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Doctor To Director: Hugh Laurie To direct Episode of House

Dec. 10 2009, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Hugh Laurie, star and executive producer of HOUSE, will direct an upcoming episode of the hit FOX series scheduled to air this spring. This marks the first time Laurie has directed an episode of HOUSE in the more than 100 episodes produced to date.

“I am thrilled, daunted and honoured – with a ‘u’ – by this new responsibility,” said Laurie. “HOUSE scripts are Fabergé eggs, and I will try my very hardest not to drop this one on a stone floor.”

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This is not the first directing stint for the ornery doctor -- Laurie has directed television programs and commercials, composed and recorded numerous original songs and written articles for London’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper. His writing credits include the groundbreaking U.K. series he starred in with Stephen Fry, “A Bit of Fry and Laurie.” His first novel, “The Gun Seller,” was published in both the U.K. and the U.S. to critical acclaim and has been adapted into a screenplay.

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