"House" actor Hugh Laurie has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II today at Buckingham Palace. The Queen awarded Laurie and his comedy counterpart Stephen Fry, and actress Emma Thompson, with an Order of the British Empire membership.
Laurie and Fry became famous some 20 years ago, with their skit show "A Bit of Fry and Laurie". They later starred in "Jeeves and Wooster", which became hugely popular. Laurie has also had some smaller film roles.
He is best known globally, however, as Dr Gregory House in Fox's "House" TV show.