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Stephen Fry

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 24th August 1957
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1985
First feature film The Good Father


  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Growing up, Stephen Fry was asked to leave several boarding schools. After a brief period in prison for credit card theft, he won a scholarship to Cambridge University. He became involved with the Footlights society. After graduating, he began performing in TV sketch shows such as There’s Nothing To Worry About! In 1992, he landed his first lead movie role in Peter’s Friends. He has since starred in a variety of movies including A Cock And Bull Story and Alice In Wonderland.

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Stephen Fry's films

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Packshot for the film Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
12 Certificate
120 Mins

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and Dr Watson (Jude Law) take on a criminal mastermind. With Noomi Rapace. Violence throughout & a suicide scene.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film V For Vendetta
15 Certificate
128 Mins

A vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) attempts to bring down a totalitarian government. Very strong language and strong violence.

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Packshot for the film The Look Of Love
18 Certificate
97 Mins

The true story of controversial entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan). With Anna Friel and Imogen Poots. Consistent graphic nudity, strong language and hard drug use.

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Did you know?

  • Stephen Fry made his directorial debut in 2003 with Pretty Young Things.
  • In 2008 he created his own Ben & Jerry's ice-cream flavour called Even Stephen. It is a mixture of vanilla, chocolate and walnut.
  • In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Norwich City Football Club. He told the BBC "having been shockingly overlooked by successive Norwich City managers all these years as a player, I have come to the sad conclusion that it is probably unlikely now that I will ever be picked to play for the first team. But I am happy instead to play my part in another capacity, as that of a proud and passionate ambassador for the great game of football".
  • While studying English at Cambridge, he was a contestant on University Challenge.
  • He is allergic to champagne.


  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Wilde