From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due to illness, to swap the oars for the stage; joining Cambridge Footlights. It was there that Hugh began his career in comedy and forged a hilarious partnership with fellow scholar Stephen Fry. Enjoying success on the small screen Hugh went on to star in film adaptations of Sense and Sensibility , 101 Dalmatians, Monsters v Aliens and the three Stuart Little movies. But it is the character of Doctor Gregory House, in the US TV drama House, which has brought Hugh Laurie global fame. Winning 2 Golden Globes for the role and receiving a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, Hugh continues to receive critical acclaim for his performances in the show. With worldwide stardom and an OBE to his name, Hugh Laurie is undoubtedly one of Britain's best-loved actors.