Hugh Laurie is to be upgraded from the OBE he was awarded in 2007 to a CBE in the New Year’s honours list for 2018.
Hugh Laurie CBE
Blackadder star Hugh Laurie is to be awarded a CBE in this year’s honours list in recognition for his contribution to drama. Whilst we will always know and love him for his roles in Blackadder, he has of course achieved fame far beyond the classic British Sitcom. House anyone?
What is a CBE?
Whilst we want to congratulate Hugh Laurie on being recognised in the New Year’s honours list, we couldn’t help but chuckle at what CBE actually stands for. Apparently, it’s Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. If that doesn’t sound like a title straight out of Blackadder we don’t know what does! It could only be more perfect, if Stephen Fry dressed as General Melchett was to take part in the ceremony itself!
Hugh Laurie in Blackadder
Having appeared in 14 episodes and 2 Blackadder special, Hugh Laurie was a constant member of the cast.
- Blackadder II: Simon Partridge (Farters Parters) and Prince Ludwig the Indestructible
- Blackadder the Third: The Prince Regent
- Blackadder’s Christmas Carol: Lord Pigmot
- Blackadder Goes Forth: Lieutenant George
- Blackadder: Back & Forth: Major George and Consul Georgius
Hugh’s Best Bits In Blackadder
Here’s a reminder of some of High Lauries’s best bits in Blackadder. Take a look at them and let us know which ones you love the most!
C is for Contrafibularity – Blackadder
Dr Johnson arrives at the palace, having completed his life’s work. His dictionary contains every single known word in the English language except for the rather dubious ones uttered by Blackadder.
Good Lord, George!
General Melchett visits the troops, and recognises George, passing on his regards from his Uncle Bertie. Permission to sing boisterously, Sir?!
George the Lawyer
George provides counsel for the defence. He’s not all that good though!