Stephen Fry bibliography and filmography

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Fry in "Happy Birthday to GNU (2008)"

Stephen Fry is an English actor, comedian, author and television presenter. With Hugh Laurie, as the comedy double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and the duo also played the title roles in Jeeves and Wooster. Fry played the lead in the film Wilde, was Melchett in the Blackadder television series and was the host of celebrity comedy trivia show, QI. He has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines, and has written four novels and three autobiographies, Moab Is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles, and More Fool Me: A Memoir.

Written works[edit]

Films and screenplays[edit]

Year Film/Show Notes
2003 Bright Young Things Nominated – British Independent Film Awards
Nominated – Emden International Film Festival
2006 The Magic Flute English translation of the libretto[1]


Year Film/Show Notes
1984 Me and My Girl Adapted from Lupino Lane's script


Year Book Notes
1992 The Liar
1992 Paperweight Collection of Articles
1994 The Hippopotamus
1996 Making History Alternate History
Won – Sidewise Award for Alternate History
1997 Moab Is My Washpot Autobiography
2000 The Stars' Tennis Balls Revenge: A Novel in the US
Fry's take on The Count of Monte Cristo
2002 Rescuing the Spectacled Bear: A Peruvian Diary
2004 Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music Ghostwritten by Tim Lihoreau
2005 The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within
2008 Stephen Fry in America
2010 The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography[2] Autobiography
2014 More Fool Me: A Memoir Autobiography
2017 Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
2018 Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures


Year Book Notes
1979 Latin! (or Tobacco and Boys.) Included in Paperweight
Won – Fringe First at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival.
2007 Pantomime Cinderella Performed at the Old Vic at Christmas.[3]

Published Television Scripts[edit]

Year Book Notes
1990 A Bit of Fry & Laurie A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Series One
1991 A Bit More Fry & Laurie A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Series Two
1992 3 Bits of Fry & Laurie A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Series Three
1995 Fry & Laurie Bit No. 4 A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Series Four



Year Film Role Notes
1981 Chariots of Fire Singer in 'H.M.S. Pinafore' Uncredited
1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue Various Characters Also Writer
TV Movie
1983 The Crystal Cube Dr. Adrian Cowlacey/ Various Roles Also Writer
TV Movie
1985 The Good Father Creighton
1987 The Laughing Prisoner No.2 Also Writer
TV Movie
1988 A Handful of Dust Reggie
A Fish Called Wanda Hutchison
1992 Peter's Friends Peter Morton
1993 Stalag Luft Wing Commander James Forrester TV Movie
1994 IQ James Moreland
1995 Laughter and Loathing Juvenal TV Movie
Cold Comfort Farm Mybug
The Steal Wimborne
1996 The Wind in the Willows The Judge
1997 Wilde Oscar Wilde Won – Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Spice World Judge
Live from the Lighthouse Host
1998 The Tichborne Claimant Hawkins
A Civil Action Pinder
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Dr. Peter Robinson
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything Ambassador / Modern Man
2000 Best Frazer Crane
Relative Values Frederick Crestwell
Sabotage Lord Wellington
2001 Four Play Nigel Steele
The Discovery of Heaven Onno
Gosford Park Inspector Thompson Won – Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Acting Ensemble
Won – Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Ensemble Cast
Won – Online Film Critics Society Awards for Best Ensemble
Won – Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Acting Ensemble
Won – Satellite Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble
Won – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2002 Surrealissimo: The Trial of Salvador Dalí André Breton TV Movie
Thunderpants Sir Anthony Silk
2003 Bright Young Things Chauffeur Also Director/ Writer/ Executive Producer
Le Divorce Piers Janely
2004 Tooth Pedro
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Maurice Woodruff
A Bear Named Winnie Protheroe the Zookeeper
2005 Tom Brown's Schooldays Dr. Thomas Arnold TV Movie
MirrorMask Librarian
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Narrator/ The Guide Voice Only
A Cock and Bull Story Patrick Curator/Parson Yorick
2006 V for Vendetta Deitrich
Stormbreaker Smithers
2007 Eichmann Minister Tormer
St Trinian's Himself
Snow White: The Sequel The Narrator Voice Only: English Language Version
2008 Tales of the Riverbank Owl
2009 House of Boys Dr. Marsh
2010 Alice in Wonderland Cheshire the Cheshire Cat Voice Only
Animals United Socrates Voice Only: English Language Version
2011 Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins The Narrator Voice Only
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Mycroft Holmes
Summer Night, Winter Moon Rufus
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Oscar Wilde
Clovis Dardentor Mr. Eustache
Doors Open Professor Gissing TV Movie
Also Executive Producer
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Master of Lake-town
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Master of Lake-town
2015 The Man Who Knew Infinity Sir Francis Spring
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Cheshire the Cheshire Cat Voice Only
Love and Friendship Mr Johnson
2018 The Con Is On Sidney Direct-to-VOD
Duck Duck Goose Frazier Voice Only
2019 Missing Link Lord Piggot-Dunceby Voice Only
2019 Greed Himself


