|Born||August 24th, 1957 |
|Productions||Alfresco as Various Roles |
A Bit of Fry and Laurie as Various Roles
Blackadder as Melchett/Duke of Wellington
Peter's Friends as Peter Morton
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
Stephen Fry is an English actor and comedian.
Born in Hampstead, London, Fry had a difficult childhood and education before going on to graduate from Cambridge, where he was a member of the Footlights along with several future collaborators including Hugh Laurie, who he would go on to create a number of shows with, most notably A Bit of Fry and Laurie, whilst the two starred in a popular adaptation of the Jeeves and Wooster series of books.
Fry also became a sought after comic actor, appearing in Blackadder, and a serious performer, having noted roles in Wilde (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe), V For Vendetta, and as Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Out of character, he hosted a number of documentaries from subjects as varied as gadgets to bi-polar disorder (from which he himself suffers) and became host of the popular quiz show QI in 2003.
Though stating he is afraid of singing in public, Fry has sung briefly in several productions, beginning with the television series Alfresco, in which he sang "Mr. Tambourine Man" with Hugh Laurie. He would later accompany Laurie in several numbers on their titular show, including "Hey Jude", and performed "Orpheus in the Underground" a parody song to the tune of Offenbach's "The Gallop Infernal" in Peter's Friends.
- Orpheus in the Underground (contains solo lines)
- Deutschland Uber Alles (solo)
- Mr. Tambourine Man (duet)
- Move It On Out, Girl (solo)
- There Ain't But One Way (duet)
- Hey Jude (duet)
- Grease My Gristle, Blow My Whistle (duet)
- The Polite Rap
- Row, Row, Row Your Boat (duet)
- When You Wish Upon a Star (solo)
- A Wandering Minstrel, I (duet)