Hugh Laurie Bio | Wiki
Hugh Laurie is a CBE English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He is known for his work as one-half of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry. He has also appeared in two series of the period comedy Blackadder alongside Rowan Atkinson. Laurie has had a starring role in Fox medical drama series House. For his role in the film, he received two Golden Globe Awards and many other accolades.
In 2011, he was listed in the Guinness World Records as the most-watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama. His role in Veep enabled him to attain his third Golden Globe Award. In addition, he was appointed OBE in the 2007 New Year Honours and CBE in the 2018 New Year Honours, both for services to drama.
Hugh Laurie Age
He was born on June 11, 1959, in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, United Kingdom. Laurie is 63 years old.
Hugh Laurie Height
Laurie is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (Approx 1.89 m).
Hugh Laurie Family
He was born to his father and mother in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, United Kingdom. Laurie holds British nationality. He is the son of Ran Laurie and Patricia Laurie. His father was a physician and winner of an Olympic gold medal in the coxless pairs at the 1948 London Games. He grew up with an older brother, Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie, and two older sisters, Susan and Janet. His mother died from motor neuron disease at the age of 73 in 1989. Further, his parents were of Scottish descent and attended St Columba’s Presbyterian Church.
Hugh Laurie Wife
He married his loving wife Jo Green on June 16, 1989, in the Camden area of London. Jo works as a theatre administrator. Laurie and Jo are parents of three children, Charlie, Bill, and Rebecca. Charlie had a small role as baby William in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, during a sketch titled “Special Squad”. Also, Rebecca had a role in the film Wit as five-year-old Vivian Bearing. His best friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry was his best man at his wedding and is the godfather of his children.
Hugh Laurie Education
He studied at the Dragon School from ages seven to 13 and described himself as a horrible child. Later Laurie enrolled at Eton College, which he described as “the most private of private schools”. In 1978, he arrived at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and studied archaeology and anthropology, specializing in social anthropology. Laurie graduated in 1981 with third-class honors. His father was a successful rower at Cambridge and he was “trying to follow in his father’s footsteps”.
Hugh Laurie Movies and Tv Shows
Laurie has appeared in numerous movies and tv shows in his career, some of them include:
- Plenty as Michael in 1985
- Peter’s Friends as Roger Charleston in 1992
- Sense and Sensibility as Mr. Palmer in 1995
- Spice World as Hercule Poirot in 1997
- The Man in the Iron Mask as Pierre in 1998
- Stuart Little as Mr. Frederick Little in 1999
- Girl from Rio as Raymond Woods in 2001
- The Young Visiter as Lord Bernard Clark in 2003
- The Big Empty as Doctor in 2005
- The Oranges as David Walling in 2011
- Tomorrowland as David Nix in 2015
- Holmes & Watson as Mycroft Holmes in 2018
- The Personal History of David Copperfield as Mr. Dick in 2019
- There’s Nothing to Worry About! as Various characters in 1982
- The Young Ones as Lord Monty in 1984
- Mrs. Capper’s Birthday as Bobby in 1985
- Blackadder II as Prince Ludwig the Indestructible in 1986
- Blackadder the Third as George, Prince of Wales, The Prince Regent in 1987
- A Bit of Fry & Laurie as Various Characters from 1989 to 1995
- Tracey Takes On… as Timothy Bugge in 1996
- Spooks as Jools Siviter in 2002
- Saturday Night Live as Host in 2006
- Later… with Jools Holland as Himself in 2011
- Veep as Sen. Tom James from 2015 to 2019
- Chance as Dr. Eldon Chance from 2016 to 2017
- Avenue 5 as Ryan Clark from 2020 to the present
- Roadkill as Peter Laurence in 2020
- Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? as Dr. James Nicholson in 2022
Hugh Laurie 101 Dalmatians
He had a starring role in the 1996 adventure comedy film 101 Dalmatians as Jasper. The film is a live-action adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1961 animated film of almost the same name. It was directed by Stephen Herek and co-produced by John Hughes. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair. In addition, it has a sequel, 102 Dalmatians, was released on November 22, 2000.
Hugh Laurie New Show
He serves as the main cast in a science fiction comedy television series, Avenue 5. The show was created by Armando Iannucci that premiered on HBO in the US on January 19, 2020. He co-stars with Josh Gad in lead roles as captain and owner of a fictional interplanetary cruise ship Avenue 5. The series contains 2 seasons with 16 episodes.
Hugh Laurie Friends
Laurie appeared in an episode of “The One with Ross’s Wedding (Part 2)” of the tv sitcom, Friends aired on NBC. In the series, he portrayed the character of Gentleman on the Plane. Further, the sitcom contains 10 seasons with 236 episodes.
Hugh Laurie Actor
He was selected, along with Ben Elton, Robbie Coltrane, and Siobhan Redmond to write and appear in a new sketch comedy show for Granada Television, Alfresco. Through the 1980s and 1990s, he worked together on various projects the Blackadder series, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball, and Comic Relief. Moreover, he collaborated again with Fry on the film Peter’s Friends. In 1985, he starred in Letters from a Bomber Pilot.
Laurie appeared in the music videos for the 1986 single “Experiment IV” by Kate Bush. Also, he appeared in the Spice Girls’ films Spice World and Sense and Sensibility. He had a guest-starring role in Spooks on BBC One and starred in fortysomething. Further, he voiced the character of Mr. Wolf in the cartoon Preston Pig. Laurie starred as an acerbic physician specializing in diagnostic medicine, Dr. Gregory House on House from 2004 to 2012.
Laurie appeared on BBC Four’s documentary Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out in August 2007. He had a recurring role on Veep as Tom James in 2014. Also, he played Richard Onslow Roper in the BBC 1 mini-series The Night Manager and starred in the Hulu thriller series Chance. In addition, he has had a starring role in space comedy Avenue 5 for HBO since 2020.
Hugh Laurie Net Worth
His career as an actor, comedian, writer, and musician has been his main source of attaining decent fortune. Laurie’s net worth is $45 million.
How Old Is Hugh Laurie
Laurie is 63 years old born on June 11, 1959, in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Who Is Hugh Laurie
Laurie is a CBE English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He is known for his work as one-half of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry. He has also appeared in two series of the period comedy Blackadder alongside Rowan Atkinson. Laurie has had a starring role in Fox medical drama series House. For his role in the film, he received two Golden Globe Awards and many other accolades.
How Tall Is Hugh Laurie
Laurie is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in.