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He discussed this project in an interview with Rowling in In February , Audible released Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, a complete collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all read by Fry, who also narrated an introduction for each novel or collection of stories. Fry is the patron of the audiobook charity Listening Books. Fry in also released his own audio book on Audible "Mythos",  in which he both wrote and narrated. In November , Fry released a follow-up to Mythos, titled "Heroes". Fry's distinctive voice has been featured in a number of video games, including an appearance as Reaver, an amoral supporting character in Lionhead Studios games Fable II and Fable III , and as the narrator of the LittleBigPlanet series.
Fry has appeared in numerous advertisements — either on-screen or in voice-over — starting with an appearance as "Count Ivan Skavinsky Skavar" in a advert for Whitbread Best Bitter. Since the publication of his first novel, The Liar , Fry has written three further novels, several non-fiction works and three volumes of autobiography.
The book won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History. The Hippopotamus was later adapted into a film. His blog attracted more than , visitors in its first two weeks. Ultimately however only three episodes were released, the rest with the note 'exact release date pending'.
Fry's use of the word " luvvie " spelled "lovie" by Fry , in The Guardian on 2 April , is given by the Oxford English Dictionary as the earliest recorded use of the word as a humorous synonym for "actor". A lifelong fan of "the Canaries" and a regular visitor to Carrow Road , he said, on being appointed, "Truly this is one of the most exciting days of my life, and I am as proud and pleased as I could be.
I wish I could take credit for ushering the club up from League One to the Premiership during that time on the Board. It was all me.
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We have so much to be proud of, both on and off the pitch, and I hope to welcome many new fans to the greatest club of all. On the Ball, City! In October , Fry began posting to the social networking site Twitter ,  which he regularly updated. And I love you all.
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Well, all except that silly one. And that's not you. Fry wields a considerable amount of influence through his use of Twitter.
In November , Fry's Twitter account reached one million followers. He commemorated the million-followers milestone with a humorous video blog in which a 'Step Hen Fry' clone speaks from the year , where MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have combined to form 'Twit on MyFace'.
Love you all. Yes even YOU. But let's dedicate today to Douglas Adams 's diamond jubilee". Fry has a history of temporarily distancing himself from the social networking site which began when he received criticism in October However, he retracted the announcement that he would be leaving the following day. After returning, he explained that he had left Twitter to "avoid being sympathised with or told about an article" he "would otherwise never have got wind of".
In , Fry was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee , which named their main Students' Association bar after his novel The Liar. Fry is a patron of its Lip Theatre Company. Such was his popularity, he was unopposed when he sought re-election to office in , and by the time he completed his second term in office, he had won the widespread admiration of the University's staff and students.
He was made honorary president of the Cambridge University Quiz Society and honorary fellow of his alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge. On 13 July , he was made an honorary fellow of Cardiff University ,  and on 28 January , he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Sussex , for his work campaigning for people suffering from mental health problems, bipolar disorder and HIV. The Independent on Sunday Pink List named Fry the second most influential gay person in Britain in May ; he had taken the twenty-third position on the list the previous year. BBC Four dedicated two nights of programming to Fry on 17 and 18 August , in celebration of his 50th birthday.
The first night, comprising programs featuring Fry, began with a sixty-minute documentary entitled Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out. The second night was composed of programmes selected by Fry, as well as a minute interview with Mark Lawson and a half-hour special, Stephen Fry: Guilty. In , he was the subject of Molly Lewis 's song An Open Letter to Stephen Fry , in which the singer jokingly offers herself as a surrogate mother for his child.
In , the bird louse Saepocephalum stephenfryii was named after him, in honour of his contributions to the popularization of science as host of QI. Fry married comedian Elliot Spencer in January He attended the Prince's wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles in Fry was a friend of British actor John Mills. He was best man at Laurie's wedding and is godfather to all three of his children. A fan of cricket, Fry has stated that he is related to former England cricketer C. Regarding football , he is a supporter of Norwich City , and is a regular visitor to Carrow Road. He has been described as "deeply dippy for all things digital ", claims to have bought the third Macintosh computer sold in the UK his friend Douglas Adams bought the first two and jokes that he has never encountered a smartphone that he has not bought.
Fry has a long-standing interest in Internet production, including having his own website since His current site, The New Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry , has existed since and has attracted many visitors following his first blog in September , which comprised a 6,word "blessay" on smartphones. In February , Fry launched his private podcast series, Stephen Fry's Podgrams now discontinued , and a forum, including discussions on depression and activities in which Fry is involved. The website content is created by Fry and produced by Andrew Sampson. Fry struggled to keep his homosexuality secret during his teenage years at public school , and by his own account did not engage in sexual activity for 16 years from until I looked back up at my mother and thought to myself, 'That's the last time I'm going up one of those'.
Fry wrote on Twitter: "It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I'm very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance! Fry was an active supporter of the Labour Party for many years and appeared in a party political broadcast on its behalf with Hugh Laurie and Michelle Collins in November He did not vote in the general election because of the stance of both the Labour and Conservative parties with regard to the Iraq War. Fry appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing members of parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum of On 30 April , Fry signed an open letter , published in The Guardian newspaper by a number of Jewish personalities, stating their opposition to celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel.
