Hugh Laurie

1959 - Today

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James Hugh Calum Laurie (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and musician. He first gained recognition for his work as one half of the English comedy double act Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry. The two acted together in a number of projects during the 1980s and 1990s, including the BBC sketch comedy series A Bit of Fry & Laurie and the P. G. Wodehouse adaptation Jeeves and Wooster. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugh Laurie has received more than 16,228,245 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Hugh Laurie is the 449th most popular actor (up from 496th in 2019), the 561st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 650th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular British Actor.

Hugh Laurie is most famous for his role as Dr. Gregory House on the TV show House.

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  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Hugh Laurie ranks 449 out of 13,578Before him are Christian Bale, Pat Morita, Renée Zellweger, Bill Nighy, Robert Wagner, and Halle Berry. After him are Gloria Swanson, William Hurt, Charlize Theron, Jean Rochefort, William H. Macy, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Among people born in 1959, Hugh Laurie ranks 15Before him are Emma Thompson, Val Kilmer, Evo Morales, Alberto Fernández, Luciano Spalletti, and Boris Nemtsov. After him are Maurizio Sarri, Bryan Adams, Magic Johnson, Bernd Schuster, Mauricio Macri, and Ali Bongo Ondimba.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hugh Laurie ranks 561 out of 8,785Before him are Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892), David J. Thouless (1934), Benjamin Graham (1894), Philip Miller (1691), Thomas Wolsey (1473), and Bill Nighy (1949). After him are James Parkinson (1755), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Beatrix Potter (1866), and Walter Raleigh (1554).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Hugh Laurie ranks 73Before him are Tom Wilkinson (1948), Donald Pleasence (1919), David McCallum (1933), Jane Seymour (1951), Christian Bale (1974), and Bill Nighy (1949). After him are Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Joan Collins (1933), Robert Carlyle (1961), Tilda Swinton (1960), and Charles Laughton (1899).

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