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Stephen Fry was born in 1957 and has an illustrious career in media and writing.
He has written award winning plays, books and appeared in numerous television programmes including Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Kingdom, Tom Brown’s Schooldays.
He hosted the BBC quiz show QI for 13 years and has also presented the documentaries The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, HIV and Me and The Machine That Made Us all for the BBC.
As a stage actor he performed in Alan Bennett’s Forty Years On, Michael Frayn’s Look, Look, Simon Gray’s The Common Pursuit and Cell Mates (a run cut inexplicably short). He won a Drama Circle award and a Tony Nomination for his work on the revived musical Me and My Girl which ran for years and years on Broadway and in the West End.
His numerous film appearances have included award winning performances in Peter’s Friends, Wilde, Gosford Park, V for Vendetta and most recently Eichmann. He wrote and directed Bright Young Things in 2003.
He has written four best-selling novels, an autobiography, Moab is My Washpot, and a book on poetry form, The Ode Less Travelled, and is well-known among a younger generation as the reader of the audiobook versions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels.
Stephen Fry has been candid about his episodes of mental health problems. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his work in this field.
Stephen became Chairman of The Criterion Theatre Trust in September 2010.
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