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 Queen’s 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 Laurie’s 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. Peter’s 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 Waugh’s 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
Families where there is not much laughter I think are signs of some sort of dysfunctionality or sickness.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have pushed the boat out as far as I should in terms of taking on too many things. I'm getting older and I just could not take it any more. I am now monitoring myself very closely and I'm just trying not to get into that sort of state again.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you are hungry for food, you are prepared to hunt high and low for it. If you are hungry for information it is the same. Information is all around us, now more than ever before in human history. You barely have to stir or incommode yourself to find things out. The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The part of [Oscar] Wilde was exceptionally important to me; the man, his achievements, his wisdom, but his downfall, his disgrace and the tragic and bitter end to it have always fascinated, appalled and attracted me since childhood. It was he who first in some measure vindicated my sexuality.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I remember nothing of this, no ambulance rides, nothing. Nothing between switching out the bedside lamp and the sudden indignity of rebirth: the slaps, the brightness, the tubing, the speed, the urgent insistence that I be choked back into breathing life. I have felt so sorry for babies ever since.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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