Hugh Laurie Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Hugh Laurie net worth is
$40 Million

Hugh Laurie Wiki Biography

Hugh Laurie, the full name is James Hugh Calum Laurie, is famous English actor, voice – actor, musician, writer and director. It has been estimated recently that Hugh Laurie net worth is 20 million dollars. Hugh claims that he is paid 700 thousand dollars per episode of ‘Doctor House’ which probably is the most successful role in his career and increases Laurie net worth significantly. James Hugh Calum Laurie was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1959. He has one brother called Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie and two sisters named Susan and Janet Laurie. His father, William George Ranald Mundel Laurie worked as a doctor and is also the owner of Olympic Gold medal in rowing, in 1948.

Hugh Laurie Net Worth $20 Million

Taking after his father Hugh was also a good oarsman and was to become a member of Olympics but he had to retreat because of mononucleosis. After leaving sport he joined the drama club. Hugh Laurie together with Steven Fry were acting in the university drama club ‘Footlights’, afterwards they had made lots of successful sitcom projects like ‘Blackadder’ on television together with Richard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson. Laurie took part in television film ‘Letters from a Bomber Pilot’ by David Hodgson. He performed in music videos ‘Experiment’ by Kate Bush and ‘Walking on Broken Glass’ by Annie Lennox. Hugh Laurie net worth increased after he showed himself on a big screen, in 1996 he was acting in ‘Sense and Sensibility’ directed by Ang Lee, co-starring with Emma Thompson, Alan Richman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant. After a few years he had a role of Jasper in ‘101 Dalmantinians’ directed by Stephen Herek. Later he showed up in ‘Maybe Baby’ directed by Ben Elton, co-starring with Joely Richardson and other films like ‘Girl from Rio’ directed by Christopher Monger and others.

Starting from the year 2002 Hugh Laurie worked in various projects of British television including guest – starring, voicing and producing, but the work which gave Hugh net worth a sharp rise was his outstanding role of genius Dr. Gregory house in American television drama ‘House’ created by David Shore, produced by Bryan Singer. For this role, Hugh Laurie got two Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, he was the winner of two Satellite Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards, lots of times he was a nominee for various Awards for this role. This has also made an impact for Hugh Laurie net worth.

Despite being a great actor Laurie increases his net worth showing his talents. He is a good singer as well as musician, he can play the piano, drums, guitar, harmonica and saxophone. He is also a member of Los Angeles charity group called ‘Band From TV’. In 2010 Laurie released his blues album ‘Let Them Talk’. Laurie has also published the book which also added up Hugh net worth ‘The Gun Seller’ and there were talks that his second book has to be published soon.

Hugh Laurie married Jo Green in 1989. They have two sons named Charlie and Bill and daughter named Rebecca. Although he has loving family and outstanding career, Laurie admitted suffering from clinic depression.

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Full Name Hugh Laurie
Net Worth $40 Million
Date Of Birth June 11, 1959
Place Of Birth Oxford, United Kingdom
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)
Profession Actor, Comedian, Musician, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Television Director, Singer, Author, Writer
Education Eton College, Selwyn College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Dragon School
Nationality United Kingdom
Spouse Jo Green (m. 1989)
Children Rebecca Augusta Laurie, William Albert Laurie, Charles Archibald Laurie
Parents Patricia Laurie, William Laurie, Mary Arbuthnot
Siblings Charles Alexander Lyon Mundell Laurie, Susan Laurie, Janet Laurie
Nicknames James Hugh Calum Laurie , Hugh ‘Struck by a’ Lorry , Laurie , James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE , Mr. Hugh Laurie , Fry and Laurie
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Per…
Music Groups Band from TV
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen A…
Movies Tomorrowland, Stuart Little, The Oranges, Mister Pip, Monsters vs. Aliens, 101 Dalmatians, Sense and Sensibility, The Man in the Iron Mask, Maybe Baby, Arthur Christmas, Street Kings, The Borrowers, Stuart Little 2, Peter’s Friends, Flight of the Phoenix, Spice World, Cousin Bette, Girl from Rio, St…
TV Shows The Night Manager, House, Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Fortysomething, Alfresco, Preston Pig, Happy Families, The Crystal Cube, The Legends of Treasure Island, Tracey Takes On…, The New Statesman, The Lenny Henry Show, The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Stuart Little:…
# Trademark
1 Frequently plays upper-class and dimwitted English characters
2 Fluent American accent from House M.D. (2004).
Title Salary
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)
# Quote
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 fing 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.
# 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.

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