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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

Awards

  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Biography

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 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
155 Mins
Released
2013

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf The Grey (Ian McKellen) continue their dangerous quest. Moderate violence and threat.

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Packshot for the film Alice In Wonderland
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2010

Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and meets the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Co starring Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. Contains moderate fantasy violence and mild language.

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Packshot for the film V For Vendetta
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
128 Mins
Released
2005

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
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2013

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.

Awards

  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

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