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How rich is Stephen Fry?

Stephen Fry net worth:
$30 Million

Stephen Fry information

Stephen Fry information

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: Hampstead
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Profession:Comedian, Journalist, Actor, Presenter, Playwright, Screenwriter, Author, Film director, Television producer, Poet
Nationality:United Kingdom

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Stephen John Fry was born on 24th August 1957, in Hampstead, London UK of Austro/Hungarian-Jewish descent on his mother’s side, and English on his father’s. Stephen Fry is known around the world as a media personality, which includes being a comedian, actor, writer, presenter and activist.

So just how riich is Stephen Fry? Stephen has an estimated net worth which is over $30 million, earned from his multi-faceted career which began in 1982 with ‘The Cellar Tapes’ , written by Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Tony Slattery.

Stephen Fry Net Worth $30 Million

Stephen Fry was not a model student, but completed his school education at City College, Norwich, after a term on remand in prison for stealing a credit card, scoring well enough in the Cambridge entrance examination to gain a scholarship to Queens’ College. At Cambridge, Fry joined the Footlights Club – a performing group where he met his future comedy collaborator Hugh Laurie – appeared on the TV quiz show ‘University Challenge’, and graduated with a degree in English Literature.

After the successful aforementioned start, Stephen was invited to work on the sketch comedy show ‘There’s Nothing to Worry About!’ as a cast member together with Hugh Laurie. Later, they created a mockumentary television pilot ‘The Crystal Cube’ in which they were main cast members, but BBC chose not to take it to a full series, so they created sketch comedy TV series ‘A Bit of Fry & Laurie’ which they both wrote, and starred in. Moreover, Fry increased his net worth while starring in the sitcom ‘Blackadder II’ and its sequels created by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton ‘Jeeves and Wooster’, comedy series ‘Absolute Power’, and others.These all contributed significantly to Stephen’s net worth.

Stephen Fry added further to his net worth while appearing in dramas, including ‘The Common Pursuit’, ‘In the Red’, ‘Gormenghast’, ‘The Borrowers’, ‘Kingdom’, ’24: Live Another Day’ and others. Stephen was also active in documentaries and other factual programmes. His first documentary film was ‘Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive’ which won an Emmy Award, and he also appeared in the genealogy series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, narrated ‘The Story of Light Entertainment’, travel series ‘Stephen Fry in America’, nature documentaries ‘Spectacled Bears: Shadow of the Forest’, and others. Currently, Stephen is still the host of the quiz show ‘QI’ which was created and produced by John Lloyd and won the Rose d’Or award for “Best Game Show Host” which has updated Fry’s net worth.

Stephen Fry has also been active in cinematography. He starred in ‘Wilde’, the British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert, a role which brought him a nomination for Best Actor in Drama in the 1998 Golden Globe Awards. He also starred in ‘Gosford Park’ directed by Robert Altman, ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’ directed by Stephen Hopkins, and others.

Stephen increased his net worth while not only starring in films but also directing them. He wrote and directed ‘Bright Young Things’ and others. He has also created radio programmes, with shows like ‘Saturday Night Fry’, ‘I Am Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’, ‘The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music’ and lots of more.

Stephen Fry has written scripts for theatre plays, and has also starred on stage. Further, Fry has been reading audio books, including J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series, Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ and etc.

Recently, Stephen was ranked sixth for the BBC’s Top Living Icon Award, Broadcast magazine listed Fry at number four in its “Hot 100” list of influential on-screen performers, and he has been described as a polymath and a ‘national treasure’. Given Stephen’s crowded career to date, one cannot deny that these awards are well deserved.

In his personal life, Stephen Fry kept his homosexuality from the public until 1995. When asked when he first acknowledged his sexuality, Stephen is supposed to have said: “I suppose it all began when I came out of the womb. I looked back up at my mother and thought to myself, ‘That’s the last time I’m going up one of those’.”

