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Hugh Laurie

(1959-), Actor, comedian and writer

(James) Hugh Calum Laurie

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Laurie began his career in comedy at Cambridge University, where he performed with Stephen Fry in the award-winning 1981 Footlights revue. This was the start of a highly successful acting and writing partnership, which included, Alfresco; The Young Ones; A Bit of Fry and Laurie; Jeeves and Wooster, and the Blackadder series. In the mid-1990s Laurie moved into films, music and writing, and away from the 'upper-class twit' roles for which he had become famous. Since 2004 he has starred as a serious actor in the American medical drama House, winning two Golden Globe Awards. His album Let Them Talk was released in 2011.

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Hugh Laurie, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35307

Hugh Laurie

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 23 April 1990
NPG x35307


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