Stephen Fry (1957-) is a modern day Renaissance man (comedian, author, actor, playwright, director, documentary-maker, TV host, radio host, journalist) and all-around creative titan. Fry has a formidable intellect which I find myself constantly in awe of – I love hearing his views on science, religion, technology, history and the arts. If only I could take out his brain and put it into my head.

Fry has documented his life in two best-selling memoirs, Moab is my Washpot and The Fry Chronicles. I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t read either. Are they as great as I’m told?

- Thanks to Kaber for submitting this. It was taken from this 2007 television interview.
– A couple of nice, lengthy video interviews from Big Think and Splash Life.
– The official Stephen Fry website.