Fact: Movies must meet new criteria if they are to be eligible for the two main British Academy Of Film And Television Arts awards from 2019. To be nominated for outstanding British film or outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, the feature must meet two of four areas, including diversity in senior roles and crew along with on-screen characters and themes. The 2017 ceremony will be hosted once again by Stephen Fry on 12 February.
Fact: Comedian/actor Stephen Fry will return as host of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards for the 11th time on 12 February (17). The ceremony will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 1997 while the usual venue, the Royal Opera House, undergoes renovation.
Tweet: "So sorry to hear that Anthony Valentine has died. His splendid performances in Colditz and Raffles were a happy part of my childhood." Stephen Fry pays tribute to the late British actor, who passed away on Wednesday (02Dec15) following a three-year battle with Parkinson's disease.
Fact: British actor/comedian Stephen Fry will return as host for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony in London on 8 February (15). It will be his 10th time fronting the movie industry prizegiving.
Fact: Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry and Brian Blessed are among the celebrities who will be voicing travel announcements at railway stations in the British capital on Thursday (30Oct14) as part of the London Poppy Day charity drive.
Quote: "It seems an act of absurd vanity. There are perfectly serviceable one-volume biographies of Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and even Katie Price, but for some reason I've managed to stretch mine out." British funnyman Stephen Fry on spreading his memoirs across three books.
Tweet: "Oh goodness, I passed the 7 million folllowers (sic) mark. As usual I shall say that I love you all. Except you. No, not you, You. Well, Ok I do." British actor Stephen Fry celebrates a new Twitter.com milestone.
Fact: British actor Stephen Fry will host the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards for the ninth time in February (14). Fry first hosted the ceremony between 2001 and 2006 and returned to the role in 2012.
Tweet: "Thank you for your note Stephen Fry. I share your deep concern about the abuse of gay people in Russia... However, I believe we can better challenge prejudice as we attend, rather than boycotting the Winter Olympics." Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron responds to Stephen Fry's campaign to move the upcoming Games from Russia over the country's gay rights issues.
Tweet: "Working on Volume 3 of my autobiography. I wish the great (Vladimir) Nabokov hadn't grabbed 'Speak, Memory' as a title... so sums up what I'm thinking." British actor Stephen Fry is busy writing his latest book.
Quote: "I am writing this for any of you out there who are lonely too. I am luckier than many of you because I am lonely in a crowd of people who are mostly very nice to me and appear to be pleased to meet me. But I want you to know that you are not alone in your being alone. Loneliness is not much written about... but humankind is a social species and maybe it's something we should think about more than we do." British funnyman Stephen Fry thanks fans for their outpouring of support following his recent confession that he attempted suicide last year (12).
Tweet: "On (my) way to Sheffield where my nephew George is at uni (university). Thought I'd take him to the theatre this afternoon as a treat. Culture. Well, snooker." British funnyman/writer Stephen Fry is attending the final of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England on Monday (06May13).
Tweet: "Oh goodness, just heard about Richard Griffiths’s death. How very sad. So adorable. He often took naps during takes! He'll be so missed." Stephen Fry pays tribute to his fellow British acting icon, who passed away on Friday (29Mar13) after suffering complications following heart surgery. The actors worked together on a slew of projects, including films The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Chariots of Fire.
Tweet: "Sadly can't make the Nat TV Awards this evening: wish I could, but remains of Noro virus make it a) bad for those there & b) risky for play". Actor Stephen Fry had to skip the National TV Awards in London on Wednesday (23Jan13) after previously suffering from the viral infection while performing in a West End production of Twelfth Night.
Fact: British actor Stephen Fry was named Person of the Year at the second annual Lovie Awards on Wednesday (14Nov12) in recognition of his innovative approach to Twitter.com. The U.K. ceremony honours excellence across the Internet.
