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Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The actor's plaque will be set near other British stars, including Colin Firth and Helen Mirren.

By Annie Martin
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Hugh Laurie at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Tuesday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/d34c8ad16b5c96ac55d4797e0741119b/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Hugh Laurie at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Tuesday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hugh Laurie was honored with a star Tuesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 57-year-old English actor received the plaque in recognition of his contributions to television. Laurie is best known for House and has since appeared on Veep and The Night Manager.

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"The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to add Hugh Laurie to our illustrious Walk of Fame," Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in a statement.

"His star is going to be set in a very appropriate location, a British pub called the Pig N' Whistle where he joins other British luminaries such as Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Ridley Scott and Dame Helen Mirren," she added.

Laurie's close friend and fellow actor Stephen Fry helped Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler unveil the star at the ceremony. Laurie and Fry have collaborated on a number of shows, including A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Blackadder.

"So proud to think that m'col @hughlaurie is now part of the fabric of this town -- it's officially #HughLaurieDay in Hollywood. Oh my days!" Fry tweeted.

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Laurie presently stars on the Hulu series Chance, which airs Wednesdays. The show is based on the Kem Nunn novel of the same name, which follows a San Francisco-based neuropsychiatrist (Laurie).

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