Knowledge Identifier: +Stephen_Fry
Born in 1957.
Countries: United Kingdom (68%), (8%), United States (7%)
Linked to: Queens' College, Cambridge, Rector of the University of Dundee, Norwich City F.C., Cardiff University
P. G. Wodehouse - The Jeeves series has been adapted for television twice, once in the 1960s , with the title "The World of Wooster", starring Ian Carmichael as Bertie Wooster, and Dennis Price as Jeeves, and again in the 1990s , with the title "Jeeves and Wooster", starring Hugh Laurie as Bertie and Stephen Fry as Jeeves
In the 1980s he starred as David Lander in four series of the BBC Radio 4 show "Delve Special", written by Tony Sarchet, which became the six part Channel 4 series "This is David Lander" in 1988
Undeterred, Fry and Laurie appeared in an episode of "The Young Ones" in 1984, and Fry in Ben Elton's 1985 series, "Happy Families"
Having made his film debut in the 1985 film "The Good Father", Fry had a brief appearance in "A Fish Called Wanda" and appeared in the lead role for Kenneth Branagh's "Peter's Friends" in 1992
Hugh Laurie - He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of "Blackadder" and "Jeeves and Wooster" from 1987 to 1999
Fry has appeared in a number of BBC adaptations of plays and books, including a 1992 adaptation of the Simon Gray play "The Common Pursuit" ; a 1998 Malcolm Bradbury adaptation of the Mark Tavener novel, "In the Red", with Fry taking the part of the Controller of BBC Radio 2; and in 2000 Fry took the role of Professor Bellgrove in the BBC serial "Gormenghast" which was adapted from the first two novels of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast series
Fry was an active supporter of the Labour Party for many years, and appeared in a party political broadcast on its behalf with Hugh Laurie and Michelle Collins in November 1993
Simon Ward - In 1995, at very short notice, he took over Stephen Fry's role in the play "Cell Mates", after Fry walked out of the play near the start of its run
Joseph May - Joseph's initiation into film was as a miner in the classic Stephen Fry venture, and renowned Oscar Wilde biopic, "Wilde" in 1997
A year later, Fry starred in David Yates' small independent film "The Tichborne Claimant", and in 2001 he played the detective in Robert Altman's period costume drama, "Gosford Park"
Harry Mulisch - It was filmed in 2001 as "The Discovery of Heaven" by Jeroen Krabbé, starring Stephen Fry
Appearing on "Top Gear" in 2009, Fry had lost a significant amount of weight, prompting host Jeremy Clarkson to ask jokingly, "Where's the rest of you-" Fry explained that he had shed a total of , attributing the weight loss to doing a lot of walking while listening to downloaded Audiobooks
Lisa Dillon - Dillon's film credits include the Stephen Fry directed 2003 film "Bright Young Things"
Fry was awarded an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University in 2005
Rowan Atkinson - In June 2005, Atkinson led a coalition of the UK's most prominent actors and writers, including Nicholas Hytner, Stephen Fry, and Ian McEwan, to the British Parliament in an attempt to force a review of the controversial Racial and Religious Hatred Bill, which they felt would give overwhelming power to religious groups to impose censorship on the arts
Blackadder - Furthermore, in November 2005, Rowan Atkinson told "BBC Breakfast" that, although he would very much like to do a new series set in Colditz or another prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, something which both he and Stephen Fry reiterated at the end of "Blackadder Rides Again", the chances of it happening are extremely slim
Hermione Norris - From 2007 to 2009, she appeared in three series of "Kingdom" playing Beatrice Kingdom, the half-sister of Stephen Fry's character
Hermione Norris - From 2007 to 2009, she co-starred in the ITV comedy drama "Kingdom", opposite Stephen Fry
Emma Griffiths Malin - She starred in the 2009 "Agatha Christie's Marple" television film "They Do It with Mirrors" as Gina Elsworth and the 2004 "Agatha Christie's Poirot" television film "Death on the Nile" as Jacqueline de Bellefort, and appeared in the film "House of Boys" , which features Layke Anderson, Stephen Fry and Udo Kier
Hay Festival - The 2009 festival included writers Carol Ann Duffy, David Simon, Stephen Fry, David Nicholls, Jenny Valentine and Melvyn Bragg, scientists Martin Rees and Sabine Bahn, economists Anthony Giddens, Nicholas Stern, Howard Davies and Danny Quah, comedians Dylan Moran, Dara Ó Briain and Sandi Toksvig, and general speakers David Frost, Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams and Rhodri Morgan
Emma Griffiths Malin - She starred in the 2010 "Agatha Christie's Marple" television film "They Do It with Mirrors" as Gina Elsworth and the 2004 "Agatha Christie's Poirot" television film "Death on the Nile" as Jacqueline de Bellefort, and appeared in the film "House of Boys" , which features Layke Anderson, Stephen Fry and Udo Kier
Side by Side (film festival) - The festival was planned to run from the 15th to the 23rd of October 0 in 2010 and it was supported by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, American screenwriter and director Gus Van Sant, British director Ken Loach, British actor, director and writer Stephen Fry, Russian actor and artist Sergei Bugaev , and film critic Mikhail Trofimenkov
Kissy Sell Out - This is something which began to attract media attention when was invited to speak at a formal debate at the Cambridge Union against Stephen Fry about the relevance of classical music to the youth of today in May 2011
The Hobbit (film series) - On 19 May 2011, Stephen Fry and Ryan Gage were confirmed to join the project as Master of Lake-town and Alfrid respectively
Lighter - In August 2011 Stephen Fry chose the lighter as the greatest gadget in his Channel 4 programme "Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets", one of the "100 Greatest" strand, describing it as "fire with a flick of the fingers"
Hay Festival - The 2012 festival included writers Martin Amis, Jung Chang, Louis de Bernières, Mark Haddon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Hilary Mantel, Ian McEwan, Michael Morpurgo, Ben Okri, Ian Rankin, Salman Rushdie, Owen Sheers, Jeanette Winterson, comedians Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon, Julian Clary, Jack Dee, Tim Minchin, politicians Peter Hain and Boris Johnson, scientists John D. Barrow, Martin Rees, Simon Singh, and general speakers Harry Belafonte, William Dalrymple, Stephen Fry, A.C. Grayling, Germaine Greer, Michael Ignatieff, and David Starkey
Missing People - In 2013 The Big Tweet for Missing Children was sponsored by The Sun newspaper and celebrities including Simon Cowell and Stephen Fry endorsed the campaign making it the most successful Big Tweet in the charity's history
British Comedy Guide - In June 2013, an episode of "Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast" saw host Richard Herring interviewing Stephen Fry, in which Fry revealed that had attempted to commit suicide
Richard Ayoade - Ayoade will replace Stephen Fry as presenter in the second series of Channel 4's "Gadget Man", which starts broadcasting in September 2013
Scott Penrose - In the 2015 Christmas Special of QI, Penrose surprised Stephen Fry with his membership of The Magic Circle
Edinburgh International Festival - The production will receive its European premiere in August 2019 at the Edinburgh International Festival