Stephen Fry

Infobox actor
name = Stephen Fry



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caption = Fry in "Happy Birthday to GNU (2008)"
birthname = Stephen John Fry
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birthplace = London, England
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occupation = Actor, Comedian, Writer
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domesticpartner = Daniel Cohen
website = http://www.stephenfry.com
emmyawards = Best International Documentary Emmy Award
2007 "The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive"
sagawards = Outstanding Cast - Motion Picture
2001 "Gosford Park"

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English humorist, writer, wit, actor, novelist, filmmaker and television presenter. As one half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his comedy partner, Hugh Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" and "Jeeves and Wooster". He is also known for his roles in "Blackadder" and "Wilde", and as the host of "QI". In addition to writing for stage, screen, television and radio, he has contributed columns and articles for numerous newspapers and magazines, and has written four successful novels and an autobiography, "Moab Is My Washpot."

Early life

Fry was born in Hampstead, London, the son of Marianne Eve (née Newman) and Alan John Fry, who was an English physicist and inventor. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/71/Stephen-Fry.html Stephen Fry Biography (1957-) ] ] cite web |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/wdytya_s2_celeb_gallery_03.shtml|title="Who Do You Think You Are?", Series Two: Celebrity Gallery] His maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Central Europe, [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article507549.ece Candles light heart of darkness - Times Online ] ] and his mother's aunt and cousins were killed in Auschwitz concentration camp. Fry grew up in the village of Booton near Reepham, Norfolk, having moved from Chesham, Buckinghamshire when very young.

Fry briefly attended Cawston Primary School, Cawston, Norfolk, described later in his 1997 book "Moab Is My Washpot", [ [http://www.cawstonparish.info/Web%20Sites%20&%20Books%20About%20Cawston.htm Cawston Parish in Norfolk] ] before going on to Stouts Hill Preparatory School, and then to Uppingham School, Rutland, where he joined Fircroft house. He was expelled from Uppingham when he was fifteen, and subsequently from the Paston School. At seventeen, after leaving Norfolk College of Arts and Technology, Fry absconded with a credit card stolen from a family friend, and as a result spent three months in Pucklechurch Prison for fraud.cite book
last = Fry
first = Stephen
authorlink = Stephen Fry
title = Moab Is My Washpot - An Autobiography
publisher = Hutchinson
location = London
year = 1997
pages = 305-335
isbn = 0091801613
] Following his release he resumed education at Norwich City College, promising administrators that he would study rigorously to sit the Cambridge entrance exams. He passed well enough to gain a scholarship to Queens' College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, Fry gained a degree in English literature, joined the Cambridge Footlights, and appeared on "University Challenge". [cite web |url=http://www.ukgameshows.com/page/index.php/University_Challenge |title=University Challenge page at UK Game Shows] As a member of the Footlights, he also met his future comedy collaborator, Hugh Laurie.

Career

Television

Fry's career in television began with the 1982 broadcasting of "The Cellar Tapes", the 1981 Cambridge Footlights Revue written by Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Tony Slattery. The revue caught the attention of Granada Television, who, keen to replicate the success of the BBC's "Not the Nine O'Clock News", hired Fry, Laurie and Thompson to star alongside Ben Elton in "There's Nothing To Worry About!" A second series, re-titled "Alfresco", was broadcast in 1983 and a third in 1984; it established Fry and Laurie's reputation as a comedy double act. In 1983, the BBC offered them their own show, which became "The Crystal Cube", a mixture of science fiction and mock documentary that was axed after the first episode. Undeterred, Fry and Laurie appeared in an episode of "The Young Ones" in 1984, and Fry in Ben Elton's 1985 series, "Happy Families".

Forgiving Fry and Laurie for "The Crystal Cube", the BBC commissioned a sketch show in 1986 that was to become "A Bit of Fry and Laurie". The programme ran for 26 episodes spanning four series between 1986 and 1995, and was very successful. During this time Fry starred in "Blackadder II" as Lord Melchett, "" as the Duke of Wellington, and notably in "Blackadder Goes Forth" as General Melchett. In 1988, he became a regular contestant on the popular improvisational comedy radio show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?". However, when it moved to television, he only appeared three times: twice in the first series and once in the ninth.

