Meet Philippe Joly
Also known in China as Langsen 狼森 (literally "Wolf Forest")
Philippe Joly is a french actor living in Hong Kong, best known for regularly playing gangster roles in action films in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He was born on January 2, 1976 in Moscow, Russia, and grew up in Paris. He started his acting career late, playing small roles and was lucky to appear alongside major stars such as Chow Yun Fat and Andy Lau. In 2015, he got cast in a supporting role in "Pound of Flesh", in which he played the character Zoltan facing his childhood idol, Jean-Claude VanDamme. Shortly after, he got cast in another supporting role, with Jackie Chan this time, playing one of John Cusack's trusted generals in the film "Dragon Blade" (天將雄師) also starring Adrien Brody. In 2018, he played a henchman in the popular Hong Kong series "OCTB" Season 1 (反黑) on Netlfix, and is now being cast in bigger roles. He plays the lead villain, Mick (Mr. M) in the Chinese action film "The Ultimate Code" (终极代码) in cinemas across China on July 16, 2021, also starring fellow french actor and founder of Parkour David Belle, and Wu Zhiting, who also directs.
Most recent projects include a movie starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung Chiu-wai (working title "Golden Finger") in which is plays a leader of the KGB. He also plays Enzo in the star-stud film "Sons Of the Neon Night" (風林火山) by Hong Kong director Juno Mak, starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung ka-fai, Lau ching-wan, and Louis Koo. He faced Andy On in the film "Abduction" produced by Roger Corman for iQiyi, also starring Scott Adkins. He also played a part in Herman Yau's "The White Storm 2: Drug Lords" (扫毒2天地对决), as well as the popular TV show "Flying Tiger" Season 2 and Season 3 (飛虎之雷霆極戰). He made an appearance in the Chinese film "Battle of Defense 2" (捍战2) starring Robert Knepper, and last but not least, he played the character Joey, a high-tempered squad leader that takes the heroes into a fast-paced action adventure in the Chinese sci-fi production "Variant" (星际变种).