Fry was in a 15-year relationship with Daniel Cohen, then in 2015 he married his partner, stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
24: Live Another Day2014TV SeriesPrime Minister Alastair Davies
This Is Jinsy2014TV SeriesDr. Bevelspepp
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013Master of Laketown
Sorapol: Immortal2013ShortNarrator
Super Clyde2013TV MovieRandolph
Twelfth Night2013Malvolio
The Lonely Dodo2013Video shortNarrator / Mascarene Grass Frog (voice)
The Look of Love2013Barrister
Doors Open2012TV MovieProfessor Robert Gissing
LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross Controller2012Video GameNarrator (voice)
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale2012Video GameNarrator (LittleBigPlanet) (voice)
Cicada Princess2012ShortNarrator (voice)
LittleBigPlanet Karting2012Video GameNarrator (voice)
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita2012Video GameNarrator (voice)
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman2012Oscar Wilde (voice)
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesThe European
Who Betrayed the Bomber Boys2012TV MovieNarrator (voice)
The Borrowers2011TV MovieProfessor Mildeye
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff2011TV SeriesSkulkingworm
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows2011Mycroft Holmes
Holy Flying Circus2011TV MovieGod
Lost Connection2011ShortDad
Ros na Rún2011TV SeriesTourist
Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins2011The Narrator
LittleBigPlanet 22011Video GameNarrator (voice)
Little Crackers2010TV SeriesHeadmaster
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves2010Video GameNarrator (voice)
Fable III2010Video GameReaver (voice)
Animals United2010Socrates (English version, voice)
Alice in Wonderland2010Video GameThe Cheshire Cat (voice)
Alice in Wonderland2010/ICheshire Cat (voice)
House of Boys2009Dr. Marsh
LittleBigPlanet PSP2009Video GameNarrator (voice)
Jam2009/IIShortMr. Eustache
Kingdom2007-2009TV SeriesPeter Kingdom
Fable II2008Video GameReaver (voice)
LittleBigPlanet2008Video GameNarrator (voice)
Tales of the Riverbank2008Owl
St. Trinian's2007Stephen Fry
Eichmann2007Minister Tormer
The Secret Show2007TV SeriesLucky Leo
Blanche Neige, la suite2007The Narrator (English version, voice)
Pocoyo2005-2007TV SeriesNarrator
Extras2006TV SeriesStephen Fry
Little Claus and Big Claus2006ShortNarrator
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker2006Smithers
V for Vendetta2005Deitrich
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2005Video GameNarrator (voice)
Dirty Tricks2005TV SeriesOwl
Absolute Power2003-2005TV SeriesCharles Prentiss
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story2005Patrick Curator / Parson Yorick
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005Narrator / The Guide (voice)
Mirrormask2005Librarian
Tom Brown's Schooldays2005TV MovieDr. Thomas Arnold
A Bear Named Winnie2004TV MovieProtheroe
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Video GameNarrator (voice)
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Maurice Woodruff
The Two Loves of Anthony Trollope2004TV MovieNarrator
Tooth2004Pedro
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers: Deleted Scenes2004Video shortMaurice Woodruff
Le divorce2003Piers Janely
Fortysomething2003TV SeriesDerek the Fishmonger
Bright Young Things2003Chauffeur
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Video GameNarrator (voice)
Thunderpants2002Sir Anthony Silk
Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time2001-2002TV Mini-SeriesThe Minister of Chance
Surrealissimo: The Scandalous Success of Salvador Dali2002TV MovieAndre Breton
Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes2002Video shortInspector Thompson
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryNarrator - Extracts from The Harry Potter Books
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Video GameNarrator (PS2) (voice)
Gosford Park2001Inspector Thompson
Da Mob2001TV SeriesMaurice (voice)
The Discovery of Heaven2001Onno
Fourplay2001Nigel Steele (Therapist)
Baddiel's Syndrome2001TV SeriesThe Psychiatrist
Sabotage!2000Wellington
Watership Down1999-2000TV SeriesCowslip
Relative Values2000Frederick Crestwell
Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration2000TV MovieHost
Best2000Frazer Crane
Gormenghast2000TV Mini-SeriesProfessor Bellgrove
Longitude2000TV MovieSir Kenelm Digby
Blackadder Back & Forth1999ShortAll Melchetts
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?1999Dr. Peter Robinson
The Magician's House1999TV SeriesJasper the Owl (voice)
A Civil Action1998Pinder
The Tichborne Claimant1998Hawkins
In the Red1998TV SeriesController Radio 2 / Controller, Radio 2
Spice World1997Judge
Wilde1997Oscar Wilde
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride1996The Judge
Laughter and Loathing1995TV MovieJuvenal
The Thin Blue Line1995TV SeriesBrigadier Blaster Sump
The Steal1995Wimborne
A Bit of Fry and Laurie1987-1995TV SeriesVarious Characters
Cold Comfort Farm1995TV MovieMybug
I.Q.1994James Moreland
The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller1994TV Series
Clear Cut1994Short
Woof!1993TV SeriesArmitage Blair
Stalag Luft1993TV MovieWing Commander James Forrester
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times1993TV SeriesOscar Wilde
Jeeves and Wooster1990-1993TV SeriesJeeves
Sylvia Hates Sam1993ShortGod
Peter's Friends1992Peter Morton
Screen Two1990-1992TV SeriesHumphrey Taylor / Daniel Davenport
Rita Rudner1990TV Series
Blackadder Goes Forth1989TV SeriesGeneral Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
Anything More Would Be Greedy1989TV Mini-SeriesJulian Holmes-Coppitt
The New Statesman1989TV SeriesPiers Lonsdale
Blackadder's Christmas Carol1988TV ShortLords Melchett / Frondo
This Is David Lander1988TV SeriesDavid Lander
A Fish Called Wanda1988Hutchison
A Handful of Dust1988Reggie
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years1988TV ShortKing Charles I
Black Adder the Third1987TV SeriesThe Duke of Wellington, a famous soldier
The Laughing Prisoner1987TV MovieNo. 2
Filthy Rich & Catflap1987TV SeriesP'Farty
Chance in a Million1986TV SeriesRev. Hoblyn
Black-Adder II1986TV SeriesLord Melchett
Alas Smith & Jones1985TV Series
Happy Families1985TV SeriesDr. De Quincy
The Good Father1985Creighton
The Lenny Henry Show1985TV Series
Alfresco1983-1984TV SeriesVarious Characters / Host / Aristocrat / ...
The Young Ones1984TV SeriesLord Snot
The Crystal Cube1983TV MovieDr. Adrian Cowlacey / Various Roles
There's Nothing to Worry About!1982TV SeriesNarrator / Bernard / Simon Newby / ...
Cambridge Footlights Revue1982TV MovieVarious Characters
Chariots of Fire1981Singer in 'H.M.S. Pinafore' (uncredited)
The Canterville Ghost2017pre-productionSir Simon de Canterville (voice)
The Brits Are Coming2017post-productionSidney
Tomorrow2016/Ipost-productionChris
Margery Booth: The Spy in the Eagle's Nestpre-productionReich Marshal Hermann Goering
Summer Night, Winter Moonpre-productionRufus
Bones2007-2017TV SeriesDr. Gordon Wyatt
The Great Indoors2016-2017TV SeriesRoland
Lily's Driftwood Bay2014-2017TV SeriesLord Stag
Danger Mouse2015-2016TV SeriesColonel K / Criminal K
Yonderland2016TV SeriesCuddly Dick
I Hate Dancing2016ShortNarrator (voice)
Alice Through the Looking Glass2016Cheshire Cat (voice)
Love & Friendship2016Mr. Johnson
Duck Duck Goose2016/Ivoice
Rocky Horror Show Live2015Narrator
The Man Who Knew Infinity2015Sir Francis Spring
GivingTales2015Video GameNarrator - The Ugly Duckling (voice)
Marked2014TV ShortFather Christmas
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014Master of Laketown
LittleBigPlanet 32014Video GameNarrator (voice)
American Dad!2014TV SeriesMr. Cavendish
Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me2014

