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Hugh Laurie

Actor / Comedian / Pianist / Writer / Musician / Film Director / Novelist / Screenwriter / Singer-songwriter / Television Director / Film Producer | * 06/11/1959 (62) | Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
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James Hugh Calum Laurie (born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, author, comedian, director, musician, and singer. He is known for portraying the title character on the medical drama television series House (2004–2012), for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other accolades. 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. Laurie first gained recognition for his work as one half of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he met through their mutual friend Emma Thompson while ... ()
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James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie 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, Laurie 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. The two 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. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Hugh Laurie

Commander of The Order of The British Empire 2x Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Movies with Hugh Laurie as Actor(65)

as Maurice (voice)2021 The Amazing Maurice
as Mycroft Holmes (uncredited)2018 Holmes & Watson
as David Nix2015 Tomorrowland
as Dr. Cockroach, PhD (voice)2012 Shrek's Thrilling Tales
as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)2012 Shrek's Thrilling Tales
as Mr. Watts2012 Mr. Pip
as himself2012 House MD Swan song
as E.B.'s Dad (voice)2011 Hop
as Steve (voice)2011 Arthur Christmas
as David Walling2011 The Oranges
as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)2009 Monsters vs Aliens
as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)2009 Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)2009 B.O.B.'s Big Break
as Captain James Biggs2008 Street Kings
as himself2008 Blackadder Rides Again
as Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)2006 Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive
as Doctor2005 The Big Empty
as Gutsy (voice)2005 Valiant
as Mr. Frederick Little (voice)2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
as Narrator (voice)2004 The Tale of Jack Frost
as Lord Bernard Clark2003 The Young Visiters
as Mr. Frederick Little2002 Stuart Little 2
as Teddy2002 Lost in the Snow
as Archie (voice)2001 Second Star to the Left
as Raymond2001 Girl From Rio
as cenzo2000 Carnivale
as Sam Bell2000 Maybe Baby
as Mr. Fredrick Little1999 Stuart Little
as King's Advisor1998 The Man in the Iron Mask
as Baron Hector Hulot1998 Cousin Bette
as Poirot1997 Spice World
as Tarquin (voice)1997 The Ugly Duckling
as Police Officer Steady1997 The Borrowers
as Jasper1996 101 Dalmatians
as Peeps1995 The Snow Queen
as Mr. Palmer1995 Sense and Sensibility
as Roger Charleston1992 Peter's Friends
as Owl / Mice (voice)1991 Brown Bear's Wedding
as Colin1989 Strapless
as Princes Regent / Pigmot1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol
as Assistant1987 The Laughing Prisoner
as Michael1985 Plenty
as Max Belhaven1983 The Crystal Cube

TV Shows/Series with Hugh Laurie as Actor(58)

as Ryan Clark2020 Avenue 5
as Peter Laurence2020 Roadkill
as Major de Coverley2019 Catch-22
as Richard Roper2016 The Night Manager
as Eldon Chance2016 Chance
2012 Veep
as himself2011 Sin maquillaje
as himself2010 Conan
as himself2009 The Jay Leno Show
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Gregory House2004 House
as Paul Slippery2003 Fortysomething
as Mr. Frederick Little (voice)2003 Stuart Little: The Animated Series
as Panellist2003 QI
2002 Spooks
as Mr. Abercrombie (voice)1996 Dennis the Menace and Gnasher
as Gentleman on the Plane1994 Friends
as Squire Trelawney (voice)1993 The Legends of Treasure Island
as Leo Hopkins1993 All or Nothing at All
as Johnny Town-Mouse (voice)1992 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
as Bertie Wooster1990 Jeeves and Wooster
as Professor1987 The Lenny Henry Show
as Waiter1987 The New Statesman
as N'Bend1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap
as Jim1985 Happy Families
as The Prince Regent1983 Blackadder
as Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh1983 Blackadder
as Simon Partridge1983 Blackadder
as Prince Ludwig1983 Blackadder
as Admissions Officer1983 Alfresco
1982 Wogan
as himself1982 Wogan
as Lord Monty1982 The Young Ones
as Executive1975 Saturday Night Live
as Jeffrey Billings (archive footage)1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Hugh Laurie as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer2013 Hugh Laurie: Live on the Queen Mary
Writing/Writer1987 The Laughing Prisoner
Writing/Writer1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue

TV Shows/Series with Hugh Laurie as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2004 House
Directing/Director2003 Fortysomething
Writing/Writer1989 A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Creator/Creator1989 A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Additional Information

Full Name: James Hugh Calum Laurie
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 06/11 1959 (June) in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 62 years + 108 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Selwyn College, Eton College, Dragon School
Member of: Band from TV
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
Spouses (current/former): Jo Green
Children: Charles Archibald Laurie, William Albert Laurie, Rebecca Augusta Laurie
Father: Ran Laurie
Mother: Patricia Laidlaw
Other names for Hugh Laurie (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"James Hugh Calum Laurie"
Hugh Laurie frequently works together with these people:
Stephen Fry (46x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (31x, Actor)
Ben Elton (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (25x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (20x, Actress)
Emma Thompson (20x, Actress)
Rowan Atkinson (20x, Actor)
Rik Mayall (19x, Actor)
Robbie Coltrane (17x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (15x, Actress)
Will Forte (15x, Actor)
Martin Gates (11x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2301, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/24/2021