Between 1990 and 1993, Fry starred as Jeeves (alongside Hugh Laurie's Bertie Wooster) in "Jeeves and Wooster", 23 hour-long adaptations of P.G. Wodehouse's novels and short stories.

In 2003, he began hosting "QI", an intellectual panel game that has become one of the most-watched entertainment programmes on British television. [cite web |url=http://www.qi.com/tv/audience.php|title=QI Audience Statistics] In 2006, he won the Rose d'Or award for Best Game Show Host for his work on the series. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000410/awards IMDB: Stephen Fry — Awards] ]

A foray into documentary-making has seen Fry fronting the Emmy Award-winning "The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive" in 2006, and in 2007 a documentary on the subject of HIV and AIDS, "HIV and Me". Also in 2006, he appeared in the genealogy series "Who Do You Think You Are?", tracing his family tree to discover his Slovak Jewish ancestry. He has filmed a six-part travel series entitled "Stephen Fry in America" for broadcast in 2008.cite web|url=http://stephenfry.com/blog/?p=21|title=StephenFry.com - Blog Entry - I Give Up] A five-part companion series, "More Fry in America", has been commissioned for BBC Four; it will feature in-depth essays that Fry couldn't include in the former documentary because of time constraints. [cite web|url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a97117/fry-to-offer-thoughts-on-usa-for-bbc4.html|title=Digital Spy: Fry to offer thoughts on USA for BBC4]

As of 2008, Fry is appearing in, and is executive producer for, the second series of legal drama "Kingdom". He has also taken up a recurring guest role as psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Wyatt in the popular American drama "Bones". While filming in Brazil for the series "Last Chance to See", Fry broke his right arm.cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7196783.stm|title=Fry breaks arm filming in Brazil|publisher=BBC|date=2008-01-18|accessdate=2008-01-18]

On 7 May 2008, Fry gave a speech as part of a series of BBC lectures on the future of public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom,Cite web
title = BBC - The future role of public service broadcasting - Stephen Fry | accessdate = 2008-06-19 | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/thefuture/video_fry.shtml
] which he later recorded for a podcast.cite web|url=http://www.stephenfry.com/podcasts/|title=Stephen Fry's Podgrams]

Film

Having made his film debut in the 1985 film "The Good Father", Fry had a brief appearance in "A Fish Called Wanda" (in which he is knocked out by Kevin Kline who is posing as an airport security man) and then appeared in the lead role for Kenneth Branagh's "Peter's Friends" in 1992. Portraying Oscar Wilde (a man of whom he had been a fan since the age of 13) in the 1997 film "Wilde", he fulfilled to critical acclaim a role that he has said he was "born to play". In 2001, he played the detective in Robert Altman's period costume drama, "Gosford Park".

In 2003, Fry made his directorial debut with "Bright Young Things", adapted by himself from Evelyn Waugh's "Vile Bodies". In 2001, he began hosting the BAFTA Film Awards, a role from which he stepped down in 2006. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5413838.stm BBC News: Fry quits as host of film Baftas] ] Later that same year, he wrote the English libretto and dialogue for Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of "The Magic Flute".

Fry continues to make regular film appearances, notably in treatments of literary cult classics. He served as narrator in a film version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", and in 2005 he appeared in both "A Cock and Bull Story", based on "Tristram Shandy", and "V for Vendetta". [imdb name|name=Stephen Fry|id=0000410] In 2006, he played the role of gadget-master Smithers in "Stormbreaker", and in 2007 he appeared as himself hosting a quiz in "St Trinian's". In 2007, Fry wrote a script for a remake of "The Dam Busters" for director Peter Jackson. [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117973025.html?categoryid=2523&cs=1 script writer for Dambusters film] ]

Radio

Fry became famous to radio listeners with the creation of his supposed alter-ego, Donald Trefusis, whose "wireless essays" were broadcast on the Radio 4 programme "Loose Ends". In 1988, Fry wrote and presented a renowned six-part comedy series entitled "Saturday Night Fry"; frequent radio appearances have ensued (notably on panel games "Just a Minute" and "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue"). In 2000, he began starring as Charles Prentiss in the Radio 4 comedy "Absolute Power", reprising the role for three further series on radio and two on television.

