Hugh Laurie

Mostly Credited As: Hugh Laurie
Birth Name: James Hugh Calum Laurie
Date Of Birth: June 11, 1959 (Age 57)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Hugh Laurie

The man best known in his homeland for portraying bumbling, English upper-class twits has become a sex symbol in the US for his role as a brooding, brilliant, blue-eyed American doctor in the hit series House.

Hugh Laurie was born in Oxford, in 1959, the youngest of four children. His father was a GP and Hugh was expected to follow him into the profession. He felt guilty that this didn't come about. The irony that he has achieved worldwide fame through being a doctor, albeit on TV, has not escaped him. In 1996, Hugh Laurie first admitted he was clinically depressed. He diagnosed this himself when, during a charity stock car race, with cars flying and exploding around him, he felt bored.Psychotherapy eventually confirmed his condition. His insecurities stemmed, it would seem, from a mother who continually criticised him, having set goals for him that he could never attain.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Chance (2016)As: Eldon Chance
The Night Manager (2016)As: Richard Roper
Hugh Laurie's Blues Changes (2013)As: Himself
House (2004)As: Dr. Gregory House
MechaNick (2003)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
FortySomething (2003)As: Paul Slippery
Stuart Little (2003)As: Mr. Frederich Little -- [Voice]
Tracey Takes On... (1996)As: Timothy 'Timmy' Bugge
The Legends of Treasure Island (1993)As: Squire Trelawney -- [Voice]
Jeeves and Wooster (1990)As: Bertie Wooster
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1989)As: Various / Himself
Saturday Live (1985) (1985)As: Himself
Alfresco (1983)As: Various
Blackadder (1983)As: George, Prince of Wales and the Prince Regent / Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Bartleigh (1987, 1989)
Episode Cast Credits 

Veep (2012) 
  Inauguration 05x10: (Jun/26/2016) As Tom James 
  Kissing Your Sister 05x09: (Jun/19/2016) As Tom James 
  Congressional Ball 05x07: (Jun/05/2016) As Tom James 
  C**Tgate 05x06: (May/29/2016) As Tom James 

Tavis Smiley (2004) 
  Hugh Laurie 11x136: (Jul/01/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Hugh Laurie 10x93: (May/29/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Hugh Laurie, Michael Starr 04x80: (May/05/2008) As Himself 
  Hugh Laurie, Spike Feresten, OK Go 02x182: (Nov/13/2006) As Himself 
  Nov 07, 2005 01x186: (Nov/07/2005) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  September 24, 2013 26x17: (Sep/24/2013) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  September 23, 2013 08x35: (Sep/23/2013) As Himself 
  May 7, 2013 07x182: (May/07/2013) As Himself 
  November 22, 2011 06x95: (Nov/22/2011) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Robin Thicke 09x97: (Aug/06/2013) As Himself 
  Hugh Laurie 09x96: (Aug/05/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Olivia Colman, Alan Sugar, Hugh Laurie 13x06: (May/10/2013) As Himself 
  Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Shappi Khorsandi, Hugh Laurie 09x04: (May/06/2011) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  May 8, 2013 14x128: (May/08/2013) As Himself 
  November 16, 2011 12x320: (Nov/16/2011) As Himself 
  May 9, 2011 12x129: (May/09/2011) As Himself 

Anderson Live (2011) 
  Co-Host Susan Barnett | Hugh Laurie | Amazing Stories Caught on Tape 02x30: (Oct/19/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

House (2004) 
  Swan Song (May/21/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Hugh Laurie, Robert Griffin III 20x87: (May/17/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Hugh Laurie, Herman Cain, the Airborne Toxic Event 19x163: (Sep/30/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Hugh Laurie, Hailee Steinfeld, Finesse Mitchell 19x25: (Feb/04/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Hugh Laurie, Emma Stone, Sarah McLachlan 18x117: (Sep/10/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

AMERICA In Primetime (2011) 
  The Crusader 01x04: (Nov/20/2011) As Himself 

Conan (2010) 
  The Unbearable Lightness of Light Beer 01x161: (Oct/27/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Offenburg (6) 31x06: (Apr/30/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Treehouse of Horror XXI 22x04: (Nov/07/2010) Voiced  Roger 

The National Television Awards (1995) 
  National Television Awards 2010 01x15: (Jan/20/2010) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Business Guy 08x09: (Dec/13/2009) Voiced  Dr. Gregory House 
  One If By Clam, Two If By Sea 03x04: (Aug/01/2001) Voiced  Various 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Hugh Laurie, "American Idol" castoff Michael Sarver 27x151: (Mar/30/2009) As Himself 
  Eva Longoria/Hugh Laurie/Michael Bolton 23x254: (Aug/25/2005) As Himself 
  Adam Sandler; Gavin DeGraw. 23x189: (May/26/2005) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Hugh Laurie, Bloc Party 16x112: (Mar/23/2009) As Himself 
  Hugh Laurie, Ne-Yo 13x105: (Feb/24/2006) As Himself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 15x01: (Jan/25/2009) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (for 'House') 
  13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 13x01: (Jan/28/2007) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (for 'House') 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Hugh Laurie/Kanye West 34x11: (Dec/13/2008) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Hugh Laurie/Beck 32x04: (Oct/28/2006) As Himself (Host) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Hugh Laurie, Joel McHale, The Gaslight Anthem 16x49: (Dec/09/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 64x01: (Jan/15/2007) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (for 'House') 
  The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 63x01: (Jan/16/2006) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (for 'House') 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Hugh Laurie, Tommy Lee 04x07: (Sep/12/2006) As Himself 
  Jennifer Aniston/Kenny Chesney/Hugh Laurie 03x50: (Nov/11/2005) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Hugh Laurie 12x16: (Jul/31/2006) As Himself 

QI (2003) 
  Adam 01x01: (Sep/11/2003) As Himself 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Shirley Bassey, Ronnie Corbett, Amanda Holden, Hugh Laurie 09x09: (May/03/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robson Green, Hugh Laurie, Chris Moon 04x04: (Sep/29/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Shooting Stars (1995) 
  Robin Gibb, Hugh Laurie, Anthea Turner (Xmas 2002 Special) 05x12: (Dec/22/2002) As Himself 

Spooks (2002) 
  The Rose Bed Memoirs 01x05: (Jun/10/2002) As Jools Siviter 
  Traitor's Gate 01x04: (Jun/04/2002) As Jools Siviter 

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000) (2000) 
  Mental Apparition Disorder 01x02: (Mar/25/2000) As Dr Lawyer 

Blackadder (1983) 
  Blackadder: Back & Forth (Dec/31/1999) As Viscount George Bufton-Tufton / Georgius, [Starring Roles]
  Blackadder's Christmas Carol (Dec/23/1988) Voiced  Prince George / Lord Pigmot / Narrator, [Starring Roles]
  Chains 02x06: (Feb/20/1986) As Prince Ludwig 
  Beer 02x05: (Feb/13/1986) As Simon Partridge 

Friends (1994) 
  The One With Ross's Wedding (2) 04x24: (May/07/1998) As The Gentleman on the Plane 

The Bill (1984) 
  Good Faith (1) 14x27: (Mar/06/1998) As Defence Counsel 

Murder Most Horrid (1991) 
  The Body Politic 03x04: (May/31/1996) As Jerry Bryce 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Hugh Laurie, Jack Dee 01x14: (May/31/1996) As Himself 

Tracey Takes On... (1996) 
  The Best of "Tracey Takes On..." Season One 01x11: (Apr/03/1996) As Timothy 'Timmy' Bugge 
  Death 01x08: (Mar/13/1996) As Timmy 
  Royalty 01x04: (Feb/14/1996) As Timmy Bugge 
  Nostalgia 01x03: (Feb/07/1996) As Timothy 'Timmy' Bugge 

Wogan (1982) 
  Series 12, Show 1 12x01: (Jan/06/1992) As Himself 
  Series 8, Show 1 08x01: (Jan/01/1988) As Himself 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  A Night of Comic Relief 2 03x01: (Mar/10/1989) As Himself 

Friday Night Live (1988) (1988) 
  Episode 5 01x05: (Mar/18/1988) As Various 

Filthy, Rich and Catflap (1987) 
  Game Show 01x02: (Jan/14/1987) As N'Bend 

Girls on Top (1985) 
  Big Snogs 02x02: (Nov/06/1986) As Tom 

The Young Ones (1982) 
  Bambi 02x01: (May/08/1984) As Lord Monty 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

House (2004)• Executive Producer
The Night Manager (2016)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

House (2004) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
The C-Word 08x19 Apr/30/2012 As: Director
Lockdown 06x16 Apr/12/2010 As: Director
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1989) (Credited in 26 episodes from this show) 
Show all 26 episode crew credits
Series 4, Episode 7 04x07 Apr/02/1995 As: Writer
Series 4, Episode 6 04x06 Mar/26/1995 As: Writer
Series 4, Episode 5 04x05 Mar/19/1995 As: Writer
Series 4, Episode 4 04x04 Mar/12/1995 As: Writer
Series 4, Episode 3 04x03 Feb/26/1995 As: Writer
Saturday Live (1985) (1985) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Series 1, Show 1 01x02 Jan/25/1986 As: Writer

Hugh Laurie has told interviewers he doesn't watch House and can talk about the show only in terms of the scripts he reads.

Not only did Hugh Laurie take up the sport of boxing to stay fit and because he enjoys it, he believes it is a good way to keep his ego in check.

So he may stay in touch with his children in England while he is in California, Hugh Laurie uses the internet. He has a camera on his computer and can "see" them everyday.

Hugh Laurie has always been an avid motorcycle enthusiast. When he got the role on House and moved to Los Angeles, he purchased a black Triumph Bonneville motorcycle.

Hugh Laurie auditioned for his role in House M.D. via a video shoot in a hotel bathroom in Namibia, where he was shooting the film Flight of the Phoenix. At the time, the producers were completely unaware that Hugh was English.

Hugh's birth name is James Hugh Calum Laurie.

In 2005, Hugh Laurie won the Television Critics Association Award in Individual Achievement for Drama.

Hugh is an accomplished musician, and performs as a keyboardist with the rock band Poor White Trash.

Hugh's son Charlie calls him padre (father in Spanish).

Appeared uncredited on an episode of Friends (The One With Ross's Wedding) speaking with his natural accent.

More Trivia
Hugh Laurie Quotes
I'm not a Twitter person, Jonathan (answering a question of talkmaster Jonathan Ross), I am more of a 'shhh' person. I've subscribed to this 'shhh' network. When you write something down, but don't send it anywhere.

To be able to pretend to be something that I'm frankly not is very liberating and exciting.