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Hugh Laurie to release first concert film

1 of 1 Hugh Laurie is set to release his first concert film
Hugh Laurie is set to release his first concert film

House star Hugh Laurie's gig onboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California is to be released as a concert movie.

The 54-year-old actor performed on the ship earlier this year in an attempt to recreate a concert staged by Laurie's hero Professor Longhair at a Paul MCCartney party in 1975.

The concert was filmed and now footage has been edited for the actor's first concert to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Speaking to Wenn, Laurie said: "The Queen Mary has been moored at Long Beach since 1967. She crossed the Atlantic a thousand or so times before retiring to serve out her days as a hotel. But there is a bigger reason for its holiness.

"It was on the Queen Mary, at a party hosted by Sir Paul MCCartney (then a humble mister), that the great Professor Longhair recorded the album that changed my life - Professor Longhair Live on the Queen Mary didn't need no fancy title. It is what it is, and changes who it changes."

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