History Creator / StephenFry

26th Nov '16 8:00:38 PM Exxolon
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A Cambridge graduate and a personal friend of Creator/JKRowling (he won a Talkie for his reading of the Literature/HarryPotter unabridged audio-books), he has appeared as [[GenerationXerox several Melchetts]] in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', played Jeeves in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', portrayed Creator/OscarWilde in ''{{Film/Wilde}}'', and starred as Fry in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. His reading of the Literature/HarryPotter audiobooks is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for his acting abilities. Not only is his voice acting superb, the sheer breadth and convincingness of the accents he puts on for the various characters is stunning. Excellent accents are a particular quality of his.

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A Cambridge graduate and a personal friend of Creator/JKRowling (he won a Talkie for his reading of the Literature/HarryPotter unabridged audio-books), audio-books)[[note]]Fry narrates the UK versions, fellow actor Creator/JimDale narrates the American versions[[/note]], he has appeared as [[GenerationXerox several Melchetts]] in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', played Jeeves in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', portrayed Creator/OscarWilde in ''{{Film/Wilde}}'', and starred as Fry in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. His reading of the Literature/HarryPotter audiobooks is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for his acting abilities. Not only is his voice acting superb, the sheer breadth and convincingness of the accents he puts on for the various characters is stunning. Excellent accents are a particular quality of his.
18th Nov '16 6:05:26 PM CumbersomeTercel
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He's produced and [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes hosted]] three very personal documentaries, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4NuxGgUQfA HIV and Me]],'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQkE56eFyk4 The Secret Life of the Manic-Depressive]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKPlMjpxqIk Wagner & Me]]'' which concern the result of the aforementioned disappearance to Belgium, eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his difficulties dealing with being a Jew who lost family in the Holocaust and a fan of Richard Wagner, a notorious anti-semite who inspired Hitler. [[note]]all links to trailers[[/note]] He was scheduled to write an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', but the idea fell through due to time constraints on his part, though he ended up married to River Song. (Or so the Doctor claims)

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He's produced and [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes hosted]] three very personal documentaries, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4NuxGgUQfA HIV and Me]],'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQkE56eFyk4 The Secret Life of the Manic-Depressive]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKPlMjpxqIk Wagner & Me]]'' which concern the result of the aforementioned disappearance to Belgium, eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his difficulties dealing with being a Jew who lost family in the Holocaust and a fan of Richard Wagner, Music/RichardWagner, a notorious anti-semite anti-Semite who inspired Hitler. [[note]]all links to trailers[[/note]] He was scheduled to write an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', but the idea fell through due to time constraints on his part, though he ended up married to River Song. (Or so the Doctor claims)



He also played Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older, cleverer, but [[GentlemanSnarker indolent]] brother) in Guy Ritchie's ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameofShadows Sherlock Holmes]]'' sequel. This was something of a PromotedFanboy moment for him, as he says in his autobiography ''Moab Is My Washpot'' that he's been a fan of ''Sherlock Holmes'' since he was a small boy.

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He also played Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older, cleverer, but [[GentlemanSnarker indolent]] brother) in Guy Ritchie's Creator/GuyRitchie's ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameofShadows Sherlock Holmes]]'' sequel. This was something of a PromotedFanboy moment for him, as he says in his autobiography ''Moab Is My Washpot'' that he's been a fan of ''Sherlock Holmes'' since he was a small boy.
3rd Oct '16 1:11:43 PM Jeduthun
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* TakeThat: Was on the receiving end of a playful one from Creator/JKRowling. When Fry was recording the Franchise/HarryPotter audiobooks, he had trouble pronouncing the phrase "Harry pocketed it." Finally he phoned Rowling to ask if she could revise the book to say "Harry put it in his pocket." Rowling considered a moment and replied "[[BluntYes No]]"-- and the phrase "Harry pocketed it" appeared word for word in ''each of the next four books of the series.''

