Actor says comments by Education Secretary amounted to 'slagging off teachers'
The Kiwis staged a miraculous comeback to steal the win with the final play of the game thanks to a Ryan Crotty try which was converted by Aaron Cruden
Carter will take time out from the game after the Kiwi's November European Tour
The comedy producer and QI founder John Lloyd does exactly what he sets out to do with this show - at least according to the blurb on his flyer: to take the audience on a journey via The Meaning of Liff (the spoof lexicon he co-wrote with Douglas Adams) and his constant search for quite interesting facts.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Bonneville, Example and Daisy Lowe are among stars to attend alternative Bond events
Ben Elton has written a new sitcom set in the dysfunctional world of local government.
He's an English actor who's as authentically bluesy as a game of cricket – but Hugh Laurie does a great impression of an American roots original
Stephen Fry will be reunited with comedy partner Hugh Laurie in a new animated film based on the work of Oscar Wilde, it has been announced.
Homeless side's run to today's Super 15 semi-final has given city struck by two earthquakes a boost, writes Winston Aldworth in Auckland
It's all Mrs Hare's fault. When he was a nipper in a comfortable Oxford household, an Eton boy and the youngest son of a GP, Hugh Laurie was told to learn the classical horn. He lasted three weeks. Mrs Hare's efforts to teach him the instrument came to naught. But she did leave one lasting impression on young Laurie: one day, flipping to page 26 in the book of sheet music, she came across "Swanee River". "Negro spiritual, slightly syncopated," she said drily to her pupil.
The idea of the Blackadder/House actor turning his hand to an album of New Orleans blues standards may seem incongruous, but Laurie has a lifelong love of this music and is a fine pianist.
Is there no end to Hugh Laurie's unfeasibly large array of talents? As if it wasn't enough that the celebrated British comic is also the highest-paid actor on US television for his starring role in House, he has translated his life-long passion for blues into a debut album, showcased by this, his first UK headline show.
As Hugh Laurie prepares to record a blues album, Ben Walsh worries that it could be the latest in a long line of turgid offerings from actors-turned-singers
Hugh Laurie, better known for his acting roles in television programmes including Blackadder and House, is now turning his hand to a different trade by starting work on his debut album.
A meaty, fun tour rounds off a long, hard season – and smiling at the haka is a perfect way to bow out
They outclass their British counterparts, but some American drama series are starting to lose their lustre, says Fiona Sturges