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Hugh Laurie is a Actor and Director British born on 11 june 1959 at Oxford (United-kingdom)

Hugh Laurie

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Birth name James Hugh Calum Laurie
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 june 1959 (59 years) at Oxford (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born 11 June 1959), known professionally as Hugh Laurie (/ˌhjuː ˈlɒri/), is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster in the 1980s and 1990s.

From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and six Emmy nominations. He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode in House.

Biography

Laurie's mother, Patricia (née Laidlaw), died from motor neurone disease in Oxfordshire at the age of 73 in 1989, when Laurie was 30. According to Laurie, it took her two years to die, and she suffered "painful, plodding paralysis" while being cared for by Laurie's father, whom he called "the sweetest man in the whole world".

Laurie married theatre administrator Jo Green in June 1989 in Camden, London. They live in Belsize Park, north London with sons Charlie (b. 1988) and Bill (b. 1990) and daughter Rebecca (b. 1992). They had planned to move the whole family to Los Angeles in 2008 due to the strain of being mostly separated for nine months each year, but ultimately decided against it.
Charlie had a cameo in A Bit of Fry & Laurie in the last sketch of the episode entitled "Special Squad", as baby William. Stephen and Hugh begin to "interrogate" him about "what he's done with the stuff", calling him a scumbag and telling him that he's been a very naughty boy. Rebecca had a role in the film Wit as five-year-old Vivian Bearing. Laurie's best friend is long-time comedy partner Stephen Fry, who was best man at his wedding and is godfather to his children.

On 23 May 2007, Laurie received his award as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), to which he was appointed in the 2007 New Year Honours for his services to drama. While appearing on Inside the Actors Studio in 2006, Laurie discussed his struggle with severe clinical depression. He continues to receive regular treatment from a psychotherapist. He told host James Lipton that he first concluded he had a problem whilst driving in a charity demolition derby, during which he realised that seeing two cars collide and explode in front of him caused him to be neither excited nor frightened, but bored. "Boredom," he commented, "is not an appropriate response to exploding cars."

Laurie admires the writings of P. G. Wodehouse, explaining in a 27 May 1999 article in The Daily Telegraph how reading Wodehouse novels had saved his life. In a further interview in The Daily Telegraph Laurie confirmed his atheism. He is also an avid motorbike enthusiast. He has two motorbikes, one at his London home and one at his Los Angeles home. His bike in the United States is a Triumph Bonneville, his "feeble attempt to fly the British flag".

In March 2012 Laurie was made an honorary fellow of his alma mater Selwyn College. In June 2013 he was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs when he chose Joe Cocker ("The Letter"), Sister Rosetta Tharpe ("My Journey to the Sky"), Randy Newman ("Louisiana 1927"), Professor Longhair ("Go to the Mardi Gras"), Son House ("Grinnin' in Your Face"), Nina Simone ("I Wish I Knew How It Would Be to Be Free"), Lester Young–Buddy Rich Trio ("I Cover the Waterfront") and Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl") as his eight favourite discs. This was his second appearance on the show, having previously been a 'castaway' in 1996.

Best films

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
(Actor)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
(Actor)
Stuart Little (1999)
(Actor)
Tomorrowland (2015)
(Actor)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
(Actor)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(5 films)
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(3 films)
Ben Elton
Ben Elton
(2 films)
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hugh Laurie (36 films)

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Actor

Holmes and Watson
Directed by Etan Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Sherlock Holmes films
Actors Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes
Roles Mycroft Holmes

