It is rare to find a performer with as diverse a range of talents as Hugh Laurie. A quintessential Brit, he is one of Britain’s most renowned comic actors, with roles in many classic British sitcoms and sketch shows the likes of ‘Blackadder’ and ‘A bit of Fry and Laurie’. He transformed his career as he became one of America’s top television actors, as he took on the more serious role of Dr House in the long running medical drama ‘House’.
Not just a star of television, Hugh Laurie has also become a well known face on the big screen as well making appearances in films the likes of 101 Dalmations, Spiceworld, Stuart Little and Maybe Baby. A recognisable face both in the UK and abroad
However, the latest twist in his career has seen him drop the cane of Dr House in exchange for a microphone and piano as he dazzles crowds with his moody blues music. Wonderfully supported by the Copper Bottom Band, his debut album, “let them talk”, was a huge commercial success peaking at number 2 in the UK album chart. Transforming album sales into a world tour, Laurie brings his acting ability to the stage charming crowds into falling in love with his music.
As Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band headed to London for a show at the Hammersmith Apollo, WinkBall video reporters Darryl and Nick caught up with his fans to find out what they love about his music and how he has transformed his career.