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Actor Best Known for His Role in the Medical Drama "House M.D."

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 Hugh Laurie Biography

Hugh Laurie was born to parents Patricia and W.G.R.M. Laurie. Known as Ran, Lauries father was a doctor and a champion rower, who won gold at the 1948 London Olympics in the coxless pairs. Laurie was the fourth of four children with an older brother and two older sisters. He received a first class education at the Dragon School, a prestigious Oxford preparatory school, and then at Eton.

At Eton, Laurie excelled at rowing, winning the national junior coxed pairs title and representing Britain at the 1977 Junior World Championships. He went to university at Selwyn College, Cambridge, in 1978, to study anthropology and archaeology but a bout of glandular fever prevented him from making the Cambridge crew for the annual rowing race against Oxford University. The break from rowing due to illness led him to join the Cambridge Footlights, a theater group that has launched many successful comedy careers.

In 1980, Laurie achieved his goal of rowing for Cambridge, only narrowly losing to Oxford in a hard-fought race. The same year, with Laurie as president of the Footlights drama club, the company went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the prestigious Perrier Award for their revue show 'Cellar Tapes'. The hit show was taken to the West End and then was filmed for television.

'Blackadder', the brainchild of Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, was in its second series when Laurie appeared in two episodes in 1986. The following year he appeared in 'Blackadder the Third' for the entire season. Playing on his posh accent and good looks, Laurie's portrayal of the simpering idiot George, the Prince Regent, to Atkinson's conniving and bitter butler Blackadder caught public attention and typecast him as an upper-class twit for years to come.

1987 also saw Laurie team up with his old university collaborator Stephen Fry. The two launched their sketch show 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie', which showcased their intelligent, dry and off-beat humor. The show ran for eight years and made the pair household names in Britain.

In 1989, Laurie married Jo Green, a theatre administrator.

The mid-1990s saw Laurie branch out into films, music, and writing. He moved away from his bumbling fool roles, appearing in Ang Lees adaptation of Sense and Sensibility alongside Emma Thompson in 1995, and voiced a number of characters in childrens films like The Snow Queens Revenge and The Ugly Duckling. In 1996, he played a clumsy villain in 101 Dalmatians in addition to publishing his first novel, The Paper Soldier, a thriller. In 1997, Laurie appeared in the films The Borrowers and the Spice Girls vehicle, Spice World, with a small role in the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster The Man in the Iron Mask the following year. The childrens film Stuart Little was a hit in 1999 and he returned in its 2002 sequel Stuart Little: The Animated Series.

In 2004, he scored the role that would make him famous in the United States. Ditching his aristocratic British accent, Laurie adopted an American drawl and landed the role of Dr. Gregory House in the medical drama 'House'. His limping, pain-killer addicted, cynical genius of a physician earned him Golden Globe awards in 2006 and 2007.

Although the series kept him busy, he still had time to work on film projects such as Flight of the Phoenix, which was released in 2004, followed by 2005 computer-animated film Valiant and Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild. He also made a number of appearances on 'Saturday Night Live' in 2006 and 2008, as well as starring in the action-crime film Street Kings, alongside Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, and Chris Evans.

The animation Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) saw Laurie provide the voice of Dr. Cockroach, PhD, a role that was followed by a portrayal of himself as House in the animated television series 'Family Guy' in 2010. He went on to have another voice part in an episode of 'The Simpsons' in the same year and was also cast for leading parts in Arthur Christmas (2011), a 3-D computer-animated film, and romantic comedy The Oranges.

After the filming of House concluded in 2012, Laurie has worked on a number of television and movie projects, including the big-budget Disney film Tomorrowland (2015) alongside George Clooney, and a recurring role as U.S. Senator Tom James in the HBO political comedy, Veep.

He and his wife, Jo, have three children, a daughter, Rebecca, and two sons, Bill and Charlie.

In addition to his acting career, Laurie has been a life-long musician and can play piano, guitar, drums, harmonica, and saxophone. In 2010 it was announced he would release a blues album with Warner Bros. Records. In April 2011 Let Them Talk was released, featuring collaborations with other well-known artists, including Tom Jones and Irma Thomas. This album was followed by a second, Didn't It Rain, which was released in 2013.

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Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

The Gun Seller

The Gun Seller

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

House, M.D.: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama by Jackman, Ian, Laurie, Hugh (2010) Paperback

House, M.D.: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama by Jackman, Ian, Laurie, Hugh (2010) Paperback

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Hugh Laurie Biography

Hugh Laurie was born to parents Patricia and W.G.R.M. Laurie. Known as Ran, Lauries father was a doctor and a champion rower, who won gold at the 1948 London Olympics in the coxless pairs. Laurie was the fourth of four children with an older brother and two older sisters. He received a first class education at the Dragon School, a prestigious Oxford preparatory school, and then at Eton.

