Very intresting concept.
Hugh Laurie’s main achievement is making the character (Dr House for instance) appealing in spite of his despicable qualities. Laurie achieves traction with his impeccable timing for sarcasm and grudging admiration without ever verbalizing it. He is channelizes wit, vulnerability and brilliance through his character which is a difficult conductor of such exalted virtues. Characters of this breed require a degree of magnetism and Laurie brings that charm with him without being too obvious about it. He tunes in to the mischievous elements of his character with great felicity.