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eBook Hugh Laurie: The Biography ePub

by Anthony Bunko

  • ISBN: 1844549925
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Anthony Bunko
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Blake (October 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1233 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1113 kb
  • Other: txt docx lit rtf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 816

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I have enjoyed Mr. Laurie and his works since I first saw him on Black Adder. Who among us truly wants to talk about every detail of our personal lives and actually have it in print.

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Hugh Laurie - the Biography (Paperback). Anthony Bunko (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Hugh was born in Oxford, and 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. It was at university that he met Stephen Fry, and the pair forged a hilarious partnership that continued through the 1980s and 1990s.

Hugh Laurie: The Biography. But it is the character of Doctor Gregory House, in the US TV drama House, which has brought Hugh Laurie global fame. Hugh Laurie - Anthony Bunko. Winning 2 Golden Globes for the role and receiving a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, Hugh continues to receive critical acclaim for his performances in the show. With worldwide stardom and an OBE to his name, Hugh Laurie is undoubtedly one of Britain's best-loved actors. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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.

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HUGH JACKMAN is a true Hollywood juggernaut. The magnetic Australian has joined countrymen Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe as an international superstar and is loved by fans worldwide for his varied career in film and theatre. When a young Jackman turned down a role in Neighbours to study at Perth's prestigious WAAPA, his gamble would pay off hand-somely. Biographies Artists Poetry & Drama. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. 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.

Hugh Laurie, British comic actor perhaps best known for his role on the television series House (2004–12). He also had a recurring role on the series Veep.

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE (/ˈlɒri/; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie is perhaps best known for portraying the title character on the Fox medical drama series House (2004–2012), for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other awards.

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. Hugh was born in Oxford, and 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 through illness, he joined the famous Cambridge Footlights and there began a career in comedy. It was at university that he met Stephen Fry, and the pair forged a hilarious partnership that continued through the 1980s and 1990s, as they appeared together in the Blackadder series, sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. Hugh has also enjoyed great success on the big screen, starring in Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs Aliens, and the three Stuart Little films. But it is the character of irascible doctor Gregory House, in the US TV drama House, that has brought Hugh Laurie global fame. He has won two Golden Globes for the role and received a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, and continues to receive critical acclaim for his performances in the show—especially for his near-perfect American accent. With worldwide stardom and an OBE to his name, Hugh Laurie is undoubtedly one of Britain's best-loved actors. This is the incredible story of his rise to stardom.

Comments

Zinnthi Zinnthi
Author repeats several elements of the narrative--it's as though he doesn't have enough to say about Mr Laurie . The author captures MrLaurie's remarkable talent though he may have write the book too soon because there str more and very interesting chapters in Hugh Laurie's career since the book was published.
Amis Amis
True this biography is not a 'tell all', but provides enough personal and public information to make it a delightful read.

I have enjoyed Mr. Laurie and his works since I first saw him on Black Adder. Who among us truly wants to talk about every detail of our personal lives and actually have it in print.

New fans will find enough information to make them want to explore more of his life and works, and old fans (if you are not terribly anal about every little detail; ah, Fry and Laurie), will enjoy the presentation of (what by many may seem to be limited), early history and then continuing up to the last couple of years including his work on House MD.

Currently there is nothing else out there with the information provided in this book. I found it to be complete enough and enjoyed the lack of egotism found in so many other celebrity biographies.
Ximinon Ximinon
A bit short and more detail would have been nice. However it was an interesting read.
Gogal Gogal
WARNING: This review only applies if you are already a Hugh Laurie fan. If you know next to nothing about the man, you might find it an interesting read.

The above sentence says it all. I bought this book looking for information that I couldn't find at IMDb, or in reading reviews of his work and the odd interview that he's managed to give over the years. It actually has LESS information than you can find at IMDb ... and seems to have been written by someone whose only contact with Hugh is READING those reviews and interviews he's given over the years.

I was looking for information about his early life, but by page 17 we're already at Eton and we get to Cambridge on page 21. I was looking for information about Hugh's family, but the author covers his marriage in two paragraphs, mentions his oldest son twice and the other two children only in passing. His brother is mentioned once and his two sisters not at all - not even their names!

I know Hugh isn't one to talk a lot about his family, but it's plain from even a cursory reading that the author of this book didn't personally interview anyone, much less anyone who actually KNOWS the man.

Save your money and buy Hugh's movies. At least those will make you laugh.
Mmsa Mmsa
This is a very good read, but it is not written by Hugh Laurie. Information is taken from interviews he has given for publications and put together for the book. Some of it I had read previously from other sources, but generally a good, informative book. I was pleased with it.
Mbon Mbon
A very honest review of his life. He doesn't skip the bad parts or exaggerate the good ones. He's a most unusual man.
Uriel Uriel
Fo ran individual to have such a dark view on life as his character in HOUSE, this biography came as a wonderfully light and entertaining insite in beings that is Hugh Laurie - a truely amazing actor and individual.
A fun read. Lots of early career info and lots of tid bits of the show HOUSE.