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* TakeThat: Was on the receiving end of a playful one from Creator/JKRowling. When Fry was recording the Franchise/HarryPotter audiobooks, audiobook for ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', he had trouble pronouncing the phrase "Harry pocketed it." Finally he phoned Rowling to ask if she could revise the book to say "Harry put it in his pocket." Rowling considered a moment and replied "[[BluntYes No]]"-- and then included the phrase "Harry pocketed it" appeared word for word in ''each of the next four books of the series.'' ''
3rd Oct '16 7:40:15 AM Jeduthun
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* TakeThat: Was on the receiving end of a playful one from Creator/JKRowling. When Fry was recording the Franchise/HarryPotter audiobooks, he had trouble pronouncing the phrase "Harry pocketed it." Finally he phoned Rowling to ask if she could revise the book to say "Harry put it in his pocket." Rowling considered a moment and replied "[[BluntYes No]]"-- and the phrase "Harry pocketed it" appeared word for word in ''each of the next four books of the series.''
16th Sep '16 4:30:39 PM DeanMT94
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* SophisticatedAsHell: He can sound posh even when dropping an f-bomb.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: He can sound posh even when dropping an f-bomb. He's fluent in Latin and has an accent the Royal Family would envy. Really, you could be forgiven for thinking the man was a lord.
28th Aug '16 9:32:32 PM Kalmbach
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* SadClown: Has been quite open about his struggles with depression and the effect its had on him, from the aforementioned disappearance to drug addiction to suicide attempts.
1st Aug '16 11:39:22 PM Fireblood
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was nearly born in America, as his father was offered a position at Princeton but turned it down. Considering that Hugh Laurie was eventually cast in [[Series/{{House}} a series set in Princeton]], this is...quite interesting.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was nearly born in America, as his father was offered a position at Princeton but turned it down. Considering that Hugh Laurie was eventually cast in [[Series/{{House}} a series set in Princeton]], this is...quite interesting.
1st Aug '16 11:37:47 PM Fireblood
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* OneOfUs: Revealed he loved StarTrek on an episode of QI, made references to Worf, imitated Captain Picard and talked about Vulcan chess with one of the other guests. He even referred to himself as a Trekkie.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was nearly born in America, as his father was offered a position at Princeton but turned it down. Considering that Hugh Laurie was eventually cast in [[Series/{{House}} a series set in Princeton]], this...quite interesting.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was nearly born in America, as his father was offered a position at Princeton but turned it down. Considering that Hugh Laurie was eventually cast in [[Series/{{House}} a series set in Princeton]], this...this is...quite interesting.
17th Jun '16 1:52:07 AM PaulA
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A man of intense intelligence and great coolness, '''Stephen Fry''' is the host of ''Series/{{QI}}'' and starred in ''Series/{{Kingdom}}'', about the life of a rural lawyer. He has also written and contributed to several books, namely ''Literature/TheLiarNovel'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_BlTirOD3o&feature=channel_video_title The Stars' Tennis Balls.]]'',''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxLnbGYAE5s The Hippopotamus.]]'' and ''Literature/MakingHistory'' (a time travel story about [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct erasing Hitler from existence]]), as well as three autobiographies ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poECor3_-lg&feature=related Moab Is My Washpot]]'', ''The Fry Chronicles'' and ''More Fool Me'', and ''The Book of General Ignorance''. He is very much the modern day OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.

A Cambridge graduate and a personal friend of Creator/JKRowling (he won a Talkie for his reading of the Literature/HarryPotter unabridged audio-books), he has appeared as [[GenerationXerox several Melchetts]] in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', played Jeeves in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', portrayed OscarWilde in ''{{Film/Wilde}}'', and starred as Fry in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. His reading of the Literature/HarryPotter audiobooks is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for his acting abilities. Not only is his voice acting superb, the sheer breadth and convincingness of the accents he puts on for the various characters is stunning. Excellent accents are a particular quality of his.

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A man of intense intelligence and great coolness, '''Stephen Fry''' is the host of ''Series/{{QI}}'' and starred in ''Series/{{Kingdom}}'', about the life of a rural lawyer. He has also written and contributed to several books, namely ''Literature/TheLiarNovel'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_BlTirOD3o&feature=channel_video_title The Stars' Tennis Balls.]]'',''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxLnbGYAE5s The Hippopotamus.]]'' and ''Literature/MakingHistory'' (a time travel story about [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct erasing Hitler from existence]]), as well as three autobiographies ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poECor3_-lg&feature=related Moab Is My Washpot]]'', ''The Fry Chronicles'' and ''More Fool Me'', and ''The Book of General Ignorance''. He is very much the modern day OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.

A Cambridge graduate and a personal friend of Creator/JKRowling (he won a Talkie for his reading of the Literature/HarryPotter unabridged audio-books), he has appeared as [[GenerationXerox several Melchetts]] in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', played Jeeves in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', portrayed OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde in ''{{Film/Wilde}}'', and starred as Fry in ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. His reading of the Literature/HarryPotter audiobooks is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for his acting abilities. Not only is his voice acting superb, the sheer breadth and convincingness of the accents he puts on for the various characters is stunning. Excellent accents are a particular quality of his.
5th Jun '16 4:58:40 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In ''Series/QI'', when getting into an argument with Rich Hall over why no there were no classic romantic songs dedicated to the Second Moon, he shouted, "BECAUSE IT WAS DISCOVERED IN NINETEEN-NINETY-FUCKING-FOUR!"

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** In ''Series/QI'', ''Series/{{QI}}'', when getting into an argument with Rich Hall over why no there were no classic romantic songs dedicated to the Second Moon, he shouted, "BECAUSE IT WAS DISCOVERED IN NINETEEN-NINETY-FUCKING-FOUR!"
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