Tweet: "Deeply dark distraught and distressed as I somehow lost my wallet between London and Cambridge yesterday. Reward!" British funnyman Stephen Fry is offering up a reward for the safe return of his wallet.
Fact: British comedy partners Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are bringing Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost tale to life by voicing characters in a new animated film about a haunted country home. Gosford Park star Fry teased Twitter.com followers about the secret project on Monday (14May12) and revealed the feature on Tuesday morning (15May12).
Fact: Actors Sean Penn, Olivia Wilde and Stephen Fry were among the stars who paid tribute to celebrated author Christopher Hitchens at a Vanity Fair memorial in New York earlier this week (begs16Apr12).
Fact: British funnyman Stephen Fry has shown off his ball skills in an online video to promote his favourite soccer team, English Premiership club Norwich City, and its new strip.
Tweet: "Wrapped on a long night shoot here in Hobbity New Zealand. Half four in the morning. Got all emotional after shooting my final scene on The Hobbit. Preparing for home over the weekend." Actor Stephen Fry is returning to Britain after filming scenes for his role as Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson's two-part movie epic.
Tweet: "Whole new set of 3 crowns now permanently attached to my lower jaw. Fine English dentist ensured they're tooth coloured, not American white." British actor Stephen Fry is sporting an improved smile after undergoing a dental procedure on Thursday (09Feb12).
Tweet: "Stephen Fry complimented me on my baby bump and asked me when I was due! Almost cr**ped myself as hes my hero but managed to answer!" Pregnant Peaches Geldof was starstruck when she met the British funnyman on Thursday night (26Jan12).
Quote: "This is a very, very dire and serious warning. There is a nude scene. I am naked in some part of the film. There will be a point in which you will want to turn away from the screen." Funnyman Stephen Fry warns fans about his nude scene in the new Sherlock Holmes sequel.
Quote: "He was a shlock, gore director of the highest quality and wit. My character is an opportunity for sheer grossness. He had me eating testicles… gross appetites. I mustn't give too much away but I've got a bald cap and then on top of that a really bad combover wig and this wispy moustache and wispy beard and horrible blotchy skin and disgusting fingernails." Director Peter Jackson forced actor Stephen Fry to undergo a massive transformation for his role in upcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Quote: "It heals almost instantly. It lasted about two days. Few people noticed it. It was an experience but I don't think I'll have a re-piercing." British actor Stephen Fry pierced his ear for a TV show - but the hole closed within days.
Quote: "When they said I would be playing Mycroft I thought, 'That's good casting.' But when it means I'm playing Robert's brother I thought what? Robert has a very elegant face. I am a lump." Stephen Fry was surprised when he was hired to play Robert Downey, JR.'s onscreen brother in new movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows.
Quote: "This is a very, very dire and serious warning. There is a nude scene. I am naked in some part of the film. There will be a point in which you will want to turn away from the screen. It was very, very cold but people were kind to me." British actor Stephen Fry warns fans about his naked scene in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows.
Tweet: "Shall I bid for the glorious Princess Beatrice Philip Treacy hat? It is for Unicef after all. And such a fine lid." Veteran British actor Stephen Fry is considering bidding for the designer Philip Treacy hat which Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding last month (Apr11), after she put it up for auction to raise funds for charity.
Tweet: "Fabulous surprise Lady GaGa set at Annabel's. She was just astounding. What a voice. An acoustic set of the highest imaginable quality." Stephen Fry has become a big fan of Lady Gaga after catching her secret concert at a private members club in London on Thursday night (12May11). The gig came a day after Gaga stunned film fans with a performance at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Tweet: "And there it is! A second hat trick!!! Oh Norwich, my darling lovely beautiful Norwich *sobs* *hiccups*." Die-hard Norwich City fan, actor/comic Stephen Fry is ecstatic after his beloved soccer team beats Scunthorpe United 6-0.
Quote: "He can be competitive in all kinds of ways, as you'd know if you were ever to play Boggle against him. No one can get more heated over a word game." Hugh Laurie on his pal and former Blackadder co-star Stephen Fry.
