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Hugh Laurie
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Name:
Hugh Laurie

Birth Name:
James Hugh Calum Laurie

Born:
Jun 11, 1959
in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Height:
6' 2½"

Hugh Laurie Bio:
 
    Hugh Laurie was born the youngest of four children of Dr. William Mundell and Patricia Laurie. He attended the Dragon School, a well-known prep school in Oxford before going on to Eton and then to Selwyn College.

    Hugh attended Eton, and his first distinctions were in rowing. In 1977, he was half of the junior coxed pair that won the English national title. Representing England's Youth Team at the 1977 World Championships, he and his partner finished fourth. Later, he also achieved a Blue by rowing for Cambridge in the 1980 University Boat Race. By then, he was also pursuing a career in the Cambridge Footlights, of which he became President in 1981.

    At Cambridge, Hugh first worked with Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry. Subsequently, all three launched successful careers in comedy and acting. As well as writing for television, Hugh published a novel, The Gun Seller, and has another novel, Paper Soldier.

    Hugh had a very successful comedy career on British television hosting A Bit of Fry and Laurie, with popular comedian, Stephen Fry. The show consisted of comedy sketches and anecdotes. He also appeared along side Rowan Atkinson in the British comedy hit series Black Adder as the Prince Regent and later as a less-than-intelligent soldier in World War I.

    In his role as cantankerous and antisocial Dr. Gregory House in the FOX series House M.D., Laurie has become a renowned Emmy-nominated actor in the United States.

Hugh Laurie Quotes:
 
    [on raising his daughter]
      "Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it's badly translated, hard to figure out."

      []
      "I grew up with an impatience with the anti-scientific. So I'm a bit miffed with our current love affair with all things Eastern. If I sneeze on the set, 40 people hand me echinacea. But I'd no sooner take that than eat a pencil. Maybe that's why I took up boxing. It's my response to men in white pajamas feeling each other's chi."

      [on the difficulty of performing with an American accent]
      "It's as if you're playing left-handed. Or like everyone else is playing with a tennis racket and you have a salmon."

      [on what he misses about England]
      "The buildings and the cruelty. They're very harsh people, the British: hard to impress, very tough on each other, but I rather like that. It's not that the British are more honest - you're just under no illusion with them. LA runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery. I think you can go a little bit crazy. I've heard people say there's a limit to the number of years you can stay in this city without going slightly mad. It's just too damn sunny in every dimension - weather-wise, socially and professionally."

     

Hugh Laurie Actor Filmography:
(Only lists what is in our database to date. This is NOT a complete listing.)

Film / Show Name:   Character:
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) Himself
The WIN Awards (2005) Himself
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005) Mr. Frederick Little (voice)
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2005) Himself / Presenter (Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series)
Phoenix Diaries (2005) Himself
The Big Empty (2005) Doctor #5
Valiant (2005) Gutsy (voice)
The Tale of Jack Frost (2004) Narrator (voice)
Who Killed Saturday Night TV? (2004) Himself (archive footage)
Flight of the Phoenix (2004) Ian
House M.D. (2004) Dr. Gregory House
The Young Visiters (2003) Lord Bernard Clark
Stuart Little 2 (2002) Mr. Frederick Little
Lost in the Snow (2002) Teddy (voice)
Dragans of New York (2002)
Chica de Río (2001) Raymond
The Piano Tuner (2001) Charles
Second Star to the Left (2001) Archie the Bunny (voice)
Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter (2001) Narrator (voice)
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) Vincente Minnelli
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2001) Himself
Carnivale (2000) Cenzo
Lounge Act (2000) (voice)
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000) John Malkovitch
Maybe Baby (2000) Sam Bell
Stuart Little (1999) Mr. Fredrick Little
Santa's Last Christmas (1999) Geoffrey the Seagull (voice)
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) French Ambassador
Python Night (1999) Himself/Stephen Fry
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998/I) King’s Advisor
Live from the Lighthouse (1998) Himself
Cousin Bette (1998) Baron Hector Hulot
The Borrowers (1997) Police Officer Steady
Spice World (1997) Poirot
The Ugly Duckling (1997) Tarquin (voice)
The Place of Lions (1997) Steve Harris
101 Dalmatians (1996) Jasper
The Best of Tracey Takes On... (1996) Timothy Bugge
The Snow Queen's Revenge (1996) (voice)
Sense and Sensibility (1995) Mr. Palmer
The Snow Queen (1995) Peeps (voice)
The Adventures of Mole (1995) Toad
A Pin for the Butterfly (1994) Uncle
All or Nothing at All (1993) Leo Hopkins
Peter's Friends (1992) Roger Charleston
Jeeves and Wooster (1990) Bertie Wooster
Jeeves and Wooster (1990) Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster
Hysteria 2! (1989) Bill Shakespeare
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball (1989) Himself
Strapless (1989) Colin
Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! (1988) Himself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (1987) Himself
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987) Various Characters
The Laughing Prisoner (1987) Assistant
Up Line (1987)
Kung-Fu master (1987) Himself in AIDS sketch (archive footage)
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (1986) Himself (segment "Dangervision")
Kate Bush: The Whole Story (1986) Assistant (clip: Experiment IV) (archive footage)
Mrs. Capper's Birthday (1985) Bobby
Plenty (1985) Michael
Weekend in Wallop (1984) Himself
The Black Adder (1983) George
The Black Adder (1983) The Prince Regent
The Black Adder (1983) Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Bartleigh
The Crystal Cube (1983) Max Belhaven/Various roles
Cambridge Footlights Revue (1982) Various Characters
Who Sold You This‚ Then? (1975)

