Once tried committing suicide. Is the host of the BBC2 show, QI. Is homosexual. Is an actor, writer and presenter. Spent 3 months in prison in his youth for credit card fraud. Graduated with a 2:1 in English from Queens' College, Cambridge. Received the Pipe Smoker of the Year award in 2003. Stephen is an avid Conan Doyle fan, especially of Sherlock Holmes. Stephen is a noted pilot, and owns a classic biplane. Stephen claims the UK record for saying 'f**k' on television most times in one live broadcast. More Trivia
Stephen Fry Quotes (On being gay) My first words, as I was being born... I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up one of those.' It is quite difficult to feel that I am placed somewhere between Alan Bennett and the Queen Mother, a sort of public kitten. Comedy always goes up and down but this year's (2005) been great. Comedy is immensely strong right now, with the Green Wing and Nighty Night. It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common. How can one not be fond of something that the "Daily Mail" despises? The e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.