William Albert Laurie is an actor, he is known for the film, Fortysomething (2003). He is also the son of Hugh Laurie. William’s father Hugh is an English actor, author, comedian, director, musician, and singer. He is known for portraying the title character on the medical drama television series House, for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for numerous other accolades.
William Albert Laurie; Profile Summary
|Full name||William Albert Laurie|
|Famous as||Actor and Son of Hugh Laurie|
|Date of Birth||January 1991|
|Place of Birth||London, United Kingdom|
|Age||30 years old as of 2021|
|Parents||Hugh Laurie, Jo Green|
|Siblings||Charles Archibald Laurie, Rebecca Augusta Laurie|
Born in January 1991 in London, United Kingdom, the Son of Hugh Laurie and Jo Green, William Laurie is 30 years old as of 2021. He is English by Nationality and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. William is not the only child of his parents. He has two other siblings, they are Charles Archibald Laurie and Rebecca Augusta Laurie.
William’s father, Hugh was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records 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 of House. His other television credits include arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper in the miniseries The Night Manager (2016), for which he won his third Golden Globe Award, and Senator Tom James in the HBO sitcom Veep (2012–2019), for which he received his 10th Emmy Award nomination.
How did William Albert Laurie’s parents meet? The couples have not really stated how they did meet. However, William’s mother Jo Green was a theatre administrator and they got married on16 June 1989 in the Camden area of London. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of friends and family. His father, Laurie’s best friend, and long-time comedy partner Stephen Fry was the best man at his wedding and is the godfather of William Albert Laurie and his sibings. The couples have been married 32 years with no marriage drama and divorce rumors.
It seems the whole family has acting in their blood. William’s eldest brother Charlie played a small role as baby William in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, during a sketch entitled “Special Squad”. His sister Rebecca had a role in the film Wit as five-year-old Vivian Bearing. As we said earlier William also played a role in Fortysomething (2003).
While appearing on Inside the Actors Studio in 2006, William Albert Laurie’s father Hugh discussed his struggles with severe clinical depression. He told host James Lipton that he first concluded he had a problem whilst driving in a charity demolition derby, during which he realized that seeing two cars collide and explode made him feel bored rather than excited or frightened; he quipped that “boredom is not an appropriate response to exploding cars”. He continues to have regular sessions with a psychotherapist.