The Late Movies: Hugh Laurie

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My husband is a House fan. He didn't believe me when I told him Hugh Laurie was a British comedian. I had to show him some clips. Laurie had quite a career at the BBC with Stephen Fry and the series A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster. Then he took America by storm as a dramatic actor with no hint of a foreign accent -at least on the set of House. Here's some of his earlier work.

Your Name, Sir

A classic skit from A Bit of Fry & Laurie.
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Slightly Mad

In this clip from the second season of A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Laurie goes to see a psychiatrist. This could be House if it weren't for the British accent. And the laughter.
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Hey Jude

This is a case of "fun with technology" when the availability of such effects was not as widespread as today.
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All Man, with a Bit of Animal

With Rowan Atkinson on the series Blackadder.
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I Do Apologize

From the series Jeeves and Wooster.
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Blooper Reel

Fry & Laurie step back to 1973 for this retroactive "blooper reel."
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Song for America

Laurie tries out his Yankee accent in this song from the series A Bit of Fry & Laurie.
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Killer Queen

A musical compilation of Hugh Laurie in drag clips.
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Once Again, He's Not American

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October 14, 2011 - 6:00pm
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