Hugh Laurie says trans-Atlantic arrangement works for his family

03/11/2008 at 12:14 PM ET

The current arrangement between House star Hugh Laurie and his family calls for Hugh to spend weeks — if not months — on a different continent while filming the hit show, and Hugh says that the superstitious side of him prefers it that way.  The 48-year-old actor is convinced that tinkering with the formula already in place for his London-based wife Jo and children Charlie, 19, Bill, 17 and Rebecca, 14, would prove disastrous for the Los Angeles-based show, and vice versa.

I have this vague feeling that the moment I’m comfortable with my place in the world there’ll be retribution.  That’s one reason I didn’t want my family to live here. The moment we put down roots the whole thing will be called off.

Hugh admits he is "hugely surprised" by House‘s popularity, but part of that wonder may be due to the fact that Hugh doesn’t actually watch the show, himself.  He tells the UK’s Radio Times magazine that "I avert my eyes when my children have it on."

Source:  People via Radio Times

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Sanja on

I love Hugh!

Are there any pictures of his kids?

Sanja on

To answer my own question here’s a pic of Hugh and his son (it says that it’s Charles and that he’s 19?).

Jenae on

I thought that Rebecca was the youngest & Charlie was the oldest.

Angi on

I am a HUGE fan of Hugh’s, but you should know that this article is a mix of a bunch of old articles and interviews. It is very weird to see it posted here.

Sarah’s note: Thanks for letting us know. How old are we talking?

trinh on

i love hugh! dont know much about him, but i started watching house and i just love him!

trina on

i absolutely LOVE hugh laurie…has anyone ever read the book “inconceivable,” by ben elton? it is hilarious, and hugh starred in the film version (“maybe baby”) with joely richardson.

Christine on

I love Hugh Laurie too !! He is such a great actor, I love him playing the jerk in House and I can’t wait to see the season 4 (we’ve just finished the season 3 here in Belgium).

@sanja : thanxs for the pic of his son, I’ve wanted to see what his children look like.

@Trina : I didn’t read the book but I watched the movie ” maybe baby”, this is so hilarious !

But to be back on the the topic of the post, that must be hard for him to be away from his family.

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