Stephen Fry

Biography

Date of Birth 24 August 1957, Hampstead, London, England, UK Birth Name Stephen John Fry Height 6' 4½" (1.94 m) Mini 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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Birth Name

Stephen John Fry

Birth Place

Hampstead, Londres, Inglaterra, Reino Unido

Birth Date

8/24/1957
Known For
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V for Vendetta

Deitrich

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Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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Missing Link

Lord Piggot-Dunceby (voice)

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Peter's Friends

Peter Morton

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Thunderpants

Sir Anthony Silk

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Eichmann

Minister Tormer

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Cold Comfort Farm

Mybug

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March of the Dinosaurs

Narrator

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Tales Of The Riverbank

Owl

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The Discovery of Heaven

Onno

Starring In
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Treasure

Edek

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The Canterville Ghost

Sir Simon de Canterville (voice)

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The Inventor

Leonardo da Vinci (voice)

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Red, White & Royal Blue

King James III

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George Michael: Portrait of an Artist

Self

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Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration

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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

Self - Narrator (voice)

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Die vielen Gesichter des Peter O'Toole

Self

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Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History

Self - Narrator (voice)

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Missing Link

Lord Piggot-Dunceby (voice)

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Dancing with the Birds

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Churchill and the Movie Mogul

Self

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Almost Human

Narrator

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Duck Duck Goose

Frazier (voice)

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The Con Is On

Sidney

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M.C. Escher - Journey to Infinity

Self (voice)

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50 Years Legal

Himself

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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Himself

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Cheshire Cat (voice)

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Love & Friendship

Mr. Johnson

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Sir Francis Spring

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That Sugar Film

Himself

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Master of Laketown

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Le peuple miniature

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Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me

Self

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The Look of Love

Barrister

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Master of Laketown

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A Liar’s Autobiography

Oscar Wilde (voice)

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Mycroft Holmes

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Holy Flying Circus

God

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March of the Dinosaurs

Narrator

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Animals United

Socrates (voice: English version)

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Alice in Wonderland

Cheshire Cat (voice)

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House of Boys

Dr. Marsh

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Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News

Self

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Tales Of The Riverbank

Owl

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St Trinian's

Himself

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Eichmann

Minister Tormer

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Stormbreaker

Smithers

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V for Vendetta

Deitrich

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Narrator / The Guide (voice)

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MirrorMask

Librarian

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Patrick Curator / Parson Yorick

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Maurice Woodruff

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Tooth

Pedro

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Tom Brown's Schooldays

Dr. Thomas Arnold

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A Bear Named Winnie

Protheroe the Zookeeper

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Bright Young Things

Chauffeur

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Le Divorce

Piers Janely

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Le Divorce

Piers Janely

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Thunderpants

Sir Anthony Silk

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The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'

Himself (archive footage)

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The Discovery of Heaven

Onno

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Gosford Park

Inspector Thompson

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Life After Sex

Nigel Steele (Therapist)

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Shark Attack 2

Chuck

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Gormenghast

Professor Bellgrove

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Best

Frazer Crane

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Relative Values

Frederick Crestwell

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Longitude

Sir Kenelm Digby

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration

Host

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Whatever Happened to Harold Smith

Dr. Peter Robinson

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Watership Down: Escape To Watership Down

Cowslip (3 episodes, 1999-2000)

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Bill Bryson: Notes From A Small Island

Himself (1 episode, 1999)

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Blackadder Back & Forth

Bishop Flavius Melchett / Melchett / General Melchecus / Wellington

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A Civil Action

Pinder

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Spice World

Judge

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The Tichborne Claimant

Hawkins

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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

The Judge

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Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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Cold Comfort Farm

Mybug

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The Steal

Wimborne

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I.Q.

James Moreland

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Bob Monkhouse - An Audience With Bob Monkhouse

Himself - Audience Member

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Peter's Friends

Peter Morton

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A Handful of Dust

Reggie

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A Fish Called Wanda

Hutchison

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Kung-Fu Master!

Himself (in AIDS sketch) (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Lords Melchett / Frondo

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The Good Father

Creighton

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The secret policeman's third ball and biggest ball

Himself

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Chariots of Fire

Artist (uncredited)

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