FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
HUGH LAURIE (Ian) stars in the Fox television series
House, a new take on mystery, where the villain is a medical malady and the hero
is a cantankerous doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
Laurie began his career in the 1981 Cambridge University
Footlights revue The Cellar Tapes, along with Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson.
This award-winning show was transmitted by the BBC in 1982.
Since then Laurie's accomplished body of television work
includes The Crystal Cube (which he wrote), the second series of Alfresco for
Granada, The Young Ones, and the second series of Saturday Live.
He is also well known for his comedic role as Prince Regent in
Rowan Atkinson's BBC series The Blackadder. Together with Stephen Fry, Laurie
co-wrote and performed in BBC's hit series A Bit of Fry and Laurie. This was
followed by his role as Bertie Wooster in Granada's long-running series,
Jeeves and Wooster; All or Nothing at Al; BBC's Spooks; Carlton's production
of Nigel Williams' novel Fortysomething; and The Young Visitors.
Laurie took part in the 1987 Royal Variety Show with Stephen
Fry, and played the lead in Gasping written by Ben Elton at the Theatre Royal
Laurie's motion picture credits include Plenty, Strapless,
Peter's Friends, Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmations, Cousin Bette,The Man
in the Iron Mask, The Place of Lions, the smash hit Stuart Little and the sequel
Stuart Little II; Maybe Baby, That Girl From Rio, and Life With Judy Garland: Me
and My Shadows, (as Vincente Minnelli)
In addition to acting, Laurie directed television programs and
commercials, composed and recorded numerous original songs, and he wrote
articles for The Daily Telegraph. Four volumes of A Bit of Fry and Laurie
scripts have been published by Mandarin.
His novel, The Gunseller, was published both in the U.K. and
U.S. to great success, and was adapted into a screenplay.
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