Stephen Fry is a versatile genius who has earned great fame as an actor, author, poet, comedian and television and radio presenter. He overcame a very distressful childhood and adolescence and blossomed into a comedian during his days at Cambridge. He began his career with television along with Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson, all of whom made their mark in the film and television industry. His professional rapport with Laurie was excellent and soon they began to be seen as a comedy double act. They not only acted out the comedy skits, but wrote the scripts as well. He also presented many documentary films for television on a wide range of topics. He has hosted quiz programs on television and radio. His acting was not restricted to comedy roles in television but also extended to films and dramas. He was notable for his treatment of literary cult classics. He lent his voice to many audio books such as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and to many advertisements. He has written three novels, several works of nonfiction and two volumes of autobiography.