Stephen Fry

Actor, Playwright, Novelist
Although his comic persona was often smug, occasionally overbearing and sometimes even mannered, the multi-talented Stephen Fry exuded an easy charm and rapier wit while successfully mining numerous mediums - film ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1957 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (81)

The Great Indoors 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 (Movie)

Cheshire Cat (Voice)

Love & Friendship 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Johnson (Actor)

Tales of the Riverbank 2016 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

The Man Who Knew Infinity 2016 (Movie)

Sir Francis Spring (Actor)

That Sugar Film 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Brits Are Coming 2015 (Movie)

Sidney (Actor)

Elizabeth Rex 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Master Of Laketown (Actor)

Water Warriors 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

The British Academy Film Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Master Of Laketown (Actor)

The Look of Love 2013 (Movie)

Barrister (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Wagner & Me 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

House of Boys 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Marsh (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

Mycroft Holmes (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Graham Norton Show 2000 - 2002, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Cheshire Cat (Voice)

Animals United 2010 (Movie)

(Voice)

Eichmann 2010 (Movie)

Minister Tormer (Actor)

Top Gear 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

St. Trinian's 2009 (Movie)

Quiz host (Actor)

Extras 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

Smithers (Actor)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

Patrick Curator/Parson Yorick (Actor)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

Gordon Deitrich (Actor)

V for Vendetta: Unmasked 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

Chauffeur (Actor)

Tooth 2004 (Movie)

Pedro (Actor)

Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

Piers Janely (Actor)

The Kumars At No. 42 (BBC) 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Host

Best 2001 (Movie)

Frazer Crane (Actor)

Blackadder: Back & Forth 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Inspector Thompson (Actor)

The Magician's House 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

Thunderpants 2001 (Movie)

Sir Anthony Silk QC (Actor)

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Peter Robinson (Actor)

Relative Values 2000 (Movie)

Crestwell (Actor)

Sabotage! 2000 (Movie)

Duke of Wellington (Actor)

The Discovery of Heaven 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

Pinder (Actor)

Blackadder Back and Forth 1998 (Movie)

Bishop Flavius Melchett (Actor)

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Tichborne Claimant 1998 (Movie)

Sir Henry Hawkins (Actor)

Wilde 1998 (Movie)

Oscar Wilde (Actor)

The Wind in the Willows 1997 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Cold Comfort Farm 1996 (Movie)

Mybug (Actor)

Jeeves & Wooster IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Steal 1995 (Movie)

Wimborne (Actor)

The Thin Blue Line 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clive James 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

I.Q. 1994 (Movie)

James Morland (Actor)

Jeeves and Wooster, Series III 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jeeves and Wooster, Series II 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Common Pursuit 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Jeeves & Wooster 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Blackadder's Christmas Carol 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fish Called Wanda 1988 (Movie)

Hutchison (Actor)

A Handful of Dust 1988 (Movie)

Reggie (Actor)

Old Flames 1988 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

The Good Father 1987 (Movie)

Creighton (Actor)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Bear Named Winnie (TV Show)

Actor

FourPlay (TV Show)

Actor

Gormenghast (TV Show)

Actor

Last Chance to See (TV Show)

Actor

Longitude (TV Show)

Actor

Pocoyo (TV Show)

Narrator

Tom Brown's School Days (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

Escape From Planet Earth 2013 (Movie)

Writing (Writer)

The Magic Flute 2006 (Movie)

(English libretto and dialogue) (Screenplay)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gossip 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Tickled 2016 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (2)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

("Ain't No Flies On The Lamb Of God") (Song)

Lucky Break 2002 (Movie)

book/song('Nelson the Musical') (Song)
Director (1)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (2)

Repentance 2014 (Movie)

Site Manager (Construction Manager)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

Although his comic persona was often smug, occasionally overbearing and sometimes even mannered, the multi-talented Stephen Fry exuded an easy charm and rapier wit while successfully mining numerous mediums - film, television, theatre, novels and even Twitter. Fry first made a name for himself alongside fellow Cambridge chum Hugh Laurie on popular British comedies like "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (BBC2/BBC1, 1989-1995), while also co-starring opposite Rowan Atkinson in the "Blackadder" series. Following another hit with Laurie, "Jeeves & Wooster" (BBC, 1990-93), Fry became a frequent presence on films in both his native England and in America, including an acclaimed portrayal of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in "Wilde" (1997). He next logged an appearance in "A Civil Action" (1998) before delivering a finely tuned comic turn in Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" (2001). After making his directorial debut with the well-received seriocomedy "Bright Young Things" (2003), Fry was the subject of the documentary "Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive" (2006), which detailed his lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder, while garnering praise for his hit series "Stephen Fry in America" (BBC1, 2008). By the time he was seen in "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) and "Sherlock Holmes 2" (2011), there was no doubt that the multifaceted Fry had become an audience favorite on both sides of the Atlantic.

