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Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie


Famous as :

Actor, comedian

Birth Name :

James Hugh Calum Laurie

Birth Date :

June 11, 1959

Birth Place :

Oxford, England, UK

Spouse :

Jo Green (theatre administrator, since 16-Jun-89)

Claim to fame :

As George in sitcom "Blackadder" (1983 - 1989)


Long before his mainstream success as the brilliant but rude and arrogant Dr. Gregory on medical drama series "House M.D.", Hugh Laurie joined Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club. There he met then girlfriend, actress Emma Thompson, who introduced him to performer and playwright, Stephen Fry. The threesome wrote the sketch "The Cellar Tapes" (1981) and entered it in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It won the Perrier Comedy Award and was subsequently adapted for made-for-TV film, dubbed "Cambridge Footlights Review" (1982).

Throughout the early 1980s, Laurie and Fry wrote and starred in a string of comedy shows, one that became quite famous was "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (1989 -1995). Following its success, Laurie appeared and was subsequently recruited as regular on "Blackadder". Thanks to his portrayal of the simpering idiot George, the Prince Regent, in the series that he became famous. In 1990 to 1993, he alongside Fry appeared in "Jeeves and Wooster".

Latest News

'Veep' Hires 'House M.D.' Star Hugh Laurie

November 20, 2014 02:07:53 GMT

is heading back to TV with "", two years after his hit series "" wrapped up in 2012. The British actor/musician is joining three-time Emmy-winning actress in the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy series.

AMC Lands Tom Hiddleston's Miniseries 'The Night Manager'

October 30, 2014 23:55:27 GMT

AMC reportedly has won the bidding war for a BBC miniseries starring and . "", an adaptation of John le Carre's 1993 novel of the same name, has been given a straight-to-series order on the U.S. network.

Will Ferrell Plays Security Guard, Escorts Shaquille O'Neal Out of Lakers Game

February 14, 2013 07:14:08 GMT

gave surprise and brought laugh to audience at the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Phoenix Suns game on Tuesday, February 12. The 45-year-old comedian was spotted at the game wearing a red uniform and acting as Staples Center security guard. In addition, a name tag which read Ted Vagina could be seen on the left side of his chest.

Hugh Laurie to Terrorize 'Tomorrowland'

February 14, 2013 07:05:44 GMT

may soon join who has been cast in "". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 53-year-old actor is in talks to be the villain in Disney's highly-secretive sci-fi movie to be directed by Brad Bird and written by Damon Lindelof and Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen.

'American Horror Story: Asylum' New Promo Teases What's Inside the Bucket

August 25, 2012 02:28:09 GMT

Another teaser for ": Asylum" has made its way out online, featuring a bucket which is similar to the ones brought by a nun in the first teaser. In the latest promo, people who seem to be inmates are passing along the bucket filled with meat.

Clive Owen May Replace Hugh Laurie as 'RoboCop' Villain

August 25, 2012 02:12:58 GMT

Jose Padilha's "" remake must restart its hunt for an actor to tackle the villainous role. , who was originally tapped to play the antagonist, has officially bailed out of the project due to an undisclosed reason.

Mark Wahlberg Nervous About Returning to School

June 13, 2012 06:55:54 GMT

is determined to finish his high school. The 41-year-old actor, who dropped out of school when he was in the ninth grade, has enrolled a new online program based in New Orleans to get his diploma. He will start hitting the books again later this month.

Hugh Laurie Close to Play the Antagonist in 'RoboCop' Remake

June 13, 2012 06:17:16 GMT

Jose Padilha's "" remake is close to find its lead antagonist. It has been reported that "" alum is in formal talks to tackle the villainous part in the forthcoming movie.

'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 Gets New Chilling Teaser

April 23, 2012 07:59:50 GMT

Another teaser for "" season 3 has been made available for viewing pleasure to tide fans over the show's return. Still revolving around Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the video shows how the corrupt politician refuses to be under the control of someone else or something. Additionally, there's a glimpse at the tragic death of Jimmy Darmody.

Video Premiere: Lana Del Rey's 'Carmen'

April 23, 2012 07:34:30 GMT

releases a new music video. In the clip created to support her latest single "Carmen", the internet meme compiles clippings of new and old footage that "explains everything." Some of them include her riding on the backseat of a motorcycle with a young boy and the others show a young stripper working her body around a pole.

'House M.D.' Cast and Creator Dish on Series Finale at Wrap Party

April 23, 2012 07:08:03 GMT

A month before the series finale airs on FOX, the cast of "" gathered at a wrap party to bid farewell to the medical show. While hitting the red carpet of the Saturday, April 20 event at Cicada, Los Angeles, the likes of and were faced with questions about the final episode.

