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Hugh Laurie CBE to be honoured at this year's Edinburgh TV Festival

He'll be the latest recipient of the 'Outstanding Achievement Award' and will take part in an 'In Conversation with...' session ahead of collecting his award.


The award-winning actor, director, singer, musician, screenwriter and author, 


From one half of comedy double act, Fry and Laurie to a film career and the phenomenal success of award-winning US medical drama House, and BBC One’s The Night Manager, the award-winning actor, director, singer, musician, screenwriter and author will offer delegates an insight into his career, his experiences and influences.


Speaking about the award, Hugh Laurie CBE said “I’d have been excited to receive an award just for Sticking Around - but this is overwhelming."


CEO and Festival Director, Lisa Campbell said “Hugh Laurie resonates with so many generations of TV viewers - for some it’s George in Blackadder, for others it’s Jeeves, Dr Gregory House or Richard Onslow Roper in The Night Manager – to name a few. It’s a phenomenally diverse range of iconic shows for one man to be across from so many different genres – he’s brilliant and I’m thrilled he’s coming to the Festival – not just to receive his award but also so we can hear from the man himself about his career highlights so far.”


Whilst Executive Chair, Graham Stuart added “Hugh Laurie has only ever been on the best shows on television and now he's coming to the Edinburgh Television Festival. We look forward to celebrating a star of great taste and style at the biggest television industry event of the year.”


Previous recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Awards include: Michael Palin CBE, Beryl Vertue CBE and award-winning writers Russell T Davies OBE and Sally Wainwright.


This year's Edinburgh TV Festival runs from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd August and you can book tickets here

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