101 Facts About Stephen Fry

1. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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2. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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3. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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4. Stephen Fry is very well known here in the UK as an actor, writer, raconteur and activist.

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5. Stephen Fry was terrific, but unfortunately he was paired with the despicable Jordan Peterson.

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6. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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7. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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8. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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9. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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10. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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11. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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12. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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13. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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14. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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15. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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16. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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17. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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18. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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19. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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20. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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21. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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22. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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23. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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24. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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25. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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26. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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27. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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28. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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29. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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30. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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31. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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32. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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33. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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34. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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35. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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36. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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37. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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38. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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39. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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40. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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41. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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42. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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43. Stephen Fry was up again for a series on BBC that saw him travel the states of America with the exception of the state of Arkansas.

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44. Stephen Fry struck a partnership early on with Hugh Laurie and in 1981 that led to the Footlights revues.

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45. In 1995 Stephen Fry made national headlines when he abruptly abandoned his role in a play in the middle of its run in London and disappeared to Belgium without a trace.

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46. In 2003 Stephen Fry hosted the television game show QI, which for some 10 years featured Fry delivering questions to a group of guest comedians who gained points for the cleverness—as opposed to the correctness—of their responses.

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47. Stephen Fry spent most of his childhood and youth at assorted boarding schools in England.

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48. Stephen Fry is estimated to have a net worth of $20 million.

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49. Stephen Fry is an openly gay man and is even married to his gay partner and husband, comedian Elliot Spencer.

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50. Stephen Fry has successfully combined his acting career with writing.

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51. In 2003, Stephen Fry became the host of the comic game show "QI" which featured guest comedians, vying for game points.

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52. Stephen Fry had a troubled childhood and left home at age seven.

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53. Stephen Fry met his future comedy collaborator Hugh Laurie at Cambridge and starred alongside him in the Footlights Club.

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54. Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead, London, on 24 August 1957.

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55. Stephen Fry is known for his voice-overs, reading all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the UK audiobook recordings, narrating the LittleBigPlanet and Birds of Steel series of video games, as well as an animated series of explanations of the laws of cricket, and a series of animations about Humanism for the British Humanist Association.

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56. Stephen Fry is the co-owner, with Gina Carter and Sandi Toksvig, of Sprout Pictures, an independent film and television company.

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57. In 2008, Stephen Fry formed SamStephen Fry Ltd, with long-term collaborator Andrew Sampson to produce and fund new material and manage his official website.

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58. In 2010, Stephen Fry was made a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association, stating: "it is essential to nail one's colours to the mast as a humanist.

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59. Stephen Fry abandoned the idea and left the United Kingdom by ferry, eventually resurfacing in Belgium.

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60. Stephen Fry is involved with the mental health charity Stand to Reason and is president of Mind.

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61. Stephen Fry has spoken publicly about his experience with bipolar disorder, which was depicted in the documentary Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.

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62. On 18 May 2018, Stephen Fry participated in the semi-annual Munk Debates in Toronto, Canada, where he argued against political correctness on the Con side of the topic "Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress…" alongside Jordan Peterson, and in opposition to Pro side represented by Michelle Goldberg and Michael Eric Dyson.

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63. In March 2014, Stephen Fry publicly backed "Hacked Off" and its campaign towards press self-regulation by "safeguarding the press from political interference while giving vital protection to the vulnerable.

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64. Stephen Fry said in 2015 that the Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre "has done more to damage the Britain I love than any single person".

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65. Stephen Fry responded by accusing the Daily Mail of being "against progress, the liberalising of attitudes, modern art and strangers".

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66. Stephen Fry was among over 100 signatories to a statement published by Sense About Science on 4 June 2009, condemning British libel laws and their use to "severely curtail the right to free speech on a matter of public interest".

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67. On 30 April 2008, Stephen Fry signed an open letter, published in The Guardian newspaper by a number of Jewish personalities, stating their opposition to celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel.

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68. Stephen Fry wrote on Twitter: "It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag.

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69. On 6 January 2015, The Sun reported that Stephen Fry would marry his partner, comedian Elliott Spencer.

