James Hugh Calum Laurie has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Drama in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.
A performer perhaps best known for House, M.D., Laurie’s genre credits include the alt-history series Blackadder II (Prince Ludwig / Simon Partridge), Black Adder the Third (The Prince Regent, their master), Blackadder Goes Forth (Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh) and other Blackadder productions. He’s also played the family patriarch in the live-action and animated Stuart Little features, David Nix, leader of the future world in Tomorrowland, and Bertie Wooster in the Jeeves and Wooster series. He’s been a voice actor in the Monsters vs. Aliens franchise.
There are others on the List with tangential genre credits (former Beatle Ringo Starr, for one). See the full list of honorees in the Mirror. Maybe you’ll spot somebody else who needs mentioning.
[Thanks to JJ for the story.]