Hugh Laurie was born 11th June 1959 and is from Oxford, United Kingdom. He has spent most of his adult life as one half of Fry and Laurie, a double act with Stephen Fry.
Later on he was in a number of films such as Sense and Sensibility (1995), 101 Dalmatians (1996) and a number of TV roles, earning him a multitude of prestigious accolades including six Emmys and six Golden Globe Awards.
In 2004, Hugh Laurie starred and directed the hit American TV series House, where he played Dr Gregory House. The series was so successful that he was nominated for a number of awards and won a Golden Globe in both 2006 and 2009 for his part in the show.
Passionate about music from the age of six, Hugh Laurie learnt several musical instruments: piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone and fulfilled his life-long dream by signing a record deal with Warner Bros Records in 2010.
He released Let Them Talk (2011) which reached number 2 in the UK Album Chart. The album was influenced by Ry Cooder’s ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ and T-Bone Burnett’s ‘O’ Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack and features ‘Queen of New Orleans’ herself, Irma Thomas alongside Hugh Laurie on piano and vocals. Singles from the album include "You Don't Know My Mind" "Winin' Boy Blues".