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English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, and musician

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James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, best known as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, and musician. He first reached fame as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 until 1999. Since 2004, he has starred as Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he has received two Golden Globe awards and several Emmy nominations.

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Birth nameJames Hugh Calum Laurie
Date of BirthJune 11, 1959
Place of BirthOxford, England, UK
OccupationsActor, Comedian, Musician, Singer
Spouse (s)Jo Green (m. 1989) (2 sons, 1 daughter)
Alma materCambridge University, Eton College
Years active1981–present
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 Let me say unequivocally that I love my job, and work harder at it than most journalists work at theirs. As we explained in our press release, we were trying to preserve some of the character's mystique; we never wanted to over-stay our welcome. 
— Hugh Laurie responding to a newspaper article that he is to be blamed for end of the 'The House' tv series / February 14, 2012
 It's the first cold of my whole life. I'm excited about it because for so many years I believed that I didn't get colds because, basically, nothing could live in this body. I was so addled with booze and cigarettes... but it appears I have curb appeal after all. 
— Hugh Laurie about getting common cold for the first time in his life / March 02, 2011
 Even the appearance of happiness [in House] has taken some getting used to. I had a week of happiness training before the season started up, and I’m whistling more than usual. I’ve always thought of House as a romantic, and I don’t think romantics are much given to comparing. But speaking as a friend of House, he seems to be attracted to strong women. He likes to get as good as he gives—and I mean that in as many senses as are suitable for a family readership. 
— Hugh Laurie on his character Gregory House in the next season of TV series House MD / July 03, 2010
 I was so convinced the whole thing was going to fail, I couldn't contemplate committing to any long-term arrangement. I thought a hotel was a safe bet, 
— Hugh Laurie lived in a hotel for 8 months initially shooting for House MD / February 22, 2010
 There are a lot of days when I feel as if I have been woken from a coma and told six years have gone by, and I have no awareness of it. Is Queen Elizabeth still on the throne? Do we still drive on the left? Do we still have pounds? I have almost been playing House long enough to have qualified to become a doctor. 
— Hugh Laurie can't believe that six years have gone by since the initial season of House MD / February 22, 2010


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