Stephen Fry is a British television actor and much more. He has performed in plays, movies, audio books and on radio, as well as directed plays, movies, and documentaries. For all of the above he worked as a writer and also wrote television scripts and treatments. His books include several novels and assorted non-fiction including his autobiography. He wrote for opera librettos, songs, newspapers and similar media and he is known as a comedian, host, and presenter. By numerous publications and polls, he has been named as one of Britain's favourite entertainers.
Stephen John Fry was born on 24 August 1957 in Hampstead, London, England, UK, to Marianne and Alan Fry, a physicist and inventor, and grew up in the countryside of Norfolk, England. He has one older brother, Roger, and a younger sister, Jo. In his childhood and teen years he got into trouble in various boarding schools, along the way discovering that he was gay He spent three month in Pucklechurch Prison for using stolen credit cards, until he studied hard enough to gain a scholarship to Cambridge University. He joined the famed drama club where he met and befriended fellow actors Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, and others. In 1996, he met his domestic partner Daniel Cohen with whom he lives in London. … Expand