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While Hugh is still remembered in Britain for his comedic roles in shows such as Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, the huge success of House has made the British actor a hit in the US
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New 5 million contract is sweet medicine for House's Hugh Laurie

13 SEPTEMBER 2008
The new contract means the 49-year-old, who plays grumpy doctor Gregory House, will receive 224,000 for each episode of the hit show. It will also make Hugh the fourth highest-paid actor on US TV, only topped by Charlie Sheen, CSI actor William Peterson and 24 action star Kiefer Sutherland.

And it seems that the award-winning star who's own father, Ran, was a doctor has decided to make some changes since signing up to the show until 2012. After living alone in California, the Blackadder actor is believed to be moving his family - wife Jo and their three teenage children from London to join him in the US.

"It's been a great strain, but all things come to an end - strains as well as delights - and we'll get through," said the two-times Golden Globe winner on the situation.


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