Hugh Laurie Biography (1959-)

Born June 11, 1959, in Oxford, England; son of W.G.R.M. (a doctor and Olympicgold medallist in rowing) and Patricia Laurie; married Jo Green, June 1989;children: two sons, one daughter. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, 232N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Hamilton Asper Management, Ground Floor, 24 Hanway St., London W1P 9DD, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
June 11, 1959
Oxford, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Michael, Plenty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Himself, The Secret Policeman's Third Ball, 1987
  • (Uncredited archive footage) Himself (in AIDS sketch), Kung-fu master (also known as Le petit amour), 1987
  • Colin, Strapless, Gavin, 1989
  • Roger Charleston, Peter's Friends, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992
  • Uncle, A Pin for the Butterfly, Skreba Films, 1994
  • Mr. Palmer, Sense and Sensibility, Columbia, 1995
  • Jasper, 101 Dalmatians, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Officer Steady, The Borrowers, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997
  • Voice of Tarquin, The Ugly Duckling, 1997
  • Baron Hector Hulot, Cousin Bette, Fox Searchlight, 1998
  • Poirot, Spice World (also known as Five, Five Girls,It's Been a Hard 15 Minutes, Spice Girls, Spice Girls: TheMovie, Spice Up Your Life!, and Spice: The Movie), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • King's adviser, The Man in the Iron Mask, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998
  • Mr. Little, Stuart Little, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999
  • Viscount George Bufton-Tufton/Georgius, Blackadder Back and Forth,1999
  • Cenzo, Carnivale, 1999
  • Sam Bell, Maybe Baby, 2000
  • Voice, Lounge Act, 2000
  • Charles, The Piano Tuner, 2001
  • Raymond, Chica de Rio (also known as Girl from Rio), 2001
  • Mr. Frederick "Dad" Little, Stuart Little 2, Columbia, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Various roles, Alfresco (also known as There's Nothing to WorryAbout!), Granada TV, 1982-1983
  • Happy Families, 1984-1985
  • Himself/various roles, Saturday Live, Channel 4, 1986
  • South of Watford, 1986-1987
  • George, Prince of Wales and Prince Regent, Blackadder the Third (also known as Blackadder 3 and Blackadder III), BBC, 1987
  • Himself/various roles, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, 1988-1995
  • Lieutenant the Honorable George Colhurst St. Banleigh, Blackadder GoesForth, BBC, 1989
  • Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and Wooster, Granada TV, 1990-1993, broadcast in the U.S. as "Jeeves and Wooster," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1990, "Jeeves and Wooster, Series II," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1992, "Jeeves and Wooster, Series III," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1993, and "Jeeves and Wooster, Series IV," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1994
  • Host, A Christmas Night with the Stars, 1994
  • Timothy "Timmy" Bugge, Tracey Takes On ... , HBO, 1996
  • Voice, Preston Pig, 2000
  • Voice of Hare, Little Grey Rabbit, 2000
  • Himself, The Sketch Show Story (also known as Victoria Wood's Sketch Show Story), BBC, 2001
  • Movies
  • Up Line, 1987
  • Assistant, The Laughing Prisoner, 1987
  • Leo Hopkins, All or Nothing at All, 1993
  • Vincente Minelli, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, ABC,2001
  • Specials
  • Bobby McMichael, Mrs. Capper's Birthday (also known as Star Quality: Mrs. Capper's Birthday), 1987
  • (Uncredited) Roundhead with Cromwell, Blackadder: The Cavalier Years, 1988
  • Himself, Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria!, 1988
  • Prince George/Pigmot, Blackadder's Christmas Carol, 1989
  • Bill Shakespeare, Hysteria 2!, 1989
  • Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: A 20th Anniversary Special, 1991
  • Toad, The Adventures of Mole (also known as The Wind in the Willows Collection: The Adventures of Mole), 1995
  • Timothy "Timmy" Bugge, The Best of Tracey Takes On ... , 1996
  • Steve Harris, The Place of Lions, 1997
  • Himself, Live from the Lighthouse, 1998
  • Himself, The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything, 1999
  • John Malkovich, Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, BBC, 2000
  • Himself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001
  • Voice of Archie the Bunny, Second Star to the Left, BBC, 2001
  • Also appeared as voice of Geoffrey the Seagull, Santa's Last Christmas.
