His net worth may also be boosted by his writing career, as in 1996, his first novel called The Gun Seller, which was a thriller, was published.
The book quickly became a best-seller and he has been working on a film version. He started writing a second book called The Paper Soldier, which was due for release in 2009.
In 2007, Laurie was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), as part of the New Year Honours for services to drama.
He has a whole host of film credits under his belt, including roles in Blackadder: Back & Forth, Stuart Little and Holmes & Watson.
His latest TV role was in the series Avenue 5, in which he played main character Ryan Clark.