Stephen Fry

BirthDay:

24 Aug 1957

BirthPlace:

Hampstead, London, England, UK

BirthName:

Stephen John Fry

Bio:

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."

Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead, London, to Marianne Eve (Newman) and Alan Fry, a physicist and inventor. His maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants, while his father's family was of English background. He grew up in Norfolk 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 233 credits )

Tomorrow (2017) Chris
The Canterville Ghost (2017) Sir Simon de Canterville (voice)
Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen (2017) (voice)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Cheshire Cat (voice)
Love & Friendship (2016) Mr. Johnson
The Brits Are Coming (2016) Sidney
The Great Indoors (2016)  Roland
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) Sir Francis Spring
Rocky Horror Show Live (2015) Narrator
Wogan: The Best Of (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Danger Mouse (2015)  Colonel K (25 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Master of Laketown
Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me (2014)
Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk (2014) Narrator
24: Live Another Day (2014)  Prime Minister Alastair Davies (8 episodes, 2014)
Lily's Driftwood Bay (2014)  Lord Stag (2014) (unknown episodes)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (2014)  Himself - Panellist (1 episode, 2016)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Master of Laketown
The Look of Love (2013) Barrister
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Eye Spy (2013)  Himself - Narrator (3 episodes, 2013)
Twelfth Night (2013) Malvolio
Yonderland (2013)  Cuddly Dick (1 episode, 2016)
Cicada Princess (2012) Narrator (voice)
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) Oscar Wilde (voice)
Playhouse Presents (2012)  The European (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning: Saturday (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Just a Minute (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
The Story of Musicals (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man (2012)  Himself - Presenter (6 episodes, 2012)
In Love with Wilde (2012)  Himself
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (2012)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Mycroft Holmes
Lost Connection (2011) Dad
Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins (2011) The Narrator
Living the Life (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Ocean Giants (2011)  Himself - Narrator (3 episodes, 2011)
Fry's Planet Word (2011)  Himself - Presenter (5 episodes, 2011)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (2011)  Skulkingworm (1 episode, 2011)
Bear Grylls Wild Weekends (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry (2011)  Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 2011)
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
My Favourite Joke (2011)  Lord Snot (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 2
Perspectives (2011) (1 episode, 2013)
Wagner & Me (2010) Himself - Presenter
Animals United (2010) Socrates (voice)
Alice in Wonderland (2010) Cheshire Cat (voice)
This Is Jinsy (2010)  Dr. Bevelspepp (1 episode, 2014)
Little Crackers (2010)  Headmaster (1 episode, 2010)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  James Moreland (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Rob Brydon Show (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
The Virtual Revolution (2010)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
In Confidence (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
BBC Proms (2010)  Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 2010)
The Bible: A History (2010)  Himself - Actor, Writer and Presenter (1 episode, 2010
30 Years of 'An Audience With...' (2010)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
House of Boys (2009) Dr. Marsh
Jam (2009) Mr. Eustache
Toy Stories (2009)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Last Chance to See (2009)  Himself - Presenter (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
I've Never Seen Star Wars (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
BBC Proms (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Tales of the Riverbank (2008) Owl
Eichmann (2007) Minister Tormer
Blanche Neige, la suite (2007) The Narrator (voice)
St. Trinian's (2007) Stephen Fry
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kingdom (2007)  Peter Kingdom (18 episodes, 2007-2009)
Shrink Rap (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Comedy Map of Britain (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) Smithers
Little Claus and Big Claus (2006) Narrator
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Legends (2006)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2010)
Disappearing London: Suggs and the City (2006)  Himself
The Secret Show (2006)  Lucky Leo (1 episode, 2007)
Clive James Talking in the Library (2006)  Himself
V for Vendetta (2005) Deitrich
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) Patrick Curator / Parson Yorick
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Narrator / The Guide (voice)
Mirrormask (2005) Librarian
Bones (2005)  Dr. Gordon Wyatt (5 episodes, 2007-2009)
Extras (2005)  Stephen Fry (1 episode, 2006)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (4 episodes, 2006-2013)
Pocoyo (2005)  Narrator (60 episodes, 2005-2007)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Dirty Tricks (2005)  Owl (1 episode, 2005)
Nigella (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
29 Minutes of Fame (2005)  Himself - Guest Panelist (1 episode, 2005)
80s (2005) (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) Maurice Woodruff
From the Bottom Up (2004) Himself - Writer / Director
Tooth (2004) Pedro
Who Do You Think You Are? (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Britain's Best Sitcom (2004)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Bright Young Things (2003) Chauffeur
The Divorce (2003) Piers Janely
QI (2003)  Himself - Host (163 episodes, 2003-2014)
Fortysomething (2003)  Derek (1 episode, 2003)
Absolute Power (2003)  Charles Prentiss (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
Imagine (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Comedy Connections (2003)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
This Week (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Mark Lawson Talks to... (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Unsere Besten (2003)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2004)
Comedy from Merton to Enfield (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Thunderpants (2002) Sir Anthony Silk
Top Gear (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2009)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Timeshift (2002)  Himself - Narrator 'Grandmaster Clash' (1 episode, 200
Revealed (2002)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2008)
V Graham Norton (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Discovery of Heaven (2001) Onno
Gosford Park (2001) Inspector Thompson
Fourplay (2001) Nigel Steele (Therapist)
The Kumars at No. 42 (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (4 episodes, 2002-2009)
Baddiel's Syndrome (2001)  The Psychiatrist (14 episodes, 2001)
Da Mob (2001)  Maurice (unknown episodes)
