Person Details

Birthday: 1959-06-11 09:35:13

Aliases: James Hugh Calum Laurie

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Homepage: https://hughlaurieblues.com/

Movie Involvements: 34

TV Involvements: 32


Most Famous Work

Biography

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie is known for portraying the title character on the Fox medical drama series House (2004–2012), for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other awards. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode of House. His other television credits include arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper in the miniseries The Night Manager (2016), for which he won his third Golden Globe Award, and Senator Tom James in the HBO sitcom Veep (2012–2019), for which he received his 10th Emmy Award nomination. Forced to abandon rowing during a bout of glandular fever, Laurie joined the Cambridge Footlights, a university dramatic club that has produced many well-known actors and comedians. There he met Emma Thompson, with whom he had a romantic relationship. The two remain good friends. She introduced him to his future comedy partner, Stephen Fry. Laurie, Fry and Thompson later parodied themselves as the University Challenge representatives of "Footlights College, Oxbridge" in "Bambi", an episode of The Young Ones, with the series' co-writer Ben Elton completing their team. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

Most Famous Work

House
Average
9

House

(2004) Gregory House
Tomorrowland
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6

Tomorrowland

(2015) David Nix
Monsters vs Aliens
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6

Monsters vs Aliens

(2009) Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
American Idol
Average
5

American Idol

(2002) Self
Street Kings
Average
7

Street Kings

(2008) Captain James Biggs
The Man in the Iron Mask
Average
7

The Man in the Iron Mask

(1998) King's Advisor
Sense and Sensibility
Average
8

Sense and Sensibility

(1995) Mr. Palmer
The Night Manager
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8

The Night Manager

(2016) Richard Roper

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Maurice (voice)
The Grim Reaper
Dr. James Nicholson
2020 Peter Laurence
Ryan Clark
2019 Mr. Dick
Major de Coverley
2018 Mycroft Holmes (uncredited)
2016 Eldon Chance
Richard Roper
2015 Himself
Self
David Nix
2014 Himself
Self
2013 Himself
N/A
Himself
N/A
2012 Mr. Watts
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
N/A
N/A
Himself
N/A
Self
Himself
2011 Steve (voice)
David Walling
Himself
N/A
Self
Himself
E.B.'s Dad (voice)
2010 Self
Self
2009 Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Self
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
2008 himself
himself
Self
N/A
Captain James Biggs
2007 Self
2006 Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
2005 Self
Mr. Little (voice)
Doctor
N/A
Gutsy (voice)
Self
2004 Ian
Himself
Gregory House
Narrator (voice)
2003 Lord Bernard Clark
Self
Self
Paul Slippery
Mr. Frederick Little (voice)
2002 Teddy
Mr. Frederick Little
Self
N/A
2001 Archie (voice)
Narrator (voice)
himself
Raymond
Vincente Minnelli
2000 N/A
Sam Bell
N/A
Cenzo
1999 Mr. Fredrick Little
George
N/A
Dr. Gregory House (voice)
Bar Patron (voice)
Geoffrey the Seagull (voice)
1998 Baron Hector Hulot
King's Advisor
1997 Poirot
Police Officer Steady
Tarquin (voice)
1996 Jasper
Toad
Mr. Abercrombie (voice)
N/A
Peeps
1995 Toad
Mr. Palmer
Sir Michael Jaffa
Peeps
1994 The Gentleman on the Plane
Uncle
1993 Self
Leo Hopkins
Squire Trelawney (voice)
1992 Johnny Town-Mouse (voice)
Roger Charleston
N/A
Owl (voice)
1991 Owl / Mice (voice)
Jerry Bryce
1990 Bertie Wooster
1989 Roger (voice)
Colin
N/A
Himself
1988 Princes Regent / Pigmot
Self - Guest
N/A
N/A
1987 Professor
Waiter
Assistant
Howard Caprice
N'Bend
Himself
1986 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1985 Bobby McMichael
N/A
Jim
Michael
1984 N/A
1983 Max Belhaven / Various Roles
Max Belhaven
The Prince Regent
Prince Ludwig
Simon Partridge
Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
N/A
Admissions Officer
1982 various
Lord Monty
Various
Self
1981 Self
1976 N/A
1975 Self - Host / Derek Acorah
Jeffrey Billings (archive footage)
Executive
Etienne LeBlanc
Year Character Movie/Tv

Creator

Writing

Directing

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2022 Executive Producer
2016 Executive Producer
Executive Producer
2013 Executive Producer
Executive Producer
2012 Executive Producer
2004 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Sound

Year Role Movie/Tv
1989 Music
Year Role Movie/Tv

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