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Hugh Laurie to direct 'House' episode

 Hugh Laurie is going to direct an episode of his hit Fox series "House."

Hugh-laurie-houseThis is going to be the first time Laurie has stepped behind the camera on the series, which has produced more than 100 episodes to date.

"I am thrilled, daunted and honoured – with a ‘u’ – by this new responsibility," Laurie. "'House' scripts are Fabergé eggs, and I will try my very hardest not to drop this one on a stone floor."

"I’ve wanted him to direct since Season One. In fact, I can’t believe he’s actually doing it," said executive producer Katie Jacobs. "There is no one more qualified to direct the show than Hugh Laurie. I’m sure this is evident to anyone who’s seen the show, but he is simply the most versatile, talented, funny actor on TV today. Add to that an impeccable feeling for the visual storytelling, and you have the makings of a great director. I don’t know how he’s going to be in two places at once, but that part we’ll just have to figure out."

The episode Laurie is directing is "very intense and truly a director’s piece."