Relationships

Daniel Cohen

Companion
Met in 1995 live together in London

Alan Fry

Father

Marianne Fry

Mother

Roger Fry

Brother

Jo Fry

Sister
Worked for Fry

EDUCATION

Uppingham School

Rutland
Expelled from Uppingham when he was fifteen

Norfolk College of Arts and Technology

Norfolk

Paston School

Norfolk
Also expelled from the school

City College Norwich

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England 1978 - 1981
Attended Queens' College on scholarship; was a member of the Footlights theater group, where he first met Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson

Milestones

2016

Was a supporting character in the comedy "The Brits Are Coming"

2016

Voiced a role in the animated film "Duck Duck Goose"

2015

Voiced the role of Colonel K on the animated series "Danger Mouse"

2014

Played Prime Minister Alastair Davies on the Fox reboot "24: Live Another Day"

2013

Was a supporting character in the comedy "The Look of Love"

2011

Cast as the title character's brother opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

2010

Played the Cheshire Cat in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

2009

Released the 12-part series "The Dongle of Donald Trefusis"; Fry wrote and read the material (a mixture of podcast, audio book and radio monologue)

2008

Hosted the six-part travel series "Stephen Fry in America" on the BBC

2008

Hosted the three-part series on BBC Radio 4 "Fry's English Delight"

2007

Cast in a recurring guest role as psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Wyatt on the Fox drama "Bones"

2007

Starred in and executive produced the British legal drama "Kingdom"

2006

Co-starred in the Wachowski brothers' "V for Vendetta" with Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving

2006

Featured in the two-part television documentary "Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive"

2006

Played the role of gadget-master Smithers in "Stormbreaker"

2005

Served as the narrator for the film version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

2005

Appeared in the British comedy "A Cock and Bull Story"

2004

Appeared in HBO's "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," starring Geoffrey Rush in the title role

2003

Made directorial debut with "Bright Young Things"; also adapted the script from Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies

2003

Hosted the British television quiz show "QI"

2001

Played the detective in Robert Altman's period drama "Gosford Park"

2000

Played the role of Professor Bellgrove in BBC's "Gormenghast," a four-episode television serial based on the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake

2000

Published his memoirs Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography

2000

Began starring as Charles Prentiss in the Radio 4 comedy "Absolute Power"

1997

Released his second novel Making History

1997

Returned to features in the title role of "Wilde"

1995

While appearing in Simon Gray's West End play, "Cell Mates," he suffered nervous breakdown and retreated from public view for several days

1994

Cast as James Moreland in the romantic comedy "I.Q."

1993

Portrayed Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde in an episode of the CBS series, "Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times"

1992

Played the title character in Kenneth Branagh's "Peter's Friends"

1992

Reprised the role of Humphry in the BBC/PBS version of Simon Gray's "The Common Pursuit"

1991

Published first novel, The Liar

1990

Starred as Jeeves (alongside Hugh Laurie's Bertie Wooster) in the PBS/BBC presentation of P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves and Wooster"

1989

Reprised role of Melchett in "Blackadder Goes Forth" (BBC)

1988

Was a regular contestant on the improvisational comedy radio show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"; only appeared a few times when the show was moved to television

1988

Originated the role of philosopher Humphry in the London production of Simon Gray's "The Common Pursuit"

1986

Played Lord Melchett in "Blackadder II" for the BBC

1986

Co-wrote and co-starred (with Hugh Laurie) the sketch comedy show "A Bit of Fry and Laurie"

1986

With Laurie, performed sketches on the comedy show "Saturday Live"

1986

Made his feature acting debut in "The Good Father"

1984

Acted in the stage production of "Forty Years On"

1984

Adapted the successful musical "Me and My Girl," starring Emma Thompson; production later transferred to Broadway without Thompson; earned a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical

1983

Feature writing debut, "Gossip"

1983

Appeared on two seasons of the British comedy series "Alfresco"; again teamed with Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson

1981

First appeared on TV with the Cambridge Footlights Revue in "The Cellar Tapes"; also joined by Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson

1980

Penned his first play "Latin" while at Cambridge

Joined the Footlights theater group at Cambridge and met future comedy collaborator Hugh Laurie

Bonus Trivia

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At 17, Fry survived on a credit card stolen from a family friend. He was arrested for fraud and as a result spent three months in Pucklechurch Prison on remand.

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Fry struggled to keep his homosexuality secret during his teenage years at public school and claimed not to have engaged in sexual activity for sixteen years from 1979 until 1995.

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Fry was diagnosed with cyclothymia, a mild form of bipolar disorder.

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In 1995, Fry was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee, which named their main Students' Association bar after his novel The Liar.

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Fry suffered a nervous breakdown in 1995 while appearing in a West End play called "Cell Mates," and subsequently walked out of the production, prompting its early closure and incurring the displeasure of co-star Rik Mayall and playwright Simon Gray. After walking out of the production, Fry went missing for several days while contemplating suicide. He abandoned the idea and left the U.K. by ferry and eventually resurfaced in Belgium.

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In 2005, Fry was awarded an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University of Cambridge, England.

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He was granted a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards in 2007 and the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards in 2010.

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On April 30, 2008, Fry signed an open letter, published in The Guardian newspaper by some well known Jewish personalities, stating their opposition to celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. Fry was a signatory member of the British Jews for Justice for Palestinians organization, which actively campaigned for Palestinian rights.

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