Stephen Fry is a writer, actor, novelist, filmmaker and television presenter. Together with Hugh Laurie he wrote and starred in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. Stephen has appeared in many other projects on stage, television, radio and cinema, most notably as Lord/General Melchett in Blackadder, Oscar Wilde in Wilde, the host of QI and the presenter of The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive which won an Emmy Award. In addition to writing for stage, screen, television and radio, he has contributed columns and articles for numerous newspapers and magazines, and has written four acclaimed novels and an autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot.
In February 2008, Stephen began presenting podcasts entitled Stephen Fry's Podgrams, in which he recounts his life and recent experiences.
In December 2006 Stephen was ranked sixth for the BBC's Top Living Icon Award, was featured on The Culture Show, and was voted most intelligent man on television by readers of Radio Times. In May 2007 the Independent on Sunday Pink List named Stephen Fry the second most influential gay person in Britain.
BBC Four dedicated two nights of programming to Stephen Fry on the 17th and 18th August 2007, in celebration of his 50th birthday.
On December 5, 2007 Stephen Fry was granted a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards and Broadcast magazine listed him at number four in its "Hot 100" list of influential on-screen performers, describing him as a polymath and a "national treasure".
Stephen claims to have owned the third Macintosh computer sold in the UK (the first two going to Douglas Adams).