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Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, and director. He is also the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar-as well as two previous memoirs- Moab Is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles, the latter of which is available from The Overlook Press.
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Note: Both Mrs Stephen Fry and Edna Fry are pseudonyms of Stephen Fry used on: Mrs. Fry's Diary and How to Have an Almost Perfect Marriage.

The Liar 3,052 copies, 40 reviews
Moab Is My Washpot 2,832 copies, 61 reviews
Making History 2,314 copies, 45 reviews
Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece (Author; Narrator, some editions) 2,206 copies, 66 reviews
The Hippopotamus 2,008 copies, 32 reviews
The Fry Chronicles 1,871 copies, 52 reviews
The Stars' Tennis Balls 1,630 copies, 33 reviews
Paperweight 1,005 copies, 5 reviews
Heroes (Author; Narrator, some editions) 976 copies, 23 reviews
Stephen Fry in America 653 copies, 22 reviews
Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined (Author; Narrator, some editions) 520 copies, 16 reviews
More Fool Me 364 copies, 11 reviews
Mrs Fry's Diary 179 copies, 14 reviews
Rescuing the Spectacled Bear 93 copies, 3 reviews
Three bits of Fry and Laurie 76 copies, 1 review
A bit more Fry and Laurie 60 copies, 1 review
Bright Young Things [2003 film] (Director; Screenwriter) 42 copies, 1 review
Political Correctness Gone Mad? (Contributor) 15 copies
Fry's Ties 7 copies
Trooja 4 copies
Fry's Ties 1 copy
2018 1 copy
Galaxy 1 copy
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Narrator, some editions) 116,266 copies, 1,908 reviews
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Narrator, some editions) 96,541 copies, 928 reviews
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Narrator, some editions) 94,117 copies, 899 reviews
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Narrator, some editions) 91,059 copies, 876 reviews
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Narrator, some editions) 90,455 copies, 819 reviews
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Narrator, some editions) 89,457 copies, 797 reviews
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Narrator, some editions) 85,717 copies, 1,500 reviews
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Narrator, some editions) 34,935 copies, 662 reviews
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Narrator, some editions) 34,032 copies, 563 reviews
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Narrator, some editions) 12,284 copies, 216 reviews
A Study in Scarlet (Narrator, some editions) 6,606 copies, 271 reviews
The Salmon of Doubt (Foreword, some editions) 6,117 copies, 69 reviews
The Sign of Four (Narrator, some editions) 4,389 copies, 147 reviews
A Bear Called Paddington (Narrator, some editions) 3,290 copies, 63 reviews
The Book of General Ignorance (Foreword, some editions; Preface) 2,181 copies, 39 reviews
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Narrator, some editions) 1,373 copies, 81 reviews
More About Paddington (Narrator, some editions) 1,014 copies, 10 reviews
V for Vendetta [2005 film] (Actor) 668 copies, 8 reviews
Alice in Wonderland [2010 film] (Actor) 549 copies, 5 reviews
The Book of Animal Ignorance (Foreword) 497 copies, 10 reviews
QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance (Foreword, some editions) 462 copies, 8 reviews
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (Actor) 461 copies, 4 reviews
Piglet Meets a Heffalump (Reader, some editions) 405 copies
Sherlock Holmes (Narrator, some editions) 402 copies, 8 reviews
The Library Book (Contributor) 348 copies, 14 reviews
Gosford Park [2001 film] (Actor) 343 copies, 2 reviews
The Book of General Ignorance : The Noticeably Stouter Edition (Foreword, some editions) 322 copies, 9 reviews
QI: Advanced Banter (Prologue) 310 copies
What Ho!: The Best of P.G.Wodehouse (Introduction, some editions) 266 copies, 11 reviews
Paddington Here and Now (Narrator, some editions) 252 copies, 3 reviews
Seeing Things (Foreword, some editions) 179 copies, 12 reviews
Alice Through the Looking Glass [2016 film] (Actor) 142 copies, 3 reviews
Jeeves & Wooster: The Complete Collection (Actor) 135 copies, 3 reviews
Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren (Introduction) 124 copies, 4 reviews
Cold Comfort Farm [1995 film] (Actor) 96 copies, 1 review
The Art of Gormenghast (Foreword) 93 copies, 1 review
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Audio Collection (Narrator) 79 copies, 3 reviews
St. Trinian's [2007 film] (Actor) 65 copies
Wilde [1997 film] (Actor) 57 copies, 1 review
Oscar Wilde's Stories for All Ages (Introduction; Narrator, some editions; Compiler; Editor) 56 copies
Blackadder the Third 42 copies, 1 review
A Handful of Dust [1988 film] (Actor) 40 copies, 1 review
Winnie the Pooh: A Full-Cast Dramatization (Narrator) 40 copies, 4 reviews
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (Contributor) 40 copies, 2 reviews
Fantastic Mr Fox and Other Animal Stories (Narrator, some editions) 34 copies, 2 reviews
Paddington Turns Detective and Other Funny Stories (Narrator, some editions) 30 copies
Death Comes to Time (Performer, some editions) 26 copies, 2 reviews
Paddington at St. Paul's (Narrator, some editions) 21 copies
Piglet Meets a Heffalump and Other Stories (Narrator, some editions) 18 copies
A Feast of Stories (Contributor) 11 copies
Kingdom: Series Two [DVD] (Actor) 10 copies
Wagner & Me 9 copies
Hidden Kingdoms [2014 film] (Narrator) 8 copies
Bloody Lucky: Writing on Cricket (Contributor) 7 copies
The Best of Paddington Bear (Unabridged Audiobook, 3-in-1) (Reader, some editions) 7 copies, 1 review
QI: E to G [DVD] (Host) 4 copies
Thunderpants [2002 film] (Actor) 3 copies
QI: A to D [DVD] (Host) 3 copies
QI: H to J [DVD] (Host) 3 copies
QI: K to M [DVD] (Host) 2 copies
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke and Other Stories (Narrator, some editions) 2 copies

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Best known for his comedic work in the 1980s and 1990s with fellow UK actor Hugh Laurie as half of the comedy team Fry & Laurie, and as Jeeves in the UK television series adaptation of P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster books. Has also portrayed Oscar Wilde in the UK film Wilde. Has also worked with Ade Edmonson and Rick Mayall, often guest-starring in their own television series', The Young Ones and Filthy, Rich & Catflap, with comedic partner Laurie.

Has battled bipolar disorder. Is a self-described technology fiend.

Currently spends a lot of time on his iPhone updating his Twitter microblog.
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Note: Both Mrs Stephen Fry and Edna Fry are pseudonyms of Stephen Fry used on: Mrs. Fry's Diary and How to Have an Almost Perfect Marriage.

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