Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

1,837 Fans
Jun. 11th, 1959
Born in
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
6' 2

Hugh Laurie's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
House TV Show
Black Adder (UK) TV Show
Black Adder (UK)
QI (UK) TV Show
The Night Manager TV Show
The Night Manager
Jeeves and Wooster (UK) TV Show
Jeeves and Wooster (UK)
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK) TV Show
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK)
Stuart Little TV Show
Stuart Little
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK) TV Show
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK)
FortySomething (UK) TV Show
FortySomething (UK)
Alfresco (UK) TV Show
Alfresco (UK)
Look at the State We're In! (UK) TV Show
Look at the State We're In! (UK)
The Legends of Treasure Island (UK) TV Show
The Legends of Treasure Island (UK)
The Lenny Henry Show (UK) TV Show
The Lenny Henry Show (UK)
All or Nothing At All (UK) TV Show
All or Nothing At All (UK)
Happy Families (UK) TV Show
Happy Families (UK)
Little Grey Rabbit (UK) TV Show
Little Grey Rabbit (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Tomorrowland
2012 - The Oranges
2011 - Arthur Christmas
2011 - Hop
2008 - Street Kings
2005 - Valiant
2004 - Flight of the Phoenix
2002 - Stuart Little 2
2001 - Chica de Río
2000 - Maybe Baby
1999 - Stuart Little
1999 - Blackadder Back & Forth
1999 - Blackadder Back & Forth
1997 - The Borrowers
1997 - Spice World
1996 - 101 Dalmatians
1995 - Sense and Sensibility
1992 - Peter's Friends
1988 - Kung-fu master!
1985 - Plenty

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Tom James
Eldon Chance
Himself - Guest
Timothy 'Timmy' Bugge
Bar Patron (Voiced)
Himself - Host
Himself - Guest
Himself - Narrator (Voiced)
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Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980). He met 'Emma Thompson' at Cambridge in 1978 when both joined "Footlights" and was introduced to 'Stephen Fry' by Emma in 1980. Hugh is married and lives in Los Angeles. His wife and three children, who previously lived in London, are moving to Los Angeles to live with him. Besides acting and comedy, he has written the best-selling thriller, The Gun Seller, also has done a screenplay for the film version, and has a second novel called "The Paper Soldier" being published on September 27, 2009.

  • His daughter 'Rebecca Laurie' (qv) starred in the film _Wit (2001) (TV)_ (qv) as 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv)'s character aged five.
  • He is a big fan of 'Steve McQueen (I)' (qv).
  • Achieved a Third-Class Honours degree in anthropology & archaeology at Selwyn College, Cambridge University.
  • Plays keyboard in the band Poor White Thrash with 'Lenny Henry' (qv), Shade Adejumo, 'Kate McKenzie' (qv), Sophie Elton (wife of 'Ben Elton' (qv)), 'Ken Bowley', 'Andy Gangadeen' (qv), 'John Thirkell' (qv), and Phil Smith.
  • Attended the Dragon School, a renowned British "public" college preparatory school located in Oxford, England. Also attended by actress 'Emma Watson (II)' (qv) and tennis player Tim Henman.
  • He took up diving a few years ago.
  • He received his first motorcycle when he was 16 as a present from his father. The same year he owned his first guitar, a Yamaha.
  • Directed some scenes of his film _Maybe Baby (2000)_ (qv) when 'Ben Elton' (qv) had to go to hospital for the birth of his children.

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