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: 31

TV Involvements: 20


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

Tomorrowland
Average
6

Tomorrowland

(2015) David Nix
Monsters vs Aliens
Average
6

Monsters vs Aliens

(2009) Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
The Night Manager
Average
8

The Night Manager

(2016) Richard Roper
Chance
Average
7

Chance

(2016) Eldon Chance
Sense and Sensibility
Average
7

Sense and Sensibility

(1995) Mr. Palmer
Flight of the Phoenix
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6
The Man in the Iron Mask
Average
7

The Man in the Iron Mask

(1998) King's Advisor
Street Kings
Average
7

Street Kings

(2008) Captain James Biggs

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Peter Laurence
Ryan Clark
2019 Mr Dick
Major de Coverley
2018 Mycroft Holmes (uncredited)
2016 Eldon Chance
Richard Roper
2015 Himself
Himself
David Nix
2014 Himself
2013 Himself
N/A
2012 Mr. Watts
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
N/A
N/A
Himself
2011 Steve (voice)
David Walling
Himself
Self
Himself
E.B.'s Dad (voice)
2010 Himself
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 N/A
Mr. Frederick Little (voice)
Doctor
N/A
Gutsy (voice)
Self
2004 Ian
Himself
Gregory House
Narrator (voice)
2003 Lord Bernard Clark
Panellist
Self
Paul Slippery
Mr. Frederick Little (voice)
2002 Teddy
Mr. Frederick Little
N/A
N/A
2001 Archie (voice)
Narrator (voice)
himself
Raymond
Vincente Minnelli
2000 N/A
cenzo
Sam Bell
N/A
1999 Mr. Fredrick Little
George
N/A
N/A
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 Gentleman on the Plane
Uncle
1993 N/A
Leo Hopkins
Squire Trelawney (voice)
1992 Johnny Town-Mouse (voice)
Roger Charleston
N/A
Owl (voice)
1991 Owl / Mice (voice)
N/A
1990 Bertie Wooster
1989 Roger (voice)
Colin
N/A
Himself
1988 Princes Regent / Pigmot
N/A
1987 Professor
N/A
Waiter
Assistant
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
Max Belhaven / Various Roles
Simon Partridge
The Prince Regent
Prince Ludwig
Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
Admissions Officer
N/A
1982 various
Lord Monty
Various
N/A
Himself
1981 N/A
1976 N/A
1975 Executive
Host
Jeffrey Billings (archive footage)
N/A
Maurice (voice)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2013 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2004 Director
2003 Director
1995 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Creator


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