‘I’ve been preparing to play a baddie all my life’

Hugh Laurie on his darkest role yet – and his real life scrap with a champion boxer. By John Hiscock

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How evil is Hugh Laurie? The reason for the question will become apparent below. But the answer kind of depends on which side of the Atlantic you watch television. If you watch it in the US – where his long-running series was a huge hit, and made...

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