Fry: 'There Will Be No More Blackadder'

Actor STEPHEN FRY has shattered hopes for the return of classic BBC comedy BLACKADDER - he insists it would be impossible to get the original writers together.

Fry claims the creators of the series, RICHARD CURTIS and BEN ELTON, are too busy working on their respective projects - Curtis is famously devoting his time to the high profile Make Poverty History campaign, while funnyman Elton is tied up with writing commitments in Australia.

Fry says, "None of us would want to be in it unless it was written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.

"Richard and Ben are usually on different continents. Richard is sorting out poverty and Ben is in Australia writing two sitcoms, 14 novels and seven musicals.

"So the chances of them getting together in a room are pretty remote."

Fry's comments seemingly contradict remarks made by Curtis last month (APR05), when he told reporters, "We'd always said we'd do it, and yes we definitely still want to."

01/05/2005 14:43


Tags: Stephen Fry - Richard Curtis - Ben Elton


More Stephen Fry

Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses: "I Have Glaucoma"

Bono explained why he wears sunglasses seemingly all the time whilst appearing on a British talk show.Bono spotted in London on Thursday (16th Oct.).Read More:...

Celebrities Take Part In New Social Media Challenge

Just when you thought it was safe to return to social media following the complete saturation of the Ice Bucket Challenge, a new phenomenon would...

Stephen Fry Reveals He Took Cocaine In Buckingham Palace and House of Lords

Writer and presenter Stephen Fry has confessed to consuming cocaine at both Buckingham Palace and the House of Lords. In his new autobiography, the ‘QI’...

Stephen Fry is in Martin Scorsese's New Movie, 'Tomorrow'

Stephen Fry and the singer-songwriter Joss Stone are among the cast for the Martin Scorsese produced Tomorrow, the directorial debut of Martha Pinson, his long-time...


Stars Pay Tribute To Donald Sinden, British Stage & Film Actor, Who Died Aged 90

Sir Donald Sinden, the prolific British stage and film actor, has died at the age of 90 after battling cancer.Sir Donald Sinden at the UK...

Patsy Byrne, Actress Best Known As Nursie In 'Blackadder II', Dies Aged 80

Patsy Byrne, the British actress best known for her role as Nursie in Blackadder II, has died at the age of 80.Rowan Atkinson starred alongside...

Celebrities Blossom & Bloom At Chelsea Flower Show VIP Preview [Pictures]

Following a week of sultry temperate and – for Britain – near tropical climes, the celebrities were out en masse to take in the sights...

New '24: Live Another Day' Teaser: "There’s No Going Home For Me"

Jack Bauer steps back into the breech once more as 24 returns with Live Another Day. Now a fugitive, being hunted by most of the...



Stephen Fry Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Stephen Fry

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All