Stephen Fry is an actor, writer, director and television presenter known for his performances in A BIT OF FRY AND LAURIE, JEEVES AND WOOSTER (both with Hugh Laurie) and BLACKADDER. His numerous film appearances have included award-winning performances in PETER’S FRIENDS, WILDE, GOSFORD PARK, V FOR VENDETTA and EICHMANN. He has recently starred as Mycroft Holmes, elder brother to Sherlock, in Guy Ritchie’s sequel and will appear as Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT. Stephen wrote and directed BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS in 2003.
He currently hosts the BBC quiz show QI and stars in the guest role of Dr Gordon Wyatt in the Fox series BONES; and previously he starred in three series of KINGDOM for ITV. As a presenter his documentaries include THE SECRET LIFE OF THE MANIC DEPRESSIVE, STEPHEN FRY IN AMERICA, LAST CHANCE TO SEE and most recently FRY’S PLANET WORD, all for the BBC He has written four best-selling novels, two volumes of his autobiography MOAB IS MY WASHPOT and, most recently, THE FRY CHRONICLES.
For more information please see: www.stephenfry.com
Gina Carter started her career as a Production Manager in 1991 on THE INSTITUTE BENJMENTA directed by The Brothers Quay, followed by John Henderson’s LOCH NESS with Ted Danson and Joely Richardson. She went on to Line Produce a number of productions including HOUSE OF AMERICA directed by Marc Evans, A MUG’S GAME directed by David Blair, BENT by Sean Matthias and RESURRECTION MAN again with Marc Evans.
Gina then joined Revolution Films where she worked with Andrew Eaton co-producing I WANT YOU (Golden Bear nomination 1998) starring Rachel Weisz, WONDERLAND with Gina McKee, Ian Hart and Shirley Henderson (Golden Palm nomination 1999) WITH OR WITHOUT YOU featuring Christopher Eccleston, Dirvla Kirwan and Alun Armstrong, and 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE (Golden Palm nomination 2002) with Steve Coogan and Paddy Considine, all directed by Michael Winterbottom. In 2001 Gina Produced HEARTLANDS for Revolution Films which starred Michael Sheen and was directed by Damien O’Donnell (East is East, Inside I’m Dancing). She went on to produce BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, directed by Stephen Fry and starring Emily Mortimer, James McAvoy and Dan Akroyd. In 2005 Gina produced SNOW CAKE (Golden Bear nomination 2006), helmed by Marc Evans and starring Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Gina Carter runs Sprout Pictures in partnership with Stephen Fry. For television, Sprout’s broadcast output includes: Three seasons of MOONE BOY for Sky; three seasons of the hit drama series of KINGDOM and an adaptation of Ian Rankin’s best-selling thriller DOORS OPEN for ITV; the original series of GADGET MAN for Channel 4; documentary series including STEPHEN FRY IN AMERICA, LAST CHANCE TO SEE, THE GREAT AMERICAN OIL SPILL, PLANET WORD, STEPHEN FRY: OUT THERE for the BBC; documentary STEPHEN FRY’S KEY TO THE CITY for ITV, and several series of LITTLE CRACKERS and PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS for Sky, including MARKED starring Kiefer Sutherland and Stephen Fry and Idris Elba’s semi-autobiographical comedy drama KING FOR A TERM.
Most recent documentaries include STEPHEN FRY IN CENTRAL AMERICA for ITV, and award-winning Matchlight co-productions MY BABY, PSYCHOSIS AND ME and THE NOT SO SECRET LIFE OF THE MANIC DEPRESSIVE: TEN YEARS for BBC1. Currently in development are a string of international projects with a mix of new and established talent, including animation feature of Oscar Wilde’s THE CANTERVILLE GHOST; an adaptation of Gareth P Jones’ award-winning novel CONSTABLE AND TOOP; THE MURDER WALL, based on novelist Mari Hannah’s Kate Daniels detective series; and the adaptation of BROKEN DOLLS, the first book in James Carol’s bestselling Jefferson Winter series. Idris Elba’s comedy series IN THE LONG RUN will be coming soon to Sky 1.