Hugh Laurie wants to reunite with Stephen Fry

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 June 2013
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie says he and Stephen Fry "often" talk about reuniting and while they are unlikely to do another sketch show, he wants them to team up for a revue show

Hugh Laurie is keen to reunite with Stephen Fry for a stage show.

The 'House' actor - who worked with his comedy partner on four seasons of 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie' - has revealed the pair "often" talk about teaming up again, but insists they will not be making another sketch show.

He said: "I think probably sketching is a young man's game because, by and large, it's about mocking people much older than you. We are not only the age of cabinet ministers, we are probably older than half the cabinet."

The 54-year-old star said he struck up a pretty "instantaneous" friendship with Stephen when the pair met at Cambridge University, and they are keen to work with each other on a stage revue show similar to those of popular 1950s and 1960s comedy duo Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

Speaking on Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs', he added: "A sort of Flanders and Swann-type stage revue with a couple of wing chairs and a rug and a decanter of Madeira and my colleague will recount amusing stories and I will sit at the piano and play ditties.

"I know no more than that - we have not advanced with this idea but that would be my pick of the way to go."

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