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Steve Laury

Biography

Best-known for his are the initial guitarist with Fattburger, Steve Laury is really a surprisingly flexible and effective guitarist. Originally affected by blues players and Wes Montgomery, Laury began on acoustic guitar when he was 11 but didn’t take it significantly until he previously turned 18. A couple of years later on, he relocated to NORTH PARK where he fulfilled Carl Evans and Tag Hunter; Fattburger resulted. Laury continued to be within the group for over five years. He released his solo profession in the first 1990s with Moving Out, the to begin many recordings for Denon that shown his accessible however reasonably adventurous design. Despite some health issues that he offers battled effectively, Steve Laury appears to have a possibly significant future.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Laury
Music Groups Fattburger
Music Songs Keepin' the Faith, Gloria Ann, Tears in the Rain, When Dreams Come True, One Summer Night, Since We Met, Streets of Gold, There's One Way, I Need You So, In My Dreams, Lullaby for Laura, Steppin' In, Cara Mia, 59th Street, All Because of You, Soulful Eyes, Walk Your Talk, Just Like an Angel, You Talking to Me?, Catch the Wind, Kiss Me Goodbye, I Wanna Be With You, Moon Beneath the Clouds, Guitar Genesis, Jeananne, Night In Puerto Rico, Somewhere, the Sun Shines, Every Moment With You, The Day She Went Away, You Talk Too Much, I Love You, with Calvin Baugh on vocals, The Day She Passed Away
Albums Vineland Dreams, New Steve Laury, Keepin' the Faith, Passion, Stepping Out, Steve Laury Vol 2, Steve Laury Vol 3, Steve Laury Vol 1


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#Fact
1 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6172 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 25, 2016.
2 Has used his considerable musical talents to release two blues albums: "Let Them Talk" (2011) and "Didn't it Rain" (2013). The tracks consist of covers of songs from famous blues artists with Laurie being a huge blues fan. Laurie sang and performed both piano and guitar on both with his band who are known as The Copper Bottom Band. Both were released to favourable reviews and were some of the highest selling blues albums of their respective years.
3 He was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television.
4 He was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning $409,000 per episode on House M.D. (2004).
5 He sings and plays piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone.
6 According to the Guinness Book of World Records (2012), Laurie is the most watched leading man on television due to the worldwide viewership of House M.D. (2004). Laurie is also the highest paid television actor, earning a reported $400K per episode as Dr. House (2011).
7 Is a huge fan of the Fulham Football Club (English soccer club). Fellow fans include Elizabeth Hurley, Lily Allen, Pierce Brosnan, Hugh Grant, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Johnston and the late Michael Jackson.
8 Stated on a British chat show that he doesn't like doing plays; he said that in the only play he'd ever done (Gasping, by Ben Elton), he "felt like [he] was going out of [his] mind", and that he had out of body experiences on stage. He also stated it was something he would never do again.
9 Longtime best friend Stephen Fry served as best man at Laurie's marriage to Joanne Green (1989).
10 In the 1980s, he shared a house in London with Stephen Fry. They needed some plastering done. The plasterers turned out to be Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson, who were inspired by Fry and Laurie to have a go at comedy.
11 When Bryan Singer cast Laurie as Gregory House on House M.D. (2004), he was unaware that Laurie is British.
12 Great-great-nephew of George Alexander.
13 Very good friends with House M.D. (2004) co-star Robert Sean Leonard.
14 He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.
15 Is a published author. His novel, "The Gun Seller", was released in 1996. A follow-up novel, "The Paper Soldier" (UK title: "Paper Soldiers"), is forthcoming.
16 Stephen Fry is godfather of his three children.
17 He was a member of the Cambridge Footlights Revue and in 1981, along with Stephen Fry, Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson, Penny Dwyer and Paul Shearer, he became the winner of the first ever Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
18 Directed some scenes of his film Maybe Baby (2000) when Ben Elton had to go to hospital for the birth of his children.
19 Has three children: Charles Laurie (Charles Archibald Laurie, born November 1988), William Laurie (William Albert Laurie, born January 1991), and Rebecca Laurie (Rebecca Augusta Laurie, born September 10, 1993).
