Barbara Barnett, author of Chasing Zebras, has an article on the Blogcritics homepage about why Hugh Laurie should finally win an Emmy for his outstanding performance as everyone’s favourite misanthrope, Dr. Gregory House. Laurie has been nominated for Best Actor four of the five years House has been on the air, but his mantle remains notably devoid of the coveted winged statuette. In her argument for the talented British actor, Barbara startes:
Hugh Laurie becomes Dr. Gregory House. And for the 44-ish minutes we see him during an episode, he seems so naturally House: disabled, misanthropic, genius American doctor, that it’s hard to believe it’s acting. Laurie is none of those things (except maybe the genius part). The transformation is complete and it’s actually jarring to see Hugh Laurie, actor, being interviewed as himself. He is, even physically, completely unlike the character he plays. But he’s so convincing at House, it’s hard to imagine that Hugh Laurie and Dr. Gregory House are not the same person.