Bowie Lam

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Bowie Lam
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Bowie Lam at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards 2012
Chinese name 林保怡 (traditional)
Chinese name 林保怡 (simplified)
Pinyin Lín Bǎoyí (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lam4 Bou2 Ji4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Haifeng, Guangdong, China
Born (1965-09-04) 4 September 1965 (age 49)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) God of Songs (歌神)
Occupation Actor, singer, rapper
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Instrument(s) drums
Years active 1985–Present
Official Website www.bowielam.cn

Bowie Lam (Chinese: 林保怡, Lam Bo-Yee; born 4 September 1965) is a Hong Kong television actor with the TVB network. He has starred in several popular dramas including File of Justice and Healing Hands.

Before working in entertainment, Lam held other occupations, including serving in the Hong Kong Police Force for a short time. He made his acting debut in 1986 in Kiss Me Goodbye and his singing debut in 1989.

Lam's acting career took off after joining the major television network TVB in 1991. His first project was a supporting role in the 1992 drama The Greed of Man, which starred Sean Lau, Vivian Chow, Adam Cheng, and Amy Kwok. The Greed of Man as of 2011 remained one of TVB's highest-rated dramas. After The Greed of Man, Lam was featured in TVB dramas Files of Justice (1994–1997), Untraceable Evidence (1997 and 1999), and Healing Hands (1998, 2000, and 2005). His major break-out role is considered the 2004 War and Beauty, which was a huge success in Hong Kong and China.

Television Series[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
1991 The Lady of Iron
1992 The Greed of Man
Twins
Beyond Love
The Undercover
1993 Can't Stop Loving You
The Art of Being Together
For Home's sake
Catwalk
1994 Eternity
Files of Justice III
Forty something
ICAC Investigation 1994
Mary's Choice
1995 File of Justice IV
The Unexpected
1996 Once Upon a Time in Shanghai: The Victory
Wong Fei Hong Series
1997 Untraceable Evidence
A Recipe For The Heart
File of Justice V
1998 Healing Hands Dr. Henry Lai
黎國柱
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
The Warmtime Lovers
1999 Untraceable Evidence II
Ultra Protection
The Disappearance
2000 Healing Hands II Dr. Henry Lai
黎國柱
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
The Green Hope
The Sky is the Limit
2002 Fight for Love
談談情·練練武
Ng Ka-kit
吳家傑
Invisible Journey
彩色世界
Cheung Ka-fat
張家發
Deadly Sting
2003 Vigilante Force
智勇新警界
Fong Nga-chai
方瓦仔
Won - TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
Won - Astro Award for My Favourite Character
2004 War and Beauty
金枝慾孽
Suen Bak-yeung
孫白颺
Won - TVB Award for Best Actor
Won - TVB Award for My Favourite Television Character
Nominated - Astro Award for Best Actor (Top 10)
Nominated - Astro Award for My Favourite Couple (Top 5)
Nominated - Astro Award for My Favourite Theme Song
Kung Fu Soccer
Unbearable Heights
2005 Misleading Track
奪命真夫
Leo Law Lei-ho
羅理浩
Healing Hands III
妙手仁心III
Henry Lai Kwok-chu
黎國柱
Nominated - Astro Award for Best Actor (Top 10)
Nominated - Astro Award for My Favourite Character (Top 20)
Always Ready
隨時候命
Benjamin Yip Ching-wan
葉青雲
2006 The Dance of Passion
火舞黃沙
Yim Man-Hei
閻萬曦
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character (Top 5)
Nominated - Astro Award for Best Actor (Top 10)
Nominated - Astro Award for My Favourite Character (Top 20)
CIB Files
刑事情報科
Tony Chung Shun
鍾信
2008 Angry Angle
The Gem of Life Calvin Ko Cheung-shing
高長勝
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 15)
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character (Top 15)
2009 ICAC Investigators 2009 Ma Yat-ming
2010 Sisters of Pearl Ho Cheung-Hing Asian Television Awards for Best Drama Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Every Move You Make Linus Yiu Hok-sum Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 15)
2011 River of Wine Leung Ching-yiu / Sung Ching-yiu
2011-2012 When Heaven Burns Joe Lau Chun-hung
2012 Strangers 6 Fang Hai-lian
2014 Shianghai Tan Diexue Xiaoxiong Gu Li-ming
2014 Tun Shu Xi Jiang Zhang Han-yong

Host[edit]

Year Title Awards
2006 Homeland Beauty
2008 Two on the Road
2010 Duanhuang
Health Oddities Nominated - TVB Award for Best Host (Top 5)

Filmography[edit]

[1][2]

TV series theme songs[edit]

  • "Unsuspectingly" (不知不覺), with Kit Chan, opening theme song for Healing Hands II (2000)
  • "Love Does Not Leave" (愛不出口), insert song for Healing Hands II (2000)
  • "Escape to Life Sky" (逃出生天), opening theme for Fight for Love (2002)
  • "Cover Your Eyes to See the World" (闔上眼睛看世界), opening theme for Invisible Journey (2002)
  • "Don't Fear the Dark" (不要怕黑), insert song for Invisible Journey (2002)
  • "Split" (一字馬), opening theme song for Vigilante Force (2003)
  • "If You Were My Lover" (如果你是我的愛人), insert song for Vigilante Force (2003)
  • "Children" (兒女), opening theme song for War and Beauty (2004)
  • "Arsenic" (砒霜), insert song for War and Beauty (2004)
  • "The Eagle Soars" (飛鷹翱翔(完整)), ending theme for Always Ready (2005)
  • "With You Every Day" (和你的每一天), theme song for Healing Hands III (2005)
  • "The Wrong Gray Is Correct" (灰色錯對), opening theme song for Misleading Track (2005)
  • "Intelligence" (情報), opening theme song for CIB Files (2006)
  • "Wind Sand" (風沙), opening theme song for The Dance of Passion (2006)
  • "The Two Words of Love" (相戀兩個字) with Gigi Lai, ending theme song for The Gem of Life (2008)
  • "Sam Chung Yau So" (心中有數) opening theme song for Every Move You Make (2010)
  • "Youthful Ignorance" (年少無知) with Moses Chan and Kenny Wong, ending theme song for When Heaven Burns (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowie Lam". imdb.com. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bowie Lam". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Roger Kwok
for Square Pegs
Best Actor
2004
for War and Beauty
Succeeded by
Roger Kwok
for Life Made Simple
Asian Television Awards
Preceded by
Adrian Pang
for Red Thread
Best Drama Performance by an Actor
2010
for Sister of Pearl
Succeeded by
Kevin Cheng
for Ghetto Justice