I’m sure everybody’s heard of the actor Stephen Fry one way or another. He’s been in plenty of films after all, and his relaxed expression as well as his laid back attitude in his various roles throughout his films has become easily identifiable to fans if not outright iconic. A fairly active fellow, he has often written screenplays and whatnot for various shows and has even gone on to host them such as QI, a comedy panel show and Kingdom, a show that delves into the laws that surround law enforcement and how they are actually upheld.
We’ve also seen Stephen Fry in many other films with some of the most memorable being his role in V for Vendetta where he is Gordon Deitrich, a brave TV show host willing to speak out against the tyranny of the local government which is run by Adam Sutler (played by John Hurt) a Hitler expy who has now taken over Britain and has made it a nation not that different from Oceania from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four. In the midst of all the turmoil, Gordon Deitrich also tries to help a young woman named Evey Hammond (played by Natalie Portman) who is also helping V, the terrorist/freedom fighter who is the designated hero of the film.
We also get to see Stephen Fry in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows where he plays as the rather lazy and eccentric Mycroft Holmes. In this film, Sherlock Holmes (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and Doctor Watson (played by Jude Law) finally face off with their archenemy Dr. Moriarty. Due to the cunning and skill of their enemy, the duo are then forced to leave Watson’s fiancé Mary in the care of Mycroft Holmes who, in his own way, try to care for her and help out in his brother’s current predicament.
All in all, it seems that we’re certainly in for a star studded cast once Desolation of Smaug finally rolls around this December. We’ve got a wealth of other characters that will certainly make an appearance in the second film of The Hobbit like Luke Evans as Bard and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. Also, we’ll certainly be eager for the appearance of Stephen Fry’s character once he makes his appearance in Desolation of Smaug. However, Stephen Fry has gone on to state that he has never really read The Hobbit but is certainly looking forward to how the movie will come out.