Jun. 11th, 1959
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles[none found]
James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author known for Spooks, Fortysomething, House, The Night Manager, Chance, Veep and Avenue 5.
- He plays keyboard in the band "Band from TV.".
- His daughter 'Rebecca Laurie' (qv) starred in the film _Wit (2001) (TV)_ (qv) as 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv)'s character aged five.
- 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.
- Is the uncle of actress 'Rachel Hurd-Wood' (qv).
- 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.
- 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.
- Was first cast in the role of Perry White in _Superman Returns (2006)_ (qv). However, the popularity of his TV show _"House M.D." (2004)_ (qv) caused schedule conflicts. 'Frank Langella' (qv) was then cast.
- He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.