British actor Hugh Laurie feted in Hollywood

Television star Hugh Laurie is celebrated in Hollywood with a star on the Walk of Fame, in a ceremony alongside his ex-comedy partner Stephen Fry.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British actor Hugh Laurie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (Oct 25).

Already well-known in the United Kingdom, Laurie has made a name for himself in US television for shows including House and Veep.

Speaking on the podium, the star said, "I don't think there's an actor alive that hasn't felt at some point - some of them quite regularly - that what they do and the business that they're in is at some level somewhat silly. It can feel silly, it can feel ephemeral and candy floss and of no consequence but there are other times when you are confronted with a realisation that what an honour it is and a privilege it is to be a part of something that touches so many lives around the world and even shapes lives. You may say that's a bold claim but let me say this - I have lost count of the number of times the number of young people that I've met who are either studying or practising medicine because they saw House."

Laurie was joined at the ceremony by his ex-comedy partner Stephen Fry.