David Yip

David Yip

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1951-06-04 (70 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Liverpool, England, UK

14 Movies · 13 TV shows

Also Known As: David Nicholas Yip

Biography

David Nicholas Yip (Chinese: 葉西園; pinyin: Yè Xīyuán; Jyutping: Jip6 Sai1 Jyun4; born 4 June 1951) is a British actor of Chinese and English descent best known for his lead role in The Chinese Detective.

Personal Life

David Yip is a practising Nichiren Buddhist and a member of the Soka Gakkai International. He lives in north Oxfordshire with his wife Virginia and his dog Buddy.

Early Life

Yip was born in Liverpool and trained at East 15 Acting School, Essex. He is the son of a Chinese father, a seaman from Canton, and an English mother from Liverpool.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Break

Break

2020
Break is a 'rags to riches', feel good story. The film follows the exploits of Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins), a gifted, inner-city kid, wasting his talents on petty crime. After witnessing the brutal mu...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Luo Bao Bei

Luo Bao Bei

2018
A bright and spirited seven-year-old girl uses her imagination to navigate everyday adventures with her real and imaginary friends.

2017.

1 TV show
TV
Porters

Porters

2017
Simon wants to be a doctor, but he has to start from the bottom. His plan is to become the best porter the hospital has ever seen.

2008.

1 Movie
Act of Grace

Act of Grace

2008
When Dezzie befriends new boy Yasin at his school, little does he know his life will take an unexpected turn that will ultimately shape his future. Having witnessed the perpetual racist taunts and bul...

2007.

1 Movie
Liverpool Nativity

Liverpool Nativity

2007
Inspired by The Manchester Passion, Liverpool Nativity employs the city's great musical heritage as the soundtrack to a contemporary music drama set in a fictitious state, a tale as relevant today as ...

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

6
2000
Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital and D...
Inside 'A View to a Kill'

Inside 'A View to a Kill'

2000
A behind the scenes look at the James Bond film "A View to a Kill"

1999.

1 Movie
Entrapment

Entrapment

1
1999
Two thieves who travel in circles try to outsmart each other and end up falling in love.

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders

6
1997
The Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to eliminate the innocent and pursue the guilty.

1996.

1 Movie
Hamlet

Hamlet

1996
Hamlet returns home to find his father dead and his mother marrying the murderer. His father. War is about to start.

1995.

1 TV show
TV
Bugs

Bugs

6
1995
Bugs was a British television drama series which ran for four series from April 1995 to August 1999. The programme, a mixture of action/adventure and science-fiction, involved a team of specialist ind...

1993.

1 Movie
Wild Justice

Wild Justice

1993
Caliph is an international criminal who is on the trail of Colonel Peter Stride.

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Cluedo

Cluedo

1990
Cluedo was a UK television game show based on the board game of the same name. Each week, a reenactment of the murder at the stately home Arlington Grange of a visiting guest was played and, through a...

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Making Out

Making Out

1989
Making Out is a British television series, shown by the BBC between 1989 and 1991. The series, created by Franc Roddam, written by Debbie Horsfield, mixed comedy and drama in its portrayal of the wom...
Murder on the Moon

Murder on the Moon

1989
After a nuclear war on Earth, the Soviet Union and the U.S. both establish outposts on the moon. When a murder occurs on the outpost, both U.S. and Soviet investigators are forced to work on the case ...

1987.

1 Movie
Ping Pong

Ping Pong

1987
A Chinese lawyer is trying to execute a will.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series.

1985.

2 Movies
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

1985
A woman is trying to survive a bloody civil war while caring for an abandoned child of a deposed ruler.
A View to a Kill

A View to a Kill

5.73
1985
The British Government contracted Zorin Industries to develop a chip that could survive a nuclear explosion, but it ended up in the hands of the KGB. James Bond needs to find out how and why. His susp...

1984.

1 Movie
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

5.9
1984
Indiana Jones was asked by a village to find a mystical stone after arriving in India. He stumbles upon a cult planning a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

1983.

1 TV show

1981.

1 TV show
TV
The Chinese Detective

The Chinese Detective

1981
Detective Sergeant John Ho is from China and he works in the East End of London. Z Cars and The Sweeney were shows about the maverick detective who was prepared to use unconventional methods to solve ...

1979.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Quatermass

Quatermass

1979
After the mysterious destruction of the new space station, young people find themselves drawn to a stone circle in England, and other locations around Earth. They believe they'll be taken to a better ...
The Quatermass Conclusion

The Quatermass Conclusion

1979
Influenced by the social and geopolitical situation of the early nineteen-seventies and the hippie youth movement of the late nineteen-sixties, Quatermass is set in a near future in which large number...
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks

Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks

1979
The Doctor and Romana discover that the Daleks are using explosives and a group of slave workers to mine the planet in order to find their creator. There is a stalemate in the war between the Daleks a...

1977.

1 TV show
TV
The Professionals

The Professionals

1977
The lives of top agents for Britain's CI5 and their controller. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism. Each of his men was hand-picked by Cowley. Bodie is a cynical ex-SAS soldier and mercenary wh...

1963.

1 TV show
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

5.44
1963
The adventures of a Time Lord, also known as the Doctor, is a time-travelling humanoid alien who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. The blue British police box...
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