Stephen Fry

Fry in 2016 Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, broadcaster, comedian, director and writer. He first came to prominence in the 1980s as one half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, alongside Hugh Laurie, with the two starring in ''A Bit of Fry & Laurie'' (1989–1995) and ''Jeeves and Wooster'' (1990–1993). He also starred in the sketch series ''Alfresco'' (1983–1984) alongside Laurie, Emma Thompson, and Robbie Coltrane, and in ''Blackadder'' (1986–1999) alongside Rowan Atkinson. Since 2011, he has served as president of the mental health charity Mind.

Fry's film acting roles include playing his idol Oscar Wilde in the film ''Wilde'' (1997), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor; Inspector Thompson in Robert Altman's murder mystery ''Gosford Park'' (2001); and Mr. Johnson in Whit Stillman's ''Love & Friendship'' (2016). He has also made appearances in the films ''Chariots of Fire'' (1981), ''A Fish Called Wanda'' (1988), ''The Life and Death of Peter Sellers'' (2004), ''V for Vendetta'' (2005), ''Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'' (2011) and ''The Hobbit film series''. His television roles include Lord Melchett in the BBC television comedy series ''Blackadder'' and the title character in the television series ''Kingdom'' and ''Absolute Power'', as well as a recurring guest role as Dr. Gordon Wyatt on the American crime series ''Bones''. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award-winning ''Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive'', which saw him explore his bipolar disorder, and the travel series ''Stephen Fry in America''. He was the longtime host of the BBC television quiz show ''QI'', with his tenure lasting from 2003 to 2016, during which he was nominated for six British Academy Television Awards. He appears frequently on other panel games, such as ''Just a Minute'' and ''I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue''.

Besides working in television, Fry has been a prolific writer, contributing to newspapers and magazines and having written four novels and three autobiographies: ''Moab Is My Washpot'', ''The Fry Chronicles'', and ''More Fool Me''. He is also known for his voice-over work; he read all seven of the ''Harry Potter'' novels for the UK audiobook recordings, narrated the video game series ''LittleBigPlanet'' and ''Birds of Steel'', lent his voice to an animated series of explanations of the laws of cricket, and narrated a series of animations about humanism for Humanists UK. Provided by Wikipedia
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