked With

As one TVB’s most experienced actor, Joe Ma (馬德鐘) had collaborated with many different artistes and formed many friendships with his colleagues. In a radio interview, the actor shared his thoughts on his colleagues and what makes them talented artistes.

Of all his colleagues Joe revealed that veteran actor Damian Lau (劉松仁) left him with the strongest impression, “He is amazing and he has a good handle on acting. He would often remind us to respect the art of acting, the industry and the artistes’ morals and. He would tell us not step on the industry and your company. After listening to him, I felt like I gained a mission.”

Joe continued to describe other very talented artistes, “Liza Wang (汪明荃) is a good actress. She is always punctual and does her homework. I enjoyed working with Gallen Lo (羅嘉良) and I admire his emotional acting. Anita Yuen (袁詠儀) is incomparably talented and no matter how long the script is, I never seen her have an NG. My good friend Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) is special and is straightforward.”

Life with His Wife

When Joe was asked about his family, the actor was very happy to talk about his wife. Having married for 28 years, Joe confessed that they still get along well, “While I am more relaxed, she is a very persistent person and give her 200% in everything she does. She can focus on a task for 15 hours but I can’t. I have to have coffee and listen to music to feel inspired.”

These days, the actor has been spending more time with his wife and the two would exercise, get groceries, and try new restaurants together.


This article is written by Sammi for

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  1. Damien and Liza are both hard working legends, have only heard good things about them. Liza is known to be punctual and strict. Not the first time I heard Jessica is straight forward. I am however surprised about Anita Yuen. Have not seen any of her work in ages, therefore pleasantly surprised to hear she is so professional and has such a good memory.

    1. She’s known to have a no nonsense attitude and with an aptitude meant for the entertainment industry….

  2. @Dramafan
    Not sure why you are surprised. Anita Yuen is one of the the most talented actresses and easily the most talented ‘Miss HK’ winner. Her attitude has never been the best but she just flows naturally in every role she is in. All of this with no training…

    1. @jimmyszeto Tbh I was never a big fan of Anita’s, even when she was at her peak. I preferred more feminine female leads, such as Cherie Chung, Maggie Cheung and many others. But that was my personal preference, I know she was highly regarded but I just never found her too appealing. Then in more recent times, she’s taken more of a back seat and Chilam has taken a more active role in the entertainment industry. Not sure if this was the reason or that I have never taken an active interest in her. Therefore, reading the above was a nice surprise.

  3. I have respect for all the actors he mentioned… It is hard to survive in this industry. Only the toughest can stay on top of the game.

  4. Well Joe had to praise Liza. She singlehandedly propelled his career after praising him for his performance in ‘At the Threshold of an Era’. He was good in that series but to make it into lead actor immediately afterwards, he needed that Liza recommendation…

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