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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

Stephen John Fry

(born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, broadcaster, comedian, director and writer. He first came to prominence in the 1980s as one half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, alongside Hugh Laurie, with the two starring in A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1989–1995) and Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993). He also starred in the sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984) alongside Laurie, Emma Thompson, and Robbie Coltrane, and in Blackadder (1986–1989) alongside Rowan Atkinson. Since 2011, he has served as president of the mental health charity Mind.

Fry's film acting roles include playing his idol Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde (1997), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor; Inspector Thompson in Robert Altman's murder mystery Gosford Park (2001); and Mr. Johnson in Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship (2016). He has also made appearances in the films Chariots of Fire (1981), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), V for Vendetta (2005), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) and The Hobbit film series. Between 2001 and 2017 he hosted the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) 12 times.


August 24, 1957
Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead.


Further Resources



Telegraph reporters
May 23, 2020
The Telegraph
The actor has praised the ancient Greek myths for not portraying LGBT relationships as "anything particularly special"
Greg Kumparak
April 1, 2020
If you've ever tried to buy the Harry Potter audiobooks, you probably noticed something kind of tricky: there's two very different versions. The version most widely available in the US is narrated by Jim Dale. The UK version is read by Stephen Fry. Which is better? I won't get into that -- that's something the [...]
Henry Bodkin
January 27, 2020
The Telegraph
Prostate cancer has become the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease for the first time, thanks to the "Turnbull and Fry effect".
Stephanie Mlot
November 21, 2019
Two days after it wrapped filming on Doctor Who season 12, the BBC announced a pair of British TV legends set to make their TARDIS debut. Stephen Fry (A Bit of Fry and ...
Telegraph Reporters
September 16, 2019
The Telegraph
Sir Rod Stewart has been cleared of prostate cancer following a secret three-year struggle with the disease.
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