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.
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