In 2007, he hosted "Current Puns", an exploration into wordplay, and "Radio 4: This Is Your Life", to celebrate the radio station's 40th anniversary. He also interviewed Tony Blair as part of a series of podcasts released by 10 Downing Street. [cite web|url=http://podcast.ulcc.ac.uk/WebContent/number10/TonyBlairStephenFry.mp3|title=Stephen Fry interviews Tony Blair]

In February 2008, Fry began presenting podcasts entitled "Stephen Fry's Podgrams", in which he recounts his life and recent experiences. In July 2008, Fry appeared as himself in "I Love Stephen Fry", an "Afternoon Play" for Radio 4 written by former "Fry and Laurie" script editor Jon Canter. ["Radio Times" 28 June–4 July 2008: Fry's a Dream Date]

In August 2008 he hosted Fry's English Delight, a three part series on BBC Radio 4 about Metaphor, Quotation and Cliche. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frys_english.shtml BBCradio 4, - Program Guide for "Fry's English Delight"] ] .

Theatre

Fry wrote a play entitled "Latin!" (or "Tobacco and Boys") for the 1980 Edinburgh Festival, where it won the "Fringe First" prize. "The Cellar Tapes", the Footlights Revue of the following year, won the Perrier Comedy Award. In 1984, Fry adapted the hugely successful 1930s musical, "Me and My Girl", for the West End, where it ran for eight years.He also famously starred in Simon Gray's 1995 play, "Cell Mates", from which he left three days into the West End run, pleading stage fright. He later recalled the incident as a hypomanic episode in his documentary on bipolar disorder. In 2007, Fry wrote a Christmas pantomime, "Cinderella", which ran at London's Old Vic Theatre. [cite web|url=http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whatson.php?id=37|title=Old Vic Theatre - Cinderella]

Literature

Since the publication of his first novel, "The Liar", Fry has written three additional novels, several non-fiction works and an autobiography, all of which have been much acclaimed by critics. "Making History" is arguably Fry's most controversial bookFact|date=July 2008: set in an alternative universe inspired by Daniel Goldhagen's theses, it advances the argument that the Holocaust, or rather something with similar effects, would have occurred regardless of Hitler's existence.

Fry's most recent book, "", is a guide to writing poetry.In the United Kingdom, he is a well-known narrator of audiobooks, notably the Harry Potter series. [cite web |url=http://www.hpana.com/news.20304.html|title=News: Rowling & Stephen Fry attend British Comedy Awards|publisher=www.hpana.com|accessdate=2008-01-14 ] He has recorded audio versions of works by Roald Dahl, Michael Bond, A. A. Milne, Anthony Buckeridge and Douglas Adams, as well as several of his own books.

When writing a book review for "Tatler", Fry wrote under an alias, Williver Hendry, editor of "A Most Peculiar Friendship: The Correspondence of Lord Alfred Douglas and Jack Dempsey", a field close to Fry's heart as an Oscar Wilde enthusiast. Once a columnist in "The Listener" and "The Daily Telegraph", he now writes a weekly technology column in the Saturday edition of "The Guardian". His [http://www.stephenfry.com/blog/ blog] attracted over 300,000 visitors in its first two weeks of existence.

