Hugh Laurie's TV return


The House M.D. star has landed a role in US political TV comedy Veep.

The HBO comedy stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the country’s vice-president-turned-Commander-in-Chief.

A source now tells E! News Hugh will appear in the upcoming fourth season, although details surrounding his role are being kept hush-hush.

The part would be Hugh’s first in a scripted small screen series since the 2012 series finale of House.

The actor starred as Dr. Gregory House for eight seasons, wining a pair of Golden Globes and scoring him six Emmy nominations.

The star has had no shortage of work, however.

He’s recently completed a voiceover role for adventure video game LittleBigPlanet 3, out in the US this month, and will appear next year in Brad Bird’s highly-anticipated sci-fi film Tomorrowland.

He’s also been working on his music, releasing a second record called Didn’t It Rain just last year.

The entertainer recently admitted singing inspires a different kind of persona altogether, and has joked he feels “like a Saudi Arabian playboy who’s been given the keys to a Ferrari he’s had no training in” when he performs.

He’s also been stunned by the success of his music career, which saw him becoming a Top 40 recording artist in 20 different countries worldwide.

"Is that what I did? I didn’t even know that,” he mused in an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph after the release.

“See, I didn’t know what releasing a record was like. I didn’t know what was supposed to happen.”

© Cover Media

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Show Comments ()