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Born 11th June 1959, Hugh Laurie's career began at Cambridge where he met future comedy partner Stephen Fry, with whom he won the first Perrier Award in 1981 for Footlights revue The Cellar Tapes.
Their long-running collaboration has included the popular sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie in which Laurie showed off his musical abilities and his legs, often appearing in sketches as women; and the adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse's stories Jeeves and Wooster, in which Laurie played Jeeves' employer, the amiable twit Bertie Wooster.
Laurie has recently risen to fame as a serious actor in the US, with his Golden Globe winning performance as the acerbic Doctor House in American medical drama House, MD.
In the UK he is still best known for his comedic talents, particularly for his roles in Blackadder as the precocious nincompoop Prince George, who in his own words is 'as thick as a whale omelette'; and as posh wally Lt. George C. St Bartleigh, a young officer in the First World War who thinks its all a jolly game of hockeysticks.
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