Huge Laurie has been nominated for supporting actor in a limited series for his role in Night Manager for the 68th Emmy Awards. Laurie plays the role of Richard Onslow Roper in the BBC1 mini-series The Night Manager.
This is the first time that the actor has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
The other contenders for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie include Jesse Plemons (Fargo), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Sterling K Brown (The People v OJ Simpson), David Schwimmer (The People v OJ Simpson) and John Travolta (The People V OJ Simpson), TV Line reports.
Laurie was born in Oxford on June 11, 1959. He is the son of William George Ranald Mundell Laurie, a doctor who also won an Olympic gold medal in rowing in 1948 London Games, according to Wikipedia.
The 57-year-old is a man of many professions, he is an actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author, all rolled into one. Huge Laurie received education from Dragon School, went on to study in the Eton College, alter graduated in anthropology and archaeology with a specialization in social anthropology.
The multitalented Laurie is known for role in “A Bit Of Fry & Laurie,” “Blackadder” and “Jeeves And Wooster.” For his role in “House” from 2004 to 2012 as the lead character Dr Gregory House, Laurie received two Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He was also nominated for Emmy Awards for his role in House in 2005. Laurie is known for his bestselling novel “The Gun Seller” in 1996.
The actor was listed in the Guinness World Records in 2011 as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode in House.
Laurie has two sons Charles and William and a daughter Rebecca with his wife Jo Green. Meanwhile, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, Sep.18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It will be broadcast live in the U.S. by ABC.
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