Fry and Laurie
|Fry and Laurie|
|Medium||Film, radio, television|
|Years active||1981–2010 (intermittent since early 1990s)|
|Genres||Character comedy |
|Subject(s)||British culture |
|Notable works and roles||A Bit of Fry & Laurie |
Jeeves and Wooster
Fry and Laurie are an 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 comedy, 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 solo careers in acting, writing and other roles. 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 were working together on a new project. 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, but this animated film is still reported by IMDb to be in development as of June 2019, with no release date currently scheduled.
Fry and Laurie have remained close friends throughout their careers. Laurie frequently thanks Fry when accepting awards, including at the 2007 Golden Globes when he referred to his former comedy partner, in the old A Bit of Fry and Laurie style, as “...m’colleague Stephen Fry".
- Cambridge Footlights Revue (1981) (BBC2)
- There's Nothing to Worry About! (1982)
- Alfresco (1983) (ITV)
- The Crystal Cube (1983) (BBC2)
- The Young Ones (1984) (BBC2) (appearing in the episode "Bambi")
- Weekend in Wallop (1984) (ITV)
- Saturday Live (1986) (C4)
- Blackadder II (1986) (BBC1) (two episodes together)
- Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987) (BBC2) (appearing in the second episode)
- First Aids (1987) (ITV)
- Blackadder the Third (1987) (BBC1) (one episode together)
- The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (1987) (ITV)
- A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1987 pilot, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995) (BBC2, BBC1)
- Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! (1988)
- Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) (BBC1)
- The New Statesman (appearing in the episode "The Haltemprice Bunker") (1989)
- A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (BBC1)
- Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) (BBC1)
- The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball (1989) (ITV)
- Hysteria 2 (1989) (C4)
- Jeeves and Wooster (1990–93) (ITV)
- Comic Relief - 1991 (1991) (BBC1)
- Hysteria III (1991) (C4)
- Fry and Laurie Host A Christmas Night with the Stars (1994) (BBC2)
- Live from the Lighthouse (1998)
- The Nearly Complete And Utter History of Everything (2000) (BBC1)
- Blackadder: Back & Forth (1999) (Sky One)
- Fortysomething (2003) (one show together)
- QI (2003) (BBC2) (one episode together)
- Fry and Laurie Reunited (2010) (Gold)
- Fry and Laurie worked with magician and sceptic James Randi on an episode of Randi's British television show.
- Saturday Night Fry on BBC Radio 4 in 1988 (five shows together)
- Whose Line Is It Anyway? on BBC Radio 4 in 1988 (one show together)
- Published television scripts
- A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1990)
- A Bit More Fry & Laurie (1991)
- 3 Bits of Fry & Laurie (1992)
- Fry & Laurie Bit No. 4 (1995)
Fry and Laurie have also appeared together in various television advertisements, interviews, audio books, and other projects.
- Tweet dated 14 May 2012
- "Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie reunite for Oscar Wilde family". The Independent. 18 May 2012.
- "The Canterville Ghost" at IMDb
- Hugh Laurie Wins Best Actor TV Series Drama - Golden Globes 2007, retrieved 11 March 2021
- "James Randi's Swift - September 1, 2006". James Randi Educational Foundation. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
- "LittleBigPlanet 3: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry in All-Star Cast". PlayStation Blog. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.