Born in Taipei in 1977, Lawrence Ko received bachelor's degree in theater arts from the Taipei University of the Arts. His father is notable director Ko I-chen. Since the 1980s, he has participated in numerous films and television works including "Kidnapped" directed by his father. He had his first movie role in "A Brighter Summer Day" by Edward Yang. He has worked with several renowned directors including Ang Lee, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Chang Ai-chia, and Stanley Kwan, as well as up-and-coming directors such as Lin Shu-yu, Cheng Yu-chieh, Chen Hung-i, and Lin Yu-hsien. He has been nominated by the Golden Horse Awards for best supporting actor twice.
2011 The 13th Taipei Film Awards Best Supporting Actor "Jump Ashin!"
2017 The 19th Taipei Film Awards Best Actor "Missing Johnny"
2015 The 17th Taipei Film Awards Best Actor "Murmur of the Hearts"
2015 The 52th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actor "Murmur of the Hearts"
2011 The 48th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actor "Jump Ashin!"
|2019||Sent From Above|
|2017||The Village of No Return|
Nominations 2017 Best Leading Actress, Best Art Direction and Best Makeup & Costume Design at the 54th Golden Horse Awards 2017 Best Narrative Feature of Taipei Film Awards 2017 NETPAC Award at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (South Korea)
|2017||The Gangster's Daughter|
New York Asian Film Festival (Official Competition) Chicago Asian Pop-Up Cinema (Opening Film, Season V) Los Angeles Taiwanese Film Biennial (Opening Film) Women Make Waves Film Festival (Official Competition) Hawaii International Film Festival
2017 Golden Horse Awards Best New Performer(Winning),Best New Director(Nomination),Best Original Film Score(Nomination) 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival-Asian New Talent Award: Best Actress (nominated) 2017 Taipei Film Awards-Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Suppporting Actor, Best New Talent 2017 Xining First International Film Festival-Nominated for Best Film and Best Director 2017 Busan International Film Festival-A Window On Asian Cinema 2017 Sao Paulo International Film Festival–New Filmmakers Competition
|2015||Murmur of the Hearts|
2015 Busan International Film Festival-A Window on Asian Cinema
2015 Taipei Film Festival-Best Narrative Feature Nomination
2015 Hong Kong International Film Festival Opening Film
2015 Tokyo International Film Festival-Asian Future
2015 Singapore International Film Festival
2015 Taipei Film Festival-Best Narrative Feature Nomination
|2013||Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow？|
Berlin Film Festival, Panorama
Hong Kong International Film Festival
CinemAsia Film Festival (Amsterdam)
Udine Far East Film Festival
Torino GLBT Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival, World Narrative Competition
|2013||Dust In The Wind (Digital Restoration)|
1987 Festival des 3 Continents-Best Cinematography, Best Score
1987 Troia International Film Festival-Best Director
1987 Tokyo International Film Festival
|2012||To My Dear Granny|
2012 Opening Film of Taipei Golden Horse Festival
|2012||My Little Honey Moon|
Opening film of 2012 New Taipei City Film Festival, Best TV film Actor of 2012 Golden Bell Awards
2011 Taipei Film Awards Best Supporting Actor, Media’s Choice Award, Audience’s Choice
2011 Busan International Film Festival
2011 Hong Kong Asia Film Festival
2011 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
2011 Taipei Film Festival Closing Film
2011 Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival
48th Golden Horse Awards nominee Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Song, Best Original Screenplay
|2010||Au Revoir Taipei|
2010 Berlinale｀Forum´ - NECPAC Award 2010 Taipei Film Award - Best New Comer 2010 Deauville Asian Film Festival- Jury Award 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival-Audience Award 2010 Barcelona Asian Film Festival–Best Film 2010 Annual Asian Film Festival Of Dallas–Best Feature
2007 Golden Lion of the 64th Venice International Film Festival 2007 Toronto International Film Festival 2007 FILMASIA Asian Film Festival (Prague) 2007 ENERGACAMERIMAGE International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Lodz) Nominations 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards for Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Costume Design, and Rising Star Award (Tang Wei) 2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008 Asian Film Awards for Best Director, Best Film, and Best Screenwriter
Awards 2006 Formosa Filmmaker Award, Best Editing, and Best Original Film Score of the 43rd Golden Horse Awards 2003 Grand Prize of Excellent Screenplay Award 2006 Grand Prize and Audience Choice Awards of Taipei Film Awards 2007 Best Film and Best Director of the 1ST Taiwan New Movie Awards 2007 The 1st Taiwan New Movie Awards (of the Directors Guild of Taiwan) Festivals 2007 Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival 2006 Venice International Film Critics' Week 2006 Competition of the Athens International Film Festival 2006 Dragons and Tigers of the Vancouver Film Festival 2006 A Window on Asian Cinema of the Busan International Film Festival 2006 Winds of Asia of the Tokyo International Film Festival
|2002||BE MY VALENTINE|
|1991||A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY|
Awards 1992 Silver Screen Award for Best Director of Singapore International Film Festival 1992 Best Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay of the 28th Golden Horse Awards 1991 Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize of Tokyo International Film Festival 1991 APFF Award for Best Film of the 36th Asia-Pacific Film Festival 1991 Best Director of Festival des trois continents, Nantes Festivals 1992 Berlin Film Festival - In Competition
|1986||Dust in The Wind|
1987 Nantes Fest. Of Three Continents, Best cinematography, Best score.
1987 Hong Kong Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Sydney Flm Fest.
1987 Jerusalem Film Fest.
1987 Troia Intl. Film Fest.
1987 London Film Fest.
1987 Hawaii Film Fest.
1987 Edinburgh Film Fest.
1987 Tokyo Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Mostra Intl.de Cinema
1987 Vancouver Intl. Film Fest.
1987 Montrel International World Film Festival
1987 Asian Pacific Film Fest.
1988 Fest. Intl. de Films Fribourg
1988 Pesaro Film Fest.
1988 La Rochelle Interntioanl Film Festival, France
1990 Chicago Intl. Film Fest.
1990 Asian American Internatinal Film Fesitval
1990 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.: Hou Hsiao-hsian Retrospective
|1983||Papa? Can You Hear Me Sing?|