Despite being highly intelligent and Cambridge-educated, actor, author and wit Laurie made his name in his native England playing a series of dimwits on the TV series Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster...
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
|British TV debut was Footlights special The Cellar Tapes, which won the Perrier "Pick of the Fringe" Award at the Edinburgh Festival of 1981.|
|Has played keyboards in the group Poor White Trash and the Little Big Horns since the '90s.|
|Named one of TV's Sexiest Men by TV GUIDE in 2005.|
|Appeared in Annie Lennox's "Walking on Broken Glass" video, opposite John Malkovich.|
|Represented Cambridge as an oarsman in the University Boat Race of 1980 against Oxford.|
|Starred in numerous British comedy series, often with college friend Stephen Fry: A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster.|
|First novel, The Gun Seller, was published in both the UK and the U.S. to critical acclaim and adapted into a screenplay for MGM.|
|Member of the Cambridge Footlights Revue theatre group with Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry; president in 1981.|
|Dated Emma Thompson while at Cambridge and later appeared in Sense and Sensibility with her.|
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