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

Actor John Hannah the inaugural Virgin Atlantic Little Red flight from London Heathrow to Edinburgh.
Actor John Hannah the inaugural Virgin Atlantic Little Red flight from London Heathrow to Edinburgh.

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-dollar 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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