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hippopotamusnovel post-production
Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me2014
Escape from Planet Earth2013additional story material
The Settlement2011Short co-writer
Fry's Planet Word2011TV Series documentary written by - 5 episodes
Little Crackers2010TV Series 1 episode
Stephen Fry in America2008TV Mini-Series documentary written by - 6 episodes
Stephen Fry: HIV & Me2007TV Movie documentary
The Magic Flute2006English libretto and dialogue / screenplay
Bright Young Things2003screenplay
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2003TV Special
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2002TV Special documentary
Lucky Break2001book of musical play: "Nelson the Musical"
Fire Island1999TV Mini-Series documentary written by - 4 episodes
A Bit of Fry and Laurie1987-1995TV Series written by - 26 episodes
Hysteria 2!1989TV Special
Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria!1988TV Special
The Laughing Prisoner1987TV Movie
Saturday Live1986TV Series
Pushing Up Daisies1984TV Series
AlfrescoTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1984 additional material - 1 episode, 1983
The Crystal Cube1983TV Movie
There's Nothing to Worry About!1982TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Cambridge Footlights Revue1982TV Movie
Not the Nine O'Clock News1979TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Canterville Ghost2017executive producer pre-production
High Life2017TV Series executive producer post-production
Out of the Village2016Short associate producer
Tickled2016Documentary associate producer
Playhouse Presents2012-2015TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Two Down2015executive producer
Nightstand2015Short executive producer
Marked2014TV Short executive producer
Sunday Roast2014Short executive producer
Doors Open2012TV Movie executive producer
Little Crackers2011TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Perspectives2011TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Kingdom2007-2009TV Series executive producer - 18 episodes
Bright Young Things2003executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kenneth Branagh Films 'The Magic Flute'2008Video documentary "The Magic Flute" excerpts
The Magic Flute2006writer: "The Magic Flute"
A Bit of Fry and Laurie1990-1995TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Peter's Friends1992performer: "Orpheus In the Underworld"
Alfresco1983-1984TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Loved Sherlock Holmes2007TV Movie documentary narrator
Hysteria 2!1989TV Special stage director
Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria!1988TV Special stage director