20 Plays keyboard in the band, "Poor White Thrash", with Lenny Henry, Shade Adejumo, Kate McKenzie, Sophie Elton (wife of Ben Elton), Ken Bowley, Andy Gangadeen, John Thirkell and Phil Smith.
21 Plays keyboard in the celebrity band, "Band From TV", with Greg Grunberg of Heroes (2006), Alias (2001) and Felicity (1998), James Denton of Desperate Housewives (2004), Bob Guiney of The Bachelor (2002), Jesse Spencer of House M.D. (2004), and other special guests.
22 His daughter Rebecca Laurie starred in the film Wit (2001) as Emma Thompson's character aged five.
23 His son William Laurie auditioned for a role in a Harry Potter film but was told he was too young.
24 Is a member of the Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world. His father once served as the club's president.
25 He was a member of Cambridge Footlights throughout his university years, serving as a writer and cast member for two years (1978-1980) and president during his last year (1980-1981). Emma Thompson was the vice president.
26 Is a huge fan of Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen.
27 He took up diving.
28 Although his first name is James, he has never been called that. His third name, Calum, is the short form of 'Mael Calum', which translates from Gaidhlig (Scots Gaelic) to Scottish and English as 'Malcolm'. (The Gaeilge or Irish Gaelic form is 'Maol Colm', or 'Colm' in short form). His brother's full name is Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie.
29 He received his first motorcycle when he was 16 as a present from his father. The same year he owned his first guitar, a Yamaha.
30 He was a house captain (senior prefect) in his last year at Eton College. He also played percussion for the school's orchestra and was a "wet bob" - a member of Eton's prestigious rowing team.
31 Auditioned for the role of Arnold Rimmer in Red Dwarf (1988). Others to audition for the role were Norman Lovett, Lee Cornes, Alfred Molina, Alan Rickman and Craig Ferguson. The role went to Chris Barrie.
32 He was first cast in the role of Perry White in Superman Returns (2006). However, the popularity of his television series House M.D. (2004) caused schedule conflicts. Frank Langella was then cast.
33 Entered the 1980 Silver Goblets and Nicklass Cup with his Eton rowing partner J.S. Palmer at the Henley Royal Regatta, becoming the only British crew to reach the final that year. They finished in second place behind the favored American crew.
34 Is an accomplished piano player.
35 His father won an Olympic gold medal for coxless pairs in the 1948 Games in London. Hugh also had a promising career as an oarsman, but he was forced to give it up while at Cambridge when he contracted glandular fever (mononucleosis). His brother was also an oarsman.
36 Is the youngest of four children, by six years. He has a brother and two sisters, Charles (who works as a lawyer/shepherd in Scotland) Susan Lassen (who helped found the Save the Children Long Island, NY Volunteer Chapter and was a member of Save the Children's Board of Trustees) and Janet.
37 His father, William George Ranald Mundell Laurie, and his mother, Patricia, were both of Scottish descent.
38 Has played the husband opposite Imelda Staunton's characters in two films: Peter's Friends (1992) and Sense and Sensibility (1995).
39 He lives in a West Hollywood apartment rental while working on House M.D. (2004), but flies home to London to be with his family whenever he has a break in filming. He has said that he will move his whole family to America to be with him if the second season looks to be equally successful as the first.
40 Won the National Junior Championship for rowing (coxed pair) (1977). In the same year, he and his rowing partner represented England in the World Junior Championship for rowing where they finished fourth place.
41 Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), originally wanted him to play Arthur Dent for the film adaptation. A deal was almost in place to have Hugh play Dent, along with Jim Carrey as Zaphod and Jay Roach directing, before Adams' untimely death.
42 Attended the Dragon School, a renowned British "public" college preparatory school located in Oxford, England. Also attended by actress Emma Watson and tennis player Tim Henman.
43 Bought an all-black Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, a replica of the 1960s British model, in Los Angeles, upon getting the role on House M.D. (2004), but he was always an avid motorcyclist, even in England. He enjoys the anonymity the motorcycle helmet gives him.
