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Articles Tagged 'House'

Hugh Laurie (Pic: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

10 Reasons to Love Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is the comedian who became an actor, the specialist in simpering ninnies that played a glowering heartthrob and the Oxbridge rower who tours the world playing the blues. He’s also just about to appear alongside George Clooney in the sci-fi/fantasy romp Tomorrowland, so, now seems a perfect time to remind everyone else why […]

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in ‘House of Cards’ (Pic: Netflix)

9 TV Characters Who Owe It All to Shakespeare

Forgive the hyperbole, gentle reader. The stories upon which William Shakespeare based the plays that have so inspired these TV shows are older than he is, and as there’s still some debate as to whether one man actually wrote all of those plays anyway, it’s perhaps a little ripe to suggest he’s the fountainhead from […]


10 Tips To Help You Write The Perfect British TV Show

Before we start, it should be noted that I’ve never written a hit TV show. Or any kind of TV show at all. However, I’ve watched a ton of them, and there appear to be a few common threads to the ones that have achieved worldwide success in recent years, so it’s worth being aware […]

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 is a verb. Love is a doing word” over a heartbeat bass drum. And the world suddenly spins […]

Is Hugh Laurie Leaving House?

House fans, you might want to cherish every new episode you can clap your peepers on from here on in, because if Hugh Laurie is to be believed, there may not be many more. Hugh has been explaining to the Radio Times that the current, eighth season of the hit show, could well be his […]

Has Hugh Laurie’s House “Limp” Damaged His Body?

You’d think that Hugh Laurie‘s three-time Emmy-nominated role as a physically disabled, a**hole doctor on House would be a dream gig for the actor. But think again: the British actor’s fake limp on the Fox drama has taken a real toll on his body. “The show might last to Series Seven, Eight, or Nine but […]