Hugh Laurie to direct episode of House
Chalk this one up to "you mean this hasn't happened already?"
Despite having aired over 100 episodes to date, Hugh Laurie has yet to direct an episode of House. That's about to change.
In what's become common practice for stars of big shows in the past few years, Laurie will step behind the camera for an upcoming episode set to air this spring. According to EP Katie Jacobs, they've wanted him to do it since season one and the episode Laurie will helm is "very intense and truly a director's piece."
This won't be the first time Laurie has directed a series he also starred in. He previously directed a few episodes of his British series Fortysomething. According to numerous reports, Laurie will direct the 17th episode of House's sixth season, scheduled to air on March 22nd, 2010.
Seems to make perfect sense -- there's no one else more qualified than the man who plays the title role and when you're already an actor and producer, what's one more credit?