His portrayal of the character "Wu Qing" was met with critical acclaim from fans of the original novel by Woon Swee Oan.This was followed by a starring role in the martial arts series The Master of Tai Chi, for which he won "Best Actor" at the Asian Television Awards.
According to Mingpao, previously tabloids reported that the couple, who have been together for five years, broke up in secret more than three months ago, after the actress reportedly failed to win the support from Raymond's father, real estate developer Lam Wah Kwok.
While his first languages are Cantonese and Hokkien, Lam studied in Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School, a primarily Mandarin-speaking primary school in pre-Handover Hong Kong and is thus also fluent in Mandarin and English. Following that, he studied architecture in Xiamen University for 1st Year, and then completed the rest at University of Southern California, majoring in architecture and minoring in music.
Raymond Lam's childhood dream was to become a professional dancer. Lam attended the 13th TVB artists training class in 1998 as an auditing student and was offered a contract with TVB upon graduation in September 1998.
He was also invited to guest star in Heart of Greed.
Though initially slated to appear for about 10 episodes in Heard of Greed, his appearance was extended to 30 episodes due to popularity.