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Stephen Fry

English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and a director of Norwich City Football Club add

Category: Literature

Born in 1957.

Countries: United Kingdom (69%), (8%), United States (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Hugh Laurie, Joan Collins, Ewan McGregor

Linked to: Queens' College, Cambridge, Rector of the University of Dundee, Norwich City F.C., Cardiff University

 

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Stephen Fry was born in 1957 add something


1960

Fry is a long-standing fan of the anarchic 1960s British musical comedy group, the "Bonzo Dog Band" and, particularly, of its eccentric front man, the late Vivian Stanshall add something

 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - In the 1960s, various members of the Monty Python team appeared in student productions, as subsequently did Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh_Laurie and Emma Thompson, the latter three with the 1981 Cambridge Footlights

 

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


1980

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 add something

 

Mary Wimbush - In the 1980s she appeared in the "Doctor Who" spin-off "K-9 and Company" and D.H. Lawrence adaptation "Sons and Lovers" , and in the early 1990s found fame as Aunt Agatha in three series of "Jeeves and Wooster", with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie


 

"The Cellar Tapes", the Footlights Revue of 1981, won the Perrier Comedy award add something


1982

Fry has lent himself and his voice to many advertisements, starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter add something

 

Fry's career in television began with the 1982 broadcasting of "The Cellar Tapes", the 1981 Cambridge Footlights Revue which was written by Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Tony Slattery add something


1983

In 1983, the BBC offered them their own show, which became "The Crystal Cube", a mixture of science fiction and mockumentary that was cancelled after the first episode add something

 

" 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 add something

 

Ben Elton - In 1983/84 he wrote and appeared in Granada Television's sketch show "Alfresco", which was notable for early appearances by Stephen Fry, Hugh_Laurie, Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane

 

Emma Thompson - Thompson's earliest television appearances included the comedy sketch show "Alfresco", broadcast in 1983 and 1984 , which featured Ben Elton, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie


1984

Undeterred, Fry and Laurie appeared in an episode of "The Young Ones" in 1984, and Fry in Ben Elton's 1985 series, "Happy Families" add something


1985

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 add something


1986

Forgiving Fry and Laurie for "The Crystal Cube", the BBC commissioned a sketch show in 1986 that was to become "A Bit of Fry & Laurie" add something

 

Fry came to the attention of radio listeners with the 1986 creation of his alter-ego, Donald Trefusis, whose "wireless essays" were broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 programme "Loose Ends" add something

 

The programme ran for 26 episodes spanning four series between 1986 and 1995, and was very successful add something


1987

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


1988

Fry helped to fund a 1988 London re-staging of Stanshall's "Stinkfoot, a Comic Opera", written by Vivian and Ki Longfellow-Stanshall for the Bristol-based Old Profanity Showboat add something

 

In 1988, Fry wrote and presented a six-part comedy series entitled "Saturday Night Fry"; frequent radio appearances have ensued add something

 

In the 1988 television special Blackadder's Christmas Carol he played the roles of Lord Melchett and Lord Frondo add something

 

Jim Broadbent - He was a regular in Stephen Fry's radio comedy show "Saturday Night Fry", which aired on BBC Radio 4 in 1988


1990

Between 1990 and 1993, Fry starred as Jeeves in "Jeeves and Wooster", 23 hour-long adaptations of P.G. Wodehouse's novels and short stories add something

 

Brenda Bruce - Brenda Bruce played P.G. Wodehouse's character Aunt Dahlia in the 1990s production of "Jeeves and Wooster" with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie


1992

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 add something


1993

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 add something

 

Jeremy Child - In 1993, he appeared in a party political broadcast for the UK Labour Party which starred Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry


1994

In the 1994 romantic comedy film "I.Q.", he played the role of James Moreland add something


1995

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 add something

 

He was cast in a lead role in Simon Gray's 1995 play, "Cell Mates", which he left three days into the West End run, pleading stage fright add something

 

Such was his popularity, he was unopposed when he sought re-election to office in 1995, and by the time he completed his second term in office he had won the widespread admiration of the University's staff and students add something