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bright Young Things2003

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Butterfly Kisses2017/IIthe producers wish to thank completed
McCatherine2013thanks
Elsewhere2011/IShort thanks
Small-Time Revolutionary2010Short special thanks
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story2009Documentary thanks
The Meerkats2008Documentary thanks
Bill Bryson: Notes from a Small Island1999TV Series documentary With Thanks to - 1 episode
Hamlet1996special thanks
Sense and Sensibility1995thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fry's Planet Word2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
QI Genesis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wogan on Wodehouse2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Ocean Giants2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Chris Moyles Quiz Night2009-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Question Setter
Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry2011TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2005-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor & Broadcaster
March of the Dinosaurs2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Tamara Drewe: Red Carpet Special2011Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The National Television Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
In Confidence2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Fry and Laurie Reunited2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Great American Oil Spill2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Last Chance to See2009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Wagner & Me2010DocumentaryHimself - Presenter
Stephen Fry Live at the Sydney Opera House2010TV MovieHimself
The Rob Brydon Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
BBC Proms2010TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches2010TV MovieHimself - Contributor
The Genius of Design2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry on Wagner2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
This Morning2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Virtual Revolution2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bible: A History2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor, Writer and Presenter
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
National Television Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The National Television Awards Backstage Live2010TV SpecialHimself
Delia Through the Decades2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
2010 Britannia Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Toy Stories2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Channel 4 News2009TV SeriesHimself
BBC Proms2009TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2003-2009TV SeriesHimself
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002-2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 Britannia Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
Blackadder Rides Again2008TV Special documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry in America2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2008TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
Happy Birthday to GNU2008Documentary shortHimself
Revealed2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Natural World1998-2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Machine That Made Us2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Kenneth Branagh Films 'The Magic Flute'2008Video documentaryHimself
J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
QI Presents: Strictly Come Duncing2007Video GameHimself - Presenter
Stephen Fry: HIV & Me2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2007TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry: Guilty2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Parkinson2001-2007TV SeriesHimself
Shrink Rap2007TV SeriesHimself
One O'Clock News2007TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Arena2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Himself
Disappearing London: Suggs and the City2006TV Series documentaryHimself
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
2006 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Clive James Talking in the Library2006TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics2006Video documentary shortHimself
Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot2006Video documentary shortHimself
Sport Relief 20062006TV MovieHimself - Presenter: A Question of Sport Relief
A Tour of Shandy Hall, Laurence Sterne's Home2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Week2006TV SeriesHimself
'V for Vendetta' Unmasked2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Who Do You Think You Are?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
QI: A Quite Interesting Game2005Video GameHimself - Presenter
Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005Video documentaryHimself
Harry Potter at the Castle: Magic at Midnight2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Nigella2005TV SeriesHimself
Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tribute to John Mills2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles2005TV MovieHimself
Comedy Connections2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001-2005TV SeriesHimself
Victoria Wood's Making of Acorn Antiques: The Musical!2005TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief Does University Challenge2005TV SpecialHimself - Team Captain
29 Minutes of Fame2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry's Shorts2004TV MovieHimself
Robbie Williams: The Show-Off Must Go On2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Sport Relief 20042004TV SpecialPresenter: They Think It's All A Question Of Sport
Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind2004TV Series documentaryHimself
From the Bottom Up2004Documentary shortHimself - Writer / Director
Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute2004TV Special documentaryHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHost
Britain's Best Sitcom2004TV SeriesHimself
The Making of the Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Video shortHimself / Maurice Woodruff
Rove Live2003TV SeriesHimself
Imagine2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief Does University Challenge2003TV MovieHimself - Team Captain
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2003TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Host
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
Rescuing the Spectacled Bear2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry: Director Documentary2003Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Vivian Stanshall: The Canyons of his Mind2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Airport2002TV Series documentaryHimself
40 Years of University Challenge2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kumars at No. 422002TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief2002TV SpecialPresenter: They Think It's All A Question Of Sport
Breakfast with Frost2002TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself / Host
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of Gosford Park2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Paddington Bear: The Early Years2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sketch Show Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus1986-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Countdown1998-2001TV SeriesHimself
Bob Martin2001TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty2001TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief Presents: Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over2001TV SpecialHimself
Liquid News2001TV SeriesHimself
Room 1012001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2001TV SpecialHimself / Host
Comic Relief Short Pants2001TV Special shortHimself
In Search of the Prisoner2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Profile of 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Have I Got News for You1992-2000TV SeriesHimself
The Priory2000TV SeriesHimself
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything1999TV SpecialAmbassador / Modern Man
The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story1999TV Special shortHimself
The Johnny Vaughan Film Show1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Fire Island1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Richard Whiteley Unbriefed1999TV SeriesHimself
What a Performance!1999TV SeriesHimself
Geri1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Bill Bryson: Notes from a Small Island1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Stanley Baxter in Person1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Book Quiz1998TV ShortHimself
Live from the Lighthouse1998TV SpecialHimself - Host
Late Lunch1998TV SeriesHimself
A Royal Birthday Celebration1998TV Movie documentaryKing Charles II
Carry on Darkly1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
So Graham Norton1998TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Comedy1997-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Venice Report1997TV Short documentaryHimself
Shooting Stars1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Elton John1997TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?1988-1997TV SeriesHimself
A Royal Gala1997TV SpecialHimself
They Think It's All Over1997TV SeriesHimself
The British Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
TFI Friday1996TV SeriesHimself
The 49th Bafta Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a TV Series
A Royal Gala1996TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief1995TV Special segment "Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again"
A Christmas Night with the Stars1994TV SeriesHimself - Host
An Audience with Bob Monkhouse1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Clive James1994TV SeriesHimself
Camp Christmas1993TV MovieHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1993TV SeriesHimself
Masterchef1993TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimself
Mr. Roadrunner1991TV MovieHimself - Narrator (voice)
Saturday Night Clive1991TV SeriesHimself
James Randi: Psychic Investigator1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Question Time1991TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1990TV SeriesHimself
Hysteria 2!1989TV SpecialHimself
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV SpecialHimself
Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria!1988TV SpecialHimself
Call My Bluff1988TV SeriesHimself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialHimself / King Charles I
Friday Night Live1988TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball1987DocumentaryHimself
