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Stephen Fry
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Fry at Winfield House in June 2016
Born
Stephen John Fry

24 August 1957 (1957-08-24) (age 61)
Hampstead, London, England
Education The College of West Anglia
City College Norwich
Alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge
Occupation Actor, comedian, author, journalist, broadcaster, film director
Years active 1981–present
Title President of Mind (2011–present)
Honorary fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge
Honorary fellow of Cardiff University
Rector of the University of Dundee (1992–1998)
Spouse(s)
Elliott Spencer (m. 2015)
Parents
  • Alan John Fry (father)
  • Marianne Eve Newman (mother)
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Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, director, journalist and activist. With Hugh Laurie, he is half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.

Fry's acting roles include a Golden Globe Award–nominated lead performance in the film Wilde, Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, the title character in the television series Kingdom, a recurring guest role as Dr Gordon Wyatt on the crime series Bones, and as Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta.

Besides working in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines and written four novels and three volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles, and More Fool Me. He also appears frequently on BBC Radio 4, starring in the comedy series Absolute Power and being a frequent guest on panel games such as Just a Minute.

Fry is also known for his voice-overs, reading all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the UK audiobook recordings, narrating the LittleBigPlanet and Birds of Steel series of video games, as well as an animated series of explanations of the laws of cricket, and a series of animations about Humanism for Humanists UK. He has also filmed commercials, including an advertisement where he explains the essence of British culture to foreigners arriving at London's Heathrow Airport.

Personal life

Fry married comedian Elliott Spencer in January 2015.

Fry is friends with Prince Charles, through his work with the Prince's Trust. He attended the Prince's wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. Fry is a friend of 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. Fry was a friend of British actor John Mills. His best friend is Hugh Laurie, whom he met while both were at Cambridge and with whom he has collaborated many times over the years. He was best man at Laurie's wedding and is godfather to all three of his children.

Fry became a vegetarian in 2017, having earlier expressed a desire to become so.

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