Stephen John Fry (born 24 August, 1957) is an English comedian, author, actor and director. He is the son of Alan Fry, an English scientist, and Marianne Neumann, an Austrian from a Jewish family. Along with good friend Hugh Laurie, Fry co-wrote and starred in comedy series 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie'. The two also played the title roles in 'Jeeves and Wooster' and appeared in 'Blackadder'. Stephen Fry has been the reader for the British versions of all of J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter series of audio books and Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy film tie-in edition.