Hawick Lau is one of the most popular celebrities in China. Born in 1974, the Hong Kong actor and singer has started his career in his homeland before expanding his career to Mainland China. In his 20's, Hawick is already moderately popular before he starred in the Chinese Drama Sealed with a Kiss. His portrayal of Mo Shao Qian has catapulted him to fame. Since then, he has been starring in multiple TV series regularly.

In 2015 alone, Hawick has appeared in five TV series. Here are some of his shows in which he plays the lead male character. These dramas have gained a wide viewership in China and in some parts of Asia.

The Lady and the Liar

Qian Jin Nu Zei

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Jiang Xin (Tiffany Tang) is a street performer in Shanghai. She lives with her mute adoptive father in a poor neighborhood. One day, she is asked to perform in a rich businessman's birthday party. There, she overhears a plot to kill one of the guests known as Bai Lang (Hawick Lau), also a rich businessman with several enemies. She saves Bai Lang, who is immediately smitten with her. When the two meet again, Bai Lang wants to make Jiang Xin his girlfriend, which the latter flatly rejects. Jiang Xin has a blind boyfriend named Jie Wun (Tony Yang). They get engaged before Jie Wun leaves for an eye operation.

When her father becomes ill, Jiang Xin is forced to sell her necklace at a pawn shop. The pawn shop owner recognizes the distinct necklace, which bears the insignia of the well-known Ye family. Soon, Jiang Xin learns that she is the missing daughter of the Ye family, the richest family in Tianjin. She is fetched by the rich family's lawyer and the two set out to Tianjin. On the train, she bumps into her neighbor Du Xiao Han (Yang Rong) who has been running away from the police. She tells Xiao Han about her newfound origin and even lets her try on her new clothes. Xiao Han is filled with jealousy.

Suddenly, the train derails and is left hanging over the bridge. Many passengers die, including Ye family's lawyer. As Jiang Xin is hanging for dear life, Xiao Han yanks her necklace and watches her fall to her death. When she is brought to a rescue center, she assumes Jiang Xin's identity and is taken to the Ye family.

When Bai Lang hears the news, he rushes to Tianjin and finds Jiang Xin in a hospital. Jiang Xin survives but she has lost all her memory. Bai Lang sees this as a chance to have Jiang Xin, so he tells her that he is her fiance.

Jie Wun has regained his vision after a successful operation. He comes back but Jiang Xin is missing.

The Cage of Love

Zhua Zhu Cai Hong de Nan Ren

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Jiang Yu's (Hawick Lau) family runs a successful textile factory. On his father's birthday, Wu Hong Da pays the elder Jiang a visit and is asking for his secret dyeing recipe. Jiang Yu's father refuses to give it away and is pushed out of the window. Wu Hong Da then appropriates the company, forcing Jiang Yu, his mother, and his younger sister to leave. Jiang Yu's mother can no longer take their miserable life and commits suicide. However, she survives.

Zhou Shao Tian is a poor boy who is the same age as Jiang Yu. His mother is a factory worker in Jiang Yu's company while his father is bedridden due to a chronic illness. After the incident, his mother loses her job. Without money and with a child to feed, Shao Tian's father begs his wife to kill him. The wife concedes, but the murder is witnessed by the horrified Shao Tian.

Many years later, Cai Hong is looking for a birthday present for her father Wu Hong Da. In a store, she comes across the grown-up Jiang Yu. Some bickering ensues as both have been eyeing the same pen. However, they are immediately attracted to each other. Cai Hong goes home and is met by Shao Tian, a trusted employee of her father. With Wu Hong Da's blessings, Shao Tong has been pursuing Cai Hong, who treats him as a mere brother. Behind their backs, Shao Tian has been plotting to steal Wu Hong Da's wealth to avenge his father's death many years ago.

Jiang Yu goes back to his late father's textile company to confront Wu Hong Da. He has been waiting for this day since his father's murder. After the confrontation, Wu Hong Da mysteriously falls out of the window. Cai Hong arrives just in time and finds her father dead. Soon, Jiang Yu gets his company back. To his dismay, he discovers that Cai Hong is his enemy's daughter. Cai Hong believes that Jiang Yu is the murderer of her father.

Twice Blooms the Flower

Liang Sheng Hua

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A man who has been comatose for seven years suddenly awakens. When he finds his identity card, he learns that he is Qin Mo (Hawick Lau) but he doesn't remember his past. He runs out of his room, disoriented, and comes across Yan Song (Wang Li Kun), a single mother of a seven-year-old boy. Qin Mo remembers fragments of his life and recognizes Yan Song as his wife. Yan Song vehemently denies knowing Qin Mo. However, Qin Mo thinks that she is angry with him for being an absentee father for their child. He shows up at her home to apologize. With no place to stay, he ends up staying in a spare room in Yan Song's apartment. Yan Lang, Yan Song's son, is happy to finally have a father figure at home. As Qin Mo and Yan Lang become closer, Yan Song starts to treat the mysterious man as a family.

Lin Qiao (Gao Ren) is now back in town. He gets engaged to his longtime girlfriend Su Qi (Gu Xuan), a girl from a rich family. Yan Song has been secretly in love with Lin Qiao for several years, but she can't bring herself to confess her feelings since he is already with Su Qi. Although the two have never been a couple, they have spent one drunken night together. When Lin Qiao learns about Yan Lang, he believes that he is the boy's father.

Qin Mo is actually Chen Bin, the only heir to a big architecture firm. He has a quarrel with his best friend Ouyang Teng (Huo Zheng Yan), causing him to tumble down a slope and hitting his head. Ouyang Teng creates a fake identity for Chen Bin and hides him in a small hospital. With Chen Bin out of the picture, Ouyang is now the director of his corporation. When he finds out that Chen Bin has awakened, he tries to keep him from remembering his past.

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