Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Highest Rated: 98% Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Lowest Rated: 10% Holmes and Watson (2018)

Birthday: Jun 11, 1959

Birthplace: Oxford, England

British comedian Hugh Laurie could have easily taken another career track rather than that of well-known performer. As a secondary and college student, he was also a world-class oarsman. He wasn't the only one in the family to have a passion for the sport, however. His father won a gold medal at the 1948 London Olympics as part of the British national team. The youngest of four children, Laurie went to Eton College, perhaps Britain's best-known preparatory school. During his time there, he became involved in rowing. He quickly became one of the nation's best, and in 1977, he became one half of the national junior champion coxed pair. In the world junior championships held in Finland that year, he and his teammate finished fourth in the world.The following year, Laurie entered Cambridge University, with the intention of studying archeology and anthropology. He was also intent on joining the prestigious rowing team, which he had little problem doing. He reportedly became ill during his first year, however, and was forced to withdraw from the rowing competitions. While regaining his health, Laurie had his first experiences as a performer by getting involved with "the Footlights Club," a famed undergraduate comedy revue group. In his last year at Cambridge, Laurie was elected president of the club, with fellow Footlighter Emma Thompson acting as vice president.Traditionally, at the end of the year, the Footlights take their act on the road throughout the nation. While on these tours, Laurie met, via Thompson, a young playwright named Stephen Fry. They collaborated on a sketch called "The Cellar Tapes," which they entered in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1981. They were awarded "Pick of the Fringe," enabling the duo, along with the other Footlight performers (including Thompson) to go on tour throughout England and, eventually, Australia. Soon thereafter, Laurie, Fry, Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, and Ben Elton formed the television sketch program Alfresco, eventually leading Laurie to the famous (in Britain, at least) Black Adder series, headed by Rowan Atkinson, and also to the Jeeves & Wooster series with Fry. It wasn't long after these successes that he began appearing in films. In 1992, he appeared alongside fellow comedians Fry and Thompson, as well as Kenneth Branagh and Rita Rudner, in the ensemble comedy Peter's Friends. He subsequently did outstanding work as a character actor in such films as Sense and Sensibility (1995) and 101 Dalmatians (1996). In 1999, he took the lead in the adaptation of E.B. White's Stuart Little, playing the adopted father to a walking, talking, fully dressed mouse, a role he'd reprise in the film's 2002 sequel Stuart Little 2.After a two-year absence from the big screen, Laurie returned to the multiplexes in 2004 with a supporting role in Flight of the Phoenix, a remake of the 1965 James Stewart action-adventure film about a group of plane-crash survivors who attempt to build a new plane from the wreckage. That same year, Laurie essayed the titular role as the cynical but brilliant Dr. Gregory House in the prime-time Fox medical drama House, for which he would win a number of Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a TV Series Drama.Laurie is also a musician of note, performing as a keyboardist with the rock band Poor White Trash. He added yet another profession to his lengthy list of accomplishments when, in 1996, he published his first novel, The Gun Seller. Married since 1989, he has three children with his wife, Jo.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% The Personal History of David Copperfield Actor 2020
10% Holmes and Watson Mycroft 2018
50% Tomorrowland David Nix $71.6M 2015
47% Mr. Pip Mr. Watts 2014
86% Bayou Maharajah Actor 2013
31% The Oranges David $0.3M 2012
92% Arthur Christmas Steve $46.5M 2011
25% Hop E.B.'s Dad $108.1M 2011
No Score Yet Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space Actor 2009
No Score Yet B.O.B.'S Big Break Dr. Cockroach P.H.D. 2009
36% Street Kings Captain James Biggs $26.4M 2008
No Score Yet Alfresco Actor 2008
No Score Yet Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out Actor 2007
No Score Yet Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Mr. Frederick Little 2006
32% Valiant Gutsy $19.4M 2005
30% Flight of the Phoenix Ian $21M 2004
No Score Yet The Young Visiters Lord Bernard Clark 2003
81% Stuart Little 2 Mr. Frederick 'Dad' Little $64.8M 2002
No Score Yet Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter Actor 2001
No Score Yet Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Vincente Minnelli 2001
No Score Yet Girl From Rio Raymond 2001
No Score Yet Second Star to the Left Archie the Bunny 2001
50% Maybe Baby Sam Bell 2000
No Score Yet Carnivale Cenzo (voice) Cenzo 2000
67% Stuart Little Mr. Little 1999
No Score Yet Blackadder Back & Forth Actor 1999
41% Cousin Bette Hector Hulot 1998
32% The Man in the Iron Mask King's Advisor 1998
73% The Borrowers Officer Steady 1998
35% Spice World Poirot 1998
No Score Yet Treasure Island Actor 1997
42% 101 Dalmatians Jasper 1996
No Score Yet The Snow Queen's Revenge Actor 1996
No Score Yet Wind in the Willows Actor 1996
98% Sense and Sensibility Mr. Palmer 1995
No Score Yet The Snow Queen Actor 1995
No Score Yet A Pin for the Butterfly Actor 1994
No Score Yet All or Nothing at All Leo Hopkins 1993
69% Peter's Friends Roger 1992
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball Actor 1989
44% Strapless Colin 1989
No Score Yet Blackadder's Christmas Carol Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Third Ball Actor 1987
56% Plenty Michael 1985

TV

Credit
66% Avenue 5
2020
Ryan Clark 2020
84% Catch-22
2019
Major de Coverley 2019
93% Veep
2012-2019
Tom James 2019
2017
2016
2015
2012
75% Chance
2016-2017
Eldon Chance Executive Producer 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
2016
91% The Night Manager
2016
Richard Onslow Roper 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
2015
2011
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest Appearing 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
90% House
2004-2012
Director Dr. Gregory House Dr. Greg House Executive Producer Producer 2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Host Performer 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2011
2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2011
2010
2008
2007
2005
2004
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2010
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest 2009
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice 2009
2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer 2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Guest Bertie Wooster 2007
1992
No Score Yet Jeeves and Wooster
1993
Bertram `Bertie' Wooster 2006
2005
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
1996
100% Blackadder Goes Forth
1989
Lieutenant George 1989
83% Blackadder the Third
1987
George, Prince Regent 1987
No Score Yet A Bit of Fry and Laurie
1989-1995
Appearing Performer
100% Blackadder II
1986
George Simon Partridge
57% The Black Adder
1983
George
No Score Yet The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
1992-1995
Voice

QUOTES FROM Hugh Laurie CHARACTERS

David Nix says: Bollocks!

