James Hugh Calum Laurie (born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, comedian, musician and writer. He portrayed Dr. Gregory House in the television series House MD and Frederick Little in Stuart Little and its sequel Stuart Little 2. He is also famous in Britain for his work with Stephen Fry and for the BBC series Blackadder.
James Hugh Calum Laurie
11 June 1959
|Alma mater||Selwyn College, Cambridge|
|Spouse(s)||Jo Green (m. 1989-present)|
|Parent(s)||Ran Laurie (deceased)|
(née Laidlaw, deceased)
|Awards||Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series|
2005, 2006 House MD
Laurie was born on 11 June 1959 in Blackbird Leys, Oxfordshire. His mother, Patricia (née Laidlaw), died when he was 29 and his father, W.G.R.M. "Ran" Laurie, was a doctor and an athlete who won the gold medal in rowing 1948 in London. He has two older sisters and an older brother.
Laurie studied at Eton and then went to Selwyn College, Cambridge: he took a degree in archeology and social anthropology. He was an athlete like his father, but he became an actor after meeting Emma Thompson, who introduced him to his future best friend and co-worker, Stephen Fry.
In 1989, he married Jo Green and had three children, sons Charles (born November 1988) and Bill (born January 1991), and daughter Rebecca (born September 1993).
|1981||The Cellar Tapes||various characters||also writer|
|1983||Alfresco||various characters||also writer|
|1983||The Crystal Cube||Max Belhaven
|1984||The Young Ones||Lord Monty||episode: "Bambi"|
|1985||Letters From a Bomber Pilot||Pilot Officer Bob Hodgson||Thames Television film|
|1985||Mrs. Capper's Birthday||Bobby|
|1986||Blackadder II||Simon Partridge||Episode: "Beer"|
|Prince Ludwig the Indestructible||Episode: "Chains"|
|1987||Filthy Rich & Catflap||N'Bend|
|1987||Blackadder the Third||George, Prince of Wales, The Prince Regent|
|1988||Blackadder's Christmas Carol||Prince George
Lord Pigmot (future)
|1989–1995||A Bit of Fry & Laurie||various characters||also writer|
|1989||Blackadder Goes Forth||Lt. the Honourable George Colhurst St. Barleigh|
|1989||The New Statesman||Waiter|
|1990–1993||Jeeves and Wooster||Bertie Wooster|
|1992||Peter's Friends||Roger Charleston|
|1993||All or Nothing at All||Leo Hopkins||television film|
|1993–1995||The Legends of Treasure Island||Squire Trelawney||voice TV Animation Series|
|1994||A Pin for the Butterfly||Uncle||television film|
|1995||Sense and Sensibility||Mr. Palmer|
|1996||Tracey Takes On...||Timothy Bugge||season 1|
|1997||The Borrowers||Police Officer Oliver Steady|
|1997||The Ugly Duckling||Tarquin||voice|
|1998||Friends||Gentleman on the Plane||Episode: "The One with Ross's Wedding", season 4 episode 23|
|1998||The Bill||Harrap, a Barrister|
|1998||The Man in the Iron Mask||Pierre, The King's Advisor|
|1998||Cousin Bette||Baron Hector Hulot|
|1999||Blackadder: Back & Forth||Viscount George Bufton-Tufton/Georgius|
|1999||Stuart Little||Mr. Frederick Little|
|2000||Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)||Dr. Lawyer||episode: "Mental Apparition Disorder"|
|2000||Maybe Baby||Sam Bell|
|2001||Chica de Río||Raymond Woods||alternate title: Girl from Rio|
|2001||Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows||Vincente Minnelli|
|2001||Family Guy||Bar patron||voice|
episode: "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea"
|2001||Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter||Narrator||voice|
|2001||Second Star to the Left – A Christmas Tale||Archie||voicework|
|2002||The strange case of Penny Allison||Various characters|
|2002||Stuart Little 2||Mr. Frederick Little|
|2003||The Young Visiters||Lord Bernard Clark|
|2003||Stuart Little: The Animated Series||Mr. Frederick Little (Voice)||episode: "The Meatloaf Bandit"|
|2004||Fire Engine Fred|
|2004||Flight of the Phoenix||Ian|
|2005||Valiant||Wing Commander Gutsy||voice|
|2005||The Big Empty||Doctor No. 5|
|2006||Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild||Mr. Frederick Little||voice|
|2006, 2008||Saturday Night Live||Host
|season 32, episode 4|
season 34, episode 11
|2008||Street Kings||Captain Biggs|
|2009||Monsters vs. Aliens||Dr. Cockroach, PhD||voice|
|2009||Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space||Dr. Cockroach, PhD||voice|
|2010||Family Guy||Gregory House/himself||voice|
episode: "Business Guy"
episode: "Treehouse of Horror XXI"
|2010||Fry and Laurie Reunited||himself|
|2011||The Oranges||David Walling|
|2011||Later... with Jools Holland||himself||Performed "You Don't Know My Mind" and "Swanee River"
(both from his album Let Them Talk )
|2004–2012||House||Dr. Gregory House||lead actor|
also directed episodes: Lockdown
and "The C Word"
|2012||Mister Pip||Mr. Watts||Post-Production|
All of the following are nominations or wins for Laurie's role on House:
- 2005 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- 2007 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- 2008 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- 2009 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- 2010 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- 2011 – Nominated – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- 2005 – Winner – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- 2006 – Winner – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- 2007 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- 2008 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- 2009 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- 2010 – Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
- 2017 – Winner – Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
- 2005 – Winner – Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
- 2006 – Winner – Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
- 2007 – Nominated – Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
- 2006 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- 2007 – Winner – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- 2008 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- 2009 – Winner – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- 2010 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- 2011 – Nominated – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- 2005 – Winner – Individual Achievement in Drama
- 2006 – Winner – Individual Achievement in Drama
- 2007 – Nominated – Individual Achievement in Drama
- 2006 – Nominated – TV Actor: Drama
- 2007 – Winner – TV Actor: Drama
- 2008 – Winner – Favorite Male TV Star
- 2009 – Winner – Favorite Male TV Star
- 2010 – Winner – Favorite TV Drama Actor
- 2011 – Winner – Favorite TV Drama Actor
- 2011 – Winner – Favorite TV Doctor
- 2011 – Winner – GQ Music Man Of The Year
- "Robert Sean Leonard". Rod Ryan Show Podcast. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2008.
- Lampert, Nicole; Coleman, Mark (11 September 2008). "What's put a smile on the face of TV's grumpiest man?". Daily Mail. London.
- "Hugh Laurie Starring In 'Mister Pip' For Andrew Adamson". The Film Stage. 13 April 2011. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2008 Golden Globe Awards For The Year Ended 31 December 2007". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 31 December 2007. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
- "Television Critics Association Announces 2007 Award Nominees". Television Critics Association. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2008.
- "View Past Nominees & Winners 2009". People's Choice. Retrieved 23 May 2010.