Hugh Laurie

Actor and Comedian
Born Jul 11, 1959

James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, comedian, writer, musician and director. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 to 1999.… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on June 11, 1959.


1977 18 Years Old Like his father, Laurie was an oarsman at school and university; in 1977, he was a member of the junior coxed pair that won the British national title before representing Britain's Youth Team at the 1977 Junior World Rowing Championships.


In 1980, Laurie and his rowing partner, J.S. Palmer, were runners-up in the Silver Goblets coxless pairs for Eton Vikings rowing club.
1986 27 Years Old Laurie appeared in the music videos for the 1986 single "Experiment IV" by Kate Bush, and the 1992 Annie Lennox single "Walking on Broken Glass" in British Regency period costume alongside John Malkovich.


1989 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Laurie's mother, Patricia (née Laidlaw), died from motor neurone disease in Oxfordshire at the age of 73, in 1989, when Laurie was 30. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old In 1998, Laurie had a brief guest-starring role on Friends in "The One with Ross's Wedding". … Read More


2003 44 Years Old In 2003, he starred in and also directed ITV's comedy-drama series fortysomething (in one episode of which Stephen Fry appears). … Read More
2004 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Laurie guest-starred as a professor in charge of a space probe called Beagle, on The Lenny Henry Show.
2005 46 Years Old Laurie was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in House in 2005.
Although he did not win, he did receive a Golden Globe in both 2006 and 2007 for his work on the series and the Screen Actors Guild award in 2007 and 2009. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On 23 May 2007, Laurie was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), in the 2007 New Year Honours, for services to drama. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old In 2009, Laurie returned to guest star in another Family Guy episode, "Business Guy", parodying Gregory House.
In 2010, Laurie guest starred in The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XXI" as Roger, a castaway who is planning a murder scheme on a ship during Homer and Marge's second honeymoon. … Read More
On 1 May 2011, Laurie and a jazz quintet closed the 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival to great acclaim.
2012 53 Years Old In March 2012, Laurie was made an Honorary Fellow of his alma mater Selwyn College, Cambridge.
2013 54 Years Old 1 More Event
His second album, Didn't It Rain, was released in the UK on 6 May 2013. … Read More
2015 56 Years Old He played the villain David Nix in Brad Bird's 2015 film Tomorrowland. … Read More
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