Adaptation des célèbres aventures de Sherlock Holmes et de son acolyte Watson.
Tomorrowland, 2h10
Directed by Brad Bird
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Transport films, Films set in the future, Road movies, Children's films, Chase films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Thomas Robinson, Raffey Cassidy, Judy Greer
Roles David Nix
Rating64% 3.246113.246113.246113.246113.24611
The story begins with an adult Frank Walker telling an off-screen audience about his attendance at the 1964 New York World's Fair as a child. In the flashback, he meets David Nix, an official who is unimpressed with Frank's limited jet pack. Frank does draw the attention of a young girl named Athena. Seeing his potential, Athena gives Frank a pin embossed with a "T" symbol and tells him to follow her aboard the fair's "It's a Small World" attraction. Frank sneaks onto the ride, where his pin is scanned and he is transported into a futuristic cityscape known as Tomorrowland. He falls from a ledge, but straps on his jet pack and lands safely before Nix and Athena.
Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Genres Drama, War
Actors Hugh Laurie, Kerry Fox, Eka Darville
Roles Mr. Watts
Rating71% 3.5942653.5942653.5942653.5942653.594265
In 1989, as a war rages on in the province of Bougainville— then called North Solomons — in Papua New Guinea, Mr. Watts (Hugh Laurie), the only white man left on the island after a blockade, re-opens the local school. He begins reading the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which transfixes a young girl named Matilda (Xzannjah). She finds comfort in the story of a Victorian orphan, Pip (Eka Darville), when her own world is falling apart. The "Redskins", an army sent to destroy the local rebels, are getting closer. Matilda writes 'Pip' in the sand. This simple act leads to terrible consequences when the Redskins suspect Pip to be a rebel leader and demand he be brought before them.
Hop
Hop (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Tim Hill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins
Roles E.B.'s Dad (voice)
Rating55% 2.7520752.7520752.7520752.7520752.752075
On Easter Island, a young rabbit named E.B. is intended to succeed his father as the Easter Bunny. Intimidated by the calling's demands and ignoring his father's orders, E.B. runs away to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer. E.B.'s father sends his three ninja royal guards, the Pink Berets, to find his son. Meanwhile, Easter Chicks Carlos and Phil plot a coup d'état against him to take over the Easter organization.
Arthur Christmas, 1h37
Directed by Sarah Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen
Roles Steve Claus (voice)
Rating70% 3.5472153.5472153.5472153.5472153.547215
On Christmas Eve, hundreds of Christmas elves helm the command centre of Santa Claus's mile-wide, ultra–high-tech sleigh-esque craft, the S-1. The current Santa: Malcolm and the Christmas elves deliver presents to every child in the world using advanced equipment and military precision. These complex operations are micromanaged by Malcolm's oldest son Steve and his obsequious elfin assistant Peter (among thousands of more elves) at mission control underneath the North Pole, while Steve's clumsy and panophobic younger brother Arthur answers the letters to Santa. During a delivery operation, when a child wakes up and almost sees Malcolm, a Christmas elf back in the S-1 inadvertently presses a button, causing a present to fall off a conveyor and go unnoticed.
The Oranges, 1h30
Directed by Julian Farino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Adam Brody, Alia Shawkat, Oliver Platt
Roles David Walling
Rating58% 2.9443952.9443952.9443952.9443952.944395
David and Paige Walling (Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener) and Terry and Cathy Ostroff (Oliver Platt and Allison Janney) are best friends and neighbors living on Orange Drive in suburban West Orange, New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when prodigal daughter Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester), newly broken up with her fiancé Ethan (Sam Rosen), returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence. Rather than developing an interest in the successful son of her neighbors, Toby Walling (Adam Brody), which would please both families, it is her parents' best friend David who captures Nina's attention. When the connection between Nina and David is discovered, everyone's lives are thrown into upheaval, particularly Vanessa Walling's (Alia Shawkat), Nina's childhood best friend. It is not long before the ramifications of the affair begin to work on both families in unexpected ways, leading everyone to reassess what it means to be happy.
Night of the Living Carrots, 13minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Seth Rogen, David Kaye, Hugh Laurie, Kiefer Sutherland, Julie White, Jeffrey Tambor
Rating62% 3.1455853.1455853.1455853.1455853.145585
In a theater, B.O.B. introduces the story in a manner parodying that of typical horror films, beginning with a recap of the events of Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, and tells the audience to be prepared for a story guaranteed to give them nightmares.
Monsters vs. Aliens, 1h33
Directed by Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Adventure, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Politique, Comedy science fiction films, Giant monster films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Conrad Vernon, Rainn Wilson
Roles Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Rating64% 3.2466153.2466153.2466153.2466153.246615
On the day of her wedding to news weatherman Derek Dietl, Susan Murphy is struck by a meteorite and its energy causes her to suddenly grow over fifty feet in height during the ceremony. She is tranquilized and awakens in a top secret government facility that houses monsters without human knowledge. She meets the warden W.R. Monger, and fellow inmates: Dr. Cockroach P.H.D., a mad scientist who became half cockroach after an experiment; B.O.B. (Benzoate Ostylezene Bicarbonate), a brainless, living mass of goo as a result of a food flavoring mutation; Insectosaurus, a mutated bug standing at over 300 feet in height, and The Missing Link, a prehistoric fish man who was thawed from deep ice; and Susan herself has been renamed to Ginormica. Meanwhile, in deep space, an alien named Gallaxhar is alerted to the presence of quantonium; a powerful energy source on Earth, and he sends a probe to retrieve it. After the probe crash lands on Earth, the president attempts to make first contact with it by playing a keyboard version of Axel F, but it begins to rampage toward San Francisco.
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, 27minutes
Directed by Peter A. Ramsey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Hugh Laurie, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson
