• We looked at the schedule and thought this was a good time for me to direct… • This episode has sort of two parallel short stories… • Things come at you quickly when you're in the director's chair… • Directing is thrilling but a big responsibility… • As an actor you're used to being lead, which is very different from directing… • This episode has a big storyline for Wilson… • Me being the director might feel a bit weird for the cast so I tread lightly around them… • Everyone's being very generous and accommodating… • The cast is incredibly skillful at interpreting my direction… • The guest cast has been remarkable… • I have only recently began to reflect our time on House… • I will miss the thrill of telling these stories… • When you get to the end of something this big you begin to realize the impact of what you've done… • I've been directed by an actor, Kenneth Branagh, once and it turned out great…
Hugh Laurie visits New Orleans to explore the roots of the sounds that have inspired his lifelong passion for music, in particular jazz and blues. Cameras follow Hugh's personal journey as he discovers a new and authentic interpretation of some of the great songs which have shaped generations of musicians and defined so much of American culture. Taking a close look at the city of New Orleans, the film captures behind the scenes moments as Hugh prepares to record his own versions of blues and jazz songs. There is also a special concert in Latrobes in the city's French Quarter, where for one night only Hugh and his band perform alongside contemporary legends like Allen Toussaint, Tom Jones and Irma Thomas.
Hugh Laurie nominated for an Emmy 2011. OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA: Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House) Timothy Olyphant (Justified)
Parts of the concert from the PBS speacial: "Hugh Laurie - Live On The Queen Mary". Songs: • Day and Night • Staggerlee •Kiss of Fire • Didn't it Rain • Wild Honey • Tipitina • Go to the Mardi Gras • Changes. You can preorder the DVD with the complete concert on Amazon UK.