Hugh Laurie

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

Hugh Laurie

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Born: 11 June 1959, Blackbird Leys, Oxfordshire, England. 

Hugh Laurie is best known for his role as Dr. Gregory House in the hit medical drama series “House” (2004-2012).

Laurie began his career in comedy, performing in various sketch comedy shows and radio programs in the 1980s. He gained widespread recognition for his work in the sketch comedy series “A Bit of Fry & Laurie” (1989-1995) alongside his longtime collaborator Stephen Fry.

In addition to his comedy work, Laurie is also an accomplished musician. He is a skilled pianist and guitarist and has released several albums, including “Let Them Talk” (2011), which features blues and jazz covers.

Laurie’s acting career began in the 1980s with appearances in various British television shows and films. He gained critical acclaim for his role in the 1998 film “Little Voice” and went on to appear in several other films, including “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), “The Man in the Iron Mask” (1998), and “Tomorrowland” (2015).

However, it was his role as Dr. Gregory House in “House” that made Laurie a household name. The show ran for eight seasons and earned him two Golden Globe Awards and several Emmy nominations.

In addition to his acting and music careers, Laurie is also an accomplished writer. He has written several novels, including “The Gun Seller” (1996) and “The Paper Soldier” (2007).

Laurie is also known for his philanthropic work. He has supported various charities, including Oxfam, Comic Relief, and Save the Children.

 

Suggested viewing

 

Jeeves and Wooster (1990)

Jeeves and Wooster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.5

This comedy follows a wealthy but clueless young man who constantly finds himself in social and romantic scrapes. Thankfully, he has his impeccably dressed and highly intelligent valet to help. Through witty dialogue and clever schemes, the valet uses his superior intellect and knowledge of etiquette to solve his employer’s problems, often involving eccentric relatives, romantic mishaps and the general chaos of high society life.

Top cast: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon, John Woodnutt, Michael Ripper, Mary Wimbush, John Turner, Francesca Folan.

Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

Blackadder Goes Forth

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.8

Blackadder Goes Forth follows a cunning but cowardly captain and his incompetent companions as they try to survive the trenches of World War I. Despite the captain’s plans to dodge danger, his own schemes and the general idiocy of those around him keep landing them in hilarious and precarious situations.

Top cast: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Miranda Richardson, Tony Aitken, Patrick Allen, Brian Blessed.

The Night Manager (2016)

The Night Manager poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 8.0

The Night Manager follows a former soldier who works as a night manager at a luxury hotel. He is recruited by intelligence officials to infiltrate the inner circle of a powerful arms dealer. To achieve this, he must enter a world of danger, deceit and violence, using his charm, resourcefulness and past experiences to earn the trust of the ruthless arms dealer and his associates, all while walking a tightrope to avoid blowing his cover and putting himself and others at risk.

Top cast: Tom Hiddleston, Sarafina King, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Coleman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki, Alistair Petrie, Natasha Little, Douglas Hodge, David Harewood.

A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.3

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie portray various characters and use witty dialogue, absurd situations and physical humour to entertain the audience. The show’s sketches range from clever wordplay and social commentary to slapstick and musical numbers, often employing elements of British absurdity and intellectual humour.

Top cast: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

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