House actor Hugh Laurie upgraded from OBE to CBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

House actor Hugh Laurie upgraded from OBE to CBE in Queen's New Year's Honours list
Hugh Laurie has had his OBE upgraded to a CBE in the Queens New Years Honour’s (Picture: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Hugh Laurie has been given the upgraded honour of CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2018.

The British actor, 58, was previously awarded an OBE ten years ago for his services to drama. He’s now been appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Hugh, born in Oxford, has had a 35-year career in the performing arts and is perhaps most known for his role in the sitcom Blackadder and US drama House.

House actor Hugh Laurie upgraded from OBE to CBE in Queen's New Year's Honours list
Hugh Laurie in House M.D (Picture: Fox-TV/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

The father-of-three has won two Golden Globes and two SAG awards for his portrayal of Dr. Gregory House in the medical drama, which ran for eight seasons.

He’s also won a Golden Globe for his role in The Night Manager, alongside fellow Brit Tom Hiddleston.

Comedy fans may recognise him for his partnership with Stephen Fry, who he met at Cambridge where they were both members of the Footlights amateur dramatics club.

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In recent years, he has found success as a blues musician, reaching the top three in the UK album charts.

Hugh will next be on our screens in the comedy film Holmes and Watson, in which he plays Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock Holmes, who’s played by Will Ferrell.

The film is slated for release in the UK in November 2018.

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