All Articles Tagged "Hugh Laurie"
Am I the only person who gets their mind blown anytime I find out that a famous actor or actress, who sounds like anybody I would meet on the streets of New York, Los Angeles or even from the south, is actually British? It’s not until interviews take place, or someone tells me at a random moment that the reality of it all hits me, and for most of the folks I found to be from England on this list, it was a big surprise. Maybe they will be just as much as a surprise to you, as they were to me at one time or another, or you can relate to being surprised whenever it was that you found out these people were Brits.
ATTENTION: We didn’t JUST find out they were British. These were realizations made over the years. Enjoy!
I know I’m not the only one who was extra surprised after figuring out Hugh Laurie was British. During his time on House, his take on the American accent was so on point that the day I watched a late-night interview with him, thick Brit accent and all, I couldn’t help but say, “What the wha??” The Golden Globe winner who played cynical, unorthodox Dr. Gregory House on the show, was born in Oxford, and when he auditioned to play the doctor, executive producer Bryan Singer had no clue that he was actually anything but an American man. Yep, his accent was that convincing!
For many of our favorite celebrities, their talent doesn’t just extend to acting or singing, they’re also accomplished authors. Whether they’ve written novels, biographies or children’s stories, these celebrities have found a hidden talent in writing.
Check out these 9 authors that also happen to be some of our favorite actors, TV hosts, politicians and filmmakers.
It’s not surprising that starring on a TV show leads to big bucks, but who were the top earners this year? Every year Forbes puts out a list of top earners of the year, considering money made between May 2010 and May 2011. Check out this list that counts down the 10 highest paid TV actors and actresses. Although they might not be your favorite, you gotta give them credit for doing what they love, and getting paid the big bucks for it!