Acclaim

* In 1995, Fry was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee, which named their main Students' Association bar after one of his novels (The Liar Bar). Fry is patron of its Lip Theatre Company. [ [http://www.dusa.dundee.ac.uk/lip/history/history.htm Lip Theatre: History] ] He served two consecutive terms (1992–1995 and 1995–1998) as the student-elected Rector of the University (only the second rector of the university to be elected twice, the first being Clement Freud); coincidentally, this post is currently held by his secondary school classmate, controversial former diplomat Craig Murray.
* Fry was also awarded an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge in 2005. [ [http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/microsites/honorary/fry.html Anglia Ruskin University's Honorary Graduate Site ] ] [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/4459724.stm BBC NEWS | England | Cambridgeshire | Fry talks of Cambridge 'elitism' ] ]
* In 2005, Fry was made honorary president of the Cambridge University Quiz Society and honorary fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge.
* In a 2005 poll to find "The Comedians' Comedian", Fry was voted amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and business insiders, and, in September 2006, number 9 in a poll of TV's Greatest Stars as voted for by the general public.
* In December 2006 he was ranked 6th for the BBC's Top Living Icon Award, [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/12_december/01/icons.shtml BBC: Living Icons] ] was featured on "The Culture Show", and was voted most intelligent man on television by readers of "Radio Times".
* 23rd on the previous year's list, the "Independent on Sunday" Pink List named Fry the second most influential gay person in Britain in May 2007. [ [http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2516664.ece Independent on Sunday Pink List 2007] ]
* Later the same month he was announced as the 2007 "BT Mind Champion of the Year" [ [http://www.mind.org.uk/News+policy+and+campaigns/Press/championwinner07.htm Mind - Press Release] ] in recognition of the awareness raised by his documentary on bipolar disorder, and was also nominated for Best Entertainment Performance "(QI)" and Best Factual Series "(Secret Life of the Manic Depressive)" at the 2007 British Academy Television Awards.
* BBC Four dedicated two nights of programming to Fry on the 17th and 18th August 2007, in celebration of his 50th birthday. The first night, comprising programmes "featuring" Fry, began with a 60-minute documentary entitled "Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out". The second night was composed of programmes "selected" by Fry, as well as a 60-minute interview with Mark Lawson and half-hour special, "Stephen Fry: Guilty Pleasures". "Stephen Fry Weekend" proved such a ratings hit for BBC Four that it was repeated on BBC Two for the 16th and 17th September.
*He currently holds the UK record for saying "fuck" the most times on a live television broadcast.Fact|date=May 2008
* Fry was the last person to be named Pipe Smoker of the Year before the award was discontinued for legal reasons.
* He is a Patron of the Norwich Playhouse theatre and a Vice President of The Noël Coward Society. [ [http://www.noelcoward.net/html/committee2007.html Welcome to the Noël Coward Society ] ]
* He was granted a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards on December 5, 2007. [cite news
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* In 2007 "Broadcast" magazine listed Fry at #4 in its "Hot 100" list of influential on-screen performers, describing him as a polymath and a "national treasure". [cite news |title=Hot 100: Talent |url=http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/people/2007/12/hot_100_talent.html |work=Broadcast |date=2007-12-18 |accessdate=2007-12-22 |format=free registration required]

Personal life

Fry struggled to keep his homosexuality secret during his teenage years at public school, and was celibate for 16 years from 1979 until 1995. [cite web
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] When asked about when he knew he was homosexual he quotes an old friend and says, "I suppose it all began when I came out of the womb. I looked back up at my mother and thought to myself, 'That's the last time I'm coming out of one of those.' " Fry currently lives in London with his partner, Daniel Cohen, whom he met in 1995. [cite web |url= http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/stephen-fry-a-restless-soul-546925.html |title= Stephen Fry: A restless soul |accessdate=2008-09-16 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= 2004-09-20 |work= |publisher= The Independent] He famously drives a 1988 former London black cab. He also has a second home in West Bilney, near King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Fry has been diagnosed with cyclothymia. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/tv_and_radio/secretlife_documentary.shtml BBC Health: "The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive"] ] He 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. Mayall's comedy partner, Adrian Edmondson, made light of the subject in his and Mayall's second "Bottom" live show. After walking out of the production, Fry went missing for several days while contemplating suicide. He abandoned the idea and left the United Kingdom by ferry, eventually resurfacing in Belgium. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5202066.stm BBC News: Comedian Fry reveals suicide bid] ]