Hugh Laurie TV Appearances:
(Only lists what is in our database to date. This is NOT a complete listing.)

Air Date:   Show Name:   Episode Number - Title:   Character:
28 Nov 2006   House M.D.   3.9 - Finding Judas   as Dr. Gregory House
21 Nov 2006   House M.D.   3.8 - Whac-A-Mole   as Dr. Gregory House
14 Nov 2006   House M.D.   3.7 - Son of a Coma Guy   as Dr. Gregory House
7 Nov 2006   House M.D.   3.6 - Que Sera Sera   as Dr. Gregory House
31 Oct 2006   House M.D.   3.5 - Fools for Love   as Dr. Gregory House
26 Sep 2006   House M.D.   3.4 - Lines in the Sand   as Dr. Gregory House
19 Sep 2006   House M.D.   3.3 - Informed Consent   as Dr. Gregory House
12 Sep 2006   House M.D.   3.2 - Cane & Able   as Dr. Gregory House
5 Sep 2006   House M.D.   3.1 - Meaning   as Dr. Gregory House
23 May 2006   House M.D.   2.24 - No Reason   as Dr. Gregory House
16 May 2006   House M.D.   2.23 - Who's Your Daddy?   as Dr. Gregory House
9 May 2006   House M.D.   2.22 - Forever   as Dr. Gregory House
3 May 2006   House M.D.   2.21 - Euphoria (2)   as Dr. Gregory House
2 May 2006   House M.D.   2.20 - Euphoria (1)   as Dr. Gregory House
25 Apr 2006   House M.D.   2.19 - House vs. God   as Dr. Gregory House
18 Apr 2006   House M.D.   2.18 - Sleeping Dogs Lie   as Dr. Gregory House
11 Apr 2006   House M.D.   2.17 - All In   as Dr. Gregory House
4 Apr 2006   House M.D.   2.16 - Safe   as Dr. Gregory House
28 Mar 2006   House M.D.   2.15 - Clueless   as Dr. Gregory House
7 Mar 2006   House M.D.   2.14 - Sex Kills   as Dr. Gregory House
20 Feb 2006   House M.D.   2.13 - Skin Deep   as Dr. Gregory House
14 Feb 2006   House M.D.   2.12 - Distractions   as Dr. Gregory House
7 Feb 2006   House M.D.   2.11 - Need to Know   as Dr. Gregory House
10 Jan 2006   House M.D.   2.10 - Failure to Communicate   as Dr. Gregory House
13 Dec 2005   House M.D.   2.9 - Deception   as Dr. Gregory House
29 Nov 2005   House M.D.   2.8 - The Mistake   as Dr. Gregory House
22 Nov 2005   House M.D.   2.7 - Hunting   as Dr. Gregory House
15 Nov 2005   House M.D.   2.6 - Spin   as Dr. Gregory House
8 Nov 2005   House M.D.   2.5 - Daddy's Boy   as Dr. Gregory House
1 Nov 2005   House M.D.   2.4 - TB or Not TB   as Dr. Gregory House
27 Sep 2005   House M.D.   2.3 - Humpty Dumpty   as Dr. Gregory House
20 Sep 2005   House M.D.   2.2 - Autopsy   as Dr. Gregory House
13 Sep 2005   House M.D.   2.1 - Acceptance   as Dr. Gregory House
24 May 2005   House M.D.   1.22 - The Honeymoon   as Dr. Gregory House
17 May 2005   House M.D.   1.21 - Three Stories   as Dr. Gregory House
10 May 2005   House M.D.   1.20 - Love Hurts   as Dr. Gregory House
