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
I went to Cambridge and thought I would stay there. I thought I would quietly grow tweed in a corner somewhere and become a Don or something.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Humanism is an approach to life which encourages ethical and fulfilling living on the basis of reason and humanity, and rejects superstition and religion. The most immediate impact of living as a Humanist is that we believe this life is all there is - so what we do and the choices we make really count.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I suppose the thing I most would have liked to have known or been reassured about is that in the world, what counts more than talent, what counts more than energy or concentration or commitment, or anything else - is kindness. And the more in the world that you encounter kindness and cheerfulness - which is its kind of amiable uncle or aunt - the better the world always is. And all the big words: virtue, justice, truth - are dwarfed by the greatness of kindness.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And of course you are mad, if by a madman we mean a mind that questions and rejects every civilized norm.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes there just isn't enough vomit in the world.More Stephen Fry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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