  • Episodic
  • Lord Monty, "Bambi," The Young Ones, BBC2, 1984
  • Tom, "Big Snogs," Girls on Top, Central TV, 1986
  • "Dangervision," The Dangerous Brothers Present, 1986
  • Simon Partridge, "Beer," Blackadder II, BBC, 1986
  • Prince Ludwig, "Chains," Blackadder II, BBC, 1986
  • Alfons N'Bend, Filthy, Rich, and Catflap, 1987
  • Waiter, "The Haltemprice Bunker," The New Statesman, Yorkshire TV,1989
  • Director, "Status Quo," Look at the State We're In!, 1995
  • Sir Michael Jaffa, "Local Government," Look at the State We're In!, 1995
  • Jerry Bryce, "The Body Politic," Murder Most Horrid, 1996
  • Tracey Takes On ... , HBO, 1996
  • Himself, Clive Anderson All Talk, 1996
  • Himself, TFI Friday, 1996
  • The Gentleman on the Plane, "The One with Ross's Wedding: Part 2," Friends, NBC, 1998
  • Harrap, "Good Faith: Part 1," The Bill, 1998
  • Dr. Lawyer, "Mental Apparition Disorder," Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), BBC1, 2000
  • Voice of narrator, "Wallace & Gromit Go Chicken," Omnibus, BBC, 2000
  • Himself, Parkinson, 2000
  • Jools Siviter, Spooks, BBC, 2002
  • Also appeared in Family Guy.
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Director, Look at the State We're In!, 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • Nightcap, Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club, 1979
  • The Cellar Tapes, Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club, 1981
  • Beyond the Footlights, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1982
  • Gasping, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, 1990
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • The World of Jeeves and Wooster (original soundtrack recording), 1992
  • Music Videos
  • Kate Bush, "Experiment IV," 1986
  • Appeared in the Annie Lennox music video "Walking on Broken Glass."
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage Plays
  • (Co-author) The Cellar Tapes, Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club,1981
  • Television Movies
  • The Laughing Prisoner, 1987
  • Television Episodes
  • Wrote episodes of Alfresco, The Crystal Cube, Saturday Live, Friday Night Live, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and Straight Talking.
  • Film Song Lyrics
  • "Sperm Test in the Morning," Maybe Baby, 2000
  • Novels
  • The Gun Seller, Heinemann (London), 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Booklist, April 15, 1997, p. 1411
    • Bookwatch, July, 1997, p. 11
    • Entertainment Weekly, January 15, 1993, p. 36; November 29, 1996,p. 69; July 11, 1997, p. 63
    • Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 1997, p. 490
    • Library Journal, April 15, 1997, p. 118
    • Maclean's, February 1, 1993, p. 61
    • National Review, January 29, 1996, p. 67
    • New Statesman, December 13, 1996, p. 40
    • New Yorker, February 8, 1993, p. 103
    • New York Times Book Review, June 8, 1997
    • Observer, May 19, 1996, p. 16
    • People Weekly, November 12, 1990, p. 11
    • Publishers Weekly, February 17, 1997, p. 208
    • School Library Journal, June, 1997, p. 152
    • Times Literary Supplement, May 3, 1996, p. 4857
    • Variety, November 19, 1990, p. 84; September 21, 1992, p. 85; December 4, 1995, p. 51; February 12, 1996, p. 31; November 25, 1996, p. 71
    • Vogue, February, 1990, p. 208
    Electronic
    • Celeb Cellar, http://wkweb3.cableinet.co.uk/celebs/HughLaurie/laurie.html, November 10, 2002
    • Hugh Laurie Frequently Asked Questions, http://www.prairienet.org/britcom/Other.htm, November 10, 2002
    • TV Comedy Index, http://www.phill.co.uk/comedy/biogs/laurie.html,November 10, 2002

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