1. Post #1
    VassikinX3's Avatar
    March 2008
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    TO find fame and fortune in America Hugh Laurie had to adopt a trademark limp for the role of Dr Gregory House.

    But that realistic limp could force him out of the TV series that earns him £250,000 an episode because of the pain of contorting his body.

    “The show might last to series seven, eight or nine but I don’t know if I will,” he said last night, “because I’m starting to lose my knees a little bit.

    “It’s a lot of hip work. There’s things going badly wrong. I need to do yoga.”

    The 50-year-old star, a winner of two Golden Globes and just nominated for his third Best Actor Emmy, is about to launch the sixth series of what has become the most watched television drama.

    More than 80million *people tune in every week to follow the cantankerous, cane-wielding *clinician as he unravels medical mysteries.

    Laurie, the son of a doctor, was best known in Britain for his roles in Jeeves And Wooster and the Blackadder series before “almost falling into” House after a haphazard video audition in a tiny bathroom while filming Flight Of The Phoenix in Namibia.

    His performance was so convincing that he was taken for an American actor.

    “I have no idea why people like House so much and I am almost too superstitious to ask the question,” said Laurie.

    “I don’t know. I feel as if someone’s going to blow a whistle at any moment and say, ‘Right, that’s it. This is all a big mistake. We meant the other guy, the other show.’

    However, success has come at a price. The actor is often lonely and homesick for his family in Britain.

    “We can finish filming between midnight and 4am. Then I’m straight back to bed. It’s not really a life, actually.

    “If this had happened 10 years ago, when my kids were small, it would have been very easy maybe to just yank them out of school and put them in school here. But now they’re teenagers and they’ve got their own life . ”
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    Honestly, I think the best thing to do is take a break from house after this season so that he can go back with his family for the year. As for the limp, there was an episode where his leg WASN'T all fucked up, surely that can be re-worked back in.
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  2. Post #2
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    April 2006
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    Oh dear God, No.
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  3. Post #3
    Dennab
    February 2006
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    Hes not even that good of an actor. Hugh Laurie is a close minded man.
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  4. Post #4
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    April 2009
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    I never watched House.


    Why is it so good? Looks like another boring drama to me.
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    December 2006
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    :saddowns:
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  6. Post #6
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    June 2007
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    Ahahha I've only watched house like 4 times and it's only just occurred to me that Hugh Laurie isn't American.
    Even though I've seen Blackadder so many fucking times.
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    stern
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    Xesum's Avatar
    September 2007
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    Ahahha I've only watched house like 4 times and it's only just occurred to me that Hugh Laurie isn't American.
    Even though I've seen Blackadder so many fucking times.
    Hugh Laurie is English.
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  9. Post #9
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    March 2008
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    Hes not even that good of an actor. Hugh Laurie is a close minded man.
    I'd like to see you have a thick english accent and pass as an american flawlessly. Limping all day when it isn't necessary DOES eventually fuck you up, and there's nothing wrong about missing your family.
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    July 2006
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    I never watched House.


    Why is it so good? Looks like another boring drama to me.
    If you haven't watched it of course you don't know why it's good, you haven't fucking watched it.
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    April 2008
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    Blimey, that poor old legend's really suffering from his trademark. Hope he finds some way to overcome this complication, yet still be able to do it.

    I thought that his body would've adapted to it after all these years, though...
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  12. Post #12
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    June 2009
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    I never watched House.


    Why is it so good? Looks like another boring drama to me.
    Because House is a :dong: and people like :dong:.

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    Hey guys whats so great about this masturbation thing anyway, I mean all you do is just rub your skin, what's so fun about that

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    Jesus fuck
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    January 2005
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    Hes not even that good of an actor. Hugh Laurie is a close minded man.
    Yeah, that's why he has two Golden Globes.
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    December 2006
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    Better the show get canceled for this than go stale and finally get canceled because everyone has stopped watching.
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    September 2007
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    Hey guys whats so great about this masturbation thing anyway, I mean all you do is just rub your skin, what's so fun about that

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    Jesus fuck
    Why are you being off topic?
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    July 2006
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    Why are you being off topic?
    I was trying to automerge my post.
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    September 2009
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    Want proof how good of an actor he is?

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    July 2009
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    Disregard that, I fucked up.
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    January 2005
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    Better the show get canceled for this than go stale and finally get canceled because everyone has stopped watching.
    Season 6 is going to be interesting considering what happens during the season finale of season 5.
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    August 2009
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    Hes not even that good of an actor. Hugh Laurie is a close minded man.
    Ahaha... wait, you're serious? He's one of the best actors I can think of.
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    January 2005
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    IMO House is probably one of the best shows on TV right now.
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  23. Post #23
    Dennab
    June 2005
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    House is a fucking incredible show, damn haters.
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  24. Post #24
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    January 2005
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    Show went downhill after season 3.
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  25. Post #25
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    January 2005
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    Show went downhill after season 3.
    I don't think so.
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  26. Post #26
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    July 2006
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    Hes not even that good of an actor. Hugh Laurie is a close minded man.
    Are you shitting me?

    If you are, there's a fresh change of undies that I'd like you to get for me
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  27. Post #27
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    May 2006
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    Hugh Laurie is English.
    That is what he was saying.
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  28. Post #28
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    April 2007
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    I never watched House.


    Why is it so good? Looks like another boring drama to me.
    It is. I enjoyed one episode but I couldn't fucking watch it all the time. Someone posted a funny episode template for every single episode and it fit the one I watched perfectly, so they all must be like that.
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    September 2006
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    If I were him I'd have taken a break as soon as I noticed something was wrong.

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    Next week: Hugh Laurie overdoses on Vicodin, solves incredible medical mystery anyway

    He really is an amazing actor, though.
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    July 2007
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    Hes not even that good of an actor. Hugh Laurie is a close minded man.
    I never watched House.


    Why is it so good? Looks like another boring drama to me.

    Official thread idiots
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    January 2005
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    Huge Laurie is awesome, a real amazing actor. If he has to quit to save himself I personally will not be upset with him. He did one hell of a show and deserves a good break. I feel for him too, all my family is back in Scotland and at this moment i live in America. I miss my folks back home, but i do talk to them every weekend so.
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  33. Post #33
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    "The actor is often lonely and homesick for his family in Britain."

    :frown:
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    April 2009
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    I don't think House is going to run for that much longer, they're running out of new ways for him to be an asshole.

    Hugh's got my respect, though, the way he plays the character is the only thing that separates House from the dozens of hospital shows out there.

  35. Post #35
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    :saddowns: is right. :saddowns:

  36. Post #36
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    October 2008
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    I like his character in house. But every episode is the same. There is no added twist to any of it to make me want to watch more then 10 episodes of it.
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    March 2008
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    House is one of the best shows i can think of, but they need a new layout for the show it's always:

    2 people - one is kind of sick the other isn't, they interact, somehow the other is really sick.
    House is a dick to everyone and makes us laugh then solves medical mystery by being a dick.
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  38. Post #38
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    January 2006
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    Oh man, I feel bad for him :frown:

  39. Post #39
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    April 2009
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    Official thread idiots
    Yes, I'm an idiot because I don't watch a TV show.

    Yeah!
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  40. Post #40
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    I like his character in house. But every episode is the same. There is no added twist to any of it to make me want to watch more then 10 episodes of it.
    Really? I blew through all five seasons in two months. I love this show.


    Although as someone mentioned, better the show go out at a high point than to go out leaving bad taste in your mouth.
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