44 Received his Third-Class Honours degree in anthropology and archaeology at Selwyn College, Cambridge University.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cambridge Footlights Revue 1982 TV Movie Various Characters
Who Sold You This, Then? 1975 Video short Charlie Jenkins
The Canterville Ghost 2017 pre-production The Grim Reaper
Chance 2016-2017 TV Series Eldon Chance / Chance
Veep 2015-2016 TV Series Tom James
The Night Manager 2016 TV Mini-Series Richard Onslow Roper
Tomorrowland 2015 Nix
LittleBigPlanet 3 2014 Video Game Newton (voice)
Mr. Pip 2012 Mr. Watts
Shrek's Thrilling Tales 2012 Video short Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
House M.D. 2004-2012 TV Series Dr. Gregory House
Arthur Christmas 2011 Steve (voice)
The Oranges 2011 David
Hop 2011 E.B.'s Dad (voice)
The Simpsons 2010 TV Series Roger
Family Guy 2001-2009 TV Series Dr. Gregory House Bar Patron
Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space 2009 TV Short Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
B.O.B.'s Big Break 2009 Video short Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (voice)
Street Kings 2008 Captain James Biggs
The Big Empty 2005 Short Doctor #5
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 2005 Mr. Frederick Little (voice)
Valiant 2005 Gutsy (voice)
The Tale of Jack Frost 2004 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Flight of the Phoenix 2004 Ian
The Lenny Henry Show 2004 TV Series Professor
The Young Visiters 2003 TV Movie Lord Bernard Clark
MechaNick 2003 TV Series Narrator
Stuart Little 2003 TV Series Mr. Frederick Little
Fortysomething 2003 TV Series Paul Slippery
Lost in the Snow 2002 Video short Teddy (voice)
Stuart Little 2 2002 Mr. Little
MI-5 2002 TV Series Jools Siviter
Dragans of New York 2002 TV Movie
Second Star to the Left 2001 TV Short Archie (voice)
Chica de Río 2001 Raymond
The Piano Tuner 2001 Short Charles
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 2001 TV Mini-Series Vincente Minnelli
Lounge Act 2000 Short voice
Dominion 2000 TV Series Freleng
Preston Pig 2000 TV Series Mr. Wolf (2000) (voice)
Maybe Baby 2000 Sam Bell
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) 2000 TV Series Dr. Lawyer
Carnivale 2000 Cenzo (voice)
The Journal of Edwin Carp 2000 Short Edwin Carp (voice)
Little Grey Rabbit 2000 TV Series Hare (voice)
Blackadder Back & Forth 1999 Short Viscount George Bufton-Tufton Georgius
Stuart Little 1999 Mr. Little
Santa's Last Christmas 1999 TV Short Geoffrey the Seagull (voice)
Cousin Bette 1998 Baron Hector Hulot
Friends 1998 TV Series The Gentleman on the Plane
The Man in the Iron Mask 1998/I King's Advisor
The Bill 1998 TV Series Harrap
The Place of Lions 1997 TV Movie Steve Harris
The Ugly Duckling 1997 Tarquin (voice)
Treasure Island 1997 Video Squire Trelawney (voice)
Spice World 1997 Poirot
The Borrowers 1997 Police Officer Steady
I'd Like a Word with You 1997 Video
The Snow Queen's Revenge 1996 Peeps (voice)
The Adventures of Toad 1996 TV Movie Toad (voice)
101 Dalmatians 1996 Jasper
Murder Most Horrid 1996 TV Series Jerry Bryce
Dennis the Menace 1996 TV Series Mr. Abercrombie
The Adventures of Mole 1995 TV Movie Toad (voice)
Sense and Sensibility 1995 Mr. Palmer
The Snow Queen 1995 Peeps (voice)
Look at the State We're In! 1995 TV Mini-Series Director / Sir Michael Jaffa
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1987-1995 TV Series Various Characters
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends 1995 TV Series Johnny Town-Mouse
A Pin for the Butterfly 1994 Uncle
All or Nothing at All 1993 TV Mini-Series Leo Hopkins
The Legends of Treasure Island 1993 TV Series Squire Trelawney
Jeeves and Wooster 1990-1993 TV Series Bertie Wooster
Peter's Friends 1992 Roger
White Bear's Secret 1992 TV Movie Owl (voice)
Brown Bear's Wedding 1991 TV Movie Owl Mice (voice)
Blackadder Goes Forth 1989 TV Series Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
Strapless 1989 Colin
The New Statesman 1989 TV Series Waiter
Blackadder's Christmas Carol 1988 TV Short Princes Regent / Pigmot
Les Girls 1988 TV Series Mr. Mott
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years 1988 TV Short Roundhead with Cromwell (uncredited)
