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->''Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.''
-->-- '''Dan Le Sac''' vs '''Scroobius Pip''', "Thou Shalt Always Kill"

A man of intense intelligence and great coolness, '''Stephen Fry''' is the host of ''{{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 "Making History" (a time travel story about [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct erasing Hitler from existence]]), as well as two autobiographies ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poECor3_-lg&feature=related Moab Is My Washpot]]'' and ''The Fry Chronicles'', 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 Melchettes]] in ''{{Blackadder}}'', played Jeeves in ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', portrayed OscarWilde in ''{{Film/Wilde}}'', and starred as Fry in ''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.

He is openly gay (90% gay anyway) - [[StraightGay which might surprise some people]] - and open about having bipolar disorder. His early life resulted in him doing three months in prison for credit card fraud. On his release, he got a scholarship to Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights, where he met Creator/HughLaurie through [[Creator/EmmaThompson a mutual friend]].

It is a sign of how well liked he is that when he vanished from a stage production he was a part of, literally missing his cue, and couldn't be found in the building, the British Tabloids published concerned articles asking him to come home, rather than the usual cruel mockery an actor would have got for such highly advanced stage fright. He only got a token mocking when he turned up in Belgium.

He also has a recurring role in ''Series/{{Bones}}''. He appeared in ''Film/VForVendetta'' (as Gordon Deitrich, a [[spoiler:closeted]] comedy television show host), as the title character in the satirical series ''Series/ThisIsDavidLander,'' as the Guide in the film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (mostly as a favor to the family of his late friend Creator/DouglasAdams) in which he also displayed his awesome musical talents in the soundtrack with the bonus techno-rap song "Reasons to Be Miserable", is the narrator of the ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' video game series (reprising the role in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale''), and voiced the narrator in ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocoyo}}'', Hedonistic SociopathicHero Reaver in the ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' games, and played the main character of ''Radio/AbsolutePower''. He made his directorial debut in 2003 with the film ''Film/BrightYoungThings'', for which he also wrote the screenplay, adapted from Creator/EvelynWaugh's 1930 novel ''Vile Bodies''.

He's produced and [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes hosted]] two very personal documentaries, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4NuxGgUQfA HIV and Me]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQkE56eFyk4 The Secret Life of the Manic-Depressive]]'', which was the result of the aforementioned disappearance to Belgium and eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder.[[note]]both 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.

%% Any comparisons with Morgan Freeman will be nuked without mercy.
In addition, he has [[CozyVoiceForCatastrophes a lovely, comforting voice]].

He has featured on ''TopGear'' as the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car", having lost about seven stone before the episode, as he went on a diet, prompting Jeremy Clarkson to ask where the rest of him was.

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

He's [[http://www.stephenfry.com/forum/topic/stephen-knows-the-meaning-of-the-ultimate-answer claimed]] that Creator/DouglasAdams once told him in confidence "[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy exactly why 42.]]" Apparently, "The answer is fascinating, extraordinary and, when you think hard about it, [[ItMakesSenseInContext completely obvious.]]" However, he has vowed to [[SecretKeeper take the secret with him to the grave]].

A self-confessed techie, averaging [[http://twitter.com/stephenfry about a dozen Tweets per day]], he is also a [[http://www.fsf.org/news/freedom-fry/ vocal supporter of Free Software]] while still being a diehard Apple fanboy, famously purchasing the third Mac sold in the UK after Douglas Adams bought the first two (Adams always insisted it was the other way round but appears to have lost the argument by dint of dying first). Although he's also admitted that he does enjoy switching between a HTC Desire (an Android phone) and an iPhone in a Twitter post.
--> [[spoiler:''"I've never made a secret of my admiration for HTC and Android. Happy to flip between iPhone and Desire." - 6:25 AM Jun 12th via Twitter for Android '' (2010)]].

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]].

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

!!Tropes demonstrated by Stephen Fry:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Whenever he's paired with ''anyone'' in a comedy sketch, it will usually be this, with him obviously playing the tsukkomi. Namely Creator/HughLaurie, though he does it to a certain extent with Alan Davies on ''Series/{{QI}}'' as well.
* GentlemanSnarker: Many of the characters he plays are this, and he can be quite a good one in real life too.
* HeyItsThatVoice: His voice is immediately recognizable, no less because he's done voice work (usually narration, although he has played Reaver and the Cheshire Cat in ''VideoGame/FableII'' and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' at least) for a phenomenal number of things.
* LargeHam
* {{Luvvies}}: The TropeNamer.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: As mentioned above, he can imitate almost any accent flawlessly, even within the same country. For example, name any American state you can think of, and he'll probably be able to give you an excellent impression of the accent of said state. Having actually been to every state in America probably helped with that, though he could do it pretty well before he made that TV program too.
* 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.
* PersonaNonGrata: Was once thrown out of Salt Lake City [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeJ3VTtvGG4&list=PLRKLMwq_5oJGHfcdSkl4Qz8ZYmvzInMma because of sarcasm.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Creator/HughLaurie.
* PrecisionFStrike: He doesn't resort to swearing that often (though he has no problem with it), so when he does drop one of these it has quite an impact. One notable example happened on his podcast when he went off on a rant on the BBC [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Compliance officers]] (Compliance with what, with being an arsehole?). It ended with:
--> WHY DON'T THEY JUST '''FUCK OFF'''?!
** In ''{{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!"
* SophisticatedAsHell: He can sound posh even when dropping an f-bomb.
* SequelHook: His second autobiography ''The Fry Chronicles'' ends in 1987 with what is effectively [[TheStinger a stinger]] referring to his first experience of taking cocaine.
* VerbalTic: "Baah!" (sometimes written as "M'aaah!") - actually [[Series/{{Blackadder}} General Melchett's]], but it's used in impressions of Stephen himself so often that you'd be forgiven for thinking it was his, and Stephen frequently makes reference to it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was nearly born in America, as his father was offered a position at Princeton but turned it down.

Now go back and reread this entire page in Stephen's voice, if you haven't been doing so already. Cheerio!
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