Hugh Laurie Quitting TV Once 'House' Ends
Hugh Laurie, the famously cranky Dr. House on the hit television series of the same name, said he'll probably retire from TV acting after the show finishes its run, focusing instead on other roles in the entertainment industry.
The British actor has won critical acclaim for his work on the TV show, where he plays a grumpy, drug-addled, mean-spirited yet genius doctor who always solves the most mysterious of medical cases.
According to the Toronto Sun, it's made him one of the highest paid actors in television, pulling in about $250,000 per episode.
Laurie said in a recent interview, though, that while he's enjoyed the tremendous success, he'll be ready to focus on other projects when the show is over.
"I think I have been rather spoiled here [America.] I can't imagine there will be another one quite like this. I think I will probably be as interested by either writing or producing or directing, or some other aspect. I find the whole field of it fascinating," said Laurie, as quoted by Britain's Daily Record.