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)

Hugh Laurie Biography

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".

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