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Hugh Laurie is a popular British film and television actor who is famous in America as well.
During his college years, Hugh Laurie was fond of rowing. He excelled in this sport, but just on the amateur level. His team broke apart and to stay busy he decided to probate for the university drama group that produced such stars as Sacha Baron Cohen, John Cleese and Douglas Adams. That was a key moment for all his future life.
Best Known For
Without any doubt, that was the role of an arrogant and self-confident doctor Gregory House that lifted Hugh to his current popularity level. For his role of brilliant but erratic, the actor was nominated for Emmy Award 6 times and got a Golden Globe award.
Hugh Laurie was brought up in a Presbyterian family, however, in his mature years his views had changed and he became an atheist.
Hugh is straight. In 1989, the actor tied the knot with Jo Green. The couple has three kids together: Rebecca, Charles and William.
Worth to Know
In addition to his acting success, Hugh Laurie succeeded in writing. The actor wrote a book under the title The Gun Seller – a mystery novel. Some time later, he made up his mind to write another one – The Paper Soldier. (Source: Interviewmagazine.com, 11/14/2013)
Though he does acting for long time, Hugh Laurie prefers music to acting. Music gives him more pleasure and harmony for his soul. (Source: Theguardian.com, 05/05/2013)Hugh and The Copper Bottom Band, charity rock group Band From TV are Laurie's music projects.