Hugh Laurie Denies 'House M.D.' Is Canceled Because He's Tired of the Show

February 15, 2012 06:54:58 GMT

won't let rumors surrounding the end of "" run wilder. Responding to the reports saying that the show is canceled because he "was sick of going to work", the actor said that the quote featured in the news was a comment he made five years ago about a different subject.

Hugh Laurie to Retire From Acting on Small Screen When 'House' Ends

November 25, 2011 05:13:08 GMT

"" may be 's last appearance as a male lead on the small screen. The actor who stars as grumpy doctor Gregory House on FOX's hit medical drama suggested in a recent interview that he would likely retire from acting on the small screen once the series comes to an end.

Enrique Iglesias Premieres Star-Studded Video for 'I Like How It Feels'

October 01, 2011 04:36:32 GMT

turns to different direction for a newly-debuted music video he directed for his latest single "I Like How It Feels". Instead of releasing glossy visuals like his previous clips, the Latin singer compiles guerilla-style footage which is packed with celebrity cameos.

Hugh Laurie Is a Bride in New Cast Photo of 'House' Season 8

October 01, 2011 04:13:20 GMT

Already being seen in a prison garb, dresses as a bride in a new cast photo of "" season 8. The lead actor wears a white wedding gown complete with a veil and holds a rose bouquet. Making it ironic, he sports eyeliner-smudged eyes.

Hugh Laurie and Professor Green Release New Music Videos

September 16, 2011 08:52:11 GMT

releases his first music video from debut album "". The "" actor keeps things simple yet classy in the music video. He is seen strumming his guitar and delivering his song "The Whale Has Swallowed Me".

Artist of the Week: Greyson Chance

August 01, 2011 06:28:40 GMT

Gifted with boyish look and lovable voice, drew millions of views on YouTube for his homemade video last year. Having no vocal training, he wowed online viewers with his rendition of 's song. He later landed a record deal with ' label and is deemed to be one of the next big things.

Hugh Laurie Confirms House's In-Jail State in Season 8

August 01, 2011 05:53:17 GMT

"" will be set in prison when the eighth season kicks off this fall on Monday, October 3, it has been confirmed by . The House depicter on the FOX medical drama series told reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills, "I am a prisoner."

Hugh Laurie Feels Guilty for Not Being Real Doctor

April 05, 2011 03:27:44 GMT

British actor is racked with guilt for failing to follow his father into the medical profession and fears his dad would have been disappointed to see him playing a doctor on TV. The "Blackadder" actor stars as grumpy physician Dr Gregory House in hit U.S. drama , a role which has won him a clutch of awards including two Golden Globes.

Hugh Laurie Delays Debut Album Release Due to Prince William's Wedding

February 07, 2011 09:31:47 GMT

"" star has been forced to delay the release of his debut album because of the British royal wedding. The actor's project was scheduled for an April release in his native Britain but he didn't want it to clash with Prince William's big day.

2011 People's Choice Awards Winners in TV

January 06, 2011 04:47:54 GMT

FOX's shows "" and "" prove that they appeal to fans after their victories at 2011 People's Choice Awards were announced. "House" not only won Favorite TV Drama but also helped and to win the favorite TV Drama Actor and Actress while Favorite TV Comedy "Glee" delivered a win for .

Hugh Laurie Regrets Not Signing Up to Hong Kong Police Force

November 15, 2010 06:47:18 GMT

Actor regrets not signing up to the Hong Kong police force as a teenager - because he could have retired a long time ago. The "House" star, 51, considered jetting off to the Far East when he was 16 and working for the police force, but gave up on the idea to study at Britain's prestigious Cambridge University.

Hugh Laurie Gets Music Deal With Warner

July 26, 2010 08:46:41 GMT

"" star is swapping medicine for music - he's signed his first record deal to release a blues album. The actor, who plays grumpy medic Dr. Gregory House in the hit U.S. series, has landed a contract with Warner music group and will team up with a host of guest musicians for the New Orleans blues album.

Hugh Laurie Secretly Working on Meat Loaf's Album

February 26, 2010 07:07:18 GMT

Actor is continuing his foray into the music world - he appears on 's forthcoming album. The "" actor became friends with the singer after Meat Loaf played a patient on the hit medical drama last year.

36th People's Choice: Full Winners List in TV Category

January 07, 2010 04:59:43 GMT

The live broadcast of 36th Annual People's Choice Awards has just been wrapped up and coming with double victory is "". The show airing on FOX was voted Favorite TV Drama after its leading actor received the nod as Favorite TV Drama Actor earlier at the event.

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