Hugh Laurie

Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980). He met Emma Thompson at Cambridge in 1978 when both joined "Footlights" and was introduced to Stephen Fry by Emma in 1980. Hugh is married and lives in Los Angeles. His wife and three children, who previously lived in London, are moving to Los Angeles to live with him. Besides acting and comedy, he has written the best-selling thriller The Gun Seller. A second novel, titled The Paper Soldier, is forthcoming.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

The Night Manager (2016)
Starring as Richard Roper (6 episodes)
Chance (2016)
Starring as Dr. Eldon Chance (10 episodes)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie
Veep (2012)
Guest starring as Tom James (11 episodes)
BBC Children in Need Rocks (2009)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie
The Colbert Report (2005)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie
House (2004)
Starring as Dr. Gregory House (177 episodes)
QI (2003)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie
  • Episode 1x01: Adam (Sep 11, 2003)
Fortysomething (2003)
Starring as Paul Slippery (6 episodes)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie (2 episodes)
Family Guy (1999)
Guest starring as Dr. Gregory House
Clive Anderson All Talk (1996)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie
Shooting Stars (1995)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie
Friends (1994)
Guest starring as The Gentleman on the Plane
Jeeves and Wooster (1990)
Starring as Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster (23 episodes)
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Roger
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1989)
Starring as Various Characters (27 episodes)
Comic Relief (1986)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie (4 episodes)
Alfresco (1983)
Starring as Various Characters (13 episodes)
Blackadder (1983)
Starring as The Prince Regent (5 episodes)
Guest starring as Simon Partridge
  • Episode 2x05: Beer (Feb 13, 1986)
Guest starring as Prince Ludwig
  • Episode 2x06: Chains (Feb 20, 1986)
The Young Ones (1982)
Guest starring as Lord Monty
  • Episode 2x01: Bambi (May 8, 1984)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Hugh Laurie (2 episodes)

Crew Credits

Chance (2016)
Show crew as Executive Producer (2 episodes)
The Night Manager (2016)
Show crew as Executive Producer (6 episodes)
House (2004)
Show crew as Executive Producer
Episode crew as Director (2 episodes)