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James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (IPA: [ˈlɒri]; born 11 June 1959), best known as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, musician and director. He first reached fame as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 until 1999. Since 2004, he has been starring as Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of House. Laurie plays the piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone. He is a vocalist and keyboard player for the Los Angeles charity rock group Band From TV. Laurie played piano as a special guest on the song "If I Can't Have You" from Meat Loaf's 2010 album "Hang Cool Teddy Bear". On 26 July 2010, it was announced Laurie would be releasing a blues album, following signing a contract with Warner Bros.
House And Blackadder Star Hugh Laurie Signs Record Deal
July 26, 2010
Hugh Laurie, who stars in the US TV drama House, is set to launch a music career. The 52-year-old actor has signed a contract with Warner to release a New Orleans blues album. Read more
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