The Sketch Show Story (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Sabotage! (2000) Wellington
Relative Values (2000) Frederick Crestwell
Best (2000) Frazer Crane
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Bob Martin (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Liquid News (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2011)
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999) Dr. Peter Robinson
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) Ambassador / Modern Man
Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) All Melchetts
The Magician's House (1999)  Jasper the Owl (voice)
Bill Bryson: Notes from a Small Island (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Richard Whiteley Unbriefed (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Watership Down (1999)  Cowslip (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Priory (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Johnny Vaughan Film Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
The Tichborne Claimant (1998) Hawkins
A Civil Action (1998) Pinder
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998)  Himself (3 episodes, 2001-2005)
In the Red (1998)  Controller, Radio 2 (1 episode, 1998)
So Graham Norton (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Late Lunch (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Wilde (1997) Oscar Wilde
Spice World (1997) Judge
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
What a Performance! (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999)
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996) The Judge
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996)  Himself - Team Captain (1 episode, 2008)
TFI Friday (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Airport (1996)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2002)
Ros na Rún (1996)  Tourist (1 episode, 2011)
Clive Anderson All Talk (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
The Steal (1995) Wimborne
The Thin Blue Line (1995)  Brigadier Blaster Sump (1 episode, 1995)
Heroes of Comedy (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kulturzeit (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
They Think It's All Over (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
I.Q. (1994) James Moreland
Room 101 (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller (1994) (1 episode, 1994)
Clive James (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Clear Cut (1994)
Sylvia Hates Sam (1993) God
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (1993)  Oscar Wilde (1 episode, 1993)
Breakfast with Frost (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Shooting Stars (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Peter's Friends (1992) Peter Morton
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Mai dire TV (1991)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1992)
James Randi: Psychic Investigator (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Jeeves and Wooster (1990)  Jeeves (23 episodes, 1990-1993)
Have I Got News for You (1990)  Himself (3 episodes, 1992-2000)
Masterchef (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Rita Rudner (1990) (1 episode, 1990)
Lateline (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)  General Melchett / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
Woof! (1989)  Armitage Blair (1 episode, 1993)
Clive Anderson Talks Back (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Hutchison
A Handful of Dust (1988) Reggie
Le petit amour (1988) Himself (in AIDS sketch) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988)  Himself (7 episodes, 1988-1997)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
This Is David Lander (1988)  David Lander (6 episodes, 1988)
Friday Night Live (1988) (1 episode, 1988)
Saturday Night Clive (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Black Adder the Third (1987)  The Duke of Wellington, a famous soldier (1 episode, 1
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)  Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
The New Statesman (1987)  Piers Lonsdale (1 episode, 1989)
Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987)  P'Farty (1 episode, 1987)
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (1987) Himself
Black-Adder II (1986)  Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
One O'Clock News (1986)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2007)
Saturday Live (1986)  Himself / ...
The Good Father (1985) Creighton
Happy Families (1985)  Dr. De Quincy (6 episodes, 1985)
Screen Two (1985)  Daniel Davenport (1 episode, 1990)
Alas Smith & Jones (1984) (2 episodes, 1985)
Chance in a Million (1984)  Rev. Hoblyn (1 episode, 1986)
The Lenny Henry Show (1984) (1 episode, 1985)
Aspel & Company (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Alfresco (1983)  Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
The Natural World (1983)  Himself - Narrator (3 episodes, 1998-2008)
The Young Ones (1982)  Lord Snot (1 episode, 1984)
Wogan (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Countdown (1982)  Himself (18 episodes, 1998-2007)
There's Nothing to Worry About! (1982)  Narrator / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Channel 4 News (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Chariots of Fire (1981) Singer in 'H.M.S. Pinafore' (uncredited)
Did You See..? (1980)  Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 1987)
Newsnight (1980)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2014)
Question Time (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
The South Bank Show (1978)  Himself (4 episodes, 1992-2014)
World Championship Snooker (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Arena (1975)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2007)
Great Performances (1971)  Humphrey Taylor (1 episode, 1992)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (5 episodes, 2001-2007)
Omnibus (1967)  (Himself) / ... (4 episodes, 1986-2001)
Call My Bluff (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
A Christmas Night with the Stars (1958)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1994)
Consider Yourself (0)
Summer Night, Winter Moon (0) Rufus
Duck Duck Goose (0) (voice)
Margery Booth: The Spy in the Eagle's Nest (0) Reich Marshal Hermann Goering

Producer ( 7 credits )

The Canterville Ghost (2017) executive producer
Two Down (2015) executive producer
Playhouse Presents (2012) executive producer (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Perspectives (2011) executive producer (1 episode, 2011)
Little Crackers (2010) executive producer: Sprout Pictures (1 episode, 2011)
Kingdom (2007) executive producer (18 episodes, 2007-2009)
Bright Young Things (2003) executive producer

Writer ( 13 credits )

Escape from Planet Earth (2013) (story)
Fry's Planet Word (2011) (5 episodes, 2011)
The Settlement (2011) (co-writer)
Little Crackers (2010) (1 episode, 2010)
The Magic Flute (2006) (English libretto and dialogue)
Bright Young Things (2003) (screenplay)
Lucky Break (2001)
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987) (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
Pushing Up Daisies (1984) (unknown episodes)
Alfresco (1983) (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
There's Nothing to Worry About! (1982) (3 episodes, 1982)
Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979) (unknown episodes)
The Hippopotamus (0) (novel)

Director ( 1 credit )

Bright Young Things (2003)