Did You See..?1987TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Royal Variety Performance 19871987TV MovieHimself
Battle of Soho2017Documentary completedHimself
Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger1986VideoHimself (segment "Dangervision")
Sixteen Legs2016Documentary completed
Saturday Live1986TV SeriesHimself / Various
Stephen Fry in Central America2015-2017TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Wogan1986TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Weekend in Wallop1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Killing$ of Tony Blair2016DocumentaryHimself
Just Call Me Martina2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2016TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Safe House: A Decline of Ideas2016DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
QI2003-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2016TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
A Life on Screen: Stephen Fry2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
How to Be Bohemian with Victoria Coren Mitchell2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: National Treasures2015TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief 20152015TV SpecialHimself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2015TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
The Jonathan Ross Show2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
That Sugar Film2014DocumentaryHimself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - The Peoples and Denizens of Middle-earth2014Video documentary
To Russia with Love2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
The Graham Norton Show2009-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Click Online2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Happy Prince with Stephen Fry2014TV MovieHimself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Tiny Giants 3D2014Documentary shortNarrator
The South Bank Show1992-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
World Championship Snooker2014TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk2014DocumentaryNarrator
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical2014TV MovieHimself - Introduction
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
Hidden Kingdoms2014TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bear Grylls Wild Weekends2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Stephen Fry: Out There2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Stephen Fry's Key to the City2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Alan Whicker: Journey's End2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Eye Spy2013TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2013TV SeriesHimself
Frost on Sketch Shows2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Perspectives2013TV Series documentary
EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Show2013TV SpecialHimself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man2012TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Kulturzeit2012TV SeriesHimself
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast2012TV SeriesHimself
Just a Minute2012TV SeriesHimself
In Love with Wilde2012TV SeriesHimself
Frost on Interviews2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Host
The One Show2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2012TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Musicals2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of the Borrowers2012Video documentary shortHimself - Professor Mildeye
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Robert Downey Jr2011TV MovieHimself
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various Characters
I've Never Seen Star Wars2011TV SeriesHimself
Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Living the Life2011TV SeriesHimself
Lateline2011TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lorraine2016TV SeriesHimself
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
QI2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Double Act
Lego the Hobbit: The Video Game2014Video GameThe Master of Laketown
Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesLord Snot
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Graham Norton Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesJames Moreland
Almost Famous IV2011TV Movie documentaryWhitbread Commercial
The Rob Brydon Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Great TV Mistakes2010TV Movie documentaryLord Melchett (uncredited)
The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Timeshift2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator 'Grandmaster Clash'
Countdown: One Last Consonant Please, Carol2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Countdown2007TV SeriesHimself
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV's 50 Greatest Stars2006TV Movie documentaryHimself Gen. Melchett Jeeves ... (uncredited)
Comedy Connections2006TV Series documentaryWing Commander James Forrester
The Unseen Spike Milligan2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
80s2005TV Series documentary
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryRichard Whiteley (uncredited)
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHimself / Host
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comedy from Merton to Enfield2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Arena2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'2002VideoHimself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?1988-1997TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Bean1997TV Special documentaryGen. Melchett (uncredited)
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself
Mai dire TV1992TV SeriesHimself
Le petit amour1988Himself (in AIDS sketch) (uncredited)
Playing Shakespeare1982TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Special Recognition AwardNational Television Awards, UK
2006Golden RoseRose d'Or Light Entertainment FestivalBest Game Show HostQI (2003)
2002Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleGosford Park (2001)· Eileen Atkins
· Bob Balaban
· Alan Bates
· Charles Dance
· Michael Gambon
· Richard E. Grant
· Tom Hollander
· Derek Jacobi
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen Mirren
· Jeremy Northam
· Clive Owen
· Ryan Phillippe
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Maggie Smith
· Geraldine Somerville
· Sophie Thompson
· Emily Watson
· James Wilby
2002FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble CastGosford Park (2001)· Eileen Atkins
· Bob Balaban
· Alan Bates
· Charles Dance
· Michael Gambon
· Richard E. Grant
· Tom Hollander
· Derek Jacobi
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen Mirren
· Jeremy Northam
· Clive Owen
· Ryan Phillippe
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Maggie Smith
· Geraldine Somerville
· Sophie Thompson
· Emily Watson
· James Wilby
2002OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleGosford Park (2001)· Eileen Atkins
· Bob Balaban
· Alan Bates
· Charles Dance
· Michael Gambon
· Richard E. Grant
· Tom Hollander
· Derek Jacobi
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen Mirren
· Jeremy Northam
· Clive Owen
· Ryan Phillippe
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Maggie Smith
· Geraldine Somerville
· Sophie Thompson
· Emily Watson
· James Wilby
2002Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Motion Picture EnsembleGosford Park (2001)· Eileen Atkins
· Bob Balaban
· Alan Bates
· Charles Dance
· Michael Gambon
· Richard E. Grant
· Tom Hollander
· Derek Jacobi
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen Mirren
· Jeremy Northam
· Clive Owen
· Ryan Phillippe
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Maggie Smith
· Geraldine Somerville
· Sophie Thompson
· Emily Watson
· James Wilby
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureGosford Park (2001)· Eileen Atkins
· Bob Balaban
· Alan Bates
· Charles Dance
· Michael Gambon
· Richard E. Grant
· Tom Hollander
· Derek Jacobi
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen Mirren
· Jeremy Northam
· Clive Owen
· Ryan Phillippe
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Maggie Smith
· Geraldine Somerville
· Sophie Thompson
· Emily Watson
· James Wilby
1998Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActorWilde (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameLittleBigPlanet 3 (2014)· Kenneth Young
· Hugh Laurie
· Lewis Macleod
· Tara Strong
· Robbie Stevens
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Lorelei King
· Martin Sherman
· Glenn Wrage
· Clare Corbett
· Lucy Newman-Williams
· Nolan North
· Alix Wilton Regan
· Judy Sweeney
2013BTVA Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Performance in a Narrating RoleLittleBigPlanet Karting (2012)
2012BAFTA Games AwardBAFTA AwardsBest PerformerLittleBigPlanet 2 (2011)
2012British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment Personality
2011BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Entertainment PerformanceQI (2003)
2008BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Entertainment PerformanceQI (2003)
2007BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Entertainment PerfromanceQI (2003)
2007British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy Entertainment PersonalityQI (2003)
2005BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Entertainment PerformanceQI (2003)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Entertainment PerformanceQI (2003)
2004Emden Film AwardEmden International Film FestivalBright Young Things (2003)
2003Douglas Hickox AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBright Young Things (2003)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleGosford Park (2001)· Eileen Atkins
· Bob Balaban
· Alan Bates
· Charles Dance
· Michael Gambon
· Richard E. Grant
· Tom Hollander
· Derek Jacobi
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen Mirren
· Jeremy Northam
· Clive Owen
· Ryan Phillippe
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Maggie Smith
· Geraldine Somerville
· Sophie Thompson
· Emily Watson
· James Wilby
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaWilde (1997)
1999Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorWilde (1997)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaWilde (1997)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleGosford Park (2001)· Eileen Atkins
· Bob Balaban
· Alan Bates
· Charles Dance
· Michael Gambon
· Richard E. Grant
· Tom Hollander
· Derek Jacobi
· Kelly Macdonald
· Helen Mirren
· Jeremy Northam
· Clive Owen
· Ryan Phillippe
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Maggie Smith
· Geraldine Somerville
· Sophie Thompson
· Emily Watson
· James Wilby


