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Hugh Laurie: “There’s a notion that I’ve sold out.”

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: The BBC

Dr. Gregory House has put a damper on Hugh Laurie's career back in England, the actor said.

The actor told the BBC that his busy schedule on the hit American show has stopped all offers for work across the pond.

"The door slammed behind me, and that's it," he said. "There's a notion that I've sold out."

Pursuing this same theme, Laurie added, "There's a peculiar British attitude that I took an oath I wouldn't be successful, and reneged on it."

This strikes me as unusual. Certainly there have been lots of British actors to find success in America and on American TV. Did Dominic West run into the same issue because of his work on The Wire? OK, that's not a great example, becasue HBO shows have shorter seasons, but I wonder why Laurie is having this problem?

In any event, Laurie also said that if the show continues being successful, he'll move his family to the states.


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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