Birthday: 6/11/1959, the
Age: 55 years
Place of birth: Oxford, United States
Height: 189 cm
British actor Hugh Laurie has become known in his homeland as early as the 80s thanks to Sitka ‘Black Adder’. However, his fame would not have passed beyond England, if, in the 2000s, he did not play the role of Dr. House in the same series. Since then, Hugh Laurie is not only one of the most popular teleakterov in the world, but also a true champion – his appearance on the screen collects the largest audience of viewers.
Childhood and adolescence
Hugh Laurie was born in Oxford, June 11, 1959. His father was a physician and his mother was a housewife. Besides Hugh parents raised three other children: the eldest son and two daughters. As a child, Laurie attended the Presbyterian church, and then studied at the prestigious two private schools: elementary school, Oxford and Eton.
After schooling, Hugh went to Cambridge University, who in 1981 graduated with a degree in archeology and anthropology. In college, he began playing in amateur theater, where his colleagues were well-known in the future actors Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. In 1981 he was elected president of the theater.
After graduating from university, Laurie, Fry and Thompson put on stage their own play ‘The Cellar Tapes’, received an unexpected theatrical award. Moreover, one of the channels has signed a contract with a novice actors to broadcast their performances.
A start in life
Fame and critical acclaim Hugh Laurie received after the 1983 series ‘Black Adder’ – the British sitcom, in which the main role played Rowan Atkinson. In addition to Atkinson and Laurie, who played a variety of characters in television series and lit each Hugh Stephen Fry.
Laurie and Fry cooperation has been fruitful. They participated in the creation of comedy for television “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” (1989-1995), and worked on the adaptation of Jeeves Wodehouse novels. The result of their latest work was the series ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ (1990-1993), in which Hugh played the role of Bertie Wooster. That is the role of a frivolous aristocrat, according to most critics, most fully revealed the talent and style of Laurie. By the way, the actor was the author of the music of the series.
In the 90s, except for participation in television projects, Laurie began to act in films. He played a small role in the film “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), “Man in the Iron Mask ‘(1998) and the title role in the film’ Everything is possible, baby ‘, which appeared on the screen in 2000.
In 1996 he appeared in bookstores novel Laurie ‘The Gun Seller “and everyone was convinced that he was not only a talented actor, but a good writer. The book became a bestseller that inspired Hugh writing a new novel, which is scheduled in the near future.
The largest project was the Hugh Laurie ‘House MD’ – the American series, which brought the actor not only incredibly popular, but also a commercial success. Having played the role of Dr.-misanthrope with a bunch of strange phobias and Laurie became the highest paid in the world teleakterom.
On the role of the eccentric doctor tried many well-known actors. This is Rob Morrow and Dennis Leary, and Patrick Dempsey. However, the casting of the most compelling looked Hugh Laurie. When the director and producers have learned that Laurie British, they were surprised, because his American accent was flawless.
‘House MD’ became a cult TV series, and thanks in part to the stunning game British actor. Laurie brilliantly turned into a vicious, cynical and sharp doctor who does not observe the rules of etiquette, and completely devoid of compassion. He has his own methods of communication with patients and staff, which are often based on his favorite statement – “Everybody lies.” Oddly enough, but this approach often helps to House to understand the most complex cases and save the life of the patient.
As the story becomes aware that the House had a heart muscle of the right thigh and now he has to walk with a cane. From severe pain in his leg, he saved Vicodin, which gradually makes its addicts. Since conventional medical show turns into a deep drama with elements of a detective on the background of personal tragedy.
As many as eight years old viewers watched the development of the plot ‘House Doctor’, the last season which ended in 2012. The series not only had incredible success with the audience, but also received high marks from critics. Hugh Laurie twice received the Golden Globe (2005 and 2006), he was awarded the US Screen Actors Guild (2007), and in 2009 at the People’s Choice Awards won in the category “Favorite TV Drama Actor ‘. In 2010, he won first place in the list of highest-paid teleakterov dramatic, and in 2011 became the champion Guinness Book of Records as the actor to gather near the largest audience on television.
Interests and other projects
In addition to filming a movie and writing, Hugh Laurie is interested in music. He is the keyboard player of rock band ‘Band From TV’. In 2011, he released his blues album ‘Let Them Talk’.
Lori is also engaged in rowing. For example it will always be his father, who at the Olympic Games in 1948 won the gold medal. Hugh began to achieve success in this sport at school, becoming champion in 1977 British Rowing Championships. He even represented the country at the World Championships, where he finished with his partner in fourth place. At the moment, Laurie is a member of the UK’s oldest rowing club.
It is known that early in his career Laurie was having an affair with Emma Thompson. Now the actor is married to Joe Greene, theater manageress. The couple has three children: a daughter, Rebecca, and two sons – Charles and William. Despite the fact that the ‘House MD’ ended, Hugh continues to act in films and on television. He hopes that the role of the doctor not overshadow his other characters, and it does not become an actor in one role. And even if so Laurie nothing to regret.
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