Hugh Laurie

Born in June 11th, 1959

From Oxford, England, UK

Hugh Laurie Biography

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian, and author. He is known for portraying the title character on the Fox medical drama series House (2004–2012), for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other awards. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode of House.

His other television credits include arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper in the miniseries The Night Manager (2016), for which he won his third Golden Globe Award, and Senator Tom James in the HBO sitcom Veep (2012–2019), for which he received his 10th Emmy Award nomination. Forced to abandon rowing during a bout of glandular fever, he joined the Cambridge Footlights, a university dramatic club that has produced many well-known actors and comedians.

There he met Emma Thompson, with whom he had a romantic relationship, which later ended yet they remain good friends. She introduced him to his future comedy partner, Stephen Fry. Laurie, Fry and Thompson later parodied themselves as the University Challenge representatives of "Footlights College, Oxbridge" in "Bambi", an episode of The Young Ones, with the series' co-writer Ben Elton completing their team.

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Hugh Laurie Movies

The Canterville Ghost Poster
October 20, 2023
The Amazing Maurice Poster
February 3, 2023
Holmes & Watson Poster
December 25, 2018
Tomorrowland Poster
May 9, 2015
Shrek's Thrilling Tales Poster
August 28, 2012
Arthur Christmas Poster
November 23, 2011
The Oranges Poster
September 10, 2011

Hugh Laurie TV Shows

The Simpsons Poster
December 17, 1989
Friends Poster
September 22, 1994
House Poster
November 16, 2004
Family Guy Poster
January 31, 1999
The Night Manager Poster
February 21, 2016
Blackadder Poster
June 15, 1983
Saturday Night Live Poster
October 11, 1975
Veep Poster
April 22, 2012

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