Fry has spoken publicly about his experience with bipolar disorder, which was also depicted in the documentary "Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic-Depressive". [ [http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/inter/news/stevenfry.html Cardiff University: Genetic research into mood disorders] ] In the programme, he interviewed other sufferers of the illness including celebrities Carrie Fisher, Richard Dreyfuss and Tony Slattery. Also featured were chef Rick Stein, whose father committed suicide, Robbie Williams, who talks of his experience with major depression, and comedienne/former mental health nurse Jo Brand.

Fry was an active supporter of the British Labour Party for many years, and appeared in a party political broadcast on its behalf with Hugh Laurie and Michelle Collins in November, 1993. Despite this, he did not vote in the 2005 General Election because of the stance of both the Labour and Conservative parties with regard to the Iraq War. Despite his praising of the current government for social reform, Fry has been critical of the Labour Party's "Third Way" concept. He is on cordial terms with Prince Charles (despite a mild parody Fry performed in his role of King Charles I in the comedy programme ""), through his work with the Prince's Trust. He attended the wedding of the Prince of Wales to Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005.

Fry is a friend of British comedian and actor (and "Blackadder" co-star) Rowan Atkinson and was best man at Atkinson's wedding to Sunetra Sastry at the Russian Tea Room in New York City. He was also a friend of British actor John Mills. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4476875.stm BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Acting legend Sir John Mills dies ] ] He was best man at the wedding of Hugh Laurie (whom he considers to be his best friend [ [http://www.megavideo.com/?v=XC1DCUYS] Stephen Fry on Hugh Laurie and House MD ] ) and is godfather to all three of Laurie's children.

A fan of cricket, Fry is related to former England cricketer C.B. Fry,cite episode | title = Series A, Episode 8 | series = QI | airdate = 2003-10-30 | season = A | number = 8] and was recently interviewed for the "Ashes Fever" DVD, reporting on England's victory against Australia in the 2005 Ashes series. Regarding football, he is a supporter of Norwich City (as mentioned in "Ashes Fever"), and is a regular visitor to Carrow Road.

He has been described as "deeply dippy for all things digital", claims to have owned the second Macintosh sold in the UK (the first going to Douglas Adams) and jokes that he has never encountered a smartphone that he has not bought. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/series/dorktalk Dork talk] ] He counts Wikipedia among his favourite websites "because I like to find out that I died, and that I'm currently in a ballet in China, and all the other very accurate and important things that the Wikipedia site brings us all." [ [http://www.videojug.com/interview/stephen-fry-the-internet Videojug: Interview with Stephen Fry] ]

Fry has a long interest in internet production, including his own website since 1997. His current site, The Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry, has existed since 2002 and has attracted many visitors following his first blog in September 2007, which comprised a 6,500 word "blessay" on smartphones. In February 2008 Fry launched his private podcast series, "Stephen Fry's Podgrams", and a forum, including discussions on depression and activities in which Fry is involved. The website content is created by Stephen Fry and produced by Andrew Sampson. Fry is also a supporter [ [http://www.gnu.org/thankgnus/2008supporters.html#TOCpatrons Patronage of GNU Project] ] of GNU and the Free Software Foundation. For the 25th anniversary of the GNU operating system, Fry appeared in a video explaining some of the philosophy behind GNU by likening it to the sharing found in science. [ [http://www.gnu.org/fry/happy-birthday-to-gnu.html Freedom Fry - "Happy birthday to GNU"] ]

On 30 April 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. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/30/israelandthepalestinians "The Guardian": We're not celebrating Israel's anniversary] ]

