Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

Aug. 24th, 1957
Born in
Hampstead, London, England, UK
6' 4 1/2"

Stephen Fry's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
BlackAdder (UK) TV Show
BlackAdder (UK)
QI (UK) TV Show
Jeeves and Wooster (UK) TV Show
Jeeves and Wooster (UK)
Kingdom (UK) TV Show
Kingdom (UK)
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) TV Show
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK) TV Show
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK)
The Great Indoors TV Show
The Great Indoors
The Thin Blue Line (UK) TV Show
The Thin Blue Line (UK)
Airport (UK) TV Show
Airport (UK)
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK) TV Show
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK)
Absolute Power (UK) TV Show
Absolute Power (UK)
Stephen Fry In America (UK) TV Show
Stephen Fry In America (UK)
FortySomething (UK) TV Show
FortySomething (UK)
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (UK) TV Show
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (UK)
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind (UK) TV Show
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind (UK)
Gormenghast (UK) TV Show
Gormenghast (UK)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (UK) TV Show
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (UK)
Last Chance to See (UK) TV Show
Last Chance to See (UK)
The South Bank Show (UK) TV Show
The South Bank Show (UK)
Shooting Stars (UK) TV Show
Shooting Stars (UK)
Nigella (UK) TV Show
Nigella (UK)
Alfresco (UK) TV Show
Alfresco (UK)
This is Jinsy (UK) TV Show
This is Jinsy (UK)
Watership Down (CA) TV Show
Watership Down (CA)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry (UK) TV Show
Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry (UK)
Happy Families (UK) TV Show
Happy Families (UK)
Late Lunch (UK) TV Show
Late Lunch (UK)
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times TV Show
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times
Saturday Night Clive (UK) TV Show
Saturday Night Clive (UK)
The Story of Light Entertainment (UK) TV Show
The Story of Light Entertainment (UK)
This is David Lander (UK) TV Show
This is David Lander (UK)
Baddiel's Syndrome (UK) TV Show
Baddiel's Syndrome (UK)
Bob Martin (UK) TV Show
Bob Martin (UK)
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK) TV Show
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK)
Da Mob TV Show
Da Mob
Sport Relief 2004 TV Show
Sport Relief 2004
Sport Relief 2006 TV Show
Sport Relief 2006
Sport Relief (UK) TV Show
Sport Relief (UK)
The Magician's House (UK) TV Show
The Magician's House (UK)
University Challenge Reunited (UK) TV Show
University Challenge Reunited (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson (I) has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay, 10 percent other." He grew up in Norfolk (where his parents still reside) and attended Uppingham School and Stout's Hill. After his notorious three months in Pucklechurch prison for credit card fraud, he attended Queens College, Cambridge in 1979, finishing with a 2:1 in English in 1981/2. While at Cambridge, he was a member of the Cherubs drinking club, and Footlights with Thompson, Tony Slattery, Martin Bergmann, and Hugh Laurie (to whom he was introduced by E.T.). His prolific writing partnership with Laurie began in 1981 with resulting Footlights revues for (among others) Mayweek, Edinburgh Festival, and a three month tour of Australia. In 1984, Fry was engaged to do the rewrite of the Noel Gay musical "Me and My Girl," which made him a millionaire before the age of 30. It also earned him a nomination for a Tony award in 1987. (Sidenote: It was upon SF's suggestion that Emma Thompson (I) landed a leading role in the London cast of this show.) Throughout the 1980s, Fry did a huge amount of television and radio work, as well as writing for newspapers (e.g. a weekly column in the "Daily Telegraph") and magazines (e.g. articles for "Arena"). He is probably best known for his television roles in "Blackadder II" (1986) and "Jeeves and Wooster" (1990).

His support of the Terence Higgins Trust through events such as the first "Hysteria" benefit, as well as numerous other charity efforts, are probably those works of which he is most proud. Fry's acting career has not been limited to films and television. He had successful runs in Alan Bennett (I)'s "Forty Years On," Simon Gray (I)'s "The Common Pursuit" with John Sessions, Rik Mayall, John Gordon Sinclair, and others. Michael Frayn's "Look Look" and Gray's "Cell Mates" were less successful for both Fry and their playwrights, the latter not helped by his walking out of the play after only a couple of weeks. Fry has published four novels as well as a collection of his radio and journalistic miscellanea. He has recorded audiotapes of his novels (an unabridged version of "The Liar" was released in 1995), as well as many other works for both adults and children.

  • In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List -- a list of the most influential gay men and women -- he came no. 23, down from 21.
  • He was one of the guests at 'Prince Charles' (qv)' and 'Camilla Parker-Bowles' (qv)' wedding.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as one of several writers, including the deceased 'L. Arthur Rose' (qv) and 'Douglas Furber' (qv) as well as collaborator 'Mike Ockrent' (qv), as Best Book (Musical) for "Me and My Girl."
  • Smokes a pipe.
  • Is related to English sportsman, politician and all-round polymath C. B. Fry.
  • He's regarded in the UK as 'Britain's Favourite Teddy Bear' and is a keen teddy bear collector himself.
  • He was a good friend of author 'Douglas Adams' (qv).
  • Ranked #44 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".

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