11 The Oranges
Hugh Laurie stars as David Walling in the comedy-drama film 'The Oranges'. The film follows two neighboring families living in suburban New Jersey and how their lives are disrupted when one of them begins an affair with the other's daughter. Laurie's character is the patriarch of the Walling family and is married to Paige Walling (Catherine Keener).
10 The Borrowers
In the movie 'The Borrowers', Hugh Laurie played the character Police Officer Steady. He portrayed a police officer who becomes involved in the story when he investigates the mysterious disappearances of objects and belongings in the home of the Clock family, who are actually tiny borrowers living beneath the floorboards.
9 Stuart Little
In the movie 'Stuart Little,' Hugh Laurie portrayed Mr. Frederick Little, the father of the Little family. Mr. Little is a caring and loving husband and father who, along with his wife, adopts Stuart, a small mouse with human-like qualities.
8 Flight of the Phoenix
In the movie 'Flight of the Phoenix', Hugh Laurie played the character Ian, an Englishman and one of the survivors of a plane crash in the Gobi Desert. Ian is an aeronautical engineer with a pessimistic outlook, often clashing with the group's leader, played by Dennis Quaid.
7 The Personal History of David Copperfield
Hugh Laurie stars as Mr. Dick in the 2019 movie adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'. Laurie's character is an eccentric, kind-hearted man who lives with David Copperfield's Aunt Betsey Trotwood. He is a faithful friend to David and provides him with wise advice throughout his life. Mr. Dick is also a writer and often creates imaginary stories and conversations between himself and the characters from his stories.
In the movie 'Tomorrowland', Hugh Laurie portrayed David Nix, a pivotal character in the futuristic and utopian world of Tomorrowland. Nix is a complex figure who was once a visionary scientist but has since become disillusioned and cynical about the future. As the film's antagonist, Laurie's character plays a key role in the central conflict.
5 The Man in the Iron Mask
In the movie 'The Man in the Iron Mask', Hugh Laurie portrayed the character of Pierre, Advisor to King Louis XIV.
4 Street Kings
In the movie 'Street Kings', Hugh Laurie played Captain James Biggs, a high-ranking police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. Captain Biggs is a seemingly upright and experienced figure who oversees the department's Special Vice Squad. He becomes entangled in the film's corruption and moral ambiguity as he investigates the actions of the film's protagonist, Detective Tom Ludlow, portrayed by Keanu Reeves.
3 Peter's Friends
In the movie 'Peter's Friends', Hugh Laurie played the character Roger Charleston, one of a group of old friends who reunite for a New Year's Eve celebration at a countryside mansion. Roger is a successful and somewhat reserved businessman who, like the others, has undergone significant life changes since their university days.
2 Mr. Pip
In the movie 'Mr. Pip', Hugh Laurie portrayed Mr. Watts, an Englishman living on the war-torn island of Bougainville during a civil conflict. Mr. Watts becomes a beacon of hope for the local children by introducing them to the world of literature through Charles Dickens' novel, 'Great Expectations'.
1 Sense and Sensibility
Hugh Laurie had a supporting role in the film 'Sense and Sensibility', based on Jane Austen's novel. He played the character Mr. Palmer, the husband of Charlotte Palmer (played by Imelda Staunton) and the brother-in-law of Elinor Dashwood (Emma Thompson). Mr. Palmer is portrayed as a stoic and often sardonic individual, offering a stark contrast to his more expressive wife.