Stephen Fry was born in 1957 and educated at an unfeasibly large number of educational establishments, most of which rapidly tired of him. At Cambridge University however, he met and worked with amongst others, Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie, a life long friend and comedy partner.
Fry hosts the BBC quiz show QI, has completed two series of Absolute Power with John Bird for the BBC and appeared in numerous single dramas for television, including Tom Brown's Schooldays. Stephen has also presented the documentaries The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive, HIV and Me, The Machine that Made Us and The Gutenberg Press all for the BBC. Stephen has chronicled his travels across America in Stephen Fry in America and joined Mark Carwardine in search of endangered animals on the verge of extinction in Last Chance to See, both for the BBC.
His numerous film appearances have included award winning performances in Peter's Friends, Wilde, Gosford Park, V for Vendetta and Eichmann. In 2009 he voiced the Cheshire Cat in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Coming up in 2011 Stephen will play Mycroft Holmes, elder brother to Sherlock, in Guy Ritchie’s sequel and the Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.
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