John Hannah wins bet with fan who thought he was Hugh Laurie

The Four Weddings and a Funeral actor tweeted about the mix-up at Toronto airport.

Mix-up: John Hannah and Hugh Laurie. <strong>Gage Skidmore / Jeroen Komen</strong>
Mix-up: John Hannah and Hugh Laurie. Gage Skidmore / Jeroen Komen

John Hannah won a bet with a fan who was convinced he was fellow actor Hugh Laurie.

Scottish star Hannah, known for films including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Sliding Doors, was at Toronto airport in Canada when the man approached him.

Despite the 57-year-old’s denials, the fan insisted he was Oxfordshire-born House star Laurie, 59, and even made a $10 bet on his identity.

It was only when Hannah took out his passport that the man relented.


Hannah tweeted: “Just met a guy in the elevator at Toronto airport who asked if I was Hugh Laurie? I said no. He said I think you are!

“So I bet him $10 I wasn’t. And he accepted. Passport out. He looked a bit surprised when I said he owed me 10 bucks.”

Hannah added: “Fairs fair the dude paid up.”

As well as his work on medical drama House, Laurie is known for his comedy double-act with Stephen Fry.

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