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Birthday: Jun 11, 1959
Place of Birth: Oxford, England, UK

Hugh Laurie

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian, and author. He is known for portraying the title character on the Fox medical drama series House (2004–2012), for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other awards. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode of House. His other television credits include arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper in the miniseries The Night Manager (2016), for which he won his third Golden Globe Award, and Senator Tom James in the HBO sitcom Veep (2012–2019), for which he received his 10th Emmy Award nomination. Forced to abandon rowing during a bout of glandular fever, he joined the Cambridge Footlights, a university dramatic club that has produced many well-known actors and comedians. There he met Emma Thompson, with whom he had a romantic relationship, which later ended yet they remain good friends. She introduced him to his future comedy partner, Stephen Fry. Laurie, Fry and Thompson later parodied themselves as the University Challenge representatives of "Footlights College, Oxbridge" in "Bambi", an episode of The Young Ones, with the series' co-writer Ben Elton completing their team.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Street Kings Captain James Biggs 2008
Stuart Little Mr. Little 1999
Sense and Sensibility Mr. Palmer 1995
Stuart Little 2 Mr. Little 2002
Spice World Poirot 1997
101 Dalmatians Jasper 1996
Peter's Friends Roger Charleston 1992
Flight of the Phoenix Ian 2004
B.O.B.'s Big Break Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2009
The Man in the Iron Mask King's Advisor 1998
The Borrowers Officer Steady 1997
Chica de Río Raymond 2001
Maybe Baby Sam Bell 2000
Valiant Gutsy (voice) 2005
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Self 2004
Monsters vs Aliens Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2009
Cousin Bette Baron Hector Hulot 1998
Hop E.B.'s Dad (voice) 2011
Arthur Christmas Steve (voice) 2011
The Tale of Jack Frost Narrator (voice) 2004
Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2009
The Young Visiters Lord Bernard Clark 2003
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989
The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Self 1987
The Oranges David Walling 2011
Strapless Colin 1989
The Snow Queen's Revenge Peeps 1996
The Snow Queen Peeps 1995
Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter Narrator (voice) 2001
The Cellar Tapes various 1982
Jools Holland: My Life in Music Himself 2012
Band from TV: Hoggin' All the Covers Self 2008
Carnivale Cenzo (voice) 2000
Hugh Laurie: Live on the Queen Mary Himself 2013
Mr. Pip Mr. Watts 2012
A Pin for the Butterfly Uncle 1995
The Canterville Ghost Grim Reaper / Gardener / Swordsman / Monster / Old Duke (voice) 2023
The Big Empty Doctor 2005
Let Them Talk: A Celebration of New Orleans Blues Himself 2011
Blackadder: Back & Forth George 1999
Tomorrowland David Nix 2015
Holmes & Watson Mycroft Holmes (uncredited) 2018
The Crystal Cube Max Belhaven 1983
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Mr. Little (voice) 2005
Plenty Michael 1985
Second Star to the Left Archie (voice) 2001
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000
A Life On Screen: Stephen Fry Himself 2015
The Ugly Duckling Tarquin (voice) 1997
The Laughing Prisoner Assistant 1987
Fry and Laurie Reunited Self 2010
Mrs. Capper's Birthday Bobby McMichael 1985
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008
Monsters vs Aliens Stories 2013
The Personal History of David Copperfield Mr. Dick 2019
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986
The Adventures of Mole Toad 1995
Lost in the Snow Teddy 2002
Baldrick's Video Diary - A Blackadder in the Making Self 2001
Brown Bear's Wedding Owl / Mice (voice) 1991
White Bear's Secret Owl (voice) 1992
Dreamworks Spooky Stories Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2012
Blackadder Rides Again himself 2008
The Adventures of Toad Toad 1996
The Comic Relief Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live 1986
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments Self 2008
Shrek's Thrilling Tales Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice) 2012
House: Swan Song Self 2012
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker Self 2013
Santa's Last Christmas Geoffrey the Seagull (voice) 1999
FOX 25th Anniversary Special Self 2012
Blackadder's Christmas Carol Princes Regent / Pigmot 1988
Hugh Laurie: Down by the River 2011
Hugh Laurie: Copper Bottom Blues 2013
Hugh Laurie Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2012
Up Line Howard Caprice 1987
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years 1988
The Amazing Maurice Maurice (voice) 2022
Treasure Island Squire Trelawney 1997
Lounge Act 2000
Blackadder: A Cunning Story Self – Contributor 2023
The Legends of Treasure Island Squire Trelawney (voice) 1993
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out Self 2007
Series Cast Year
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003
Monkey Trousers 2005
Alfresco Various 1983
House Gregory House 2004
The Bill 1984
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) 2000
Spooks Jools Siviter 2002
The Young Ones Lord Monty 1982
The New Statesman Waiter 1987
Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Mr. Abercrombie (voice) 1996
Happy Families Jim 1985
Stuart Little: The Animated Series Mr. Frederick Little (voice) 2003
Fortysomething Paul Slippery 2003
Look at the State We're In! Sir Michael Jaffa 1995
A Bit of Fry & Laurie 1989
QI Self 2003
Chance Eldon Chance 2016
Alfresco Admissions Officer 1983
Shooting Stars Self 1993
Murder Most Horrid Jerry Bryce 1991
Jeeves and Wooster Bertie Wooster 1990
The Simpsons Roger (voice) 1989
Family Guy Bar Patron (voice) 1999
Girls On Top Tom 1985
Tracey Takes On... 1996
American Idol Self 2002
The Lenny Henry Show Professor 1987
The Legends of Treasure Island Squire Trelawney (voice) 1993
Friday Night Live 1988
Comic Relief 1988
Saturday Night Live Self - Host 1975
Blackadder The Prince Regent 1983
The Night Manager Richard Roper 2016
Wetten, dass..? Self 1981
Blackadder Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh 1983
Perspectives Himself 2011
Blackadder Prince Ludwig 1983
Blackadder Simon Partridge 1983
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Vincente Minnelli 2001
Wogan Self 1982
All or Nothing at All Leo Hopkins 1993
The Reichen Show Self 2005
A Life on Screen Himself 2014
Veep Tom James 2012
The Graham Norton Show Self 2007
Avenue 5 Ryan Clark 2020
Catch-22 Major de Coverley 2019
Saturday Night Live Executive 1975
Saturday Night Live Jeffrey Billings (archive footage) 1975
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends Johnny Town-Mouse (voice) 1992
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015
Filthy Rich & Catflap N'Bend 1987
The Dangerous Brothers 1986
Saturday Live 1986
Roadkill Peter Laurence 2020
The Crystal Cube Max Belhaven / Various Roles 1983
Conan Self 2010
Sin maquillaje Self 2011
The Secret Policeman's Ball Self 1976
The Jay Leno Show Self 2009
Omnibus Presents Comic Relief 1986
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Self 2005
There's Nothing to Worry About! Various 1982
Family Guy Dr. Gregory House (voice) 1999
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014
All the Light We Cannot See Etienne LeBlanc 2023
Friends Gentleman on the Plane 1994
LIVE with Kelly and Mark Self - Guest 1988
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Dr. James Nicholson 2022
The Graham Norton Show Self - Guest 2007
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything 2000
Ruby Self 1997
MechaNick Narrator 2003
In the Know Self 2024
Preston Pig Mr. Wolf 1970
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