Hugh Laurie honoured with Hollywood star

'House' actor is the 2,593 star to be awarded the accolade

Hugh Laurie has been honoured with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

The House and The Night Manager actor picked up the 2,593 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Laurie joins British actors including Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Dame Helen Mirren who have previously been awarded stars, reports BBC News.

Laurie became TV’s highest-paid actor and won Golden Globe awards in 2006 and 2007 for his portrayal of doctor Gregory House.

The 57-year-old from Oxford was already well-known in Britain for his TV sketch show with Stephen Fry, and other series such as Blackadder and Jeeves And Wooster.

Laurie said: “This is not a fair world. I’m 57 now and I’ve lived a life of extraordinary good fortune from start to finish, so much so I’m anticipating a piano falling on my head to redress the balance.

“I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’m going to bask in this extraordinary honour and my extraordinary good luck and I’ll set to work first thing tomorrow on the global unfairness problem.”

Fry also paid tribute to his former comedy partner, saying: “While he may not be the first wise and kind star to be set in a paving slab in old Hollywood, I venture to suggest no star was ever wiser or kinder.

“I can say like Doctor Watson of his friend Holmes, the kindest and wisest friend I ever knew.”

Earlier this year, Laurie dismissed rumours that a second series of The Night Manager was in the works.

Based on John le Carré’s 1993 spy novel, The Night Manager aired on BBC One in February and March and became a huge ratings hit, attracting between eight and 10 million viewers an episode.

Hiddleston starred as John Pine, a former soldier turned secret agent tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper, played by Laurie.

“It’s based on a novel, we’ve got to the end of the novel and John le Carré has yet to write another novel, so in cold practical terms, no, we’re done,” said Laurie.

The series’ impressive cast also included Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Tobias Menzies, Elizabeth Debicki and Douglas Hodge.

But Simon Cornwall, producer The Night Manager, recently suggested there could yet be a second series.