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

JOHN HANNAH won a bet with a fan who was convinced he was fellow actor Hugh Laurie.

The Four Weddings And A Funeral star (pictured) was at Toronto airport in Canada when the man approached him.

Despite the 57-year-old Scot’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.’

Hugh Laurie: Fan reckons he’s a doppelganger for John Hannah PICTURE: REX

Hannah added: ‘Fair’s fair the dude paid up.’

Meanwhile Hugh Laurie will receive the outstanding achievement award at the Edinburgh Television Festival, it has been announced.

The festival will also celebrate the actor’s long and varied career with a special In Conversation With… in which he will discuss his start as one half of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie, to his success in US medical drama House and hit show The Night Manager.