College of Humanities: Creative Dialogues Series, Stephen Fry

An Alumni and supporters event
Date19 January 2021
Time18:30 to 20:00

‘Creative Dialogues’ is a series of ‘in-conversation’ events, which brings a range of high-profile speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, from across the creative arts, journalism and the creative industries to Exeter.

The next event in the Creative Dialogues series features actor, writer, presenter Stephen Fry, in conversation with Don Boyd, Hon DLitt, Honorary Professor in Film Practice at the University of Exeter. Stephen’s extraordinarily broad range of talents and achievements provide the perfect platform for Don to explore his creative modus operandi and his philosophical and sociological perspectives. Their conversation will inevitably focus on the approach to his work as an actor, writer, film director, historian and as a broadcaster. Aware of his prodigious brilliance and legendary wit, expect some surprises, anecdotes and insight!

Stephen Fry - Biography
Stephen Fry is an English author, actor, screenwriter, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, broadcaster, podcaster and film director.

Fry's acting roles include an award-winning performance as Oscar Wilde in the 1997 film Wilde, Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, Peter Kingdom in the television series Kingdom, Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta, Mycroft Holmes in Warner Brothers’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit. He played a Georgian presidential candidate in HBO’s Veep and Roland in CBS’ series The Great Indoors. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award-winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, and was the long-time host of the BBC television quiz show QI. The award-winning Out There, documenting the lives of lesbian, bisexual gay and transgender people around the world is part of his thirty year advocacy of the rights of the LGBT community. He has been President of Mind, Britain’s largest mental health charity, since 2011 and an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for over ten years.

As well as his work in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines, appears frequently on radio, reads for voice-overs and has written three volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and his latest, More Fool Me.

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ProviderAlumni and supporters

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