Friday Night Live 1988 TV Series
Up Line 1987 TV Movie
Black Adder the Third 1987 TV Series The Prince Regent, their master
The Laughing Prisoner 1987 TV Movie Assistant
Filthy Rich & Catflap 1987 TV Series Alfons N'Bend
Girls on Top 1986 TV Series Tom
Black-Adder II 1986 TV Series Prince Ludwig Simon Partridge
Happy Families 1985 TV Series Jim
Mrs. Capper's Birthday 1985 TV Movie Bobby
Plenty 1985 Michael
Alfresco 1983-1984 TV Series Various Characters / Mr. Baker / Jonathan / ...
The Young Ones 1984 TV Series Lord Monty
Keep Off the Grass 1983 Short Man with Silly Hat
The Crystal Cube 1983 TV Movie Max Belhaven / Various Roles
There's Nothing to Worry About! 1982 TV Series Alan / Film Narrator / Taxi Driver / ...

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chance 2016 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Night Manager 2016 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Hugh Laurie: Live On The Queen Mary 2013 executive producer
Perspectives 2013 TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
House: Swan Song 2012 TV Movie documentary executive producer
House M.D. 2009-2012 TV Series executive producer - 62 episodes
Dragans of New York 2002 TV Movie producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Settlement 2011 Short co-writer
Dragans of New York 2002 TV Movie
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1987-1995 TV Series written by - 26 episodes
You'll Soon Get the Hang of It: The Techniques of One-to-One Training 1995 Video short written by
The Laughing Prisoner 1987 TV Movie
Saturday Live 1986 TV Series
Alfresco TV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1984 additional material - 1 episode, 1983
The Crystal Cube 1983 TV Movie
There's Nothing to Worry About! 1982 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Cambridge Footlights Revue 1982 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Matzav Ha'Uma TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
House M.D. TV Series performer - 15 episodes, 2004 - 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2009
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie performer: "Silent Night" - uncredited
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Maybe Baby 2000 writer: "Sperm Test In The Morning"
Stuart Little 1999 performer: "Heart And Soul Alternate Version"
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1987-1995 TV Series performer - 12 episodes
Peter's Friends 1992 performer: "The Way You Look Tonight", "Roger's Coffee Commercial Jingle", "Orpheus In the Underworld" / writer: "Roger's Coffee Commercial Jingle"
Jeeves and Wooster 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alfresco 1984 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House M.D. 2010-2012 TV Series 2 episodes
Fortysomething 2003 TV Series 3 episodes
Maybe Baby 2000 some scenes, uncredited
Look at the State We're In! 1995 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1987 TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hugh Laurie: Live On The Queen Mary 2013 musician: piano

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 2009 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself / Horace McNulty
Today 2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Life on Screen: Stephen Fry 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pura Química 2014 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hugh Laurie: Live On The Queen Mary 2013 Himself - Lead Vocals / Presenter
This Morning 2003-2013 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Colbert Report 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The One Show 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Reporter / Himself - Guest
Perspectives 2011-2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2011-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Bayou Maharajah 2013 Documentary
House M.D.: The Doctor Directs 2012 Documentary short Himself
Sin maquillaje 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
House: Swan Song 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
FOX 25th Anniversary Special 2012 TV Movie Himself
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Gregory House, House M.D.
