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Hugh Laurie

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.

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Jun 11, 1959 In Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Amazing Maurice
Latest Project:
Series Roadkill 2020-10-18
Known For
Poster of Perspectives
Poster of Stuart Little 2
Poster of The Man in the Iron Mask
Poster of 101 Dalmatians
Movie The Amazing Maurice Maurice (voice) 2022
Movie The Canterville Ghost 2022
Series Avenue 5 Ryan Clark 2020-01-19
Series Roadkill Peter Laurence 2020-10-18
Movie The Personal History of David Copperfield Mr Dick 2019-11-07
Series Catch-22 Major de Coverley 2019-05-17
Movie Holmes & Watson Mycroft Holmes (uncredited) 2018-12-25
Series Chance Eldon Chance 2016-10-19
Series The Night Manager Richard Roper 2016-02-21
Movie A Life On Screen: Stephen Fry Himself 2015-12-29
Movie Tomorrowland David Nix 2015-05-19
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Himself 2015-09-08
Series A Life on Screen Himself 2014-12-24
Movie Monsters vs. Aliens Stories 2013-01-01
Movie Hugh Laurie: Live on the Queen Mary Himself 2013-10-21
Movie Jools Holland: My Life in Music Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Dreamworks Spooky Stories 2012-08-01
Movie Shrek's Thrilling Tales Dr. Cockroach, PhD (voice) 2012-08-28
Series Veep Unknown 2012-04-22
Movie Mr. Pip Mr. Watts 2012-09-08
Movie Hop E.B.'s Dad (voice) 2011-03-30
Series Perspectives Himself 2011-04-24
Series Sin maquillaje Self 2011-05-07
Movie Arthur Christmas Steve (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie The Oranges David Walling 2011-09-09
Movie Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - New Orleans Concert Documentary Himself 2011-09-07
Movie Fry and Laurie Reunited Himself 2010-11-24
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Movie B.O.B.'s Big Break Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2009-09-30
Movie Monsters vs Aliens Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2009-03-19
Movie Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2009-04-01
Movie Street Kings Captain James Biggs 2008-04-10
Movie Blackadder Rides Again himself 2008-12-25
Movie Band from TV: Hoggin' All the Covers himself 2008-10-28
Movie Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008-10-09
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Movie Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited) 2006-09-19
Series Monkey Trousers 2005-05-20
Movie Valiant Gutsy (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie The Big Empty Doctor 2005-07-01
Movie Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Mr. Frederick Little (voice) 2005-07-14
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Movie The Tale of Jack Frost Narrator (voice) 2004-08-04
Series House Gregory House 2004-11-16
Movie Flight of the Phoenix Ian 2004-12-17
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Himself 2004-12-09
Series Stuart Little: The Animated Series Mr. Frederick Little (voice) 2003-03-01
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series Fortysomething Paul Slippery 2003-06-29
Movie The Young Visiters Lord Bernard Clark 2003-12-26
Series QI Panellist 2003-09-11
Series Spooks Unknown 2002-05-13
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Lost in the Snow Teddy 2002-11-11
Movie Stuart Little 2 Mr. Frederick Little 2002-07-19
Series Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Vincente Minnelli 2001-02-25
Movie Second Star to the Left Archie (voice) 2001-12-24
Movie Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter Narrator (voice) 2001-12-10
Movie Baldrick's Video Diary himself 2001-10-15
Movie Girl From Rio Raymond 2001-06-29
Series Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Unknown 2000-03-18
Movie Maybe Baby Sam Bell 2000-06-02
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Carnivale cenzo 2000-09-01
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Comic Relief Unknown 1999-03-12
Movie Stuart Little Mr. Fredrick Little 1999-12-17
Movie Blackadder: Back & Forth George 1999-12-06
Movie The Man in the Iron Mask King's Advisor 1998-03-12
Movie Cousin Bette Baron Hector Hulot 1998-06-12
Movie The Borrowers Police Officer Steady 1997-12-05
Movie The Ugly Duckling Tarquin (voice) 1997-09-04
Movie Spice World Poirot 1997-12-18
Movie The Snow Queen's Revenge Peeps 1996-01-01
Series Tracey Takes On... Unknown 1996-01-24
Movie The Adventures of Toad Toad 1996-07-30
Series Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Mr. Abercrombie (voice) 1996-04-02
Movie 101 Dalmatians Jasper 1996-11-17
Movie The Snow Queen Peeps 1995-01-01
Movie Sense and Sensibility Mr. Palmer 1995-12-13
Movie The Adventures of Mole Toad 1995-12-24
Series Look at the State We're In! Sir Michael Jaffa 1995-05-20
Movie A Pin for the Butterfly Uncle 1994-09-13
Series Friends Gentleman on the Plane 1994-09-22
Series All or Nothing at All Leo Hopkins 1993-12-03
Series The Legends of Treasure Island Squire Trelawney (voice) 1993-09-10
Series Shooting Stars Unknown 1993-12-27
Movie White Bear's Secret Owl (voice) 1992-04-19
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends Johnny Town-Mouse (voice) 1992-10-23
Movie Peter's Friends Roger Charleston 1992-09-18
Series Murder Most Horrid Unknown 1991-11-14
Movie Brown Bear's Wedding Owl / Mice (voice) 1991-12-25
Series Jeeves and Wooster Bertie Wooster 1990-04-22
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Strapless Colin 1989-05-14
Series A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1989-01-13
Movie Blackadder's Christmas Carol Princes Regent / Pigmot 1988-12-23
Series Friday Night Live Unknown 1988-02-19
Series Filthy Rich & Catflap N'Bend 1987-01-07
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Himself 1987-01-01
Movie The Laughing Prisoner Assistant 1987-04-03
Series The New Statesman Unknown 1987-09-13
Series The Lenny Henry Show Professor 1987-10-27
Series The Dangerous Brothers Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986-01-01
Movie The Comic Relief Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live 1986-04-25
Series Saturday Live 1986-01-25
Movie Plenty Michael 1985-09-20
Series Happy Families Jim 1985-10-17
Series Girls On Top Unknown 1985-10-23
Movie Mrs. Capper's Birthday Bobby McMichael 1985-11-17
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Alfresco 1983-05-01
Series Blackadder Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh 1983-06-15
Movie The Crystal Cube Max Belhaven 1983-07-07
Series The Crystal Cube Max Belhaven / Various Roles 1983-07-07
Series The Young Ones Unknown 1982-11-09
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie Cambridge Footlights Revue various 1982-12-12
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series The Secret Policeman's Ball 1976-04-01
Series Saturday Night Live Jeffrey Billings (archive footage) 1975-10-11