At first, the producers were looking for a "quintessentially American person" to play the role of House. Bryan Singer in particular felt there was no way he was going to hire a non-American actor for the role. Singer was very impressed by actor Hugh Laurie's audition tape and his performance and commented on how well the "American actor" was able to grasp the character. Singer was not aware that Laurie was English, due to his convincing American accent. Laurie credits the accent to "a misspent youth [watching] too much TV and too many movies".
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Belet Toys 1/6 scale Rogue Genius Outfit and Head Sculpt set features: 1/6 scale head sculpt, Leather Jacket, T-Shirt, Jeans, Belt, Shoes, Cane. Note: 12-inch figure body not included (used for display only).
There have been quite a number of 1/6 scale Hugh Laurie 12-inch figure released already due to his popularity from "House" (they made him into a Police Officer and even a United States Navy Corpsman LOL):
February 21, 2010 – The Doctor is in the House posted in my toy blog HERE
December 15, 2011 – ToysCity 1/6 US Navy Corpsman - Joint Operations (pictures HERE)
December 15, 2012 – ZC World ZCWO 1/6 scale New York Police Officer "Gregory" 12-inch action figure previewed HERE
There was also a similar outfit released by ZCWO in 2013: ZC World ZCWO 1/6 scale Mens Hommes Vol. 11 - Leather Clothing Set is inspired by House (posted HERE)
I'm just about to finish up watching House on Netflix, so I was interested in seeing the House action figures. I like all of the accessories with this one, but I think that the police officer is the best likeness.
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