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


Actor (74)

Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 (Movie)

Cheshire Cat (Voice)

That Sugar Film 2015 (Movie)


Elizabeth Rex 2014 (Movie)


Tales of the Riverbank 2014 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

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


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

Master Of Laketown (Actor)

The Man Who Knew Infinity 2014 (Movie)

Sir Francis Spring (Actor)

Water Warriors 2014 (Movie)


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


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)


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)


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


Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Cheshire Cat (Voice)

Animals United 2010 (Movie)


Eichmann 2010 (Movie)

Minister Tormer (Actor)

St. Trinian's 2009 (Movie)

Quiz host (Actor)

Extras 2007 (Tv Show)


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)


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)


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


Best 2001 (Movie)

Frazer Crane (Actor)

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


Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Inspector Thompson (Actor)

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


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)


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)


The Steal 1995 (Movie)

Wimborne (Actor)

Clive James 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


I.Q. 1994 (Movie)

James Morland (Actor)

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


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


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


The Common Pursuit 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Jeeves & Wooster 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


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


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)


A Bear Named Winnie (TV Show)


FourPlay (TV Show)


Gormenghast (TV Show)


Last Chance to See (TV Show)


Longitude (TV Show)


Pocoyo (TV Show)


Tom Brown's School Days (TV Show)

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)


Gossip 1982 (Movie)

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)
Producer (1)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

Other (2)

Repentance 2014 (Movie)

Site Manager (Construction Manager)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)


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.


Daniel Cohen

Met in 1995 live together in London

Alan Fry


Marianne Fry


Roger Fry


Jo Fry

Worked for Fry


Uppingham School

Expelled from Uppingham when he was fifteen

Norfolk College of Arts and Technology


Paston School

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



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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Hosted the British television quiz show "QI"


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


Published his memoirs Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography


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


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


Returned to features in the title role of "Wilde"


Released his second novel Making History


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


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


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


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


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


Published first novel, The Liar


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


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


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


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


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


Made his feature acting debut in "The Good Father"


Played Lord Melchett in "Blackadder II" for the BBC


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


Acted in the stage production of "Forty Years On"


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


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


Feature writing debut, "Gossip"


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


Penned his first play "Latin" while at Cambridge

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

Bonus Trivia


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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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