February 22, 2006

Hugh Laurie.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:13 pm

Laurie House.jpgAbout a month ago, I happened to see an episode of House and was most impressed with the character of Dr. Gregory House, a cynical, hard-edged, American doctor. At a later time I was watching the DVD for Blackadder III, when it was pointed out to me by Mrs. Parkway that Hugh Laurie, the fellow who plays the idiotic, foppish Prince George IV and other characters in the Blackadder series**, as well as the under-worked, over-moneyed and over-butlered Bertie Wooster in Jeeves and Wooster is the same guy who plays Dr. Gregory House.

I was incredulous. I would have bet that the guy who playsGregory House is an American, not an Englishman, who was schooled at Eton and Cambridge.

Yo, Jimbo. That’s why they call it ACTING.

I knew that. Carry on.

** Special thanks to my buddy Eric for turning me on to this hilarious series.


  1. I wish I could talk to some people the way he does….
    I have been watching since it started..

    Head and shoulders above American Idol

    Comment by confabulator — February 22, 2006 @ 10:03 pm

  2. Oh my God – I didn’t know that Hugh Laurie was Dr. House. I love that show and have now harbored a not so secret lust..err.. crush on him ever since I started watching it.

    Comment by Kate — February 23, 2006 @ 11:16 am

  3. Why do Americans sound so phoney when they try to put on an English accent, but the gotammed Brits can sound like they just rolled in from Lincoln, Nebraska whenever they want? My theory has always been that if you woke one of those guys up in the middle of the night they’d talk just like us.

    Comment by Sluggo — February 23, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

  4. .. Laurie is the man… and those Blackadder skits are hilarious.. glad you are enjoying them, big guy…

    Comment by Eric — February 23, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

  5. Sluggo,

    It is pretty amazing. I was similarly surprised, after seeing Titanic that Kate Winslet is a Brit. Likewise, I had no idea that Rachel Griffiths (played Brenda in Six Feet Under) is an Aussie.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — February 23, 2006 @ 1:08 pm


    In the comments to this entry about Hugh Laurie’s marvelous American accent posted by Jim of Parkway Rest Stop, commenter Sluggo chimes in: Why do Americans sound so phoney when they try to put on an English accent, but the…

    Trackback by Bad Example — February 23, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

  7. I love the Blackadder series. I really should purchase it on DVD. I’ve never seen an episode of House, and I really have no desire to.

    Comment by Contagion — February 23, 2006 @ 6:03 pm

  8. “House” is a great, er, farookin’ show.

    Comment by TigerHawk — February 24, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

  9. I still thinks his best acting was in Blackadder – I see you can buy the whole lot for £36.99 now – “Mum! Put it on my christmas list!”

    Comment by Baldrick — December 15, 2006 @ 11:50 am

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