Jasper says: Come here, you speckled lab rat!

Steve says: Operation Santa Claus is coming to town!

Horace says: Did you hear that?

Jasper says: Hear what?

Horace says: That noise.

Jasper says: What noise?

Horace says: That noise I've just heard, did you hear it?

Jasper says: Oh yeah, yeah. Sounds like a complete berk answering me irritating questions...........Oh good, it's stopped now.

Jasper says: Oh yeah, yeah. Sounds like a complete berk answering me irritating questions... Oh good, it's stopped now.

Snowbell says: [Screeches and catches Stuart in his mouth]

Mrs. Little says: Ohh! Snowbell! Drop him right now!

Mr. Little says: You spit Stuart out this instant, Snowbell! Spit him right out!

Mrs. Little says: [Nods]

Snowbell says: [Spits Stuart out]

Mr. Little says: [From trailer; to Snowbell] We do not eat family members!

Kelly says: You said you'd help us!

Ian says: And you said you'd find oil here!

Jeremy says: Screw this. I'm outta here!

Ian says: I'm coming with you. And I'm taking some water.

Capt. Frank Towns says: No one touches the water!

Rodney says: Hang on, what's going on here?

Ian says: What's it look like? (walks away with the water)

Ian says: What's it look like? [walks away with the water]

Capt. Frank Towns says: Hey! Get back here!

Ian says: (to Davis) What are you laughing at? This is your fault. You put the jinx on us!

Ian says: [to Davis] What are you laughing at? This is your fault. You put the jinx on us!

Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. says: [To Susan Murphy (now Ginormica)] As you can see,..he has no brain.

Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. says: [to Susan Murphy (now Ginormica)] As you can see...he has no brain.

B.O.B. says: Turns out, you don't need one!

Frederick Little says: Well... it's not one of our best days, but it's not that bad. The thing about being a Little is you always see the bright side. Every cloud has a silver lining

Frederick Little says: Well... it's not one of our best days, but it's not that bad. The thing about being a Little is you always see the bright side. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Steve says: "Arthur! Do you want to wake up the whole north pole?"

Steve says: Arthur! Do you want to wake up the whole north pole?

Arthur says: "Good idea. A CHILD'S BEEN MISSED!!"

Arthur says: Good idea. A CHILD'S BEEN MISSED!

Steve says: "Pedro? A boy!"

Steve says: Pedro? A boy!

Steve says: "Hello Gwen ho ho ho ect."

Steve says: Hello Gwen ho ho ho etc.

Steve says: "Advise drop time to 0.3 seconds. And I would an espresso."

Steve says: Advise drop time to 0.3 seconds. And I would an espresso.

Peter says: "Yes sir."

Peter says: Yes sir.

Steve says: "Peter. Please let go of my hand."

Steve says: Peter. Please let go of my hand.

Peter says: "Yes sir. Sorry sir."

Peter says: Yes sir. Sorry sir.

Santa says: "How about you be the candle Steve. All those bright ideas."

Santa says: How about you be the candle Steve. All those bright ideas.

Steve says: "Fine I'm the candle. Arthur you can be the turkey. You of course dad are Santa." (Eye twitches) "And Grandsanta you can be this charming relic."

Steve says: Fine I'm the candle. Arthur you can be the turkey. You of course dad are Santa. [eye twitches] And Grandsanta you can be this charming relic.

Grandsanta says: "Relic? Relic! I did a whole Christmas in one of these! And I bet you I can do it again."

Grandsanta says: Relic? Relic! I did a whole Christmas in one of these! And I bet you I can do it again.

Steve says: "In a pile of sticks."

Steve says: In a pile of sticks.

Grandsanta says: "Let me at him! Let me at him!"

Grandsanta says: Let me at him! Let me at him!

Santa says: "Well I'm actually Santa so I think I should be Santa."

Santa says: Well I'm actually Santa so I think I should be Santa.

Steve says: "Yes well your the non-executive figure-head."

Steve says: Yes well your the non-executive figure-head.

Grandsanta says: "He's a fattie with a beard who fits the suit."

Grandsanta says: He's a fattie with a beard who fits the suit.

Grandsanta says: "I'm Santa! Give me that!"

Grandsanta says: I'm Santa! Give me that!

Steve says: "I'm Santa! This is ridiculous. You just took the piece out of my hand."

Steve says: I'm Santa! This is ridiculous. You just took the piece out of my hand.

Santa says: "This is about that pool table isn't it. I told you, you should have written to me!"

Santa says: This is about that pool table isn't it. I told you, you should have written to me!

Steve says: "I was 8! Your my dad!"

Steve says: I was 8! Your my dad!

Steve says: "Who cares about one single child?"

Steve says: Who cares about one single child?

E.B.'s Dad says: E.B! You're about to be crowned the Easter Bunny!

E.B. says: Dad, I wanna drum in a band. I wanna see the world.

E.B.'s Dad says: EB, the Easter bunny sees the world in one night.