 

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


1997

Fry has a long-standing interest in Internet production, including having his own website since 1997 add something

 

Portraying Oscar Wilde in the 1997 film "Wilde", he fulfilled to critical acclaim a role that he has said he was "born to play" add something

 

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

 

Judy Parfitt - Parfitt played Lady Mount-Temple in the biopic film "Wilde", alongside Stephen Fry, Vanessa_Redgrave and Gemma Jones in 1997

 

Oscar Wilde - The book was the basis for the 1997 film "Wilde", directed by Brian Gilbert and starring Stephen Fry as the title character

 

Brian Gilbert (director) - This was eventually followed by the 1997 production "Wilde", starring Jude Law and Stephen Fry, based on the Richard Ellmann biography of Oscar Wilde


2000

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 add something

 

Ashley Pharoah - Among other work in the early 2000s he scripted an adaptation of "Tom Brown's Schooldays", starring Stephen Fry, for the ITV1 network in 2005


2001

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" add something

 

Harry Mulisch - It was filmed in 2001 as "The Discovery of Heaven" by Jeroen Krabbé, starring Stephen Fry


2002

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 add something

 

His current site, "The New 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 add something

 

In 2002, Fry voiced Winnie-the-Pooh and was one of the narrators of A.A. Milne's "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner" add something

 

Douglas Adams - In May 2002 "The Salmon of Doubt" was published, containing many short stories, essays, and letters, as well as eulogies from Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry , Christopher Cerf , and Terry Jones


2003

In 2003, Fry began hosting "QI" , a comedy panel game television quiz show add something

 

In 2003, Fry made his directorial debut with "Bright Young Things", adapted by him from Evelyn Waugh's "Vile Bodies" add something

 

Towards the end of 2003, Fry starred alongside John Bird in the television adaptation of "Absolute Power", previously a radio series on BBC Radio 4 add something

 

Bill Bailey - Bailey has appeared frequently on the intellectual panel game "QI" since it began in 2003, appearing alongside host Stephen Fry and regular panellist Alan Davies

 

Lisa Dillon - Dillon's film credits include the Stephen Fry directed 2003 film "Bright Young Things"

 

Emily Mortimer - In 2003, Mortimer appeared in Stephen Fry's film "Bright Young Things"

 

Michael Sheen - In 2003, Sheen appeared in "Bright Young Things", the directorial debut of his "Wilde" co-star, Stephen Fry. An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel, the film followed high society partygoers in decadent, pre-war London

 

Angus Deayton - In 2003, he guest-starred as Downing Street's top spin doctor in an episode of the BBC comedy "Absolute Power", starring Stephen Fry and John Bird


 

He was awarded the AoC Gold award in 2004, and was entered into their hall of fame add something

 

Maurice Woodruff - Stephen Fry portrayed Woodruff in the 2004 film "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers"


 

Fry was awarded an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University in 2005 add something

 

He attended the Prince of Wales' and Camilla Parker Bowles' wedding in 2005 add something

 

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 add something

 

He discussed this project in an interview with J.K. Rowling in 2005 add something

 

He portrayed Maurice Woodruff in "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers", served as narrator in the 2005 film version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", and in 2005 appeared in both "A Cock and Bull Story", based on "Tristram Shandy", and as a non-conforming TV presenter who challenges the fascist state in "V for Vendetta" add something

 

J. K. Rowling - In an interview with Stephen Fry in 2005, Rowling claimed that she would much prefer to write any subsequent books under a pseudonym; however, she conceded to Jeremy Paxman in 2003 that if she did, the press would probably "find out in seconds.

