English actor and comedian
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About Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie is an English actor, musician, comedian, and director, best known for playing Dr. House on FOX’s “House”.
Hugh Laurie is the son of an Olympic rower. Hugh represented England in the 1977 World Junior Championship for rowing and took 4th place. He he had a promising career in rowing when he became ill while attending Cambridge, he gave up rowing to pursue drama. In addition to his other talents he is also a best-selling author, “The Gun Seller” and an accomplished musician.
Hugh is married with 3 children. He enjoys boxing, riding his motorcycle, playing the piano and singing the blues with his band, “Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band”.
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Famous quotes by Hugh Laurie
As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?Hugh Laurie
Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You're free of the gravity of what people think.Hugh Laurie
I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for.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
I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine.Hugh Laurie
I feel like I'm working on an oil rig right now. I'm away from home a lot.Hugh Laurie
I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!Hugh Laurie
I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.Hugh Laurie
I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is.Hugh Laurie
I never was someone who was at ease with happiness.Hugh Laurie
My dad gave me my first bike at 16. I soon fell off and was in a wheelchair for weeks. I haven't fallen since.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
People will survive, and they will find happiness. Happiness only comes when you're not looking for it.Hugh Laurie
Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.Hugh Laurie
Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.Hugh Laurie
You hope that your teenage self would like and forgive your 50-year-old self.Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie's Popularity
Hugh Laurie is a famous English actor and comedian, who was born on June 11, 1959. As a person born on this date, Hugh Laurie is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (June 11) and the 8th most popular for the year (1959).
People born on June 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Hugh Laurie is the 127th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Hugh Laurie's birthday, Hugh Laurie is the 124th most famous English and ranks 1st in famous people born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
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