Laurie previously starred in a number of groundbreaking British television comedy series, including four seasons of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, which he co-wrote for the BBC with Stephen Fry; three seasons of Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton; and three seasons of Saturday Live. In addition, four seasons of Jeeves and Wooster, based on the novels of P.G. Wodehouse, aired on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre from 1990-1995.
On the big screen, Laurie was last seen in the 20th Century Fox release FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX opposite Dennis Quaid. Other film credits include PETER'S FRIENDS directed and co-starring Kenneth Branagh, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, COUSIN BETTE with Jessica Lange, THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK, 101 DALMATIONS, STUART LITTLE and STUART LITTLE 2 with Geena Davis.
In addition to acting, Laurie has directed television programs and commercials, composed and recorded numerous original songs and written articles for London's The Daily Telegraph. Four volumes of A Bit of Fry and Laurie scripts have been published by Mandarin and his first novel, The Gun Seller, was published in both the UK and the US to critical acclaim and has been adapted into a screenplay for MGM.
Laurie was educated at Eton and Cambridge University, where he took a degree in Anthropology. He also rowed in the University Boat Race of 1980. He was elected president of the venerable Footlights Revue, where he produced The Cellar Tapes along with Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. The show won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival of 1981.
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Hugh Laurie Facts
|June 11, 1959 (64)
|Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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|2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for House)
|2007 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for House)
|2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for House MD)
|2006 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for House)
|Monsters vs. Aliens
|Stuart Little 2
|House M.D. Complete Collection
|House, M.D.: Season 8