Hugh Laurie net worth: How much is the Roadkill and House star Hugh Laurie worth?
Hugh Laurie is a well-known actor who has recently taken on a new role as a Conservative government minister in the BBC series Roadkill. He plays Peter Laurence, a Transport Secretary who is caught up in a number of scandals that could see him risk his job. Fans are keen to find out how much actor Laurie is worth, and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
How much is the Roadkill and House star Hugh Laurie worth?
Hugh Laurie is an English actor who has many other talents under his belt, including directing, singing and writing.
He is best known for his role as the title character in the medical drama series House, for which he won two Golden Globe Awards.
In 2011 he was listed as the most watched leading man on TV in the Guinness Book of Records, and he was one of the highest-paid actors of that year.
He was earning around £250,000 ($322,000) per episode of House, and he has starred in plenty of other series since.
Laurie, 61, won another Golden Globe award for his role in The Night Manager in 2016, and he is also recognised as part of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie with Stephen Fry.
Hugh Laurie net worth: The actor is in Roadkill on BBC One
Hugh Laurie net worth: Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence in Roadkill
His net worth to date is a staggering $45 Million (£40 million), and with his acting career still going strong, that figure is only expected to rise.
The Oxford-born actor has three siblings, and his father was an Olympic rowing champion. Both of his parents are of Scottish descent.
Laurie, like his father, had started learning to row but he had to give up the sport due to an illness and he took up drama.
He joined Cambridge Footlights where he met actress Emma Thompson, who introduced him to his now-comedy partner Fry.
The actor and Blues musician is married to Jo Green and he has three children.
Hugh Laurie net worth: The actor is worth millions
As well as acting he has a passion for music and started playing the piano when he was just six years old.
He is also talented on the guitar, drums and saxophone, and he has played songs as a special guest on many albums.
Laurie was even known to have played instruments during his time on House, including a number of guitars, and his character had an organ.
He released his first Blues album called Let Them Talk in 2011 and his second album, titled Didn’t It Rain, was released in May 2013.
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His net worth may also be boosted by his writing career, as in 1996, his first novel called The Gun Seller, which was a thriller, was published.
The book quickly became a best-seller and he has been working on a film version. He started writing a second book called The Paper Soldier, which was due for release in 2009.
In 2007, Laurie was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), as part of the New Year Honours for services to drama.
He has a whole host of film credits under his belt, including roles in Blackadder: Back & Forth, Stuart Little and Holmes & Watson.
His latest TV role was in the series Avenue 5, in which he played main character Ryan Clark.
Laurie is known for taking on plenty of lead roles, including in the series Catch-22, as Major de Coverley.
The actor has also voiced plenty of roles in animated series and has acted as narrator.
Fans have been looking forward to seeing him in his latest role in Roadkill, the political drama on BBC One. One fan said on Twitter: “Hugh Laurie is on tonight in Roadkill. This will make everything better.”
Another fan said: “Dreamt about marrying Hugh Laurie again. Why can’t I-“.
The four-part mini series made its debut on BBC One on Sunday, October 18.
Roadkill airs on BBC One on Sundays at 9pm
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