Award-winning actor, director, singer, musician, screenwriter and author, Hugh Laurie CBE will receive the Edinburgh TV Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award at the prestigious TV Awards.

Ahead of receiving the award on Thursday 22nd August, the Festival will also honour Laurie’s career with a special ‘In Conversation With…’ From one half of comedy double act, Fry and Laurie to a film career and the phenomenal success of award-winning US medical drama House, and BBC One’s The Night Manager, the conversation will offer delegates an insight into his career, his experiences and influences in this fascinating session.

Hugh Laurie CBE said: “I’d have been excited to receive an award just for Sticking Around – but this is overwhelming.”