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Conan 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Children in Need Rocks Manchester 2011 TV Movie Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Vivement dimanche 2011 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wetten, dass..? 2011 TV Series Himself
On n'est pas couché 2011 TV Series Himself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Fry and Laurie Reunited 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
National Television Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Modern Monster Movie-making: The Making of 'Monsters vs Aliens' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
House: An Insider's Guide 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 1999-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series & Nominee: Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Blackadder Rides Again 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 2006-2008 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Derek Acorah
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
2008 Britannia Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Band from TV: Hoggin' All the Covers 2008 Video Himself
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
House, M.D., Season Four: New Beginnings 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself / Presenter
Heroes Unmasked 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
El hormiguero 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Idol 2007 TV Series Himself
The Best of Masterpiece Theatre 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2007 TV Series Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
House Unplugged 2006 TV Movie Himself
TV's 50 Greatest Stars 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The WIN Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series & Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making of: Valiant 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Voice of Gutsy (uncredited)
Comedy Connections 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Phoenix Diaries 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Jools's Hootenanny 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
QI 2003 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2000-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
God Almighty 2003 TV Series
Shooting Stars 2002 TV Series Himself
Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter 2001 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Sketch Show Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings 2000 TV Special documentary John Malkovich
Omnibus 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything 1999 TV Special French Ambassador
Stuart Little: Making It Big 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself / Stephen Fry
Live from the Lighthouse 1998 TV Special Himself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Ruby 1997 TV Series Himself
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series Himself
Clive Anderson All Talk 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
You'll Soon Get the Hang of It: The Techniques of One-to-One Training 1995 Video short Himself - Presenter
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1994 TV Series Himself - Host
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Himself
James Randi: Psychic Investigator 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Aspel & Company 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hysteria 2! 1989 TV Special Bill Shakespeare
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Night of Comic Relief 2 1989 TV Special Himself
Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! 1988 TV Special Himself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 Documentary Himself
Royal Variety Performance 1987 1987 TV Movie Himself
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger 1986 Video Himself (segment "Dangervision")
Saturday Live 1986 TV Series Himself / Various
Weekend in Wallop 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1979-1980 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Himself
Too Much TV 2016 TV Series Richard Onslow Roper - The Night Manager
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself
CNN Newsroom 2014 TV Series Himself
Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor 2014 Dr. Gregory House
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Double Act
Saturday Night Live: Halloween 2013 TV Special Derek Acorah (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Fry's Planet Word 2011 TV Series documentary Various
Wogan on Wodehouse 2011 TV Movie documentary Bertie Wooster (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series George St. Barleigh / Lord Monty
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Jeffrey Billings
Cinema & Medicina: Dal Gladiatore al Dr. House 2011 Video documentary Dr. Gregory House
Almost Famous IV 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself in Boat Race / Kate Bush video
Farewell 'The Bill' 2010 TV Movie documentary Harrap (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie Husband (uncredited)
Pop Galerie Reloaded 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
¡Pechos fuera! 2009 TV Movie documentary
El hormiguero 2006-2008 TV Series Dr. Gregory House Dr. House
Stephen Fry: Guilty 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Canada A.M. 2007 TV Series Himself
University Challenge: The Story So Far 2006 TV Movie documentary Lord Monty (uncredited)
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive 2006 TV Movie documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary
Comedy Connections 2006 TV Series documentary John Malkovich
80s 2005 TV Series documentary
Arena 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Who Killed Saturday Night TV? 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Story of Bean 1997 TV Special documentary Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh (uncredited)
The Best of Tracey Takes On... 1996 TV Movie Timothy 'Timmy' Bugge
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1992 TV Movie Himself
Le petit amour 1988 Himself (in AIDS sketch) (uncredited)
Kate Bush: The Whole Story 1986 Video Assistant (clip: Experiment IV) (uncredited)
Playing Shakespeare 1982 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On October 25, 2016. At 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
2013 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II) Best Actor Mr. Pip (2012)
2011 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Doctor For playing "Gregory House."