Year Play Notes
2005 Comedy Connections: A bit of Fry and Lalurie
2006 Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive Won Emmy Award for Best Documentary
Who Do You Think You Are? One episode
2007 Stephen Fry: HIV and Me
Stephen Fry: Guilty
2008 Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments
Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga
Blackadder Rides Again
Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press
Stephen Fry in America
2009 Last Chance to See Follow up to Douglas Adams' 1989 radio series and 1990 book, with Fry replacing Adams as presenter.
2010 Stephen Fry on Wagner Also known as Wagner & Me
Fry and Laurie Reunited
2011 Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets One of the 100 Greatest strand
Fry's Planet Word Five-part documentary series exploring language
2012 Gadget Man Replaced by Richard Ayoade after the first series
2013 Stephen Fry: Out There
Stephen Fry's Key to the City
2014 Hidden Kingdoms Narrator
2015 A Life On Screen - Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry in Central Africa
2016 The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On
2017 50 Years Legal Appear


Year Play Notes
1988 The Common Pursuit
1995 Cell Mates
2012 Twelfth Night

Radio shows[edit]

Television Dramas and Shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 There's Nothing to Worry About!
1983 The Crystal Cube Dr. Adrian Cowlacey/ Various Roles Also Writer
TV Movie
1983–84 Alfresco
1984 The Young Ones Lord Snot
1985 Happy Families
1986 Filthy Rich & Catflap
1986–1999 The Blackadder Series:
Various members of the Melchett family throughout history, though plays Arthur Wellesley (the Duke of Wellington) in Blackadder III.
1988, 1997 Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1987 pilot, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996 A Bit of Fry and Laurie Himself, Various Roles 4 seasons
1988 This is David Lander
1989 The New Statesman
1990–1993 Jeeves and Wooster Jeeves
1992 The Common Pursuit
1993 Stalag Luft Wing Commander James Forrester TV Movie
1995 The Thin Blue Line Brigadier Blaster Sump Episode 6, Series 1, Kids Today
1998 In the Red
1999–2000 Watership Down Voice, Series 1 and 2 only
2000 Gormenghast Professor Bellgrove Episodes 3 and 4
2003–2016 QI Host Fry was replaced by Sandi Toksvig
2003, 2005 Absolute Power
2004 A Bear Named Winnie
2005 Tom Brown's Schooldays
Pocoyo Narrator Animated children's programme
2006 Extras
2007 Kingdom
Shrink Rap Quasi-therapeutic interview conducted by Pamela Stephenson
2007–2017 Bones Dr. Gordon Gordon Wyatt
2010 Little Crackers 10 minute short film
2011 Derren Brown: The Experiments
March of the Dinosaurs
2014 24: Live Another Day
American Dad! Mr Cavendish
2015–present Danger Mouse Colonel K
2016–2017 The Great Indoors Roland
2016 Yonderland Cuddly Dick
2017 Veep Nikolai Genidze
2017–2018 Neo Yokio Principal
2018 Apple & Onion Onion's Dad Appears in the episode "A New Life"
2019 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Dr Waddleton Crutchley Appears in the episode "Shennanygan"
2020 Doctor Who C Cameo appearance in Spyfall.
Sex Education Quiz Host/himself Cameo appearance
The Big Night In Lord Melchett Part of Children in Need and Comic Relief's special, appearing alongside Prince William on a video call.
2021 It's A Sin Arthur Garrison Upcoming


  • Moab Is My Washpot (1997) ISBN 1-85686-268-2
  • Paperweight Volume 1 (1998) ISBN 978-1-85686-296-7
  • Harry Potter series, UK versions (1999–2007)
  • The Hippopotamus (2000) ISBN 1-84197-129-4
  • Montmorency (2004) ISBN 978-1-84440-025-6
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) ISBN 1-4050-5397-6
  • Higher Ground Project (2005) ISBN 1-84458-643-X
  • The Ode Less Travelled (2006) ISBN 1-85686-842-7
  • Paperweight Volume 2 (2007) ISBN 978-1-85686-501-2
  • The Best of Paddington on CD: Complete & Unabridged (2008) ISBN 0-00-716169-7
  • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Anton Chekhov's Short Stories (Unabridged) (2008)
  • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories (Unabridged) (2008)
  • The Dongle of Donald Trefusis (Podcasts, 2009)
  • The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (2010)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection (2017)

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