Hugh Laurie

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The Canterville Ghost review – spooky Halloween animation reunites Fry and Laurie
Oscar Wilde’s short story is the basis for this energetic family cartoon, with a spirited ghost voiced by Stephen Fry and a brief visit from confrere Hugh Laurie

Peter Bradshaw

20, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Crosswords that are too puzzling and an Agatha Christie mystery
We consider clues that are harder than they were supposed to be and Hugh Laurie’s TV adaptation of Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

Alan Connor

08, May, 2023 @11:16 AM

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Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? review – a classic whodunnit with delight in every scene
Written and directed by Hugh Laurie, this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s coastal mystery has it all: tight dialogue, a starry cast and exquisite 1930s nostalgia

Jack Seale

09, Apr, 2023 @9:15 PM

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The Amazing Maurice review – perky Terry Pratchett adaptation
Hugh Laurie gives voice to a cat with a devious plan in this enjoyable, if slightly macabre, family film

Wendy Ide

18, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Amazing Maurice review – rodent crime caper is a riot of silliness
A stellar cast have a lot of fun hamming it up in this adaptation of a Terry Pratchett novel about a bunch of scamming rats who come unstuck on a con gone wrong

Cath Clarke

14, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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TV tonight: Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara opens up about his rare condition
This moving documentary shows the former player/manager grappling with his diagnosis for apraxia of speech. Plus: Children of the Taliban is essential viewing. Here’s what to watch tonight

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Alexi Duggins and Jack Seale

14, Dec, 2022 @6:20 AM

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Hugh Laurie to star as Maurice, Terry Pratchett's streetwise tomcat
Actor will head all-star cast for animated version of the beloved author’s novel for children The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Alison Flood

06, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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A tale of two Hughs: Laurie and Grant reap the rewards of wisdom
Time to delight in watching the two British actors embrace the confidence and success that comes with experience

Lucy Mangan

30, Oct, 2020 @2:41 PM

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The week in TV: Roadkill; DNA; The Same Sky; Out of Her Mind and more
David Hare’s political thriller had too many implausibilities to be truly enjoyable

Euan Ferguson

25, Oct, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Roadkill review – greed and corruption at the heart of the government
Although it is set in a world not led by Brexit or the pandemic, David Hare’s four-parter is a reminder – as if we needed one – that political ambition is rarely pure

Lucy Mangan

18, Oct, 2020 @9:00 PM

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TV tonight: Hugh Laurie's scandalous MP takes on the press
David Hare pens this new drama starring Laurie as a rising politician courting disaster. Plus: The Twelve begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett

18, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Personal History of David Copperfield review – Iannucci makes Dickens his own
Armando Iannucci’s absurdist adaptation is full to bursting with fantastic comic performances

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

26, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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