2011 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Drama Actor
2009 Audience Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best US Series House M.D. (2004)
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male TV Star
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama House M.D. (2004)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor House M.D. (2004)
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama House M.D. (2004)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama House M.D. (2004)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama House M.D. (2004)
2006 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama House M.D. (2004)
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama House M.D. (2004)
2005 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama House M.D. (2004)
2005 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Actor in Drama Series House M.D. (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie The Night Manager (2016)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Limited Series The Night Manager (2016) · Stephen Garrett (executive producer)
· Simon Cornwell (executive producer)
· Stephen Cornwell (executive producer)
· Susanne Bier (executive producer)
· David Farr (executive producer)
· John le Carré (executive producer)
· Tom Hiddleston (executive producer)
· Alexei Boltho (executive producer)
· William D. Johnson (executive producer)
· Rob Bullock (producer)
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series The Night Manager (2016)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series The Night Manager (2016)
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Veep (2012) · Diedrich Bader
· Sufe Bradshaw
· Anna Chlumsky
· Gary Cole
· Kevin Dunn
· Tony Hale
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Phil Reeves
· Sam Richardson
· Reid Scott
· Timothy Simons
· Sarah Sutherland
· Matt Walsh
2015 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Video Game LittleBigPlanet 3 (2014)
2015 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game LittleBigPlanet 3 (2014) · Kenneth Young
· Stephen Fry
· Lewis Macleod
· Tara Strong
· Robbie Stevens
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Lorelei King
· Martin Sherman
· Glenn Wrage
· Clare Corbett
· Lucy Newman-Williams
· Nolan North
· Alix Wilton Regan
· Judy Sweeney
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor House M.D. (2004)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Drama Actor
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama House M.D. (2004)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2011 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor House M.D. (2004)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama House M.D. (2004)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama House M.D. (2004)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2010 Annie Annie Awards Voice Acting in a Feature Production Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor House M.D. (2004)
2010 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2010 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Episode House M.D. (2004)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama House M.D. (2004)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004) · Paul Attanasio (executive producer)
· Katie Jacobs (executive producer)
· David Shore (executive producer)
· Bryan Singer (executive producer)
· Thomas L. Moran (executive producer)
· Russel Friend (executive producer)
· Garrett Lerner (executive producer)
· Gerrit van der Meer (co-executive producer)
· Deran Sarafian (co-executive producer)
· Doris Egan (co-executive producer)
· Eli Attie (co-executive producer)
· Peter Blake (co-executive producer)
· Leonard Dick (co-executive producer)
· Lawrence Kaplow (co-executive producer)
· Liz Friedman (supervising producer)
· David Foster (producer)
· David Hos
2009 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor House M.D. (2004)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004) · Lisa Edelstein
· Omar Epps
· Peter Jacobson
· Robert Sean Leonard
· Jennifer Morrison
· Kal Penn
· Jesse Spencer
· Olivia Wilde
2009 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama House M.D. (2004)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama House M.D. (2004)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2008 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor House M.D. (2004)
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Performer of the Year
2007 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline House M.D. (2004)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama House M.D. (2004)
2007 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama House M.D. (2004)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Performer of the Year
2006 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Episode House M.D. (2004)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actor House M.D. (2004)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2005 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year
2005 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor House M.D. (2004)
1999 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble The Borrowers (1997) · Bradley Pierce
· Mark Williams
· Flora Newbigin

TitleSalary
House M.D. (2004) £240,000 per episode
House M.D. (2004) 2006 - $300,000 per episode
House M.D. (2004) $400,000 /episode (2010-11)
House M.D. (2004) $400,000 /episode (2009-10)
House M.D. (2004) $300,000 /episode (2007-08)

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1 The great trap for non-American actors trying to play Americans, I think, is to start thinking of American-ness as a characteristic. It isn't. It is no more a character trait than height. It is just a physical fact, and that's all there is to it.
2 [as presenter at the 2008 BAFTA Awards] Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn't, but it should be. The point is that it should be. The original screenplay is the most precious commodity of all. In the original screenplay, the writer creates the heart, the mind, the skeleton, the sinew, the epithelial membrane, if you will, of the show.
