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'House' actor Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie is the 2,593rd actor to receive the prestigious star on the Hollywood Boulevard. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Los Angeles, CA, United States Oct 26, 2016, 08.09 AM (IST)

'House MD' actor Hugh Laurie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. 

The British actor was well-known in Britain in the late 1980s for his roles in 'Blackadder', and 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie' before he essayed the iconic role of Dr Gregory House in 2004.

Fox Network's TV series won him two Golden Globes for best actor in a television drama.

During the ceremony, Laurie said, "I have lost count of the number of young people I've met who are either studying or practicing medicine because they saw 'House'."

"There are physicians today saving lives, delivering babies and lancing boils because their imagination was ignited by stories and ideas and possibilities that they might not otherwise have considered," he added.

Laurie is currently starring in Hulu's brand new thriller 'Chance' where he is a forensic neuropsychiatrist.

Hugh Laurie is the 2,593rd actor to receive the prestigious star on the Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood Walk of Fame wrote on its website. 

(WION with inputs from Reuters)

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