Andy Lau arrives for Chinese New Year
Madame Tussauds Sydney celebrates Chinese New Year by welcoming wax figure of Chinese superstar Andy Lau
Widely recognised as the King of Canto-pop, Andy Lau holds the world record for the most Canto-pop awards won by a male artist and has released over 100 movies and 80 albums during his amazing career.
Born in 1961, Andy’s career as both as ‘heart throb’ pop-singer and movie actor has earned him international recognition and countless entertainment industry awards. In the last 10 years alone, Andy has performed in 179 concerts around the world and is also an accomplished expert Chinese calligrapher.
Andy Lau has undergone two sittings with Madame Tussauds over the years, resulting in two amazingly lifelike figures that reside in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The Shanghai figure of Andy Lau - which is dressed in a smart black suit - will be in Sydney for a limited time only.
Creating a Madame Tussauds wax figure is no easy feat. Involving a dedicated team of over 60 artists and sculptors, the team takes approximately 800 hours to create one figure, including colouring the figure with special oil based paints, which takes several days to complete.
Other new wax figures to arrive in 2013 include Sachin Tendulkar and Bruce Lee, who will join the unique line-up of celebrities already featured at Madame Tussauds Sydney including Captain Cook, Sir Donald Bradman, Shane Warne, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp and Lady Gaga.
Madame Tussauds Sydney in Darling Harbour has extended opening hours for the Chinese New Year; 10th – 17th February; 9am – 9pm
(except for Feb 14th - last entry 5pm)