3 May 2005   House M.D.   1.19 - Kids   as Dr. Gregory House
19 Apr 2005   House M.D.   1.18 - Babies & Bathwater   as Dr. Gregory House
12 Apr 2005   House M.D.   1.17 - Role Model   as Dr. Gregory House
29 Mar 2005   House M.D.   1.16 - Heavy   as Dr. Gregory House
22 Mar 2005   House M.D.   1.15 - Mob Rules   as Dr. Gregory House
15 Mar 2005   House M.D.   1.14 - Control   as Dr. Gregory House
1 Mar 2005   House M.D.   1.13 - Cursed   as Dr. Gregory House
22 Feb 2005   House M.D.   1.12 - Sports Medicine   as Dr. Gregory House
15 Feb 2005   House M.D.   1.11 - Detox   as Dr. Gregory House
8 Feb 2005   House M.D.   1.10 - Histories   as Dr. Gregory House
1 Feb 2005   House M.D.   1.9 - DNR   as Dr. Gregory House
25 Jan 2005   House M.D.   1.8 - Poison   as Dr. Gregory House
28 Dec 2004   House M.D.   1.7 - Fidelity   as Dr. Gregory House
21 Dec 2004   House M.D.   1.6 - The Socratic Method   as Dr. Gregory House
14 Dec 2004   House M.D.   1.5 - Damned If You Do   as Dr. Gregory House
7 Dec 2004   House M.D.   1.4 - Maternity   as Dr. Gregory House
30 Nov 2004   House M.D.   1.3 - Occam's Razor   as Dr. Gregory House
23 Nov 2004   House M.D.   1.2 - Paternity   as Dr. Gregory House
16 Nov 2004   House M.D.   1.1 - Pilot   as Dr. Gregory House
10 Jun 2002   Spooks   1.5 - The Rose Bed Memoirs   as Jules Siviter
4 Jun 2002   Spooks   1.4 - Traitor's Gate   as Jules Siviter
31 Dec 1999   The Black Adder   Special 4 - Blackadder Back & Forth   as George
2 Nov 1989   The Black Adder   4.6 - Goodbyeee   as George
26 Oct 1989   The Black Adder   4.5 - General Hospital   as George
19 Oct 1989   The Black Adder   4.4 - Private Plane   as George
12 Oct 1989   The Black Adder   4.3 - Major Star   as George
5 Oct 1989   The Black Adder   4.2 - Corporal Punishment   as George
28 Sep 1989   The Black Adder   4.1 - Captain Cook   as George
23 Dec 1988   The Black Adder   Special 1 - A Blackadder's Christmas Carol   as George
5 Feb 1988   The Black Adder   Special 2 - The Cavalier Years   as Roundhead with Cromwell
22 Oct 1987   The Black Adder   3.6 - Duel and Duality   as George
15 Oct 1987   The Black Adder   3.5 - Amy and Amiability   as George
8 Oct 1987   The Black Adder   3.4 - Sense and Senility   as George
1 Oct 1987   The Black Adder   3.3 - Nob and Nobility   as George
24 Sep 1987   The Black Adder   3.2 - Ink and Incapability   as George
17 Sep 1987   The Black Adder   3.1 - Dish and Dishonesty   as George
20 Feb 1986   The Black Adder   2.6 - Chains   as Prince Ludwig
13 Feb 1986   The Black Adder   2.5 - Beer   as Simon Partridge

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