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Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie
Item# 9781843583646

Product Description

Publisher: John Blake (Oct 2011)

Author: Anthony Bunko

A biography of the Golden Globe-winning actor behind Dr. Gregory House 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, and here is his story. This biography covers his early years—born in Oxford, where his father, WGRM "Ran" Laurie, was a doctor who won a gold medal in the coxless pairs at the 1948 Olympics. Hugh followed in his father's footsteps as a rower at Cambridge, but when he was forced to hang up his oars he joined the famous Cambridge Footlights and there began a career in comedy. The book covers his years at university when he met Stephen Fry, and the pair forged a hilarious partnership that continued through the 1980s and 1990s. It also discusses his great success on the big screen; starring in Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs Aliens, and the three Stuart Little films. It also discusses the character of irascible doctor Gregory House in the drama House—the role that has brought global fame, two Golden Globes, a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, and critical acclaim. (pb)