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#Fact
1Is a snooker fan. Attends the final in Crucible Theatre in Sheffield every year.
2Despite his fame and charitable efforts, Stephen Fry has been very open and honest about the details of his less than respectable past which includes a brief stint in jail for credit card fraud and 15 years addicted to 'snorting coke' (cocaine). In his recent autobiography he provides a list of places whose owners he offers his deepest apologies to for indulging in his illegal drug habit on the premises, a few of the places on this list were: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, The Houses of Parliament, BBC HQ, ITV HQ and several military bases and headquarters.
3He earned £100,000 for a TV commercial for Marks & Spencer. [2009]
4On an episode of QI, a panelist, with reference to the topic at hand, questioned Jo Brand about her previous work as a psychiatric nurse, asking "If someone had said to you they were God, what would you have done?" Jo Brand laughed and said "I probably would have punched him to the floor!" At which point Stephen Fry quipped "What a loss to the profession you were!".
5Began providing Stephen Fry's Podgrams: free podcasts about his adventures, available via his official website. [February 2008]
6Still continues to do a lot of acting and make regular TV appearances. [January 2002]
7Has openly discussed his struggles with depression and attempted suicide.
8His favorite actresses are Luise Rainer, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep and Sally Field.
9He played the Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde in both Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (1993) and Wilde (1997).
10Supports Norwich City Football Club, regularly attending games (as his schedule allows) and is on the board of directors.
11Fry fervently supports the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.
12Is good friends with Carrie Fisher.
13As good friend of Douglas Adams, he claims to know why Adams chose the number '42' as the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything in his novel 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'. However, he refuses at length to disclose the reason, or will act as if the microphone magically malfunctions, as if the Universe itself is stopping him from making the revelation.
14Served as best man at friend Hugh Laurie and Jo Green's wedding (1989).
15Recorded an 'outro' for popular You-Tube vlogger, Charlie Mcdonnell. (aka. Charlieissocoollike).
16His very recognisable crooked nose is a result of breaking it when he fell over in the school playground at the age of six.
17His maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Surany, now in Slovakia. His father's family is English.
18Speaks German.
19Mentioned on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (on a night when Tom Cruise was another guest) that he was offered a role in Valkyrie.
20Blacks out his website as part of Internet Blackout Week NZ from Feb 16 to 23 to protest against the controversial New Zealand 'Section 92A' law which has ISPs disconnect users accused of copyright infringement.
21Is related to English sportsman, politician and polymath C. B. Fry.
22Ranked #44 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
23When in London, Fry drives his own black cab for ease of transportation.
24He has been described as "deeply dippy for all things digital", claims to have owned the second Apple Macintosh sold in the UK (after friend Douglas Adams) and to have never encountered a smartphone that he has not bought.
25Won the 1998 Sidewise Award for Alternate History for his novel Making History.
26In the 1980s he shared a house in London with Hugh Laurie. They needed some plastering doing. The plasterers turned out to be Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson who were inspired by Fry and Laurie to have a go at comedy.
27Very fond of vintage British TV themes.
28He has a very wide taste in music, with particular favorites being Richard Wagner, Led Zeppelin and ABBA.
29Is a big fan of the iconic 60s British comedy rock band, the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, and participated in their 40th anniversary reunion show at the Astoria in London on January 28, 2006 along with 'Adrian Edmondson', Paul Merton and Phill Jupitus.
30Suffers from bipolar disorder.
31He was a good friend of author Douglas Adams and John Mills.
32He was a member of the Cambridge Footlights and in 1981, along with Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson, Penny Dwyer, and Paul Shearer, became the first winner of The Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh fringe festival.
33In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List -- a list of the most influential gay men and women -- he came no. 23, down from 21.
34Took part in a special celebrity edition of Blankety Blank on The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live. He won against contestant Chantelle Houghton.
35Is a fan of Jethro Tull.
36A book has recently been published in the U.K. entitled 'Tish and Pish: How to Be of a Speakingness Like Stephen Fry' (author: Stewart Ferris). It's a humorous tribute to Stephen's wonderful use of the English language.
37Godfather of Hugh Laurie and Jo Green's three children.
38With Nick Green, co-founded the Bear Rescue Foundation, a charitable trust to rescue and nurture distressed bears.
39Smoked a pipe.
40He was one of the guests at 'Prince Charles'' and Camilla Parker-Bowles' wedding.
41Was nominated for Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as one of several writers, including the deceased L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber as well as collaborator Mike Ockrent, as Best Book (Musical) for "Me and My Girl."
42Narrates the audiobook versions (British releases) of the wildly popular Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
43A regular guest on the BBC quiz Have I Got News for You (1990) for many years, he now allegedly refuses to appear on the show as a protest against the sacking of former host, Angus Deayton.
44He hosted the 2001 and 2002 British Academy Awards (BAFTAS), which have been their 2 most successful years.
45He's regarded in the UK as 'Britain's Favourite Teddy Bear' and is a keen teddy bear collector himself.
46Claims the UK record for saying 'fuck' on television most times in one live broadcast.
47Flies his own classic biplane.
48Rector of Dundee University and hon. doctorate from that institution (July 1995).
49Cricket fan, Sherlockian, charter member Groucho Club (Soho).
50Macintosh fanatic, Usenet lurker, Internet/WWW enthusiast.
51Older brother, Roger, and 7-year younger sister, Jo Foster (his agent).
52Son of Marianne Fry and physicist/inventor Alan Fry.

