Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

  • Born on
    • June 11th, 1959
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.


Acting (41 Credits)

2020Avenue 5 as Ryan Clark
2020Roadkill (2020) as Peter Laurence
2019The Personal History of David Copperfield as Mr Dick
2018Holmes & Watson as Mycroft Holmes (uncredited)
2016Chance as Eldon Chance
2016The Night Manager as Richard Roper
2015Tomorrowland as David Nix
2012Mr. Pip as Mr. Watts
2012Shrek's Thrilling Tales as Dr. Cockroach, PhD (voice)
2011Arthur Christmas as Steve (voice)
2011The Oranges as David Walling
2011Hop as E.B.'s Dad (voice)
2009Monsters vs. Aliens as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
2009B.O.B.'s Big Break as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
2009Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
2008Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga
2008Street Kings as Captain James Biggs
2006Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive as Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
2005Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild as Mr. Frederick Little (voice)
2005Valiant as Gutsy (voice)
2004Flight of the Phoenix as Ian
2004House as Gregory House
2003FortySomething as Paul Slippery
2002Stuart Little 2 as Mr. Frederick Little
2001Chica de Río as Raymond
2001Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows as Vincente Minnelli
2000Maybe Baby as Sam Bell
1999Stuart Little as Mr. Fredrick Little
1999Blackadder Back & Forth as George
1998Cousin Bette as Baron Hector Hulot
1998The Man in the Iron Mask as King's Advisor
1997The Borrowers as Police Officer Steady
1997Spice World as Poirot
1996101 Dalmatians as Jasper
1995Sense and Sensibility as Mr. Palmer
1992Peter's Friends as Roger Charleston
1990Jeeves and Wooster as Bertie Wooster
1988Blackadder's Christmas Carol as Princes Regent / Pigmot
1987A Bit of Fry & Laurie
1985Plenty as Michael
1982Blackadder as Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh

Himself (1 Credits)

2008Blackadder Rides Again as himself


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