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Hugh Laurie

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Net worth 2018: $1.9 Million
Industry: Other
BirthDay: 11 June 1959
Sigh: Cancer
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Cambridge University
BIOGRAPHY

Hugh Laurie was bornon 11 June 1959 in United Kingdom, is ActorActor. Everyone's favorite misanthropic, pill-popping physician has hung up his stethoscope. Hugh Laurie's long-running Fox hit drama House finished after its eighth season in April 2012. The Cambridge-educated Brit, one of TV's best-paid actors through the show's finale, is now free to focus on his second love: music. His 2011 album Let Them Talk topped the Billboard blues charts for the year.

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2018

Laurie was advanced to a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to drama in the 2018 New Year Honours

2016

In October 2016 he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2015

The series started filming in spring 2015 and aired first on the BBC

2013

In June 2013, he was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs when he chose Joe Cocker, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Randy Newman, Professor Longhair, Son House, Nina Simone, Lester Young–Buddy Rich Trio, and Van Morrison as his eight favourite discs

2012

In March 2012, Laurie was made an Honorary Fellow of his alma mater Selwyn College, Cambridge

2011

He was the subject of PBS Great Performances Let them Talk, also about New Orleans jazz, first broadcast on 30 September 2011

2010

On 26 July 2010, it was announced that Laurie would be releasing a blues album after signing a contract with Warner Bros

2009

His second novel, The Paper Soldier, was scheduled for September 2009, but has yet to appear

2008

In July 2008, Laurie bought a mansion in Hollywood, California, as they had planned to move the whole family there because of the strain of being mostly separated for nine months each year while Laurie filmed House, but ultimately decided against it

2007

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

2006

While appearing on Inside the Actors Studio in 2006, Laurie discussed his struggle with severe clinical depression

2005

Laurie was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in House in 2005

2004

Between 2004 and 2012 he starred as the acerbic physician specialising in diagnostic medicine, Dr

2003

In 2003, he starred in and also directed ITV's comedy-drama series fortysomething (in one episode of which Stephen Fry appears)

2001

In 2001, he voiced the character of a bar patron in the Family Guy episode "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea"

1999

Wodehouse, explaining in a 27 May 1999 article in The Daily Telegraph how reading Wodehouse novels had saved his life

1998

In 1998, Laurie had a brief guest-starring role on Friends in "The One with Ross's Wedding"

1997

In 1997 Laurie appeared in the Spice Girls' film Spice World

1996

This was his second appearance on the show, having previously been a "castaway" in 1996, when he chose tracks by Muddy Waters, Max Bruch, the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra with Count Basie, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Van Morrison

1995

Laurie's later film appearances include Sense and Sensibility (1995), adapted by and starring Emma Thompson; the Disney live-action film 101 Dalmatians (1996), where he played Jasper, one of the bumbling criminals hired to kidnap the puppies; Elton's adaptation of his novel Inconceivable, Maybe Baby (2000); Girl from Rio; the 2004 remake of The Flight of the Phoenix'Since 2002, Laurie has appeared in a range of British television dramas, guest-starring that year in two episodes of the first season of the spy thriller series Spooks on BBC One

1989

Laurie married theatre administrator Jo Green on 16 June 1989 in Camden, London

1988

They lived in Belsize Park, London, with sons Charles (born 1988) and William (born 1991) and daughter Rebecca (born 1993)

1986

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

1985

Laurie starred in the Thames Television film Letters from a Bomber Pilot (1985) directed by David Hodgson

1982

The Perrier Award led to a West End transfer for The Cellar Tapes and a television version of the revue, broadcast in May 1982

1980

Fry and Laurie went on to work together on various projects throughout the 1980s and 1990s

1977

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

1959

James Hugh Calum Laurie was born on 11 June 1959 in Oxford

1948

His father, William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, was a physician who won an Olympic gold medal in the coxless pairs (rowing) at the 1948 London Games

1943

"Bob" Hodgson, a pilot in RAF Bomber Command, who was killed in action in 1943

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