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Hugh Laurie


Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

House M.D.
House M.D. Dr. Gregory House
(2004-2012)
Tomorrowland
(2015)
Stuart Little
Stuart Little Mr. Little
(1999)
Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens Dr. Cockroach Ph.D.
(2009)

Filmography

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 2015-2017 Veep (TV Series)
Tom James
- Blurb (2017) ... Tom James
- Inauguration (2016) ... Tom James
- C**tgate (2016) ... Tom James
 2016-2017 Chance (TV Series)
Eldon Chance / Chance
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... Chance
- Episode #2.1 (2017) ... Eldon Chance
 2015 Tomorrowland
Nix
 2014 LittleBigPlanet 3 (Video Game)
Newton (voice)
 2012 Shrek's Thrilling Tales (Video short)
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Steve (voice)
 2011 Hop
E.B.'s Dad (voice)
 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Roger
- Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010) ... Roger (voice, as Hugh 'Struck by a' Lorry)
 2001-2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
Dr. Gregory House / Bar Patron
- Business Guy (2009) ... Dr. Gregory House (voice)
 2009 B.O.B.'s Big Break (Video short)
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
 2005 The Big Empty (Short)
Doctor #5
 2005 Valiant
Gutsy (voice)
 2004 The Tale of Jack Frost (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
Professor
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Professor
 2003 The Young Visiters (TV Movie)
Lord Bernard Clark
 2003 MechaNick (TV Series)
Narrator
- Flying High (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mud Glorious Mud (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Stretch Limo (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Traffic Jam (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Moose Gets Stuck (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
 2002 Lost in the Snow (Video short)
Teddy (voice)
 2002 MI-5 (TV Series)
Jools Siviter
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Jools Siviter (uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Jools Siviter (uncredited)
 2002 Dragans of New York (TV Movie)
 2001 Second Star to the Left (TV Short)
Archie (voice)
 2001 The Piano Tuner (Short)
Charles
 2000 Lounge Act (Short) (voice)
 2000 Dominion (TV Series)
Freleng
 2000 Preston Pig (TV Series)
Mr. Wolf (2000) (voice)
 2000 Maybe Baby
Sam Bell
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Dr. Lawyer
- Mental Apparition Disorder (2000) ... Dr. Lawyer
 2000 Carnivale
Cenzo (voice)
 2000 The Journal of Edwin Carp (Short)
Edwin Carp (voice)
 2000 Little Grey Rabbit (TV Series)
Hare (voice)
 1999 Santa's Last Christmas (TV Short)
Geoffrey the Seagull (voice)
 1998/I The Man in the Iron Mask
King's Advisor
 1998 The Bill (TV Series)
Harrap
- Good Faith: Part 1 (1998) ... Harrap
 1997 The Place of Lions (TV Movie)
Steve Harris
 1997 The Ugly Duckling
Tarquin (voice)
 1997 Treasure Island (Video)
Squire Trelawney (voice)
 1997 I'd Like a Word with You (Video)
 1996 The Adventures of Toad (TV Movie)
Toad (voice)
 1996 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Jerry Bryce
- The Body Politic (1996) ... Jerry Bryce
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mr. Abercrombie
- The Day They Took Gnasher Away (1996) ... Mr. Abercrombie (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Mole (TV Movie)
Toad (voice)
 1995 The Snow Queen
Peeps (voice)
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
Director / Sir Michael Jaffa
- The Status Quo (1995) ... Director / Sir Michael Jaffa
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... Director / Sir Michael Jaffa
- Legal System (1995) ... Director / Sir Michael Jaffa
- Local Government (1995) ... Director / Sir Michael Jaffa
- Secrecy (1995) ... Director / Sir Michael Jaffa
 1987-1995 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #4.7 (1995) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.6 (1995) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.5 (1995) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.4 (1995) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.3 (1995) ... Various Characters
 1993 All or Nothing at All (TV Mini-Series)
Leo Hopkins
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Leo Hopkins
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Leo Hopkins
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Leo Hopkins
 1993 It's Your Choice: Selection Skills for Managers (Video short)
Ethelred the Unready
 1992 Peter's Friends
Roger
 1992 Annie Lennox: Walking on Broken Glass (Video short)
Prince George
 1992 White Bear's Secret (TV Movie)
Owl (voice)
 1991 Brown Bear's Wedding (TV Movie)
Owl / Mice (voice)
 1989 Strapless
Colin
 1989 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Haltemprice Bunker (1989) ... Waiter
 1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Princes Regent / Pigmot
 1988 Les Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Mott
- Flowers (1988) ... Mr. Mott
 1988 Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (TV Short)
Roundhead with Cromwell (uncredited)
 1987 Up Line (TV Movie)
 1987 The Laughing Prisoner (TV Movie)
Assistant
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Alfons N'Bend
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Alfons N'Bend
 1986 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Tom
- Big Snogs (1986) ... Tom
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Prince Ludwig / Simon Partridge
- Chains (1986) ... Prince Ludwig
- Beer (1986) ... Simon Partridge
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Jim
- Reunion (1985) ... Jim
- Edith (1985) ... Jim
 1985 Mrs. Capper's Birthday (TV Movie)
Bobby
 1985 Plenty
Michael
 1983-1984 Alfresco (TV Series)
Various Characters / Mr. Baker / Jonathan / ...
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... Various Characters
 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Lord Monty
- Bambi (1984) ... Lord Monty
 1983 Keep Off the Grass (Short)
Man with Silly Hat
 1983 The Crystal Cube (TV Movie)
Max Belhaven / Various Roles
 1982 There's Nothing to Worry About! (TV Series)
Alan / Film Narrator / Taxi Driver / ...
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Alan / Film Narrator / Taxi Driver / ...
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Wally #3 / Ad Exec / Flower Seller / ...
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Mr. Gannet / DJ / David
 1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1975 Who Sold You This, Then? (Video short)
Charlie Jenkins
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Panama Cigars. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 12 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Fry and Laurie | Mr. Hugh Laurie | Hugh 'Struck by a' Lorry

Height:

6' 2½" (1.9 m)
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Personal Quote:

I used to worry much more about the prospect of failure. That 200 people were going to be out of a job. That shame and disgrace would attach, and I would have my acting uniform stripped from me. See more »

Trivia:

Auditioned for the role of Arnold Rimmer in Red Dwarf (1988). Others to audition for the role were Norman Lovett, Lee Cornes, Alfred Molina, Alan Rickman and Craig Ferguson. The role went to Chris Barrie. See more »

Trademark:

Fluent American accent from House M.D. (2004). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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