Health

*In Episode C.10 of "QI" he revealed he is allergic to champagne. [QI Series C/3, Episode 10]
*In January 2008, Fry broke his arm while filming in Brazil. He later explained in a podcast how the accident happened. While climbing onboard a boat, he slipped between it and the dock and while stopping himself from falling into the water, his body weight caused his right humerus to snap. The damage was more severe than first thought: the resulting vulnerability to his radial nerve — which meant he was at risk of losing the use of his arm — was not diagnosed until he saw a consultant in the UK. [ [http://www.stephenfry.com/podcasts/ Stephen Fry's Podgrams: Episode 1, Broken Arm] ]
*He has a deviated septum due to falling and breaking his nose when he was six.

List of works

Written works

* Films and screenplays
** "Bright Young Things" (2003)
** "The Magic Flute" (libretto [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4397244.stm Branagh to make Mozart opera film] ] )
**"Dambusters" (2008)

* Musicals
** "Me and My Girl" (adapted Lupino Lane's script) (1984)

* Novels
** "The Liar" (1992) (in which Donald Trefusis is a character)
** "The Hippopotamus" (1994)
** "Making History" (an example of alternate history) (1997) Winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History
** "The Stars' Tennis Balls" (as "Revenge: A Novel" in the United States) (Fry's take on "The Count of Monte Cristo" story (2000))

* Other books
** "Paperweight" (collection of articles) (1992), including, among others, some of the "wireless essays" supposedly by professor Donald Trefusis.
** "Moab is My Washpot" (autobiography) (1997)
** "Rescuing the Spectacled Bear: A Peruvian Diary" (2002)
** "Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music" (2004)
** "" (2005)
** "Stephen Fry in America" (2008)

* Plays
** "Latin! (or Tobacco and Boys.)" (1979, included in "Paperweight"). Winner of the Fringe First at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival.
** A pantomime version of Cinderella slated to open at the Old Vic for Christmas 2007. [http://www.douglasadams.se/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9448 Douglas Adams Continuum Forum: webchat] ]

* Published television scripts
** "A Bit of Fry & Laurie" (1990)
** "A Bit More Fry & Laurie" (1991)
** "3 Bits of Fry & Laurie" (1992)
** "Fry & Laurie Bit No. 4" (1995)

