21 APRIL 2009 When Stephen Fry found himself on the same American studio lot as his former comic partner Hugh Laurie he couldn't resist indulging in a little friendly sabotage.
The British comedian, who formed the successful comedy duo Fry and Laurie with his old pal, and also starred with him in Jeeves And Wooster and Blackadder, has recently been working on the same lot as Hugh while lensing US crime drama Bones.
With House star Hugh having received praise for his TV role, in particular for his American accent, Stephen came up with a small linguistical challenge for him.
"When I arrive on the set to visit him he has to speak English to me. He can't speak in his American accent," explained the 51-year-old.
"Most of the day he stays in his American persona, so it's quite difficult because I force him back into Englishness," he revealed.