Stephen Fry is an English actor, writer, presenter and activist.

Still recognised around the world as the butler Jeeves in Jeeves and Wooster, Fry’s screen roles also include the lead in the film Wilde, Melchett in the Blackadder series, the lead in the Kingdom series, Gordon Deitrich in V for Vendetta and Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: a game of shadows. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the award-winning Stephen Fry: the secret life of the manic depressive, and is the long-time host of the BBC quiz show QI.

Fry’s documentary Out There (2013), showing the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people in Britain, Uganda, the US, Brazil, Russia and India, forms part of his thirty-year advocacy of LGBT rights.

Said to have been only the second person in the UK to own an Apple Mac computer, Fry is a self-professed technophile and “twillionnaire”, with more than 7 million followers on Twitter, and he regularly contributes to conferences and consultations on digital technology – while never losing sight of the humble, electricity-transcendent powers of the pencil. “I love pencils,” he tweets, without hesitation. “We don’t hear enough about them.”

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