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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 comedy double act Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry. The two men 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 13,992,017 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Hugh Laurie is the 498th most popular actor (down from 434th in 2019), the 650th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 606th in 2019) and the 79th 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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  • 14M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Hugh Laurie ranks 498 out of 9,996Before him are Robert Vaughn, Lucia Bosè, Rachel Weisz, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Faten Hamama, and George Kennedy. After him are Fernando Rey, Nǃxau ǂToma, Magda Schneider, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, and Louise Fletcher.

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Among people born in 1959, Hugh Laurie ranks 15Before him are Emma Thompson, Evo Morales, Bryan Adams, Sean Bean, Ken Watanabe, and Magic Johnson. After him are Bernd Schuster, Maurizio Sarri, Sarah, Duchess of York, Kyle MacLachlan, Robert Knepper, and Tupou VI.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hugh Laurie ranks 650 out of 7,765Before him are Andrew Wiles (1953), Louis Wain (1860), Henry Bessemer (1813), Henry Every (1659), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), and Julian Barnes (1946). After him are Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Brook Taylor (1685), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), and Stanley Rous (1895).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Hugh Laurie ranks 79Before him are Tilda Swinton (1960), Bill Nighy (1949), Julie Walters (1950), Jane Seymour (1951), Tim Curry (1946), and Rachel Weisz (1970). After him are Robert Carlyle (1961), Jude Law (1972), Naomi Watts (1968), Jessica Tandy (1909), Jeremy Brett (1933), and Kenneth Branagh (1960).

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