Actor, Comedian, Journalist, and President of Mind
Con to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"[L]et us grieve at what twitter has become. A stalking ground for the sanctimoniously self-righteous who love to second-guess, to leap to conclusions and be offended - worse, to be offended on behalf of others they do not even know. It's as nasty and unwholesome a characteristic as can be imagined. It doesn't matter whether they think they're defending women, men, transgender people, Muslims, humanists... the ghastliness is absolutely the same...
But you've let the trolls and nasties win! If everyone did what you did, Stephen, the slab-faced dictators of tone and humour would have the place to themselves. Well, yes and they're welcome to it. Perhaps then they'll have nothing to smell but their own smell.
So I don't feel anything today other than massive relief, like a boulder rolling off my chest. I am free, free at last."
"Too Many People Have Peed in the Pool," stephenfry.com, Feb. 15, 2016
Was born on Aug. 24, 1957 in Hampstead, London (UK)
Is represented by Hamilton Hodell Limited
Was named Mind Champion of the Year in 2007
Was named second most influential gay person in Britain by the Independent on Sunday's "Pink List" in 2007
Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, British Comedy Awards, 2007
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, Anglia Ruskin University (UK), 2005
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, University of Dundee (UK), 1995
Has appeared in many theater productions including: The Common Pursuit, Cell Mates, and Twelfth Night
Has appeared in many television shows including: Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, and Bones
Has appeared in many films including: A Fish Called Wanda, Wilde, Gosforth Park, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, V for Vendetta, St Trinian's, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and The Hobbit
Has been the reader for a number of audiobooks including the Harry Potter series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy film tie-in, and a number of novels by Roald Dahl, AA Milne, and Michael Bond