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Stephen Fry

Actor, Comedian and Writer Stephen Fry
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Profession: Actor, Comedian and Writer

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: A significant figure in modern British culture, Fry began his career primarily as a comedian, noted for his collaboration with Hugh Laurie. This produced "A Bit of Fry & Laurie" and their adaptation of "Jeeves and Wooster". He then performed as an actor on productions such as "Blackadder", "Kingdom", "Bones" and "V for Vendetta".

His extensive filmography of documentaries touch on subjects ranging from his experiences with bipolar disorder to his travels in America. In addition to this he was a longtime host of the British quiz show "QI", from 2003 to 2016.

His voice work includes reading all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the UK audiobooks and narrating several video games and commercials on a number of subjects.

As a writer Fry has written several fiction novels and a well-received three volume autobiography.

Born: August 24, 1957
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 2015-01-17 Actor/comedian Stephen Fry (57) weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham

Historical Events

  • 1989-01-13 British comedy sketch show series "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie debuts on BBC1
  • 1989-11-02 "Blackadder Goes Forth" final episode "Goodbyeee" airs starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton