Stephen Fry

Stephen John Fry ( born August 24, 1957 in Hampstead, London ) is a British author, screenwriter, actor, director, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter and member of the Board since August 2010 (English director) of Norwich City FC

  • 3.1 Movies
  • 3.2 TV series
  • 3.3 documentaries
  • 3.4 radio

Life and work

Fry (later anglicised: Newman ), the son of the scientist Alan Fry and Marianne Neumann, daughter of Austrian- Jewish immigrants, was born.

Fry attended several private boarding schools: the first Cawston Primary School in Norfolk, the Stouts Hill Preparatory School in the Cotswolds and the Uppingham School in Rutland. Since Fry the Uppingham School was forced to leave school because of a reference, he moved to Paston College in Norfolk. Again, he was expelled from school. He sat his A-level training continues in the wake of a public school, the Norfolk College of Arts and Technology in King's Lynn. The final examination he could not pass successfully. In the summer of his 18th Birthday Fry was for credit card fraud delinquent: He had the credit card of a friend of the family taken in and disposed of. Fry was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, which he served in the prison of Pucklechurch. Then he took off his A- level degree at Norwich City College. At the same time he was preparing for the Cambridge Entrance Exam, which he was so good that he received a scholarship to attend the Queens ' College, Cambridge. There he earned a degree in English. During his time in Cambridge he joined the Cambridge Footlights, where he met, among others, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson.

The university education followed a career as an actor and comedian, said Fry often worked with his friend Hugh Laurie for British television. From 1986 to 1995 Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry were in the BBC sketch series A Bit of Fry & Laurie a successful duo. Between 1986 and 1989 Fry and Laurie also occurred regularly in Rowan Atkinson's comedy series Blackadder. Fry and Hugh Laurie played from 1990 to 1993 the main roles in the BBC series Jeeves and Wooster based on tales of the writer PG Wodehouse.

Fry is a trailer PG Wodehouse, whose humor and language have great influence on Fry's own work as a writer. 1991 Fry's first novel, The Liar appeared ( German: The Liar ), in which he handled his own experiences from his boarding and university time.

Until the mid- 1990s Fry called an "open celibate British ". In 1996 he met the man who became his longtime partner and came out as gay. In 2010, the couple separated.

Fry went private long a black London taxi. After it had been demolished by unknown, he switched to a normal car.

2003 Fry was counted among the 50 Funniest Acts in British Comedy from the Observer and was for a term Lord Rector of the University of Dundee, where the club of the students union was named after his first novel, The Liar Bar. Since 2005, Fry honorary president of the Cambridge University Quiz Society and for many years has hosted the British Academy Film Awards. 2006 turned Fry a documentary for the BBC about manic depression ( bipolar disorder), since he himself is affected. In public, he is also present as a representative of atheism and critics of organized religions.

Stephen Fry reading the English audiobook versions of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He also spoke the voice of Winnie the Pooh in the English radio play 1997 version of the children's book by AA Milne.

Since 2003 Fry hosts the BBC panel show QI ( "Quite Interesting" ), in which it 's about as interesting as possible to answer the questions asked. He also had frequent guest appearances as a member of rate teams from other quiz shows. In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of Tolkien 's novel The Hobbit, he plays the mayor of Esgaroth.

The German dubbing voices of Stephen Fry count Hubertus Bengsch, Peter Kirchberger, Dennis Brandau and Frank Otto Schenk.

Works (selection)

  • The liar. Novel. Haffmans, Zurich 1994 ( Original title: The Liar, translated by Ulrich Blumenbach ), ISBN 3-251-00240-6.
  • The hippopotamus. Novel. Haffmans, Zurich 1994 ( Original title: The Hippopotamus, translated by Ulrich Blumenbach ), ISBN 3-251-00243-0.
  • Paperweight. Haffmans, Zurich 1996 ( Original title: Paperweight, translated by Ulrich Blumenbach ), ISBN 3-251-00309-7.
  • Make history. Haffmans, Zurich 1997 ( Original title: Making History, translated by Ulrich Blumenbach ), ISBN 3-251-00365-8.
  • Columbus was an Englishman. Story of a youth. Haffmans, Zurich 1998 ( Original title: Moab Is My washpot, translated by Georg Deggerich ), ISBN 3-251-00407-7.
  • Mime or play Oscar Wilde. Haffmans, Zurich 1999 ( translated by Ulrich Blumenbach ), DNB 958,315,116th
  • The star tennis balls. Novel. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 2001 ( Original title: The Stars ' Tennis Balls, translated by Ulrich Blumenbach ), ISBN 3-351-02929-2.
  • Figs fluff. Unleash the poet in you. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 2008 ( Original title: The Ode Less Travelled, translated by Birch boss man), ISBN 978-3-351-03232-6.
  • I'm so Fry. My golden years. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 2011 ( Original title: The Fry Chronicles, translated by Teja Schwaner ), ISBN 978-3-351-02733-9.
  • Darling, you fetter ever get the children? The secret diary of Edna Fry. Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 2012 ( Original title: Mrs. Fry 's Diary, translated by Ulrike Blumenbach ), ISBN 978-3-351-03388-0.

Screenplays and pieces

More Books

  • Rescuing the Spectacled Bear, 2002
  • Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music, 2005



TV series


  • 2006: Stephen Fry's The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive
  • 2007: HIV & Me
  • 2008: Stephen Fry in America
  • 2009: Last Chance To See, with Mark Carwardine, based on the book (Eng. The last of its kind ) by Douglas Adams
  • 2010: Last Chance To See - Return of the Rhino
  • 2010: Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill ( BBC )
  • 2010: Fry And Laurie: Reunited ( G.O.L.D., UK)
  • 2010: Wagner & Me ( BBC )
  • 2011: Fry's Planet Word ( BBC )
  • 2012: Stephen Fry: Gadget Man
  • 2013: Stephen Fry: Out There


  • I'm Sorry I Have not a Clue with Humphrey Lyttleton
  • Just a Minute with Nicholas Parsons
  • Radio Show Saturday Night Fry (1988, BBC Radio 4 )