Hugh Laurie biography

Hugh Laurie

Actor, Celebrity

1959 –

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Who is Hugh Laurie?

James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, comedian, writer, musician and director. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 to 1999.

From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and six Emmy nominations. He has been listed in the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor ever in a television drama, earning £250,000 per episode in House, and for being the most watched leading man on television.

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Born
Jun 11, 1959
Oxford
Also known as
  • James Hugh Calum Laurie
  • Hugh 'Struck by a' Lorry
  • Laurie
  • James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Selwyn College, Cambridge
  • Eton College
  • University of Cambridge
  • Dragon School

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on July 23, 2013

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