3 [on performing the blues] Let the record show that I am a white, middle-class Englishman, openly trespassing on the music and myth of the American South. I know how it must look. I suppose, in my defence, I was trying to get people to examine what authenticity means. Is it authentic to have American actors playing Shakespeare? Or indeed to have an Englishman play an American doctor?
4 I sometimes think that in this YouTube age - God, I sound like such an old fart - history has gone vertical rather than horizontal. You can click on "St. James Infirmary", let's say [and] see a hip-hop version of that done three months ago or hear Louis Armstrong from nearly 100 years ago. And there's almost no sense of separation or context, or of a progression through time.
5 [on jamming in a jazz club in New Orleans] I can't deny it was, without a doubt, the most frightening thing I've done. To stand up and play music to an audience is a very, very daunting but wonderful experience. Many things in life are daunting and wonderful if your survive them. Being attacked by a lion is probably brilliant, but the survival part is important.
6 [BBC, May 2011 on his record deal] In life, you don't regret the things you do, you regret the things you don't do.
7 [on the possibility of staying in Los Angeles after House M.D. (2004)]: I can certainly imagine it, in a way I couldn't have done before. It held no appeal for me before, but I do have an affection for the place now. Maybe once the show finishes, I will see it in a different way. For now, I'm in a gilded cage.
8 [What does he like most about House M.D. (2004)?]: I suppose I am drawn to people who worry, who are tortured. I find I am always faintly suspicious of happy people. I always think there is something going wrong or missing somewhere. They would probably argue that I am the one with the thing missing, and that may be so. But the fact that he is not happy makes a lot of his mis­demeanours more forgivable. If someone is behaving badly, yet remains unhappy and tortured, the bad behaviour is very often its own punishment, so it's hard to be too upset by it.
9 Yes, I still like him [House M.D. (2004)] very, very much. I know he has problems, and he is not necessarily a good man. But I realised long ago that one doesn't only like good people. Sometimes one doesn't even like good people.
10 I used to worry much more about the prospect of failure. That 200 people were going to be out of a job. That shame and disgrace would attach, and I would have my acting uniform stripped from me.
11 [on working nine-to-ten-hour days, five days a week in Hollywood]: It's a way of living that, had you described it to me 10 years ago, I would have just found absurd beyond belief, inconceivable. But here we are. Yes, there were plenty of times when it was pretty overwhelming, I think for everybody. Like anybody completely absorbed in a single thing, it's rather unhealthy. It's the sort of thing you can do for a certain period of time - in a sort of emergency state - but you can't live like that indefinitely because you start popping rivets. Look, it sounds like I'm moaning. I am constantly aware of my good fortune. But the thing is, almost nothing in this life is as easy as it looks. I did work very, very hard - I do still - but it has been very rewarding, very enjoyable, and I work with a terrific bunch of people. So I feel blessed.
12 [Was he shocked at the success of House M.D. (2004)]: I still am. There are a lot of days when I feel as if I have been woken from a coma and told six years have gone by, and I have no awareness of it. Is Queen Elizabeth II still on the throne? Do we still drive on the left? Do we still have pounds?
13 [on living at the Chateau Marmont during the first season of House M.D. (2004)]: I was so convinced the whole thing was going to fail, I couldn't contemplate committing to any long-term arrangement. I thought a hotel was a safe bet.
14 [on the novel "The Paper Soldier", his sequel to his bestselling "The Gun Seller"]: My second novel will be coming out two years ago.
15 [after he received his 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards] I actually had a 100 dollars on James Spader, this is just not my night.
16 Recalling his father winning a gold medal in rowing at the 1948 Olympics in London: He was in a coxless pair with a man called Jack Wilson. I've got a fantastic picture on my desk of the two of them getting their medals on a pontoon at Henley. I imagine they were playing the national anthem and my dad is very rigid, "This is the way to behave", and Jack Wilson is loose and groovy and looks like he should be mixing a martini. I sometimes wished my father could take that pleasure in himself.
