History Creator / StephenFry

29th Sep '17 7:32:35 PM dlchen145
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A man of intense intelligence and great coolness, Stephen Fry has just stood down, after fifteen years, as 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 Creator/OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.

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A man of intense intelligence and great coolness, Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) has just stood down, after fifteen years, as 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 Creator/OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.
21st May '17 4:17:28 PM nombretomado
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He now has [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Stephen+Fry/ his own theme song]], courtesy of the good people known as [[WeeblAndBob Weebl & co]], which enjoys definite {{Earworm}} status. As you may have surmised from this page, he has a very devoted fan base, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1bXy5pSGJE&feature=related some of whom are just mildly creepy, in a nerdily sweet sort of way]].

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He now has [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Stephen+Fry/ his own theme song]], courtesy of the good people known as [[WeeblAndBob [[WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob Weebl & co]], which enjoys definite {{Earworm}} status. As you may have surmised from this page, he has a very devoted fan base, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1bXy5pSGJE&feature=related some of whom are just mildly creepy, in a nerdily sweet sort of way]].
9th Jan '17 2:44:40 PM AgProv
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He also played Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older, cleverer, but [[GentlemanSnarker indolent]] brother) in 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. At the time of writying (January 2017) he is starring in American TV sitcom ''Series/TheGreatIndoors'', playing a retired explorer and adventurer trying to get to grips with the fact the magazine he founded is about to die as a print edition, but lives on as a website.

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He also played Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older, cleverer, but [[GentlemanSnarker indolent]] brother) in 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. At the time of writying writing (January 2017) he is starring in American TV sitcom ''Series/TheGreatIndoors'', playing a retired explorer and adventurer trying to get to grips with the fact the magazine he founded is about to die as a print edition, but lives on as a website.
9th Jan '17 2:43:19 PM AgProv
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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 Creator/OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.

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A man of intense intelligence and great coolness, Stephen Fry is has just stood down, after fifteen years, as 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 Creator/OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.



He also played Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older, cleverer, but [[GentlemanSnarker indolent]] brother) in 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.

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He also played Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older, cleverer, but [[GentlemanSnarker indolent]] brother) in 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.
boy. At the time of writying (January 2017) he is starring in American TV sitcom ''Series/TheGreatIndoors'', playing a retired explorer and adventurer trying to get to grips with the fact the magazine he founded is about to die as a print edition, but lives on as a website.
28th Dec '16 9:16:29 AM nombretomado
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Oh, and, apparently, BrianBlessed calls him "Spunkbubble".

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Oh, and, apparently, BrianBlessed Creator/BrianBlessed calls him "Spunkbubble".



* LargeHam: He's a pretty accomplished Thespian when he wants to be, but when the mood takes him he can give BrianBlessed a run for his money. See his performance as Wellington and as General Melchett (both from the Series/BlackAdder franchise) as proof.

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* LargeHam: He's a pretty accomplished Thespian when he wants to be, but when the mood takes him he can give BrianBlessed Creator/BrianBlessed a run for his money. See his performance as Wellington and as General Melchett (both from the Series/BlackAdder franchise) as proof.
18th Dec '16 2:39:14 PM Xtifr
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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 Creator/OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.

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A man of intense intelligence and great coolness, '''Stephen Fry''' 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 Creator/OscarWilde (though he's English) and is generally considered a British national treasure.
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.''
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