Hugh Laurie was first seen in the television series ‘The Cellar Tapes’ in 1981. After appearing in television series and shows like ‘There's Nothing to Worry About!’ (1982), ‘Alfresco’ (1983), ‘The Crystal Cube’ (1983), and ‘The Young Ones’ (1984). He made his big-screen debut in the Fred Schepisi-directed drama film ‘Plenty’ where he played the role of ‘Michael.’ The film received mixed reviews from critics. He next starred in television series and shows like ‘Blackadder II’ (1986), ‘Filthy Rich & Catflap’ (1987), ‘Blackadder the Third’ (1987), ‘Blackadder's Christmas Carol’ (1988), and ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ (1989). In 1989, he became a part of the British sketch comedy television series ‘A Bit of Fry & Laurie.’ The series aired 26 episodes before going off-air in 1995. He continued to appear in television series like ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ (1990-1993), ‘All or Nothing at All’ (1993), ‘Tracey Takes On…’ (1996), ‘Friends’ (1998), ‘The Bill’ (1998), ‘The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything’ (1999), ‘Randall and Hopkirk’ (2000), ‘Spooks’ (2002), and ‘Fortysomething’ (2003). In 2004, he joined the lead cast of the American medical drama television series ‘House’ created by David Shore. He portrayed Dr. Gregory House in the series which earned him several awards including 2 Golden Globe Awards and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The series spawned 8 seasons and aired its final episode in 2012.
In 2008, he starred as ‘Captain James Biggs’ in the American action thriller film ‘Street Kings’ directed by David Ayer. While the film opened to mixed reviews, it managed to come out as a commercial success, grossing over $66.5 million on a budget of $20 million. He was next seen in films like ‘The Oranges’ (2011), ‘Mr. Pip’ (2012), ‘Tomorrowland’ (2015), ‘Holmes & Watson’ (2018), and ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ (2019). In 2020, he joined the main cast of the science fiction comedy television series, ‘Avenue 5’ where he grabbed the role of ‘Ryan Clark.’ The series was renewed for a second season in February 2020. He was last seen playing the role of ‘Dr. James Nicholson’ in the television series ‘Why Didn't They Ask Evans?’ in 2022.
Based on Jane Austen’s epic novel of the same name, Sense and Sensibility narrates the story of Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters. After the demise of Mr. Dashwood, she has to leave the house to her stepson and begin a new life with her daughters in a small cottage. All ends well when her two daughters, Elinor, who symbolizes sense, and Maranne, who represents sensibility, find true love.
Blackadder: Back and Forth is a science fiction short film which revolves around Lord Edmund Blackadder who develops a time machine using plans drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. Along with his servant who is a simpleton, he embarks on an adventure to the past, and meets several important historical figures.
Six former college friends along with two new friends, reunite after 10 years at Peter's English country estate to reminisce about the good times now long gone.
Tom Ludlow, a disillusioned undercover LAPD vice detective known for his unconventional and violent ways, is confronted by his former partner Terrence Washington following a shootout at a gangster hideout. After Washington is found dead in his presence, Ludlow must clear his name in a personal mission under the watchful eyes of Internal Affairs captain James Biggs.
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis are retired while their old friend D'Artagnan has continued to serve as a captain of the Musketeers under the treacherous and corrupt King Louis XIV. When Athos’ son is killed by Louis, he reunites with his friends to take Louis down and put his twin brother Prince Philippe on the throne.
Casey Newton, an optimistic genius who dreams of going to space, finds a mysterious 'T' pin that briefly transports her to the futuristic city, Tomorrowland. Soon, she finds herself in the house of reclusive inventor Frank Walker, who believes that the world is doomed, and convinces him to take her to Tomorrowland to prevent the impending apocalypse.
After a devastating plane crash, a group of survivors stranded in a Mongolian desert, has no other option but to work together in building a new plane.
Stuart Little is an animated family film where the 'Little' family adopts a young mouse who speaks and acts like a teenage boy, but their housecat, Snowbell, tries to get rid of him. Drama and adventure ensue as Stuart is taken away by imposters posing as his real parents and he tries to make his way back to the Littles.
A family finds itself in trouble as a real estate developer is planning to destroy their home in order to build a complex. However, they are unaware of the fact that a group of four-inch people live inside the walls of their house. They promise to help them save the house anyhow.
The Oranges is a romantic comedy drama film which revolves around a man who begins to have an affair with his friend and his neighbor’s young daughter. This not only ruins the friendships between the families, but also throws their lives into total chaos.
The live action adaptation of the beloved animated classic, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, finds the villainous Cruella De Vil, wanting to turn 101 Dalmatians into a fur coat by killing and skinning them. It’s up to the dogs Pongo and Perdy to rescue not only their children but the remaining stolen Dalmatians.
This musical comedy film revolves around the world famous pop group, The Spice Girls, who tour around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus, having various kinds of adventures as well as performing for their fans.
Santa’s clumsy son Arthur, learns that because of a technical glitch, a little girl's Christmas present has been misplaced. Therefore, he sets out on a mission to deliver the present before it is too late.
Far away in space, an unknown planet explodes sending a meteorite towards earth which strikes a bride just before her wedding ceremony. Her appearance changes, the authorities take charge of her and soon she finds herself in a secret facility with monsters of all shapes and sizes.
This adventure comedy film revolves around the mouse Stuart, who along with his friend Snowbell, search across the city for his new friend Margalo, a canary. In order to rescue his friend, Stuart must overcome several obstacles.
During the time of the Second World War, a pigeon named Valiant wants to help the Allied Forces as they prepare for the D-Day invasion. Meanwhile, most of the carrier pigeons were being decimated by Von Talon, a German falcon. The Royal Homing Pigeon Corps decides to accept Valiant as part of their team, and sends him on a dangerous mission.
Hop is an animated fantasy comedy film, which tells the story of a slacker Fred, who doesn’t take his life seriously. When he injures the Easter Bunny unintentionally, he is forced to take him in as a house guest. Both struggle to deal with the situation, and meanwhile, they also learn to grow up.
At Buckingham Palace, Detective Holmes and his assistant Doctor Watson come across a murder scene. They soon receive a note that claims that the Queen’s life will be in danger if they don’t solve the crime within four days.
Hugh Laurie Awards
|The Night Manager||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television||2017|
|House M.D.||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama||2007|
|House M.D.||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama||2006|
|Winner||Favorite TV Doctor||2011|
|Winner||Favorite TV Drama Actor||2011|
|Winner||Favorite Male TV Star||2009|