Fact: British funnyman Stephen Fry is preparing for an almighty new role - he has signed up to play God in Christmas nativity play Star Child, which will be shown for one night only in London in December (10).
Quote: "He is possibly the worst correspondent I know. He has a smart phone and a BlackBerry but he doesn't use them to email anyone I know. He isn't made for this modern world of constant communication." Twitter.com addict Stephen Fry on his comedy partner Hugh Laurie's aversion to technology.
Tweet: "Just wandered round the Harry Potter Privet Drive on the studio backlot. Already looking a little overgrown. Time is so cruel." Stephen Fry gets nostalgic for Harry Potter as he takes a break from filming the Sherlock Holmes sequel in Berkshire, England. Picket Post Close in Martin's Heron, Bracknell doubled as Privet Drive in the Potter films.
Tweet: "RDJ still Holmes and Jude Law the faithful Watson - I'm playing brother Mycroft. Can't say where we're filming, but it's a night shoot." Stephen Fry confirms he has joined Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in the Sherlock Holmes sequel.
Fact: Scientists in Britain are conducting a new study into the musings of celebrity Twitter.com users including Britney Spears, Stephen Fry and Lily Allen. The posts will analysed for a report about identity construction and social media.
Fact: Sting celebrated his 59th birthday on Saturday (02Oct10) with an evening out at a London nightclub. The rocker was joined by his wife Trudie Styler, British funnyman Stephen Fry and actor RICHARD E. GRANT for a party at the city's exclusive Bungalow 8 venue.
Quote: "I know there are people who don't vomit at the sight of me so that's at least something." Veteran British actor Stephen Fry on his appearance.
Quote: "Supposed to be flying to Kenya this evening for rhino filming. Nervous about how Heathrow (airport) will cope." Stephen Fry takes to his Twitter.com blog to air his concerns that the snow in London will prevent him flying to Africa on Friday (18Dec09) to film a nature programme.
Quote: "We British hug ourselves and say we aren't normal and aren't Americans weird. But I don't know that I've ever visited a country where there is such a high proportion of genuinely hospitable, likeable people." British comic Stephen Fry is a big fan of the U.S.
Quote: "The experience made me get in shape. I was fed up with having man boobs. I could see silverback gorillas looking at me and thinking, 'How do I get moobs (man boobs) like that?'" British actor Stephen Fry decided to go on a diet after a recent round the world trip.
Quote: "When I arrive on the set to visit him he has to speak English to me - he can't speak in his American accent. Most of the day he stays in his American persona, so it's quite difficult for him because I force him back into Englishness." Stephen Fry on visiting his former comedy partner Hugh Laurie on the set of his hit U.S. TV show HOUSE.
Quote: "The Manhattan skyline never disappoints. Even the weary, rumpled traveller longing for sleep has his heart buoyed up by the sight." British funnyman Stephen Fry is a fan of New York.
Fact: British actor Stephen Fry will be getting a tub of the ice cream he mixed at the Ben + Jerry's factory in Vermont sent specially to his U.K. home. Fry travelled to the factory as part of his BBC TV series STEPHEN FRY IN AMERICA. And now Ben + Jerry's bosses are to send a batch of the specially named Even Stephens mix with chocolate chunks, walnuts and vanilla ice cream for Fry to enjoy at home.
Quote: "Plenty of people have said to me in supermarkets in slightly affronted tones, 'What are you doing here?'." Comedian Stephen Fry on the day-to-day perils of fame.
Quote: <p>"I don't get a stiffy looking at LEONARDO DiCAPRIO." Gay actor Stephen Fry isn't interested in chasing the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN star. </p>
Quote: <p>"Only in the way one fancies a terrier. One loves them, but one doesn't want to s**g one. He's a little puppy, that's all." British director Stephen Fry denies lusting after British funnyman ALAN DAVIS. </p>