Stephen FryStephen John Fry (born 24 August, 1957) is a well known British comedian, author, actor and director. Son of Alan and Marianne Fry.
Highlights of Fry's career include:
- While still at boarding school, Fry absconded with a stolen credit card and, when apprehended, spent three months in prison for fraud.
- He made an early television appearance on University Challenge while an undergraduate at Cambridge.
- In 1984, he rewrote the script of the stage musical, Me and My Girl, which subsequently became a huge West End hit.
- Due to make his debut on the West End stage in Simon Gray's play, Cell Mates, Fry suffered an attack of stage fright so serious that he ran away, leaving only an apology, and turning up some days later in Belgium.
- He famously declared that he practised a celibate lifestyle (which he has since abandoned for a life of lechery).
- He made his debut as a film director with Bright Young Things, an adaptation of the novel Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, in 2003.
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Stephen Fry also narrates the audio versions of the Harry Potter books
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