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15th November 2012

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.

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Stephen Fry Signs Education Petition Backing Malala Yousufzai

17th October 2012

British actor Stephen Fry has added his name to a petition in support of a teenage activist who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in Pakistan.Malala Yousufzai, who fought tirelessly for girls' rights to...

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Stephen Fry Backs Hiv/aids Charity Fundraiser

9th October 2012

British actor Stephen Fry has urged his fans to donate to a U.K. Hiv/Aids charity to help boost awareness of the organisation in its 25th year.The funnyman is supporting the National Aids Trust (Nat), which...

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Stephen Fry Pens Open Letter To Jailed Russian Band

21st August 2012

British actor Stephen Fry has written an open letter to the imprisoned members of punk band Pussy Riot, offering his sympathy for their plight and calling for their release.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich...

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Tony Scott Dead At 68: Suicide Rocks Fellow Filmmakers

20th August 2012

Tony Scott is dead at the age of 68 after throwing himself from a Los Angeles bridge in what is being investigated as suicide.A statement was released shortly after by Mr Scott's spokesperson...

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Stephen Fry Delights Sick Teen With Tv Meeting

9th July 2012

British actor Stephen Fry made a teenage fan's dream come true by inviting the cancer sufferer to a recording of his TV show.The funnyman was touched to hear his memoirs helped a 15-year-old named Ted...

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Clive Owen And Stephen Fry Sign Up For Olympics Festival

6th July 2012

British actors Clive Owen and Stephen Fry have signed up for an arts festival in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympics.Owen will interview Rwanda's first ever Olympic mountain biker, Adrien Niyonshuti, as part of Playing...

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'One Of The Greats' Eric Sykes Passes Away Aged 89

4th July 2012

Legendary British comedian Eric Sykes has passed away aged 89 and it's not taken long for tributes to pour in for one of the country's finest stars. Sykes made his name during somewhat of a...

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Legendary Eric Sykes Remembered By Comedy Luminaries

4th July 2012

Eric Sykes has passed away at the age of 89 and a number of British film and television stars have been paying tribute to the man they considered to be a legend. Sykes made his...

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Tributes Pour In For Eric Sykes

4th July 2012

British entertainment icons including Sir Bruce Forsyth and Stephen Fry have paid tribute to legendary comedy star Eric Sykes following his death on Wednesday (04Jul12).Sykes, who enjoyed a 60-year TV and radio career in his...

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Stephen Fry Backs Appeal Over Twitter Conviction

27th June 2012

British funnyman Stephen Fry headed to London's High Court on Wednesday (26Jun12) to support a Twitter user attempting to overturn his conviction for joking online about blowing up an airport.Last year (11) Paul Chambers was...

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Stephen Fry Advised To Lose Weight For The Sake Of His Health

14th June 2012

British writer/funnyman Stephen Fry has been given a new course of medication and advised to lose weight in a bid to tackle his chronic acid reflux.Fry has a hiatal hernia in his torso which causes...

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Ruby Wax Launches Charity Book Drive

5th June 2012

Comedienne Ruby Wax and British actor Stephen Fry teamed up to launch Oxfam's biggest ever campaign for book donations on Monday (04Jun12).The stars hosted a Great British tea party at the the Hay Festival in...

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Critics Less Than Jubilant About Jubilee Coverage

4th June 2012

Television broadcasters in the U.K. came under withering criticism from several commentators today (Monday) for Sunday's coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee pageantry that included an estimated 1,000 boats accompanying the Royal Barge along the...

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Stephen Fry Pays Tribute To Dietrich Fischer-dieskau

25th May 2012

British actor Stephen Fry has paid tribute to Dietrich Fischer-dieskau, hailing the famed German classical singer/conductor as "simply remarkable".The baritone, once called the "most influential singer of the 20th Century", died in his sleep at...

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House Finale Recap: Did Dr House Survive?

22nd May 2012

Hugh Laurie appeared in his finale of House last night (May 21, 2012). The award winning US medial drama ended its eight-year run on US TV. The episode began with his character, the enigmatic Gregory...

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The Things They Tweet 2629

22nd May 2012

"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.

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Fascinating Fact 13402

15th May 2012

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...

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Hugh Laurie And Stephen Fry Reunite For New Project

15th May 2012

British actor Stephen Fry is reuniting with his comedy partner Hugh Laurie for a new mystery project.The stars found fame as comedy double act Fry and Laurie and they co-created sketch show A Bit of...

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Fascinating Fact 13283

22nd April 2012

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).

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Fascinating Fact 13264

18th April 2012

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.

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The Things They Tweet 2485

11th April 2012

"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...

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Nicki Minaj 'To Teach Stephen Fry To Rap'

30th March 2012

Nicki Minaj wants to teach Stephen Fry how to rap.The 54-year-old 'Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows' actor recently came to Nicki's attention after he recorded a version of her hit 'Super Bass' and posted...

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Stephen Fry's Joy Over Double Bungee Jump

26th March 2012

Actor Stephen Fry enjoyed a hair-raising break from filming The Hobbit in New Zealand by taking part in two terrifying bungee jumps.The British funnyman headed Down Under to shoot scenes for his role as Master...

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David Tennant Adopts Wife's Son

21st March 2012

David Tennant has adopted his stepson. The 'Fright Night' star has legally become the father of 10-year-old Tyler, his wife Georgia Moffett's child from a previous relationship and he is thrilled he has been able...

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Sir Ian Mckellen And Stephen Fry Help Save Hobbit Pub

20th March 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen and Stephen Fry appear to have been successful in their campaign to save a British pub, called The Hobbit - and the two actors have offered to help the owners pay a...

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Apple-y Ever After: 'Gay' Ben & Jerry's Hits Shelves

14th March 2012

Ben and Jerry's have thrown their support behind gay marriage by renaming their bestselling flavoured ice cream. The iconic ice cream makers have teamed up with the gay rights charity Stonewall to campaign for marriage...

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Stephen Fry Backs The Hobbit Pub Campaign

14th March 2012

Actor Stephen Fry has backed a campaign to save a British pub called The Hobbit after the owners were threatened with a copyright lawsuit.Lawyers representing the Saul Zaentz Company (Szc), the American firm which owns...

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David Gilmour, Fry & Jones Remember Adams At Concert Benefit

13th March 2012

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour and British actors Stephen Fry and Terry Jones teamed up to pay tribute to late author Douglas Adams at a special benefit show on Sunday (11Mar12).The renowned sci-fi writer was...

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Stars Get Arty For Literacy Campaign

29th February 2012

Stars including Coldplay, Dame Helen Mirren and Stephen Fry have designed and decorated envelopes for a U.K. literacy campaign.Dame Shirley Bassey, Star Trek's Simon Pegg and Dame Judi Dench also tapped into their creative sides...

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