Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

1,842 Fans
Age
59
Birthday
Jun. 11th, 1959
Born in
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Height
6' 2

Hugh Laurie's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
House TV Show
House
BlackAdder (UK) TV Show
BlackAdder (UK)
QI (UK) TV Show
QI (UK)
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)
 

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BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Was a member of Cambridge Footlights throughout his university years, serving as a writer and cast member for two years (1978-1980) and president during his last year (1980-1981). 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv) was the vice president.
  • 'Douglas Adams' (qv), author of _The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)_ (qv), originally wanted him to play Arthur Dent for the film adaptation. A deal was almost in place to have Hugh play Dent, along with 'Jim Carrey' (qv) as Zaphod and 'Jay Roach' (qv) directing, before Adams's untimely death.
  • Although his first name is James, he has never been called that. His third name, Calum, is the short form of 'Mael Calum', which translates from Gaidhlig (Scots Gaelic) to Scottish and English as 'Malcolm'. (The Gaeilge or Irish Gaelic form is 'Maol Colm', or 'Colm' in short form). His brother's full name is Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie.
  • When 'Bryan Singer' (qv) cast Laurie as Gregory House on _"House M.D." (2004)_ (qv), he was unaware that Laurie is British.
  • Is a published author (The Gun Seller - 1997). He has another book due in 2009.
  • His father won an Olympic gold medal for coxless pairs in the 1948 Games in London. Hugh also had a promising career as an oarsman, but he was forced to give it up while at Cambridge when he contracted glandular fever (mononucleosis). His brother was also an oarsman.
  • Entered the 1980 Silver Goblets and Nicklass Cup with his Eton rowing partner J.S. Palmer at the Henley Royal Regatta, becoming the only British crew to reach the final that year. They finished in second place behind the favored American crew.
  • Is the youngest of four children, by six years. He has a brother, Charles, who works as a lawyer/shepherd in Scotland, and two sisters.


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