Extremely talented, Hugh Laurie
's exceptional performance garners him countless positive recognitions from a number of award giving bodies. Awarded for Best Actor in a Television Drama for the Golden Globe and SAG in 2007, he certainly becomes a precious asset on the hit series House
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Born on June 11, 1959 in Oxfordshire, England, Hugh Laurie studied at the Dragon School and attended Selwyn College where he earned a Third-Class Honours degree in Archaeology & Anthropology. As an actor, he was popularly known for his inclusion in the Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie
and Jeeves and Wooster
. He also appeared in films like Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatians, Maybe Baby, Flight of the Phoenix
and Stuart Little
to name a few. Apart from acting, he also wrote a novel called The Gun Seller
which also became a best seller.
As the Head of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine, Gregory House, on the medical series House
, Hugh Laurie certainly elevates the show's ratings with his dramatic portrayal of the lead of the show. In turn, the show further enhances his exposure to stardom.