Tag Archives: Hugh Laurie

Is That It For The Great British Scold?

Today, the British press is a-flurry with the news that Simon Cowell is returning to the UK version of The X Factor. This is because it was in Britain that he made his name, the British show is his baby, and he just wanted to come back ...

10 TV Shows That Explain British Culture

British life – from the bassinet to the crematorium –  has been dissected, examined and reflected back through the prism of the TV since the earliest, pre-war transmissions from Alexandra Palace in London. And for a small island, ...

Steve Coogan to Star in ‘House’ Creator’s ABC Pilot: Is He the Next Hugh Laurie?

Before Hugh Laurie started pulling seven-figure salaries and faking an American accent on House, he was beloved stateside only by Anglophiles who knew him from his long-running Britcom partnership with Stephen Fry. Then David Shore ...

Christopher Eccleston Offers His Thoughts On Matt Smith

Here’s a nice interview Christopher Eccleston gave this week to RedCarpetNewsTV, at the UK premiere for The Oranges, Hugh Laurie’s latest movie. He talks about his fondness for Hugh as an actor, politely offers his thoughts ...

So THIS Is What Fry and Laurie Have Been Working On…

Back in May, we ran a story about Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie working on a new collaborative project for the first time in 13 years. It was, as is appropriate for nowadays, sparked off by a tweet from Stephen, in which he teasingly ...

Vote in the Anglo Fan Favorites: Men of 2012, Hiddleston vs. Cumberbatch

It was a sweet inevitability, the race this entire tournament was gearing up for. Yes, there were obstacles and potential spoilers in the way — Alan Rickman loomed as a possible repeat victor, David Tennant nearly knocked out ...

Are Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie Getting The Band Back Together?

 

If your only experience of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie’s astonishing comedic partnership is watching House and QI, or maybe the occasional Blackadder, you may not be aware that they still hold an astonishing amount of affection ...

The Great British Songbook #9: ‘Teardrop’

It starts with a simple thought of arresting clarity, especially coming from a singer whose recorded career had largely been spent singing in a made-up language. Elizabeth Fraser, of the Cocteau Twins, coos a delicate “love, love ...

Five Great British Actors Who’ve Nailed An American Accent

Recently, we’ve been having a bit of fun at the expense of Americans who appear to be adopting haughy airs and graces, in an attempt to raise their social standing by trying to be British. But what of the British actors who had to ...

Who Wants To See Hugh Laurie Rap?

We all know that Hugh Laurie is very keen on his music, and that he can play jazz and blues along with the best of them. But, as a comedian on a sketch show in the 1980s, he’d have been very remiss in his duties had he neglected ...