Stephen Fry Biography

Birthday: 1957-08-24
Place of Birth: Hampstead, London
Height: 6' 4½" (1.94 m)
Wiki Biography: 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 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 Bergman, 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 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 "Black-Adder 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's "Forty Years On," Simon Gray'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.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Alfresco 1983 Comedy
Happy Families Dr. De Quincy 1985 Comedy
Happy Families (1985) Dr. De Quincy 1985 - 1985
Saturday Live Himself / ... 1986 - 1987
A Bit of Fry & Laurie Various Characters 1987 Comedy
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1987 Comedy
This is David Lander David Lander 1988 Comedy
Friday Night Live 1988 Comedy
Jeeves and Wooster Reginald Jeeves 1990 - 1993 Comedy
Sunday Night Clive Himself 1994 - 1994
Gormenghast Professor Bellgrove 2000 - 2000 Adventure
Baddiel's Syndrome The Psychiatrist 2001 Comedy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Guide 2005 Adventure
Pocoyo 2005 Animation
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Narrator / The Guide 2005 Adventure
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Narrator / The Guide 2005 Adventure
Stephen Fry: HIV & Me Himself 2007
Kingdom Peter Kingdom 2007 Comedy
Kingdom (UK) Peter Kingdom 2007 -
Stephen Fry in America 2008 Documentary
Last Chance to See Himself - Presenter 2009
Frys Planet Word Himself - Presenter 2011
Ocean Giants Narrator 2011
Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry Himself - Presenter 2011 History
The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff 2011 Comedy
Stephen Frys 100 Greatest Gadgets 2011
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man Himself - Presenter 2012
QI 2018 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat 1933 0, 0
Peter's Friends Peter 1992
I.Q. 1994 Comedy, Romance
The Steal Wimborne 1995 Comedy, Thriller
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride The Judge 1997 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Wilde Oscar Wilde 1998 Drama, History
A Civil Action 1999 Drama
The Tichborne Claimant Hawkins 1999 Drama
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Dr. Peter Robinson 2000 Comedy
Best Frazer Crane 2000 Biography, Drama
Relative Values 2000 Comedy
Sabotage! Wellington 2000 Comedy
Fourplay Nigel Steele 2001 Comedy
The Discovery of Heaven 2001 Drama, Fantasy
Thunderpants 2002 Comedy, Family
Tom Brown's Schooldays 2004
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Maurice Woodruff 2004 Drama
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Narrator / The Guide 2005 Adventure, Comedy
MirrorMask 2005 Adventure, Drama, Family
V for Vendetta Deitrich 2006 0, 0, Game Show
50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 Documentary
Tales of the Riverbank Owl 2008 Animation, Family
Eichmann Minister Tormer 2009 Biography, Drama, History
Animals United Socrates 2010 Animation, Comedy, Family
Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins The Narrator 2011 Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The Look of Love Barrister 2013 Biography, Comedy, Drama
Love and Friendship Mr. Johnson 2015 Drama, Romance
The Man Who Knew Infinity Sir Francis Spring 2015 Biography, Drama
Tomorrow Chris 2015 Drama
Rocky Horror Show Live Narrator 2015 Comedy, Musical