 

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


2006

Fry performed several of Stanshall's numbers as part of the Bonzos' 2006 reunion concert at the London Astoria add something

 

In 2006, Fry won the Rose d'Or award for "Best Game Show Host" for his work on the series add something

 

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" add something

 

In December 2006 he was ranked sixth for the BBC's Top Living Icon award, was featured on "The Culture Show", and was voted "Most Intelligent Man on Television" by readers of "Radio Times" add something

 

Karl Davies - Along with the production of "Dolphins", Davies spent 2006 filming an ITV television series, "Kingdom", opposite Stephen Fry, Celia_Imrie, Hermione Norris and Tony Slattery


2007

From 2007 to 2009, Fry played the lead role in the legal drama "Kingdom", which ran for three series on ITV1 add something

 

Fry was nominated in "Best Entertainment Performance" for "QI" and "Best Factual Series" for "Secret Life of the Manic Depressive" at the 2007 British Academy Television awards add something

 

In 2007 he presented a documentary on the subject of HIV and AIDS, "HIV and Me" add something

 

In 2007, Fry wrote a script for a remake of "The Dam Busters" for director Peter Jackson add something

 

The "Independent on Sunday" Pink List named Fry the second most influential gay person in Britain in May 2007; he had taken the twenty-third position on the list the previous year add something

 

BBC Four dedicated two nights of programming to Fry on 17 and 18 August 2007, in celebration of his 50th birthday add something

 

The weekend programming proved such a ratings hit for BBC Four that it was repeated on BBC Two on 16 and 17 September 2007 add something

 

He was granted a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy awards on 5 December 2007 and the Special Recognition award at the National Television awards on 20 January 2010 add something

 

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


2008

In 2008, Fry formed SamFry Ltd, with long-term collaborator Andrew Sampson, to produce and fund new material, as well as manage his official website add something

 

In January 2008, he broke his arm while filming "Last Chance to See" in Brazil add something

 

In February 2008, Fry began presenting podcasts entitled "Stephen Fry's Podgrams", in which he recounts his life and recent experiences add something

 

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 add something

 

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 add something

 

In July 2008, he appeared as himself in "I Love Stephen Fry", an "Afternoon Play" for Radio 4 written by former "Fry and Laurie" script editor Jon Canter add something

 

Since August 2008 he has presented "Fry's English Delight", a series on BBC Radio 4 about the English language add something

 

In October 2008, Fry began posting to the social networking site Twitter, which he regularly updates add something

 

Debbie Wiseman - On 1 October 2008, She composed and conducted the CD "Different Voices" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with narration by Stephen Fry and solo vocals performed by Hayley Westenra, The lyrics are written by Don Black

 

Hayley Westenra - On 1 October 2008, Westenra recorded as solo vocals in the CD "Different Voices" composed and conducted by Debbie Wiseman and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with narration by Stephen Fry and lyrics written by Don Black


2009

Also in 2009, Fry briefly hosted CBBC series "Horrible Histories", an educational TV show for school children add something

 

In 2009, Fry lent his support to a campaign led by the human rights organisation Reprieve to prevent the execution of heroin trafficker Akmal Shaikh, a British citizen originally from Pakistan add something

 

In 2009, "The Guardian" published a letter from Fry addressing his younger self, explaining how his future is soon to unfold, reflecting on the positive progression towards gay acceptance and openness around him, and yet not everywhere, while warning on how "the cruel, hypocritical and loveless hand of religion and absolutism has fallen on the world once more" add something

 

In the summer 2009 series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue", Fry was one of a trio of hosts replacing Humphrey Lyttelton add something

 

It had a revival in 2009 at London's Cock Tavern Theatre, directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher add something

 

In May 2009, Fry unveiled "The Dongle of Donald Trefusis", an audiobook series following Donald Trefusis , set over 12 episodes add something

 

Fry was among over 100 signatories to a statement published by Sense About Science on 4 June 2009, condemning British libel laws and their use to "severely curtail the right to free speech on a matter of public interest add something

 

In October 2009 Fry again sparked debate amongst users when he announced his intention to leave the social networking site after criticism from another user on Twitter add something

 

In November 2009 Fry's Twitter account reached one million followers add something

 

Mark Carwardine - In autumn 2009, he joined forces with Stephen Fry to present a follow-up to the original "Last Chance to See" with the late Douglas Adams

 

Absolutely Fabulous - Lumley and Saunders reunited for the M&S Christmas advert in 2009, along with other stars such as Twiggy and 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

 

