Hugh Laurie rides in New Orleans Mardi Gras parade (photos)

Hugh Laurie, the actor best known for his work in the TV show “House,” was the 2014 king of Bacchus. The Mardi Gras parade starts in Uptown New Orleans on Napoleon Avenue and makes its way down St. Charles.

Hugh Laurie was the 2014 king of Bacchus, a Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

Hugh Laurie was the 2014 king of Bacchus, a Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

The parade rolled tonight at 5:15.

Hugh Laurie was a gracious king. He arrived early, greeted the crowd, threw doubloons and signed autographs. He also blew kisses. Hail, Hugh Laurie, king of Bacchus!

Our photos from Laurie’s arrival:

PS – you are free to use these images under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial purposes as long as you credit NewinNOLA.com and link back to the site. Happy Mardi Gras!

You are free to use these images under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial purposes as long as you credit NewinNOLA.com and link back to the site. Happy Mardi Gras!

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