Cameron stated on Twitter he believed "we can better challenge prejudice as we attend, rather than boycotting the Winter Olympics". In March , Fry publicly backed " Hacked Off " and its campaign towards press self-regulation by "safeguarding the press from political interference while also giving vital protection to the vulnerable. On 18 May , Fry participated in the semi-annual Munk Debates in Toronto , Canada , where he argued against political correctness on the Con side of the topic "Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress…" alongside Jordan Peterson , and in opposition to Pro side represented by Michelle Goldberg and Michael Eric Dyson.
On 6 October , Fry was interviewed by Jon Snow on Channel 4 News  as a signatory of a letter to British Conservative Party leader David Cameron expressing concern about the party forming a political alliance with the right-wing Polish Law and Justice party in the European Parliament.
There has been a history, let's face it, in Poland of a right-wing Catholicism which has been deeply disturbing for those of us who know a little history, and remember which side of the border Auschwitz was on and know the stories, and know much of the anti-semitic , and homophobic and nationalistic elements in countries like Poland. I offer no excuse. I seemed to imply that the Polish people had been responsible for the most infamous of all the death factories of the Third Reich. I didn't even really at the time notice the import of what I had said, so gave myself no opportunity instantly to retract the statement.
It was a rubbishy, cheap and offensive remark that I have been regretting ever since. I take this opportunity to apologise now. I said a stupid, thoughtless and fatuous thing. It detracted from and devalued my argument, such as it was, and it outraged and offended a large group of people for no very good reason. I am sorry in all directions, and all the more sorry because it is no one's fault but my own, which always makes it so much worse.
Fry has bipolar disorder. He is involved with the mental health charity Stand to Reason  and is president of Mind. In , while appearing in the West End Cell Mates , Fry had a nervous breakdown and walked out of the production, causing its early closure and incurring the displeasure of co-star Rik Mayall and playwright Simon Gray. He later said that he would have killed himself if he had not had "the option of disappearing".
He said that he took a "huge number of pills and a huge [amount] of vodka " and had to be brought back to the UK to be "looked after". In February , Fry announced via a video that he had had an operation to treat prostate cancer , involving the removal of that organ and 11 adjacent lymph nodes , and he was recovering from the surgery. He described the cancer as aggressive and said that early intervention had saved his life.
Fry has repeatedly expressed opposition to organised religion , and has identified himself as an atheist and humanist , while declaring some sympathy for the ancient Greek belief in capricious gods. In , The Guardian published a letter from Fry addressing his younger self, explaining how his future is soon to unfold, reflecting on the positive progression towards gay acceptance and openness around him, and yet not everywhere, while warning on how "the cruel, hypocritical and loveless hand of religion and absolutism has fallen on the world once more.
Fry and Hitchens argued that the church did more harm than good, and were declared the victors after an audience vote. Fry attacked the Catholic Church's teachings on sexuality and denounced its wealth. In , Fry was made a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association , stating: "it is essential to nail one's colours to the mast as a humanist. When interviewed in by veteran Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne , Fry was asked what he would say if he came face-to-face with God.
Fry said: "Bone cancer in children, what's that about? How dare you? How dare you create a world where there is such misery that's not our fault? It's utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain? I was merely saying things that Bertrand Russell and many finer heads of the mind have said for many thousands of years, going all the way back to the Greeks.
In , Fry formed SamFry Ltd, with long-term collaborator Andrew Sampson to produce and fund new material and manage his official website. In , he appeared in a film made by the Free Software Foundation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the GNU Project to create a completely free operating system.
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Main article: QI. Retrieved 29 July British Humanist Association. The Telegraph. Who's Who. Retrieved 4 February Sydney Morning Herald. Herald Scotland. Frederick Arthur Crisp, pp 41—44, 'Fry of Finchley, co. The Observer. It is about being, not doing. And then it falls into the world of doing, when the angel Damiel decides that he must become human. He falls in love with the trapeze artist. He goes night after night to the shabby little circus where she performs above the center ring. He is touched by her doubts and vulnerability. He talks with Cassiel, the other angel, about how it would feel to feel: to be able to feed a cat, or get ink from a newspaper on your fingers.
He senses a certain sympathy from one of the humans he watches, an American movie actor Peter Falk , playing himself. How can Falk sense him? Sometimes children can see angels, but adults are supposed to have lost the facility. It reminded me of the different notes that movies can strike. It creates a mood of sadness and isolation, of yearning, of the transience of earthly things. If the human being is the only animal that knows it lives in time, the movie is about that knowledge. When he shows the point of view of the angels, he shoots in a kind of blue-tinted monochrome.
When he sees through human eyes, he shoots in color. His camera seems liberated from gravity; it floats over the city, or glides down the aisle of an airplane. It does not intrude; it observes. Bruno Ganz has a good face for an angel.