3. Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie is good at a lot of things. In fact, he’s probably good at more things than he should be (is it really fair for someone to be a fantastic actor, AND musician, AND novelist?). But maybe that’s because he’s so darn smart. He didn’t just go to the notoriously elite Cambridge University; he also got two degrees while he was there, one in archaeology and the other in social anthropology. He was also a member of the Cambridge Footlights, along with pals Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. Apparently smart British actors run in packs.