Fry and Laurie

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For the television series, see A Bit of Fry & Laurie.
Fry and Laurie
Medium Television, film, radio
Nationality English
Years active 1981–2010 (intermittent since early 1990s)
Genres Sketch comedy
Character comedy
Subject(s) Class relations
British culture
Notable works and roles A Bit of Fry & Laurie
Jeeves and Wooster

Fry and Laurie are a successful English comedy double act, mostly active in the 1980s and 1990s. The duo consisted of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who met in 1980 through mutual friend Emma Thompson whilst all three attended the University of Cambridge. They initially gained prominence in a television sketch show, A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1987, 1989–1995), and have collaborated on numerous other projects including, most notably, the television series Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993) in which they portrayed P. G. Wodehouse's literary characters Jeeves (Fry) and Wooster (Laurie).

Since the conclusion of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, both have gone on to have successful solo careers in television, acting and writing, amongst other things, though they still remain friends. They reunited for a retrospective show in 2010 titled Fry and Laurie Reunited. On 14 May 2012, Fry announced on Twitter that he and Laurie are working together on a new project.[1] Various press sources have since announced that it is to be an adaptation of The Canterville Ghost (1887) by Oscar Wilde and had been scheduled for release over Christmas 2014,[2] but this animated film is still reported by IMDb to be in pre-production as of December 2014 and scheduled for release in 2016.[3]


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Fry and Laurie have also appeared together in various television advertisements, interviews, audio books and other projects.


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