WATCH: Hugh Laurie Audition for ‘House, M.D.’

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Hugh Laurie played Dr. Gregory House as a restless, acerbic smart-ass from the get go. The TV series that ran for eight years until 2012 won the actor two Golden Globes and four consecutive nominations in the years following, and in this audition tape we can see why. Part the script, mostly Laurie’s brilliant delivery, we know who House is instantly thanks to his deft portrayal.

Audiences can catch Laurie in the upcoming “Tomorrowland,” out May 22.

Want to see more? Check out “9 Great Actors’ Audition Tapes!”

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