Besides acting, Laurie is also a talented musician – he played the piano on Meatloaf's newly-released album, and is in the process of recording a Blues album for the record label Warner – and in 2007, was the recipient of an OBE for his services to drama.
He is also a bestselling writer. His first novel, The Gun Seller, originally published in 1996, became a runaway success in France last year.
Hugh Laurie was born on June 11, 1959, in Oxford, England. He skyrocketed to fame in the United States playing the brilliant but rude and arrogant Dr. Gregory House in the TV drama "House". People call him "Doctor House".