House That Hugh Laurie Built

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Overview


At the centre of the critically acclaimed Fox drama House, British actor Hugh Laurie has become the focus of fans across North America, Britain, and Australia. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, honoured by the Queen with an Order of the British Empire, and one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive, Laurie has become an icon. But who is the man behind the cane and acerbic wit? A musician? A motorcyclist? A comedian? Laurie is all these things and more. This biography aims to shed light on ...
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Overview


At the centre of the critically acclaimed Fox drama House, British actor Hugh Laurie has become the focus of fans across North America, Britain, and Australia. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, honoured by the Queen with an Order of the British Empire, and one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive, Laurie has become an icon. But who is the man behind the cane and acerbic wit? A musician? A motorcyclist? A comedian? Laurie is all these things and more. This biography aims to shed light on his childhood struggles to live up to his mother’s high demands and emulate his father’s accomplishments as a doctor and an Olympic gold medalist; his education at the prestigious academies of Eton and Cambridge; his comedic career with Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, and Rowan Atkinson; his own personal struggle with depression; and how he came to be the best-loved curmudgeon on television. Interviews with creator and executive producer David Shore will reveal the Canadian connection to this truly global show and how a Canuck from London, Ontario, made the move to Hollywood stardom. The House That Hugh Laurie Built will also serve as a magnifying glass, providing episode analysis, cast biographies, selections of Dr. House’s caustic wit, and production bloopers and medical mistakes that only a sleuth like Dr. House could expose.
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Editorial Reviews

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"An exhaustive guide for fans of the TV show House and its cast."  —The Record

"Tells you everything you ever wanted to know about House and its star."  —The Tampa Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550228038
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 849,358
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 6.92 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul Challen is an entertainment and sports writer and the author of several books, including Get Dutch! A Biography of Elmore Leonard and Inside the West Wing. He lives in Ancaster, Ontario.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2008

    The Real Hugh Laurie

    Any book written by or including Hugh Laurie is worth reading! Even though I don't really know this man as anything other than an actor, when I watch interviews of him on TV or read about it in magazine's I always get the feeling that their's more to him than meets the eye. I'm sure he's made he's fair share of mistakes 'hint, hint' but he's human. My favorite quote that he said about himself was 'regarding what he would want on his tomb stone', 'Here lies Hugh Laurie. He always cleaned up after himself.'

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