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James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE (/ˈlɒri/; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. He portrays Ryan Clark in the television series Avenue 5.

Laurie is best known for portraying Gregory House in the medical drama series House. He also portrayed Richard Onslow Roper in the miniseries The Night Manager and Senator Tom James in the sitcom Veep, which, like Avenue 5, was created by Armando Iannucci.

Work in Avenue 5[]

Hugh Laurie was announced to having been cast as the lead star of Avenue 5 in August 2018 "after lengthy negotiations". He had worked with Armando Iannucci on Veep and the role of Ryan Clark in Avenue 5 was "earmarked" for him.[1]

Laurie was first seen as the character in the official teaser released by HBO in November 2019, then appeared again in the trailer released soon after.[2][3]

References[]

  1. Logo Deadline.png Deadline. Hugh Laurie To Star In Armando Iannucci’s HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Avenue 5’ deadline.com. Published on August 22, 2018. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  2. Icon YouTube.png YouTube. Avenue 5 (2019): Official Teaser | HBO youtube.com. Published on November 17, 2019.
  3. Icon YouTube.png YouTube. Avenue 5 (2019): Official Trailer | HBO youtube.com. Published on December 8, 2019.

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