Latest Hugh Laurie Stories

2011-01-13 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- He was a lothario doctor on St. Elsewhere, another doctor on Chicago Hope and now he is NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Mark Harmon, and his piercing blue eyes, is America's Favorite TV Star, a jump from last year when he was number 8 on the list. Oprah Winfrey, last year's number one, drops to a tie for number two. Hugh Laurie, TV's Dr. House, moves up from a tie for the 4th spot last year to a tie for the number 2 spot this year. (Logo:...

2009-06-20 22:35:00

British actor and comedian Stephen Fry says he has lost more than 80 pounds in the past six months, trading his appallingly corpulent body for a leaner one. The 6-foot, 5-inch Fry now weighs about 215 pounds. He told the Daily Mail he used a combination of strict diet and exercise -- saying he had walked more than 5 miles to an interview with a reporter and he planned to walk home. And when I get indoors, I'll be wishing I still had another 5 miles to go, he said. It's actually rather...

2009-05-21 05:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: America's favorite doctor is back for more puzzling medical mysteries in the Primetime Emmy(R) winning series "House"! Hugh Laurie returns to his two-time Golden Globe(R) -winning and Primetime Emmy(R) -nominated role as Dr. Gregory House. Watch the perplexing Dr. House whose biting and sarcastic wit have driven his staff to quit in this exciting new season. This 5-disc set includes all 24 episodes from the compelling fifth season,...

2009-04-10 15:16:49

The French translation of British actor Hugh Laurie's novel The Gun Seller was No. 1 on France's bestseller list last month, the BBC reported. The spy spoof was renamed Tout Est Sous Controle in France. It was released in England in 1996, years before the actor began starring in the U.S. medical drama series House, which is a big hit in France, the BBC said. Laurie is best known in the United Kingdom for his comic work with Stephen Fry in the TV shows Jeeves and Wooster, and Fry and Laurie....

2008-12-05 09:21:30

John Malkovich and Hugh Laurie, actors known primarily for their dramatic work, are to be guest hosts on Saturday Night Live in New York, NBC announced. Malkovich agreed to make his third appearance on the sketch comedy show Saturday after turning in a pair of critically acclaimed 2008 performances in Clint Eastwood's Changeling, opposite Angelina Jolie, and in the Coen Brothers' comedy Burn After Reading, co-starring Jolie's partner Brad Pitt. Malkovich's other film credits include Being...

2008-09-14 15:00:17

British actor Hugh Laurie is poised to become one of the highest-paid actors in U.S. television thanks to his work on "House," The Hollywood Reporter says. While Laurie started with a five-figure salary per episode, the Fox drama's popularity earned him a boost to $250,000-$300,000 per show in 2006 and he could soon find himself making nearly $400,000 an episode, the entertainment publication reported Friday. It would mean the 49-year-old actor could soon be making more than $9 million a...

2008-08-09 15:00:27

British actor Hugh Laurie says being voted the second sexiest TV doctor in history for his role on the U.S. TV series "House" is undeserved. While the 49-year-old actor acknowledged the hostile character he plays on the popular FOX series has a certain appeal, he downplayed the charisma he brings to the role, The Daily Mail said Saturday. "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...

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