I don't know much about Stephen Fry, but a quick Internet search tells me that he is a British actor, playwright, comedian, activist, and humanist. I found a lot to agree with in this interview (below), and a lot to disagree with.
As a historian, I was struck by the fact that Fry sounds a lot like Benjamin Franklin. (My British Colonial America students wrestled with the ideas in the Autobiography
this semester during our unit on the Enlightenment). He does not like
limits or organized religion, wants to do good for his fellow human
beings, seeks opportunities for networking and conversation, and thinks
that education happens in Junto-like communities. (Although he seems a lot less self-centered than Franklin). This video is worth watching and thinking about.
HT: Ryan Cordell at Profhacker