Stephen Fry - Shaw Festival Theatre

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry (b. 1957) English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. While at university, he became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator and friend Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, and took the role of Jeeves (with Laurie playing Wooster) in Jeeves and Wooster.

Stephen’s acting roles include the lead in the film Wilde, Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, the titular character in the television series Kingdom, a recurring guest role as Dr Gordon Wyatt on the crime series Bones, and as Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta, Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award-winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, and is also the long-time host of the BBC television quiz show QI. He played Prime Minister Alistair Davies in Fox TV’s 24: Live Another Day. A sitcom for CBS, The Great Indoors, aired in both the US and UK in 2017.

Stephen explored his love for Wagner’s music and his complicated relationship with the composer in the BBC documentary Wagner and Me, and he has since been the presenter of choice for cinema and television broadcasts of Wagner operas from the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and the Bayreuth Festival.

As a proudly out gay man, the award-winning Out There, documenting the lives of lesbian, bisexual gay and transgender people around the world is part of his thirty-year advocacy of the rights of the LGBT community.

As well as his work in television, he contributes many articles for newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio, reads for voice-overs and has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography — Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and his latest, More Fool Me.

Stephen’s new book, Mythos, his unique retelling of the Greek myths, was published in November 2017 and is the source of the world premiere one-man stage performance you are about to see.

See Stephen and his work in ...
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Mythos: A Trilogy — Gods. Heroes. Men.

3 plays. 1000 years of Greek mythology.
And the legendary Stephen Fry.

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