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Hugh Laurie

Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959. 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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TV commercial: Marks & Spencer. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 11 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Fry and Laurie | Mr. Hugh Laurie | Hugh 'Struck by a' Lorry


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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[on picking up his new hobby] Boxing is fascinating. It's good for the soul to be made to feel clumsy. I swank around during the week thinking I'm a big cheese, but you don't feel like that when you're in the ring with a chap who knows what he's doing. It's ritual humiliation. I'm going to be slugged about and probably killed, but I love it and have to do something to keep fit. See more »


Longtime best friend Stephen Fry served as best man at Laurie's marriage to Joanne Green (1989). See more »


Fluent American accent from House M.D. (2004). See more »

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