Monday 19 July 2010

News & People: Stephen Fry in Hong Kong

If you are a Dr. House fan, if you are a Hugh Laurie fan, ...
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... if you are a Blackadder fan, ...

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... you have no reason not to know how his dear Cambridge friend is......

... his name, Stephen Fry, and he is in Hong Kong!!!

Stephen Fry: Humour Should Transcend Language at Book Fair

Internationally celebrated actor and writer Stephen Fry says his style of humour should strike a chord at the open forums he will join with other British authors next month in Hong Kong as part of the 21st edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, 21-27 July.Mr Fry was interviewed in London by entrepreneur and author Sir David Tang ahead of the Hong Kong Book Fair, and their chat is now available on the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) webcast service at
“I think most human beings have the full range of emotions, and I think it is a
fallacy to imagine that language constrains, confines – or indeed, if you like, is the parent of any modes of thought,” said Mr Fry in the 17 June interview.
Mr Fry, who will join fellow authors Frederick Forsyth and Andrew Roberts at the forums moderated by Sir David, also said he hopes to read excerpts from his upcoming memoirs, which cover his Cambridge University years, when he met his long-time friend and collaborator actress Emma Thompson. The book is due to be released in September.

About Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry is an active player in television, radio, film and writing. He first came to attention in The Cellar Tapes with Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Tony Slattery. With Hugh Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
Fry is best known for his role in Blackadder, the lead in the film Wilde, and the host of the quiz show, QI. He also presented a television series Stephen Fry in America in 2008 and frequented radio panel games such as Just a Minute, and as chairman of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. He is also famous for being the narrator of the Harry Potter audio books.

Apart from his work in the television and film industry, Fry is also a very accomplished writer of books as well as newspaper and magazine columns and articles. He has written four novels – The Liar, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Stars’ Tennis Balls, a modern version of The Count of Monte Cristo – and an autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot. His non-fiction titles included Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music, The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within and more.

Don’t miss the chance to meet Mr Fry at the Open Public forum.
Date: 23 July (Friday)
Venue: Theatre 2, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Time: 6pm-8pm (Autograph session to follow)
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Date: 24 July (Saturday)
Venue: Loke Yew Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Time: 10am-1pm
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Here's the interview:

Oh! I would LOVE to, LOVE to go! But I don't think I can go this Friday. Saturday is waiting list... Well, at least I think I finally have my targets in this book fair.

Strike a chord -- If something strikes a chord, it causes people to approve of it or agree with it
fallacy -- (n)  [C] formal an idea that a lot of people think is true but which is false
constrain -- (vb)  [T often passiveto control and limit something
confine -- (vb) [T] to limit an activity, person or problem in some way