29.06.2011 - Stephen Fry

Yes! Stephen Fry will be our guest in June… He’s coming over to talk to author and journalist Arjan Visser about his memoires The Fry Chronicles.

Stephen Fry enjoys immense popularity in the United Kingdom, due to his work as an actor, writer and presenter. In The Netherlands, many may recognize him as Lord Melchett from Blackadder or from his humourous sketches in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (with Hugh Laurie, known from his role as doctor House). He is also known to an international audience for more serious roles, like author Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde. Nowadays, Stephen Fry presents the weekly BBC TV ‘quiz’ QI and is active daily on Twitter, where he has close to 2,5 million followers.

This autobiography spans 1979-1987, it charts his arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. With his trademark wit Stephen Fry writes about befriending Emma Thompson, cheating the university examination system and his first tentative steps in the world of comic entertainment.