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From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due to illness, to swap the oars for the stage; joining Cambridge Footlights. It was there that Hugh began his career in comedy and forged a hilarious partnership with fellow scholar Stephen Fry. Enjoying success on the small screen Hugh went on to star in film adaptations of Sense and Sensibility , 101 Dalmatians, Monsters v Aliens and the three Stuart Little movies. But it is the character of Doctor Gregory House, in the US TV drama House, which has brought Hugh Laurie global fame. Winning 2 Golden Globes for the role and receiving a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, Hugh continues to receive critical acclaim for his performances in the show. With worldwide stardom and an OBE to his name, Hugh Laurie is undoubtedly one of Britain's best-loved actors.

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  • ISBN: 9781843586418
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (303 pages)
  • Publisher: London : John Blake Publishing, 2011.

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Cover -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- PROLOGUE : 'THIS IS THE SORT OF STRONG AMERICAN ACTOR I'M LOOKING FOR!' -- PART 1 : FROM CAMBRIDGE TO WODEHOUSE AND BEYOND -- CHAPTER 1 : 'COMFORT WAS THE WORK OF THE DEVIL' -- CHAPTER 2 : 'LUGUBRIOUSLY SEXY, LIKE A WELL-HUNG EEL' -- CHAPTER 3 : 'THE BBC HATED IT…' -- CHAPTER 4 : 'AS THICK AS A WHALE OMELETTE' -- CHAPTER 5 : 'I THINK THEY WERE AHEAD OF THEIR TIME' -- CHAPTER 6 : 'CANVAS CHAIRS WITH OUR NAMES ON THE BACK' -- PART 2 : LOSING HUGH'S VIRGINITY BUT FINDING LAURIE'S MIND -- CHAPTER 7 : 'I GOT MY COAT TRAPPED IN A CAR DOOR' -- CHAPTER 8 : 'I PLAY THE BADDIE. IT'S A GOOD THING…' -- CHAPTER 9 : 'IT'S FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL WITH BALLS AND A ****' -- CHAPTER 10 : 'HEIGHT JOKES WERE NOT WELL RECEIVED' -- CHAPTER 11 : 'I'M ON MY WAY BACK TO MISERY' -- CHAPTER 12 : 'A FEW BOMBS IN THE F***IN' POST' -- PART 3 : IS THERE THE SON OF A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? -- CHAPTER 13 : 'SO WE GAVE HIM PAIN' -- CHAPTER 14 : 'I'M JUST IN A FERRARI OF A ROLE' -- CHAPTER 15 : 'RIDER AT THE GATES OF DAWN' -- CHAPTER 16 : 'LIFE OUTSIDE OF THIS BUBBLE' -- APPENDIX : INTERESTING FACTS -- FILMOGRAPHY : HUGH'S CAREER SO FAR -- Plates -- Copyright.
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From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due to illness, to swap the oars for the stage; joining Cambridge Footlights. It was there that Hugh began his career in comedy and forged a hilarious partnership with fellow scholar Stephen Fry. Enjoying success on the small screen Hugh went on to star in film adaptations of Sense and Sensibility , 101 Dalmatians, Monsters v Aliens and the three Stuart Little movies. But it is the character of Doctor Gregory House, in the US TV drama House, which has brought Hugh Laurie global fame. Winning 2 Golden Globes for the role and receiving a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, Hugh continues to receive critical acclaim for his performances in the show. With worldwide stardom and an OBE to his name, Hugh Laurie is undoubtedly one of Britain's best-loved actors.
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Subject: Comedians - Great Britain.
Comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Laurie, Hugh.
Laurie, Hugh, 1959-.
Motion picture actors and actresses - Great Britain.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Television actors and actresses - Great Britain.
Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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