Performances

* Films
** "The Good Father" (1985)
** "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988, cameo)
** "Peter's Friends" (1992)
** "Stalag Luft" as James Forrester (1993)
** "IQ" as James Moreland (1994)
** "Wind in the Willows" as The Judge (1996)
** "Wilde" as Oscar Wilde (1997)
** "Spiceworld" as Judge (1997)
** "A Civil Action" (1998)
** "Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?" (1999)
** "Relative Values" (2000)
** "Gosford Park" (2001)
** "The Discovery of Heaven" (2001)
** "Thunderpants" (2002)
** "Le Divorce" (2003)
** "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" (2004)
** "Tom Brown's Schooldays" (2005)
** "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (voice) (2005)
** "MirrorMask " (2005)
** "A Cock and Bull Story" (2006)
** "V for Vendetta" (2006)
** "Stormbreaker" (2006)
** "St Trinian's" (2007)
** "Valkyrie" (2008)
* Plays
** "The Common Pursuit" (1988)
** "Cell Mates", (1995)
* Radio shows
** "": Murray Bost Henson, BBC Radio 4
** "Saturday Night Fry" (1988, BBC Radio 4, six episodes)
** "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (1994, BBC Radio Four, two half-hour programmes compiled from selected previously-seen sketches from the TV series)
** "Absolute Power", BBC Radio Four
** Occasional guest panellist on "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue", BBC Radio Four
** Regular guest panellist on "Just a Minute", BBC Radio Four
** Has a regular slot, "The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music" on Classic FM
** Played the lead, David Lander, on Radio 4 series "Delve Special"
** A series of "wireless essays", supposedly by his alter ego, the elderly Cambridge philology professor Donald Trefusis, were featured in the BBC Radio 4 programme "Loose Ends", hosted by Ned Sherrin
** Fry contributed regular parodies of BBC Radio 1's "Newsbeat" to the same station's arts programme "Studio B15"
** "Afternoon Play: I Love Stephen Fry" (2008, BBC Radio Four)
** "Fry's English Delight" (2008, BBC Radio Four)
* Television programmes
** "The Crystal Cube" (one-off BBC2 sketch show) (1983)
** "Alfresco" (1983–84)
** "The Young Ones" (1984)
** "Happy Families" (1985)
** "Filthy Rich & Catflap" (1986)
** The "Blackadder" Series: "Blackadder II" (1986), "Blackadder the Third" (1987), ' and "Blackadder's Christmas Carol" (1988), "Blackadder Goes Forth" (1989), and ' (1999)
** "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1988, 1997)
** "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (1987 pilot, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995)
** "This Is David Lander" (1988)
** "The New Statesman" (1989)
** "Jeeves and Wooster" (1990–1993)
** "Common Pursuit" (1992)
** "The Thin Blue Line" (1995)
** "Cold Comfort Farm" (1995)
** "In the Red" (1998)
** "Watership Down" (1999)
** "Gormenghast" (2000)
** "QI" (2003–present)
** "A Bear Named Winnie" (2004)
** "Absolute Power" (2003, 2005)
** "Tom Brown's Schooldays" (2005)
** "Pocoyo" (2005) — an animated children's television programme, which he narrated
** "Extras" (2006)
** "The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive" (2006)
** "Bones" (2007)
** "Kingdom" (2007)
** "Shrink Rap" (2007) — a quasi-therapeutic interview conducted by Pamela Stephenson
** "Stephen Fry: HIV and Me" (2007)
** "Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press" (2008)
** "Stephen Fry in America" (to be broadcast 12/10/2008)
** "More Fry in America" (announced)

* Audiobooks
** "Moab Is My Washpot" (1997) ISBN 1-85686-268-2
** "The Hippopotamus" (2000) ISBN 1-84197-129-4
** "Paperweight Volume 1" (1998) ISBN 978-1856862967
** "Harry Potter" series, UK versions (1999–2007)
** "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005) ISBN 1-4050-5397-6
** "Higher Ground Project" (2005) ISBN 1-84458-643-X
** "The Ode Less Travelled" (2006) ISBN 1-85686-842-7
** "Montmorency" (2004) ISBN 978-1844400256
** "Paperweight Volume 2" (2007) ISBN 978-1856865012
* Video Games
** "LittleBigPlanet" - which he narrates.
** "Fable II" - As Reaver
** "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
** "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
** "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
** "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
* Miscellaneous
** Guest appearance in a webcast of "Doctor Who" called "Death Comes to Time", as Time Lord, the Minister of Chance
** Fry introduced the television show "Wildlife SOS"
** He provided voiceovers for Argos' Christmas adverts in 2007
** He is the character in the Twinings Earl Grey tea adverts on British TV
** He performs the voice of "Jeeves" for Voco Clocks' [http://www.voco.uk.com/ Clocks That Talk]
** He performs on the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's 2007 album, "Pour l'Amour des Chiens"
** Fry appeared in a video entitled [http://www.gnu.org/fry/ Freedom Fry — "Happy birthday to GNU"] , celebrating the GNU's 25th birthday.

Directorial filmography

* Films
** "Bright Young Things" (director, 2003)

ee also

* Fry and Laurie
* "A Bit of Fry and Laurie"

References

External links

* [http://www.stephenfry.com/ Official Web site]
* [http://www.stephenfry.com/blog/ Official blog]
* [http://www.stephenfry.com/podcasts/ Official podcasts]
* [http://www.stephenfry.com/forum/ Official forum]
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/series/dorktalk Dork talk] , Stephen Fry's weekly gadget column at guardian.co.uk
*
* [http://www.videojug.com/interview/stephen-fry-the-internet/ Stephen Fry interview on VideoJug]

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