At Eton, Laurie excelled at rowing, winning the national junior coxed pairs title and representing Britain at the 1977 Junior World Championships. He went to university at Selwyn College, Cambridge, in 1978, to study anthropology and archaeology but a bout of glandular fever prevented him from making the Cambridge crew for the annual rowing race against Oxford University. The break from rowing due to illness led him to join the Cambridge Footlights, a theater group that has launched many successful comedy careers.

In 1980, Laurie achieved his goal of rowing for Cambridge, only narrowly losing to Oxford in a hard-fought race. The same year, with Laurie as president of the Footlights drama club, the company went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the prestigious Perrier Award for their revue show 'Cellar Tapes'. The hit show was taken to the West End and then was filmed for television.

'Blackadder', the brainchild of Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, was in its second series when Laurie appeared in two episodes in 1986. The following year he appeared in 'Blackadder the Third' for the entire season. Playing on his posh accent and good looks, Laurie's portrayal of the simpering idiot George, the Prince Regent, to Atkinson's conniving and bitter butler Blackadder caught public attention and typecast him as an upper-class twit for years to come.

1987 also saw Laurie team up with his old university collaborator Stephen Fry. The two launched their sketch show 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie', which showcased their intelligent, dry and off-beat humor. The show ran for eight years and made the pair household names in Britain.

In 1989, Laurie married Jo Green, a theatre administrator.

The mid-1990s saw Laurie branch out into films, music, and writing. He moved away from his bumbling fool roles, appearing in Ang Lees adaptation of Sense and Sensibility alongside Emma Thompson in 1995, and voiced a number of characters in childrens films like The Snow Queens Revenge and The Ugly Duckling. In 1996, he played a clumsy villain in 101 Dalmatians in addition to publishing his first novel, The Paper Soldier, a thriller. In 1997, Laurie appeared in the films The Borrowers and the Spice Girls vehicle, Spice World, with a small role in the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster The Man in the Iron Mask the following year. The childrens film Stuart Little was a hit in 1999 and he returned in its 2002 sequel Stuart Little: The Animated Series.

In 2004, he scored the role that would make him famous in the United States. Ditching his aristocratic British accent, Laurie adopted an American drawl and landed the role of Dr. Gregory House in the medical drama 'House'. His limping, pain-killer addicted, cynical genius of a physician earned him Golden Globe awards in 2006 and 2007.

Although the series kept him busy, he still had time to work on film projects such as Flight of the Phoenix, which was released in 2004, followed by 2005 computer-animated film Valiant and Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild. He also made a number of appearances on 'Saturday Night Live' in 2006 and 2008, as well as starring in the action-crime film Street Kings, alongside Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, and Chris Evans.

The animation Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) saw Laurie provide the voice of Dr. Cockroach, PhD, a role that was followed by a portrayal of himself as House in the animated television series 'Family Guy' in 2010. He went on to have another voice part in an episode of 'The Simpsons' in the same year and was also cast for leading parts in Arthur Christmas (2011), a 3-D computer-animated film, and romantic comedy The Oranges.

After the filming of House concluded in 2012, Laurie has worked on a number of television and movie projects, including the big-budget Disney film Tomorrowland (2015) alongside George Clooney, and a recurring role as U.S. Senator Tom James in the HBO political comedy, Veep.

He and his wife, Jo, have three children, a daughter, Rebecca, and two sons, Bill and Charlie.

In addition to his acting career, Laurie has been a life-long musician and can play piano, guitar, drums, harmonica, and saxophone. In 2010 it was announced he would release a blues album with Warner Bros. Records. In April 2011 Let Them Talk was released, featuring collaborations with other well-known artists, including Tom Jones and Irma Thomas. This album was followed by a second, Didn't It Rain, which was released in 2013.

Hugh Laurie Videos

  • Hugh Laurie - Let Them Talk: A Celebration of New Orleans Blues
  • Hugh Laurie BBC The One Show 2013 - YouTube

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  • How to book Hugh Laurie?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Hugh Laurie for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Hugh Laurie, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Hugh Laurie or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Hugh Laurie?

    Booking fees for Hugh Laurie, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hugh Laurie, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hugh Laurie?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hugh Laurie for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hugh Laurie for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hugh Laurie or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hugh Laurie or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hugh Laurie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hugh Laurie for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Hugh Laurie generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jesse Spencer, Stephen Fry, Omar Epps, Matthew Perry and Dee Snider. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hugh Laurie for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Hugh Laurie - Let Them Talk: A Celebration of New Orleans Blues
    Hugh Laurie BBC The One Show 2013 - YouTube

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