Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie reunite for one-off TV show
Story by Jack Foley
STEPHEN Fry and Hugh Laurie are to reunite for a one-off TV special to mark the 30th anniversary of their partnership.
Entitled Fry & Laurie: Re-United, the programme will air on TV channel GOLD this autumn and will involve the two stars reminiscing about their friendship, careers and sketches.
Together, they formed one of the most prolific and talented comedy double acts in UK TV history, having met at Cambridge in 1980 and appearing in hits such as A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder.
The one-off show has already been filmed at Eltham Palace in south-east London and was reportedly an enjoyable experience for both of them.
Fry said it had been “a great joy” to be reunited with his old comic partner, adding: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to retread the 30 years Hugh and I have known each other and worked together.”
Since parting company, both Fry and Laurie have enjoyed tremendously successful solo careers.
Laurie is best known now for his role as a cantankerous doctor in hit US series House, for which he has won two Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild awards.
Fry, meanwhile, has enjoyed TV hits including Kingdom, as well as film, radio and TV appearances, best-selling books and a wide Twitter following.