More Hugh Laurie Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Flight of the Phoenix)Hugh Laurie stars in the Fox television series House, a new take on mystery, where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is a cantankerous doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
Since then Laurie's accomplished body of television work includes The Crystal Cube (which he wrote), the second series of Alfresco for Granada, The Young Ones, and the second series of Saturday Live.
He is also well known for his comedic role as Prince Regent in Rowan Atkinson's BBC series The Blackadder. Together with Stephen Fry, Laurie co-wrote and performed in BBC's hit series A Bit ofFry and Laurie. This was followed by his role as Bettie Wooster in Granada's long-running series, Jeeves and Wooster; All or Nothing atAl; BBC's Spooks; Carlton's production of Nigel Williams' novel Fortysomething; and The Young Visitors.
Laurie took part in the 1987 Royal Variety Show with Stephen Fry, and played the lead in Gasping written by Ben Elton at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Laurie's motion picture credits include Plenty, Strapless, Peter's Friends, Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatlons, Cousin Bette,TheMan in the Iron Mask, The Place of Lions,
In addition to acting, Laurie directed television programs and commercials, composed and recorded numerous original songs, and he wrote articles for The Daily Telegraph. Four volumes of A Bit ofFry and Laurie scripts have been published by Mandarin.
Biography #3Hugh Laurie emerged from the '81 Cambridge Footlights Review along with castmates Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. Their award-winning show, The Cellar Tapes, aired on the BBC in 1982.
Subsequently, Laurie regularly appeared in Rowan Atkinson's BBC series The Black Adder. He also appeared with Stephen Fry on Saturday Live for Channel Four, filmed an episode of Girls on Top (Central TV) and appeared in the filmed series Upline for Channel Four.
Laurie co-wrote and performed, with Stephen Fry, the hour-long BBC special A Bit of Fry and Laurie, which aired at Christmas and went on to become a long-running television series with a loyal following worldwide.
Laurie also re-created the uniquely original character Bertie Wooster in the Granada TV series Jeeves and Wooster (based on the novels by PG Wodehouse), which aired for four seasons and was broadcast in America on PBS.
Laurie's film credits include Peter's Friends, Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmations and Cousin Bette. He will be seen next year in Maybe Baby, Blackadder Back and Forth and That Girl From Rio.
In addition to acting, Laurie is a director, writer and musician. He has directed various commercials in the UK and composed and recorded numerous original songs. Four volumes of scripts from A Bit of Fry and Laurie have been published.
Laurie recently published his first novel, The Gun Seller, in the U.K. and the U.S. to critical acclaim. He has just completed the screenplay of The Gun Seller, which will be produced by Russell Smith and John Malkovich's company for United Artists.
Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures (01-Jan-2000)