Fry, Stephen

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Name
Fry, Stephen Gender: M
Stephen John Fry
born on 24 August 1957 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Hampstead, England, 51n34, 0w11
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
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Stephen Fry (in Happy Birthday to GNU, 2008)
photo: Matt Lee and Andrew Sampson, license gfdl

Biography

English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, director, and activist.

After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, he secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English literature. While at university, Fry became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, and took the role of Jeeves (with Laurie playing Wooster) in 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. 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 mental illness. He is also the long-time host of the BBC television quiz show QI.

Besides working in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines and written four novels and two volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles. He also appears frequently on BBC Radio 4, starring in the comedy series Absolute Power, being a frequent guest on panel games. Fry is also known for his voice-overs, reading all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the UK audiobook recordings, and narrating the LittleBigPlanet series of video games as well as an animated series of explanations of the laws of cricket.

While now openly gay, Fry struggled to keep his homosexuality secret during his teenage years at public school, and by his own account did not engage in sexual activity for 16 years from 1979 until 1995. He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and has attempted suicide on a number of occasions, most recently in 2012.

Fry wields a considerable amount of influence through his use of Twitter, having 12.4 million followers as of February 2017.

In February 2018, aged 60, 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. He described the cancer as aggressive and said that early intervention had saved his life.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Zemiro, Julia (born 14 April 1967). Notes: Appeared together on QI TV show
  • role played of/by Wilde, Oscar (born 16 October 1854). Notes: 1997 film "Wilde"

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 17 January 2015 (Elliott Spencer)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Paperweight" by Stephen Fry (2004), p. 271: "[My car] is almost precisely my age, having been registered on 23 August 1957. I was born at six o'clock the following day, so today, you may like to note for future reference, is my birthday."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Prostate and lymph node cancer)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Prostate cancer)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Gay)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script