Kakapo - An updated version of the series has been produced for BBC TV, in which Stephen Fry and Carwardine revisit the animals to see how they are getting on almost 20 years later, and in January 2009, they spent time filming the Kakapo on Codfish Island

 

Jonathan Ross - He returned to work in January, and the first episode of a new series of "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" with guests Tom Cruise, Stephen Fry and Lee Evans, and music from Franz Ferdinand, was broadcast on 23 January 2009


2010

In 2010 Fry took part in a Christmas series of short films called 'Little Crackers' add something

 

In 2010, Fry provided the voice of Socrates the Lion in the environmental animated film "Animals United" add something

 

On 13 July 2010, he was made an honorary fellow of Cardiff University and on 28 January 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Sussex for his work campaigning for people suffering from mental health problems, bipolar disorder and HIV. add something

 

In August 2010, Fry joined the Board of Directors at Norwich City Football Club add something

 

Following three one-man shows in Australia, Fry announced a "sort of stand-up" performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London for September 2010 add something

 

In October 2010, Fry left Twitter for a few days following press criticism of a quote taken from an interview he had given, with a farewell message of "Bye bye" add something

 

In November 2010 Fry welcomed his two millionth follower with a blog entry detailing his opinions and experiences of Twitter add something

 

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

 

Mark Carwardine - Also on BBC2 on 7 November 2010 Carwardine and Fry co-presented " Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill" about the effects, four months after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico


2011

As of 2011, it has been running for five series and 17 episodes add something

 

Fry appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011 add something

 

He appeared as the Christian God in 2011's "Holy Flying Circus" add something

 

In 2011, he was the subject of Molly Lewis's song "An Open Letter to Stephen Fry", in which the singer jokingly offers herself as a surrogate mother for his child add something

 

In February 2011, Fry was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement award in Cultural Humanism by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, the Harvard Secular Society and the American Humanist Association add something

 

On 22 February 2011, Fry was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award in Cultural Humanism by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, joining a list of previous honorees including novelist Salman Rushdie, screenwriter Joss Whedon, and Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman add something

 

In August 2011 "Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets" was shown on Channel 4 as one of the "100 Greatest" strand add something

 

In November 2011 an episode of "Living The Life" featured Fry in an intimate conversation discussing his life and career with Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman add something

 

Belle de Jour (writer) - Bristol Festival of Ideas - She has spoken on internet and forensic identity as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas and was a guest on the Stephen Fry 2011 series "Fry's Planet Word"

 

Kate Bush - Bush's most recent collaborations, including duets with Elton John and Stephen Fry, took place on her 2011 album, 50 Words for Snow

 

Walkers (snack foods) - For the 2011 Comic Relief, four celebrities; Jimmy Carr, Stephen Fry, Al Murray and Frank Skinner each represented four new flavours and the three whose crisps sell the least amount would be waxed by Denise Van Outen on 18 March 2011 on Red Nose Day

 

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"


2012

He will portray the Master of Lake-town in the 2012 film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" add something

 

In 2012 he appeared as a guest panellist in the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show "Wordaholics" add something

 

In September 2012, he guest starred as himself in the audio comedy drama "We Are The BBC", produced by the Wireless Theatre Company, written by Susan Casanove add something

 

Starting November 2012, Stephen Fry hosts a gadgets show called "Stephen Fry: Gadget Man", exploring the usefulness of various gadgets in different daily situations to improve the livelihoods of everyone add something

 

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

 

Rupert Grint - In March 2012 the "Visit Britain" TV ad was released, which features Grint alongside Julie Walters, Michelle Dockery and Stephen Fry

 

Julia Zemiro - Zemiro appeared on BBC's QI in November 2012, after appearing on a stage with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies on QI Live in Melbourne in December 2011


2013

In an interview with Richard Herring in 2013, Fry revealed that he had attempted suicide the previous year while filming abroad add something

 

On 7 August 2013, Fry published an "Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC" calling for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, due to concerns over LGBT rights in Russia add something

 

The production is transferring to Broadway, with previews beginning October 15, 2013, and Opening Night scheduled for November 10, 2013 add something

