Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

Director of 'Bright Young Things'
A man of many talents, Stephen Fry has established himself as an actor, novelist, comedian, librettist and all-round wit. His childhood and time at Cambridge has been well documented in his autobiography MOAB is my Washpot (1998), and it is these early years that have provided Fry with much of the content found in his novels. In particular, The Liar (1991) tells the story of a reckless ex-Cambridge student who becomes involved in an international espionage caper. The novel contains many episodes clearly inspired by the younger Fry. Stephen Fry grew up in Norfolk and attended Uppingham School. After spending three months in prison for credit card fraud, he went to Queens College, Cambridge where he studied English. It was during this time that he met Hugh Laurie, with whom he was to form a prolific writing partnership and appear with in the legendary Cambridge Footlights University Club. In 1984, Fry was asked to do the re-write for the musical Me & My Girl, which earned him a Tony nomination. The 80s also saw Fry do a large amount of work for television, including the comedy shows A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Blackadder. More success came with Jeeves & Wooster, based on the novels of P.G. Wodehouse, with Fry taking the part of the sagacious butler opposite Hugh Lauries bumbling Bertie Wooster. With the occasional odd moment aside, like his sudden departure from the London stage during a run of Cell Mates, only to re-surface, sometime later on the continent, with the British press in hot pursuit, Fry has been prolific both with book and screen. Peters Friends (1992), and Wilde (1997) feature two of his most notable performances as an actor. And in 2003, Fry made his directorial debut with Bright Young Things, adapted from Evelyn Waughs 1930 novel Vile Bodies. He has also been a keen contributor to national newspapers over the years, in particular The Daily Telegraph, and is the host of the BBC TV quiz show QI. In 2005 Stephen Fry was the voice of the book in the big screen version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Fry has also been cast as a chat show host, Gordon Dietrich, in V for Vendetta. Stephen Fry lives in London and Norfolk. Source: biogs.com
Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.More Stephen Fry quotes [07/18/2011 02:07:02]
I said it before and I’ll say it again: books are dead, plays are dead, poems are dead: there’s only movies. Music is still okay, because music is sound track. Ten, fifteen years ago, every arts student wanted to be a novelist or a playwright. I’d be amazed if you could find a single one now with such a dead-end ambition. They all want to make movies. Not write movies. You don’t write movies. You make movies.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You don't get depressed because bad things happen to you. That's getting pissed off and annoyed. That's reasonable. Someone hits you in the face you go ow, you know that's... but depression is something that happens like weather to you inside you...More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Part of life is learning what to be ashamed of and what to be proud of.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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