Stephen Fry was born in London in 1957 and educated at Stout’s Hill, Uppingham and Queens’ College, Cambridge.
At Cambridge he joined the Footlights where he first met Hugh Laurie. He has numerous television appearances to his credit, most notably ‘A Bit Of Fry and Laurie’, ‘Jeeves And Wooster’, ‘Blackadder’, ‘QI’ and ‘Kingdom’, and is a frequent contributor to radio shows including ‘Just A Minute’, ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’ and ‘The News Quiz’.
Major film roles include Peter in ‘Peter’s Friends’ (1990) and Oscar Wilde in ‘Wilde’ (1997); and in the realm of television, his critically acclaimed ‘The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive’ won an Emmy.
He is the author of the best-selling novels The Liar, The Hippopotamus, Making History and The Stars’ Tennis Balls, as well as the highly acclaimed autobiography Moab Is My Washpot, Rescuing the Spectacled Bear, and, in 2005, a well-received guide to writing poetry, The Ode Less Travelled. He is also the famous voice of the Harry Potter audio books.