#Quote
1It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what.
2Self-pity will fulfill all the prophecies it makes and leaves only itself.
3The day life has so little to offer that I read the next Shirley MacLaine book, disembowel me.
4It has a new meaning when it's the 'we' in 'wed'.
5My poor husband has to put up with the fact that BAFTA comes first.
6[on homosexual marriage] It really makes a difference to know that one is conjoined in a legal way.
7Gosh. Elliott G Spencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing.
8I was really, really knocked for six by the death of Robin Williams. Far more talented [than me] but a similar track of cocaine and alcohol use and then he stopped and then very recently, very recently, as we know, he could take it no more. A man who gave such extraordinary pleasure and even the films people criticised him for, the slightly sentimental ones, were because that's how he was, he was such a soft, sweet, kind man. I've seen him in rooms being more funny than all collective comedians put together in history have been. It's not that he was funny, he "was" funny. Whatever funniness is, he was it.
9What is the point of the Catholic Church if it says, "We didn't know better because nobody else did?" Then what are you for?
10I have a great interest in zoology. There are 480 species of animal that exhibit homosexual behaviour but only one species of animal on earth that exhibits homophobic behaviour. So which is normal?
11Homophobia is still a world problem. Homosexuality isn't and never has been. Homosexuals are not interested in making other people homosexual. Homophobics are interested in making other people homophobic.
12[to Russian homophobe Vitaly Milonov] You really ought to stop because you're making a great fool of yourself on camera. This is going to be shown around the world and if people hear you speaking like this, they're going to think so little of Russia. They're going to think: "Is this man actually allowed to use the street and the telephone, let alone be a politician?"
13[on the death of Peter O'Toole] Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius.
14We're human beings like everybody else and we believe first and foremost in love. At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behaviour but only one species of animal ever, so far as we know, has exhibited homophobic behaviour - and that's the human being. So ask which is really natural. There are other faiths like Quakers and Congregationalists and Unitarians and the Liberal Reform part of the Jewish faith who are actually extremely keen. They feel their communion won't be complete unless it includes gay marriage because they believe in social justice and equality too. It's wrong, in a country like ours, which has an established Church, just because their more extreme end is screeching with outrage at the idea of this, that we are not allowed to be married. It's unfair on plenty of other religious people and it is misrepresenting what we require, which is only the same as anybody else, and that's to express our love in the fullest possible way of commitment.
15[to a Ugandan homophobe] Why are you obsessed with anuses? I'm not interested in anuses. I'm interested in men I fall in love with and not with anuses. Can't you understand? It's about love. You are so base and materialistic. I'm not interested in sodomy and buggery, I am not interested, so forget about it, you're so perverted, all you care about is penises and vaginas and anuses. It's so sick. Your obsession with sodomy, it says something very peculiar about you if I may say so. It's quite extraordinary, it's a most peculiar thing. It's not up to you to tell me how to use my penis, my penis was there to give me pleasure. Under the cloak of caring, you have designated homosexuality to be a vicious, perverted disease.
16Most sodomy, most anal intercourse takes place between men and women.
17Will we never learn? Who knows? Religion. Shit it.
18[in support of a proposed ban of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics because of anti-gay legislation in Russia] I am gay. I'm a Jew. My mother lost over a dozen of her family to Hitler's anti-semitism. Every time in Russia - and it is constantly - a gay teenager is forced into suicide, a lesbian 'correctively' raped, gay men and women beaten to death by neo-Nazi thugs while the Russian police stand idly by, the world is diminished and I, for one, weep anew at seeing history repeat itself.
19[re disclosure in June 2013 that he had tried to commit suicide in 2012] I am the victim of my own moods, more than most people are perhaps, in as much as I have a condition which requires me to take medication so that I don't get either too hyper or too depressed to the point of suicide. I would go as far as to tell you that I attempted it last year, so I'm not always happy - this is the first time I've said this in public, but I might as well. I'm president of Mind, and the whole point in my role, as I see it, is not to be shy and forthcoming about the morbidity and genuine nature of the likelihood of death amongst people with certain mood disorders. It was a close run thing. I took a huge number of pills and a huge [amount] of vodka and the mixture of them made my body convulse so much that I broke four ribs, but I was still unconscious. And, fortunately, the producer I was filming with at the time came into the hotel room and I was found in a sort of unconscious state and taken back to England and looked after. There is no 'why', it's not the right question. There's no reason. If there were a reason for it, you could reason someone out of it, and you could tell them why they shouldn't take their own life.
20[re his mental problems] If unmedicated, there are times when I am so exuberant, so hyper, that I can go three or four nights without sleeping and I'm writing and I'm doing stuff and I'm so grandiose and so full of self-belief that it's almost impossible to deal with me. I can't stop speaking, I'm incredible, I go on shopping sprees...Fortunately one of the common signs of mania, or hyper-mania as it is known, is sexual exhibitionism. I don't have that as one of my brands, but others do. ...There are times when I'm going 'ha ha, yeah yeah' and inside I'm going 'I want to f***ing die. I...want...to...f***ing...die. The fact that I am lucky enough not to have it [mental illness] so seriously doesn't mean that I won't one day kill myself, I may well.
21Inevitable George Entwistle would fall on his sword. Damned for stopping a Newsnight (1980), damned for allowing one. A kind, wise man. Heigh ho.
22To repatriate a power takes treaties, rows, enmities, alliances and betrayals. To repatriate a collection of stolen marbles take good will, moral courage and a decisive belief that right can be done. How can we British be proud until we sit down with Greek politicians and arrange for the return of their treasure? It's time we lost our marbles.
23I feel sorry for straight men. The only reason women will have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want. Of course, a lot of women will deny this and say, "Oh no, but I love sex, I love it!" But do they go around having it the way that gay men do?
24It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then, like most clichés, that cliché is untrue.
25Happiness is no respecter of persons.
26I don't pretend to be a businessman. Spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations make me want to scream, gouge out my eyes and stab my ears. I have never been able to read a profit and loss account or a balance sheet, and I go swimmy and feel sick if I have to read a legal document because on the whole I'd rather watch television.
27The only drama the BBC will boast about are Merlin (2008) and Doctor Who (2005), which are fine, but they're children's programmes. They're not for adults. And they're very good children's programmes, don't get me wrong, they're wonderfully written ... but they are not for adults. They are like a chicken nugget. Every now and again we all like it. Every now and again. If you are an adult you want something surprising, savoury, sharp, unusual, cosmopolitan, alien, challenging, complex, ambiguous, possibly even slightly disturbing and wrong. You want to try those things, because that's what being adult means.
