Joined the Footlights theater group at Cambridge and met future comedy collaborator Hugh Laurie
Appeared on two seasons of the British comedy series "Alfresco"; again teamed with Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson
Feature writing debut, "Gossip"
Acted in the stage production of "Forty Years On"
Played Lord Melchett in "Blackadder II" for the BBC
Originated the role of philosopher Humphry in the London production of Simon Gray's "The Common Pursuit"
Was a regular contestant on the improvisational comedy radio show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"; only appeared a few times when the show was moved to television
Reprised role of Melchett in "Blackadder Goes Forth" (BBC)
Starred as Jeeves (alongside Hugh Laurie's Bertie Wooster) in the PBS/BBC presentation of P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves and Wooster"
Published first novel, <i>The Liar</i>
Played the title character in Kenneth Branagh's "Peter's Friends"
Portrayed Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde in an episode of the CBS series, "Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times"
Cast as James Moreland in the romantic comedy "I.Q."
While appearing in Simon Gray's West End play, "Cell Mates," he suffered nervous breakdown and retreated from public view for several days
Released his second novel <i>Making History</i>
Played the role of Professor Bellgrove in BBC's "Gormenghast," a four-episode television serial based on the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake
Published his memoirs <i>Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography</i>
Began starring as Charles Prentiss in the Radio 4 comedy "Absolute Power"
Played the detective in Robert Altman's period drama "Gosford Park"
Made directorial debut with "Bright Young Things"; also adapted the script from Evelyn Waugh's <i>Vile Bodies</i>
Appeared in HBO's "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," starring Geoffrey Rush in the title role
Served as the narrator for the film version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Appeared in the British comedy "A Cock and Bull Story"
Featured in the two-part television documentary "Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive"
Played the role of gadget-master Smithers in "Stormbreaker"
Cast in a recurring guest role as psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Wyatt on the Fox drama "Bones"
Hosted the six-part travel series "Stephen Fry in America" on the BBC
Hosted the three-part series on BBC Radio 4 "Fry's English Delight"
Played the Cheshire Cat in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"
Was a supporting character in the comedy "The Look of Love"
Voiced the role of Colonel K on the animated series "Danger Mouse"
Voiced a role in the animated film "Duck Duck Goose"
Voiced Uncle Duke on "The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show"