Hugh Laurie

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Hugh Laurie

at the Actors' Guild Question and Answer, 2005
Born James Hugh Calum Laurie
June 11, 1959 (1959-06-11) (age 55)
Oxford, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Alma mater Selwyn College, Cambridge
Occupation Actor, writer, musician
Years active 1981 - present
Spouse Jo Green (m. 1989-present)
Children 2 sons, 1 daughter
Parents Ran Laurie (deceased)
Patricia
(née Laidlaw, deceased)
Awards Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series
2005, 2006 House MD

James Hugh Calum Laurie is an English actor, musician and writer who was born on 11 June 1959 in Oxford. He played Dr. Gregory House in the TV series House MD. He is also famous in Britain for his job with Stephen Fry and for the BBC series Blackadder.

Biography[change | change source]

Laurie was born in 1959 in Oxford and his family was rich. His mother, Patricia (née Laidlaw), died when he was 29 and his father, W.G.R.M. "Ran" Laurie, was a doctor and an athlete who won the gold medal in rowing 1948 in London. Hugh also has two sisters and a brother and all of them are older than he is.

Laurie studied at Eton and then went to Selwyn College, Cambridge: he took a degree in archeology and social anthropology. He was an athlete like his father, but he became an actor after meeting Emma Thompson, who presented him his future best friend and co-worker Stephen Fry.[1]

In 1989, he married Jo Green and now they live in London with their two sons, Charles and Bill, and daughter Rebecca.[2]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Cellar Tapes, TheThe Cellar Tapes various characters also writer
1983 Alfresco various characters also writer
1983 Crystal Cube, TheThe Crystal Cube Max Belhaven
various characters
1984 Young Ones, TheThe Young Ones Lord Monty episode: "Bambi"
1985 From a Bomber Pilot, LettersLetters From a Bomber Pilot Pilot Officer Bob Hodgson Thames Television film
1985 Plenty Michael
1985 Mrs. Capper's Birthday Bobby
1985 Happy Families Jim
1986 Blackadder II Simon Partridge Episode: "Beer"
Prince Ludwig the Indestructible Episode: "Chains"
1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap N'Bend
1987 Blackadder the Third George, Prince of Wales, The Prince Regent
1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol Prince George
Lord Pigmot (future)
1989–1995 Bit of Fry & Laurie, AA Bit of Fry & Laurie various characters also writer
1989 Blackadder Goes Forth Lt. the Honourable George Colhurst St. Barleigh
1989 Strapless Colin
1989 New Statesman, TheThe New Statesman Waiter
1990–1993 Jeeves and Wooster Bertie Wooster
1992 Peter's Friends Roger Charleston
1993 All or Nothing at All Leo Hopkins television film
1993–1995 Legends of Treasure Island, TheThe Legends of Treasure Island Squire Trelawney voice TV Animation Series
1994 Pin for the Butterfly, AA Pin for the Butterfly Uncle television film
1995 Sense and Sensibility Mr. Palmer
1996 Tracey Takes On... Timothy Bugge season 1
1996 101 Dalmatians Jasper
1997 Spiceworld Poirot
1997 Borrowers, TheThe Borrowers Police Officer Oliver Steady
1997 Ugly Duckling, TheThe Ugly Duckling Tarquin voice
1998 Friends Gentleman on the Plane Episode: "The One with Ross's Wedding", season 4 episode 23
1998 Bill, TheThe Bill Harrap, a Barrister
1998 Man in the Iron Mask, TheThe Man in the Iron Mask Pierre, The King's Advisor
1998 Cousin Bette Baron Hector Hulot
1999 Blackadder: Back & Forth Viscount George Bufton-Tufton/Georgius
1999 Stuart Little Mr. Frederick Little
2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Dr. Lawyer episode: "Mental Apparition Disorder"
2000 Maybe Baby Sam Bell
2000 Carnivale Cenzo Voice
2001 Chica de Río Raymond Woods alternate title: Girl from Rio
2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Vincente Minnelli
2001 Family Guy Bar patron voice
episode: "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea"
2001 Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter Narrator voice
2001 Second Star to the Left – A Christmas Tale Archie voicework
2002 The strange case of Penny Allison Various characters
2002 Stuart Little 2 Mr. Frederick Little
2002 Spooks Jools Siviter
2003 The Young Visiters Lord Bernard Clark
2003 Fortysomething Paul Slippery
2003 Stuart Little: The Animated Series' Mr. Frederick Little (Voice) episode: "The Meatloaf Bandit"
2004 Fire Engine Fred
2004 Flight of the Phoenix Ian
2005 Valiant Wing Commander Gutsy voice
2005 Big Empty, TheThe Big Empty Doctor No. 5
2006 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Mr. Frederick Little voice
2006, 2008 Saturday Night Live Host
various characters
season 32, episode 4
season 34, episode 11
2008 Street Kings Captain Biggs
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Dr. Cockroach, PhD voice
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Dr. Cockroach, PhD voice
2010 Family Guy Gregory House/himself voice
episode: "Business Guy"
2010 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Roger voice
episode: "Treehouse of Horror XXI"
2010 Fry and Laurie Reunited himself
2011 Hop Mr. Bunny voice
2011 The Oranges David Walling
2011 Later... with Jools Holland himself Performed "You Don't Know My Mind" and "Swanee River"

(both from his album Let Them Talk )

2011 Arthur Christmas Steve voice
2004–2012 House Dr. Gregory House lead actor
also directed episodes: Lockdown

and "The C Word"

2012 Mister Pip[3] Mr. Watts Post-Production

Awards[change | change source]

All of the following are nominations or wins for Laurie's role on House:

Emmy Awards
  • 2005 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2007 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2008 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2009 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2010 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2011 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe Awards
  • 2005Winner – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama[4]
  • 2006Winner – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
  • 2007 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
  • 2008 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
  • 2009 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
  • 2010 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Satellite Awards
  • 2005 – Winner – Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
  • 2006 – Winner – Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
  • 2007 – Nominated – Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • 2006 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2007 – Winner – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2008 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2009 – Winner – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2010 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2011 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Television Critics Association
  • 2005 – Winner – Individual Achievement in Drama
  • 2006 – Winner – Individual Achievement in Drama
  • 2007 – Nominated – Individual Achievement in Drama[5]
Teen Choice Award
  • 2006 – Nominated – TV Actor: Drama
  • 2007 – Winner – TV Actor: Drama

People's Choice Awards

  • 2008 – Winner – Favorite Male TV Star
  • 2009 – Winner – Favorite Male TV Star[6]
  • 2010 – Winner – Favorite TV Drama Actor
  • 2011 – Winner – Favorite TV Drama Actor
  • 2011 – Winner – Favorite TV Doctor

Other Awards

  • 2011 – Winner – GQ Music Man Of The Year

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