 

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


2014

In February 2014 Stephen Fry became the honorary president of Proud Canaries, a new club for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans add something

 

In March 2014 Fry beat David Attenborough and Davina McCall to win the honour at the Royal Television Society Programme awards add something

 

In March 2014, Fry publicly backed "Hacked Off" and its campaign towards press self-regulation by "safeguarding the press from political interference while giving vital protection to the vulnerable add something

 

Sochi - Many voices have since claimed to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics, including British actor Stephen Fry who published an open letter to David Cameron and to the International Olympic Committee asking for a boycott and relocation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia


2015

On 6 January 2015, it was announced that Fry would marry his partner, stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer add something

 

Fry married Elliott Spencer on 17 January 2015, in the Norfolk town of Dereham add something

 

BBC Radio 4 - In June 2015 Fry was the guest on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" add something

 

In an episode of QI, "M-Merriment", originally broadcast in December 2015, Fry was awarded membership of The Magic Circle add something

 

Scott Penrose - In the 2015 Christmas Special of QI, Penrose surprised Stephen Fry with his membership of The Magic Circle

 

The Imitation Game - In January 2015, LGBTQ activist Stephen Fry together with Harvey Weinstein and Cumberbatch launched a campaign to pardon the 49,000 gay men convicted under the same law that led to Turing's chemical castration

 

Roll with It (Oasis song) - In March 2015, "Roll With It" featured at the end of a Red Nose Day sketch titled "National Treasures", which featured a cameo appearance from Liam Gallagher who was made a National Treasure by Stephen Fry, Miranda_Hart and Sheridan Smith

 

Joan Collins - In June 2015, Collins backs children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF together with Sir Roger Moore, Ewan McGregor and Stephen Fry

 

Joanna Lumley - In August 2015, Lumley backs children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan_McGregor, Dame Joan Collins and Sir Michael Caine

 

Michael Caine - In October 2015, Caine read Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Claus and Big Claus" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan_McGregor, Dame Joan Collins and Joanna Lumley


2016

Fry stepped down from his Board position in January 2016, to take up a new position as "Norwich City Ambassador" add something

 

On 15 February 2016, Fry deleted his Twitter account, after receiving criticism for a tweet about Jenny Beavan and her dress add something

 

Fry alluded to this on an April 2016 episode of The Rubin Report in which he criticized groupthink mentality and stated that his return to Twitter was a "maybe" add something

 

In October 2016, Fry will have a lead role in the American sitcom "The Great Indoors" add something

 

Paul McKenna - In 2016, McKenna backs children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of Unicef together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan_McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, Sir Michael Caine, David Walliams and Charlotte Rampling

 

Charlotte Rampling - In 2016, Rampling backs children's fairytales app, GivingTales in aid of Unicef together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan_McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, Sir Michael Caine and David Walliams

 

Paul McKenna - In October 2016, McKenna read Hans Christian Andersen's "It's Quite True" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan_McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams and Charlotte Rampling


2017

In 2017, Fry became the latest patron of the Norwich Film Festival, and said he was "Very proud now to be a patron of a festival that encourages people from Norfolk, Norwich and beyond to be enchanted, beguiled and entranced by all kinds of film that might not otherwise reach them add something

 

In February 2017, Audible released Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, a complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all read by Fry, who narrated an introduction for each story add something

 

Norwich Film Festival - In January 2017, the festival added Julian Jarrold and Stephen Fry as new patrons


2018

In February 2018, Fry announced via a video that he had an operation to treat prostate cancer, involving the removal of that organ and 11 adjacent lymph nodes, and he was recovering from the surgery add something

 

From May to July 2018, Fry appeared in "Mythos: A Trilogy," a stage version of his book "Mythos", in the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario add something

 

In November 2018, Fry released a follow-up to Mythos, titled "Heroes" add something


2019

Edinburgh International Festival - The production will receive its European premiere in August 2019 at the Edinburgh International Festival add something

 

Blackadder - In June 2019 The Sun reported that Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie had met and agreed to consider a fifth season