Over the weekend, Hugh Laurie made a public appearance with a strikingly different look, donning a long and bushy beard that rendered him nearly unrecognizable.
The 62-year-old actor, renowned for his iconic roles in Blackadder and House, showcased an unexpected change in demeanor as he attended a low-key event. Despite the anticipation surrounding the premiere of his upcoming sitcom “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans”, Hugh took a leisurely stroll with his pet dog on Sunday. Dressed in dark jeans and sneakers, he embraced a casual vibe.
Against the backdrop of a sunny day, Hugh kept warm in a navy pullover and a dark blue beanie, combining the two to ward off the chill in the air.
Adapted from Agatha Christie’s celebrated 1934 novel of the same name, the captivating murder mystery features an impressive ensemble cast. Will Poulter takes on the role of Bobby Jones, the son of a vicar, while Frances Derwent portrays Lady Frances Derwent, Bobby’s adventurous companion, as they embark on a murder investigation.
The miniseries also stars Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent as Lady Frances’ aristocratic parents, Lord and Lady Marcham. In a dual role, Hugh Laurie not only assumes the character of psychotherapist Dr. James Nicholson but also directs the show.
Expressing his deep connection to the source material, Laurie remarked: “I loved this book when I was a youngster, and I still do. The beauty of the fundamental mystery gave me chills, and they haven’t completely subsided since. I’ve developed a growing fondness for the ensemble of characters, and it’s an immense honor to retell their story in this manner”.
Determined to give his all to the project, Laurie declared: “I’ll bring my A-game to the shoot and invest everything I’ve got”.