Hugh Laurie

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  • Hugh Laurie: (as reported by TV Guide - February 14, 2012) For anyone who's interested, I'd like to correct some naughty misrepresentations of the circumstances surrounding the end of the TV show House. Some newspapers, obviously dissatisfied by the sincere statement of fact and feeling that we released last week, have said that "the truth" - modern journalistic slang for "not even remotely the truth but it sounds creepy so I'll go with it" - behind the decision was that I was sick of going to work. The "evidence" (another technical term) for this was a remark I made five years ago about another subject, bent into an entirely different shape. Let me state, publicly and unequivocally, that I love my job, and work much harder at it than most journalists work at theirs. As described in the press release, we wanted to preserve some of the character's mystique. We never wanted to out-stay our welcome. Very possibly, we could have continued with a re-worked formula - House gets a job in a shoe shop and high jinks ensue - but none of us wanted that. We wanted to keep the band together and go out with as much dignity as we could muster. That wish has not been fulfilled by this undignified and petty rebuttal, I know, but it had to be said nonetheless. The record should be put straight, even if it's a record nobody wants to hear. In the words of House himself: everybody lies.

  • Hugh Laurie: (on hearing the news of his 6th Emmy nomination for House) I'm very excited. This time I'm going to put a whole rabbit on my keychain.

  • Hugh Laurie: I don't have a single complete show or movie or anything else that I could look at and say, "Nailed that one." But endless dissatisfaction is, I suppose, what gets us out of bed in the morning.

  • Hugh Laurie: (when asked about being voted second sexiest TV doctor ever) Seriously? Oh, I can't think about things like that at all. I can agree that the character of House is sort of a sexy one, that there's even something of the Lord Byron about him, the wounded genius and all, yes, I can see that, but as for myself…

  • Hugh Laurie: One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me.

  • Hugh Laurie: (from his 2004 Golden Globe Awards acceptance speech) I am absolutely speechless. Seriously, I don't have a speech. People are falling all over themselves to send you free shoes and free cuff links and colonic irrigations for two. Nobody ever offers you a free acceptance speech. There just seems to be a gap in the market. I would love to be able to pull out a speech by Dolce & Gabbana.

  • Hugh Laurie: (discussing Earth Week and environmental issues with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, April 25, 2008) I have been instrumental in banning bottled water on the set. It hasn't gone that well with the crew… so I replaced it with tequila.

  • Hugh Laurie: (discussing his gun training sessions for Street Kings) I desperately wanted to go. But I'm sort of a desk-bound bureaucrat who feels that gunplay on the streets is beneath him. I was wearing a holster with a gun, but I never got to touch it.

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Trivia (108)

  • The announcement was made on July 14, 2011, that Hugh Laurie was nominated for an Emmy in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category.

  • On January 5, 2011, Hugh Laurie won People's Choice Awards in the Favorite TV Drama Actor and the Favorite TV Doctor categories.

  • The announcement was made on December 16, 2010, that Hugh Laurie was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series category.

  • The announcement was made on December 14, 2010, that Hugh Laurie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Actor in a TV series, Drama category.

  • On the November 7, 2010, episode of The Simpsons, Hugh Laurie voiced Roger, a mysterious castaway who interrupts Marge and Homer's romantic second honeymoon cruise. Laurie, who watches the show with his daughter Rebecca, commented this appearance marks the first time he died on microphone.

  • USA Today reported on July 26, 2010 that Hugh Laurie signed a deal to record an album of New Orleans blues tracks.

  • The announcement was made on July 8, 2010, that Hugh Laurie was nominated for an Emmy in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category.

  • On January 6, 2010, Hugh Laurie won the People's Choice Award in the Favorite TV Drama Actor category. House also won in the Favorite TV Drama category.

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