28I love Britain, like most Britons I get desperately upset at her failings: when it goes wrong, when it gets it totally totally wrong, when it's shoddy, when it's inefficient, incompetent, rude, vulgar, embarrassing, when it slips into national torpor or boils into bouts of embarrassing national fever. I can moan about health and safety gone mad and leaves on the line, rail networks and crap service and crap weather and crap sporting achievements and crap politicians and crap newspapers and crap attitude. I can do all that. In fact it's the defining signature quality of my Britishness to talk like that, to complain and to self-castigate but does it mean that I don't love this damned country? Does it mean that I don't get weepy when I think of its history, its people, its countryside, its richness, its plurality, the cultural and artistic energy, the good humour, tolerance, the ability to evolve for good, achingly slow as that ability might be? Does it mean that I don't as it were stand to attention when I think of the sacrifice of our military, the selfless good of so many working in hospitals and schools and rescue services and the million acts of unremembered kindness, decency and good fellowship practised every day by unsung heroes and heroines in every walk of life? Of course it doesn't mean that I don't love and respect that. One carps and one criticises because one loves.
29There is as far as I know no profession in this country that likes to talk about itself more than broadcasting.
30To be human and to be adult means constantly to be in the grip of opposing emotions, to have daily to reconcile apparently conflicting tensions. I want this, but need that. I cherish this, but I adore its opposite too. I'm maddened by this institution yet I prize it above all others.
31I love television in this country. I love the range and richness of the programming. I love its ambition, its scope, its innovation. I love the tradition, the technological innovation, the gossip, the corporate drama on the inside, the reach and influence on the outside. I admire the talent and the commitment of so many working in the field. I love everything about what television has been, what it still is and what it might yet be. If I criticise anything about it, I hope you will be able to see that I do so as with nationhood, from the point of view of love not enmity.
32Television as the nation's fireplace, the hearth and the heart of the country, the focus of our communal cultural identity, that television is surely dead. It seems unlikely ever to return. Instead of being the nation's fireplace, TV is closer to being the nation's central heating. It's conveniently on in every room, it's less discernible, less of a focus, more of an ambient atmosphere.
33Thatcherism had seen the first concerted political opposition, ideological opposition to the way the BBC in particular was seen to run itself and to behave. The administration was perhaps getting its revenge on the BBC for its perceived participation in, and promulgation of, the poisonous ethos of the 1960s. Liberalism, permissive media encroachments on decency, disrespectful satire, outright socialistic dramas and documentaries were all cited as proof of the BBC's undemocratic doctrinaire partiality. The trick was conceived in which the BBC could be blamed for being at one and the same time old-fashioned, stuck in the mud, reactionary, elitist, hidebound, de haut en bas, patriarchal, top/down, patronising and simultaneously left-wing, trendy, bien pensant and unpatriotic, because radical now meant right-wing. Modern and progressive meant consumer-led and market-oriented. The Tebbits and the Thatchers of this world were not about to allow intellectuals, artists, liberals and Oxbridge nomenclatura of decadent self-appointed cultural apparatchiks to decide what was good for the public. The nanny state was bad enough in their eyes but the schoolmaster state, the don state was even worse.
34I grew up in what seems now to me and to most cultural and broadcast historians to have been a golden age in television.
35Just as I was leaving prison, starting simultaneously my period on probation and at University, the way you do, the wind changed and Margaret Thatcher, the new Mary Poppins, descended into Downing Street, with new medicines for us to take, but very few spoonfuls of sugar to help them go down. I am not going to blame her or make political points. The wind had changed and she blew in with it and would one day be blown away by another change. But here she was and fundamental questions were asked, genuinely radical unthinkable thoughts were thought in an age of privatisation and anti-dirigiste, anti-statist conservatism.
36John Cleese said to me years ago that "you will never be happy unless you stop being so polite. I have spent much of my life trying to please people, trying to be what they wanted me to be rather than what I actually wanted to be.
37Although, of course, anybody can talk about snouts in troughs, and go on about it, for journalists to do so is almost beyond belief, beyond belief. I know lots of journalists; I know more journalists than I know politicians. And I've never met a more venal and disgusting crowd of people when it comes to expenses and allowances.
38The week before we moved house, the BBC started a new drama, starring William Hartnell. An old man had a police phone box of the kind we saw in the street all the time. It turned out to be a magical and unimaginably wonderful time machine. I had never been so excited in all my life. (On Doctor Who (1963))
39The BBC enriches the country in ways we will only discover when it has gone and it is too late to build it back up again. We actually can afford the BBC, because we can't afford not to. I genuinely cannot see that the nation would benefit from a diminution of any part of the BBC's great whole. It should be as closely scrutinized as possible of course, value for money, due humility and all that, but to reduce its economies of scale, its artistic social and national reach for misbegotten reasons of ideology or thrift would be a tragedy.
40It is true that I have a great admiration, sometimes only just short of reverence, for the elegances and brilliances that have emerged from my favourite address in the world: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, the home of Apple Computers.
41Digital devices rock my world.
42Of course, it would be unfair for me to comment. Douglas (Douglas Adams) told me in the strictest confidence exactly why 42. The answer is fascinating, extraordinary and, when you think hard about it, completely obvious. Nonetheless amazing for that. Remarkable really. But sadly I cannot share it with anyone and the secret must go with me to the grave. Pity, because it explains so much beyond the books. It really does explain the secret of life, the universe, and everything. (On the meaning of 42 in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005))
43I've always believed Americans have one huge, ready-made gift when it comes to acting in front of a camera - the ability to relax. Take the supreme relaxed authenticity of a James Stewart or a George Clooney compared with the brittle contrivances of a Laurence Olivier or a Kenneth Branagh, marvelous as they are.
44Generally, we admire the thing we are not. On the set of Bones (2005) I have been amazed and impressed by the naturalness of the cast, and berate myself for sounding as if I'm speechifying instead of talking.
45When American TV and movies call for a twist of limey in their cocktail, it's usually a character they're after - supervillain, emotionally constipated academic, effete eccentric, that kind of thing.
46I sometimes wonder if you Americans aren't often fooled by our accent into detecting a brilliance that may not really be there.
47As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the Nineties, do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it'll happen with the next government, and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth.
48My father was all brain and little heart.
49"Complete loose-stool-water. Arse-gravy of the very worst kind." (Speaking about Dan Brown's novel, "The Da Vinci Code.")
50"Comedy always goes up and down but this year's been great. Comedy is immensely strong right now, with the Green Wing (2004) and Nighty Night (2004)." (Speaking in 2005)
51It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common.
52On being gay: "My first words, as I was being born... I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up one of those.'"
53It is quite difficult to feel that I am placed somewhere between Alan Bennett and the Queen Mother, a sort of public kitten.
54How can one not be fond of something that the "Daily Mail" despises?
55The e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.

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1His sonorous voice and received pronunciation
2Crooked nose
3Often works with Hugh Laurie
4His tall stature

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