Stephen Fry

Roger Law, 2005

Notably tall and prominently articulate, Stephen Fry is long of limb, superior of mien, natty of suit and famed for the easy erudition of his conversation. He sports a double first (with honours) in comedy and memory and his task on the show is to usher the contestants gently but firmly into the brick wall of ignorance. This done, and laughs had, he thoughtfully points out the little cracks in the brickwork that allow you to climb up and see the quite interesting view.

After honing his performance and writing skills in the Cambridge Footlights, Stephen teamed up with Hugh Laurie to appear on our screens in three series of whimsical sketchery entitled A Bit of Fry & Laurie. He has written several very well received books including The Liar, half an autobiography Moab is my Washpot and more recently a scholarly but friendly guide to understanding and writing poetry entitled The Ode Less Travelled.

You will also have seen him in Blackadder, four series of Jeeves & Wooster and the film Wilde, heard him reading Harry Potter and The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, and generally enjoyed him in a pleasantly diverse stream of film and television incarnations.

Stephen enjoys cooking his godchildren and leaving out commas.

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