I have never really watched House. It looks good and I understand it is but I don’t have much time for TV.
I watched a bit the other day. It’s odd seeing an English guy acting in a US show where his Englishness isn’t a part of it. Normally, you only see English guys playing English characters. Is there some particular backstory to it besides just him being a good actor who got the part on his merit as such?
Second question, to US ears how good is his US accent? We get a lot of US tv and movies so the accent is very familiar and I like to think that I can pick an obvious applied American accent. To me, Laurie’s rendition is perfect. I don’t think I could tell he wasn’t American born if I didn’t know. How is his accent to native ears?