Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry will be delighted to be accused of blasphemy

8 May 2017 10:31

Oh God. And I mean it. What was a well meaning Irish citizen doing, bringing a blasphemy complaint against Stephen…

Join Spectator Life for the Baftas

13 February 2016 8:28

This Sunday, Spectator Life will be live blogging the Baftas. Lloyd Evans, Melissa Kite, Jasper Rees, Emily Hill and I…

Sandi Toksvig puts politics to one side for QI role

14 October 2015 21:53

Earlier this year Sandi Toksvig stepped down from her role on Radio 4’s The News Quiz to launch a career in…

Michael Gove defends his grammar rules

23 June 2015 18:12

Lord Chancellor Michael Gove was criticised over the weekend for issuing a set of grammar rules for civil servants. The list,…

Revealed: Stephen Fry’s brush with the law over James Rhodes injunction

24 May 2015 13:20

Last week James Rhodes won a legal battle to publish his memoir Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music. This…

Meet the Cry-Bully: a hideous hybrid of victim and victor

21 April 2015 16:57

In the 1970s, there was a big difference between bullies and cry-babies. Your mum would have preferred you to hang…

Rude jokes about Stephen Hawking are exactly what the Baftas need

11 February 2015 10:22

Odd though it may seem, I think I’m with Stephen Fry on the issue of the Baftas. The grand old…

Benedict Cumberbatch: Pardon all gay men convicted under same law as Alan Turing

31 January 2015 8:00

A screening of The Imitation Game hosted by the American ambassador Matthew Barzun saw Alan Turing’s nephew Sir John Dermot Turing and his great-niece…

Why is Stephen Fry’s decision to get married a major news story for the BBC?

6 January 2015 18:28

Why, do you reckon, was Stephen Fry’s decision to marry another man an item in a BBC radio news bulletin…

The perils of dressing – and undressing – for parties

23 December 2013 17:10

I recall a male friend telling me about an encounter he once had with Bindy Lambton, the eccentric estranged wife…

Boris Johnson and the ‘Aztec death ray’

4 September 2013 17:51

As Mr Steerpike reported late last night, the gloves were off between Russell Brand and Charles Moore at the GQ…

Stephen Fry: the high-priest of juvenile atheism

22 August 2013 20:32

Well, well, well. Nick Cohen’s excellent column in this week’s mag  has caused a stir today. Sadly, though, Nick’s astute…

Mark Rylance the star attraction

19 November 2012 16:20

There was some TV stardust at Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance’s all male production of Twelfth Night at the Apollo…

The great shroud of the sea rolled on – reading Moby-Dick

11 October 2012 18:27

mobydickbigread.com is a website. It adapts Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick into an online audiobook. The content is rich: what tech…