Roles Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Rating64% 3.233133.233133.233133.233133.23313
One night a UFO Appears on the planet Earth and drops a green goo substance into a large pumpkin field (apparently they were flushing their toilet). Farmer Jeb, the eccentric owner of the patch, comes outside to investigate but is taken by something offscreen.
Street Kings, 1h49
Directed by David Ayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière, Psychologie, Gangster films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Captain James Biggs
Rating67% 3.398853.398853.398853.398853.39885
Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is a disillusioned LAPD Vice detective working for a unit known as Vice Special and haunted by the death of his wife. Working undercover, he meets with Korean gangsters (whom he believes have kidnapped two Korean schoolgirls) in a parking lot, who are looking to buy a machine gun from him. After a vicious beatdown, the Koreans then proceed to steal Tom's car. Tom however planned on this and has the cops locate the vehicle via GPS. Upon arrival at their hideout, Tom storms in and kills the four inside with his .45 Smith & Wesson 4506 pistol, and then locates the missing children after covering up what really happened. While the other officers in his unit congratulate him, he is confronted by his former partner, Detective Terrence Washington (Terry Crews). Washington no longer approves of the corruption and deception and has gone straight, reporting the problems to Captain James Biggs (Hugh Laurie), of internal affairs, who starts an investigation against Ludlow.
Valiant
Valiant (2005)
, 1h16
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Political films, Children's films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, John Cleese, Olivia Williams, Pip Torrens, John Hurt
Roles Gutsy (voice)
Rating55% 2.797282.797282.797282.797282.79728
In May 1944, 5 years since the declaration of World War II, three Royal Homing Pigeon Service war pigeons are flying across the English Channel with the White Cliffs of Dover in sight, carrying vital messages to Great Britain. Despite the poor weather conditions the pigeons have nearly reached their destination. They are, however, suddenly ambushed and attacked by a German enemy peregrine falcon named General Von Talon; two of the pigeons are instantly killed, yet the third, Mercury, is taken as a prisoner of war.
The Big Empty
Directed by Newton Thomas Sigel
Origin USA
Actors Selma Blair, Elias Koteas, Richard Kind, Hugh Laurie, Gabriel Mann, Richmond Arquette
Roles Doctor
Rating70% 3.5370953.5370953.5370953.5370953.537095
A young woman, Alice (Selma Blair), goes to the gynecologist with a mysterious ache inside her. When one doctor can't figure out just what the problem is, she sees another, and still more, until finally one specialist finds that she has an enormous, empty tundra inside of her, the opening of which is her vagina. She is forced into a media parade, brought onto talk shows so that the specialist can talk about his discovery. Alice is treated coldly, like her emptiness is the only thing important about her, and still she aches. A challenge is put forth to see who would be willing to enter the vast tundra and see where it might lead; several men enter and travel for a long time, but find nothing but ice. One young man enters and does not come back out. At the end, Alice goes to a beach and stands by the water. In a rush, the ice from the emptiness inside her flows out, freezing the ocean, and the young man appears beside her.
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, 1h12
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Scoutisme, Le thème des vacances, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Charles Adler, Hugh Laurie, Wayne Brady, Kevin Schon
Roles Mr. Frederick Little
Rating43% 2.174622.174622.174622.174622.17462
Stuart and his family (and Monty who stows away in the car) are going camping. When they get there, Stuart meets a smooth-talking skunk named Reeko who is forced to give food to "The Beast". Stuart and George join the "Lake Scouts" which Stuart has trouble in. But Reeko makes a deal with The Beast, resulting in Snowbell getting captured by him and Stuart goes off on an adventure to save him. Eventually, Stuart and his friends attempt trick the Beast into falling into a trap covered with sticks and leaves which doesn't work. Reeko shows up with a group of forest animals. Reeko taunts the Beast and the Beast roars at him. Reeko turns around, yells a battle cry, and sprays the Beast with all of his might. The Beast is taken away to a zoo and Stuart earns a gold kerchief at last. Reeko tells Stuart that he (Reeko) was wrong to betray him. Stuart bids farewell to his friends as he, George, Eleanor, Frederick, Snowbell, and Monty head back home and live happily ever after.
Flight of the Phoenix, 1h48
Directed by John Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Le désert, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Tony Curran, Hugh Laurie
Roles Ian
Rating60% 3.049263.049263.049263.049263.04926
When an Amacore oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid) and co-pilot A.J. (Tyrese Gibson) are sent to shut down the operation and transport the crew (Ian, Kelly, Rodney, Davis, Liddle, Jeremy, Sammi, Rady, Kyle, Newman, and Dr. Gerber) out of the desert. However, en route to Beijing, a major dust storm disables one engine, forcing them to crash land their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the Gobi Desert. Kyle falls to his death and the crash kills Dr. Gerber and Newman. Their cargo consists of used parts and tools from the rig, the rig's crew, and Elliot (Giovanni Ribisi), a hitchhiker. When the dust storm ends, it becomes apparent that they are 200 miles off course with only a month's supply of water. Jeremy (Kirk Jones), thinks about walking to get help, but Rady (Kevork Malikyan) explains that July is the hottest in the Gobi, and that he won't make it.
Bright Young Things, 1h42
Directed by Stephen Fry
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Simon McBurney, Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbel Moore, Michael Sheen, Fenella Woolgar, James McAvoy
Rating65% 3.298043.298043.298043.298043.29804
The primary characters are earnest aspiring novelist Adam Fenwick-Symes and his fiancée Nina Blount. When Adam's novel Bright Young Things, commissioned by tabloid newspaper magnate Lord Monomark, is confiscated by HM customs officers at the port of Dover for being too racy, he finds himself in a precarious financial situation that may force him to postpone his marriage. In the lounge of the hotel where he lives, he wins £1000 by successfully performing a trick involving sleight of hand, and the Major offers to place the money on the decidedly ill-favored Indian Runner in a forthcoming horserace. Anxious to wed Nina, Adam agrees, and the horse wins at odds of 33–1, but it takes him more than a decade to collect his winnings.