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70. In February 2008, Stephen Fry launched his private podcast series, Stephen Fry's Podgrams, and a forum, including discussions on depression and activities in which Fry is involved.

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71. Stephen Fry has a long-standing interest in Internet production, including having his own website since 1997.

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72. Stephen Fry counts Wikipedia among his favourite websites "because I like to find out that I died, and that I'm currently in a ballet in China, and all the other very accurate and important things that Wikipedia brings us all.

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73. Stephen Fry was best man at Laurie's wedding and is godfather to all three of his children.

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74. Stephen Fry became a vegetarian in 2017, having earlier expressed a desire to become so.

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75. Stephen Fry attended the Prince's wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.

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76. The first night, comprising programs featuring Stephen Fry, began with a sixty-minute documentary entitled Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out.

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77. Stephen Fry was granted a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards on 5 December 2007, and the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards on 20 January 2010.

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78. Stephen Fry was made honorary president of the Cambridge University Quiz Society and honorary fellow of his alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge.

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79. Stephen Fry was awarded the AoC Gold Award in 2004, and was entered into their Hall of Fame.

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80. In 1995, Stephen Fry was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee, which named their main Students' Association bar after his novel The Liar.

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81. On 15 February 2016, Stephen Fry deleted his Twitter account, after receiving criticism for a tweet about Jenny Beavan and her dress.

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82. Stephen Fry has a history of temporarily distancing himself from the social networking site which began when he received criticism in October 2009.

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83. Stephen Fry was, at one time, slated to adapt A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole for the big screen.

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84. Stephen Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements—either on-screen or in voice-over—starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a 1982 advert for Whitbread Best Bitter.

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85. Stephen Fry discussed this project in an interview with Rowling in 2005.

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86. In September 2012, Stephen Fry made a return to the stage at Shakespeare's Globe, appearing as Malvolio in a production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which transferred to the West End in November 2012.

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87. Stephen Fry appears as a shiny New Millennium Bonzo on their post-reunion album, Pour l'Amour des Chiens, on which he recites a recipe for "Salmon Proust", plays a butler in "Hawkeye the Gnu", and voices ads for the fictitious "Fiasco" stores.

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88. Stephen Fry performed several of Stanshall's numbers as part of the Bonzos' 2006 reunion concert at the London Astoria.

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89. Stephen Fry is a long-standing fan of the anarchic British musical comedy group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and particularly of its eccentric front man, the late Vivian Stanshall.

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90. Stephen Fry was cast in a lead role in Simon Gray's 1995 play Cell Mates, which he left three days into the West End run, pleading stage fright.

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91. In February 2008, Stephen Fry began presenting podcasts entitled Stephen Fry's Podgrams, in which he recounts his life and recent experiences.

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92. Stephen Fry interviewed the Prime Minister Tony Blair as part of a series of podcasts released by 10 Downing Street.

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93. Stephen Fry presented a 20-part, two-hour series, The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music, a "witty guide" to the genre over the past 1,000 years, on Classic FM.

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94. In 1988, Stephen Fry wrote and presented a six-part comedy series entitled Saturday Night Fry.

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95. Stephen Fry came to the attention of radio listeners with the 1986 creation of his alter-ego, Donald Trefusis, whose "wireless essays" were broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 programme Loose Ends.

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96. In 2007 Stephen Fry wrote, for director Peter Jackson, a script for a remake of The Dam Busters.

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97. In 2003, Stephen Fry made his directorial debut with Bright Young Things, adapted by him from Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies.

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98. In October 2015, it was announced that Stephen Fry would retire as the host of QI after the "M" series.

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99. In 2003, Stephen Fry began hosting QI, a comedy panel game television quiz show.

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100. Stephen Fry has taken up a recurring guest role as FBI psychiatrist Dr Gordon Wyatt in the popular American drama Bones.

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101. In January 2016 it was announced that Stephen Fry would be appearing as the character "Cuddly Dick" in Series 3 of the Sky One family comedy Yonderland.

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