According to Variety, Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the baddie in the upcoming remake of Robocop.
Laurie is already a darling of American TV, of course, thanks to his role as House, MD. And while he has a track record in movies - appearing in the likes of The Borrowers, 101 Dalmatians and, erm, Spice World - it seems that Robocop could be his Hollywood game changer.
But the man Stephen Fry affectionately refers to as "m'colleague" isn't the first Brit to make it big across the Pond, of course. With acknowledgement to those who are sadly no longer with us - we're looking at you, Peter Sellers and Dudley Moore - here are just 10 more comedy folks whose career paths have led them from British shores to Hollywood's glittering silver screen...
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