17 Something in me says you shouldn't have toys.
18 Celebrity is absolutely preposterous. Entertainment seems to be inflating. It used to be the punctuation to your life, a film or a novel or a play, a way of celebrating a good week or month. Now it feels as if it's all punctuation. The people I admire are those blokes in Fair Isle sweaters with pencils behind their ears who knew how to design mechanical things better than anybody else in the world.
19 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.
20 When asked if living in America would make him any less pessimistic or miserable: Oh, I hope nothing would ever do that. I won't let go of my roots.
21 On living in America while filming House M.D. (2004): I do feel very foreign there, as if I'm on safari, looking at the exotic animals and the way they behave. Then again America is made up of people who don't feel American until they do, so I'm not alone in that.
22 Obviously you are in a very vulnerable position when you give an interview. You are putting your testicles on a chopping board. I get anxious about a lot of things, that's the trouble. I get anxious about everything. I just can't stop thinking about things all the time. And here's the really destructive part - it's always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done. I can't bear going through the same f***ing dance of despair.
23 Guilt I can do. If [I have] any expertise at all, it's in the area of guilt. I have a black belt in guilt. If you ever want a guilt-off, the next time we meet let's see how we match up. I'm pretty confident in that area.
24 [his speech after winning a Golden Globe Award for House M.D. (2004)] I am absolutely speechless. Seriously, I don't have a speech. People are falling all over themselves to send you free shoes and free cuff links and colonic irrigations for two. Nobody ever offers you a free acceptance speech. There just seems to be a gap in the market. I would love to be able to pull out a speech by Dolce & Gabbana.
25 [on the difficulty of performing with an American accent] It's as if you're playing left-handed. Or like everyone else is playing with a tennis racket and you have a salmon.
26 I grew up with an impatience with the anti-scientific. So I'm a bit miffed with our current love affair with all things Eastern. If I sneeze on the set, 40 people hand me echinacea. But I'd no sooner take that than eat a pencil. Maybe that's why I took up boxing. It's my response to men in white pajamas feeling each other's chi.
27 [on raising his daughter] Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it's badly translated, hard to figure out.
28 I travel to work on my motorcycle, so it's jeans, boots and a brown Aero leather jacket that weighs as much as I do. If it were black, it would seem like I've got a [Marlon Brando] idea going on, which I don't.
29 [on what he misses about England] The buildings and the cruelty. They're very harsh people, the British: hard to impress, very tough on each other, but I rather like that. It's not that the British are more honest - you're just under no illusion with them. L.A. runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery. I think you can go a little bit crazy. I've heard people say there's a limit to the number of years you can stay in this city without going slightly mad. It's just too damn sunny in every dimension - weather-wise, socially and professionally.
30 [on his late father's reaction to his character Dr. Gregory House] He would be absolutely appalled. He was an endlessly polite, generous and soft-spoken man. He was no pushover, but he would never hurt, shock or outrage people just for the hell of it. At the same time, I hope he would be entertained and see that science and logic are like a religion to House. He'd approve of that.
31 I picked a reverence for medicine because I rather hero-worshiped my father [a former doctor], and because I admire doctors, I admire study, empiricism and rational thought. I don't admire crystals and chewing willow bark and herbal remedies.
32 [on picking up his new hobby] Boxing is fascinating. It's good for the soul to be made to feel clumsy. I swank around during the week thinking I'm a big cheese, but you don't feel like that when you're in the ring with a chap who knows what he's doing. It's ritual humiliation. I'm going to be slugged about and probably killed, but I love it and have to do something to keep fit.
33 [on the Oxford-vs.-Cambridge Boat Race] The year was 1980, I was #4 in this particular encounter, and the result was a loss by Cambridge by a distance of five feet, which is something which I will carry to my grave... in fact, I shouldn't really say this, because I still to this day wouldn't want to give any pleasure or satisfaction to the opposing crew. But yes, it's true, it was a very bitter defeat.
34 [on Cambridge] I went there to row. I'll be blunt with it. It's been ten years, and I think the admissions tutor can take it now... but that's really what I went for, and anthropology was the most convenient subject to read while spending eight hours a day on the river.

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1 Frequently plays upper-class and dimwitted English characters
2 Fluent American accent from House M.D. (2004).

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