In Conversation with Huw Edwards: Stephen Fry & Emerald Fennell

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Thursday 25 November at 7pm

Join us for the second instalment of our ‘In Conversation’ Series, for a riveting evening of conversation about inclusivity and diversity with our host, BBC’s Huw Edwards and guests, the amazing award winning and multi-talented Stephen Fry and Emerald Fennell.

£50, £25, £10 Student w/ ID*
All proceeds gifted in support of The Heart of St James’s Campaign.

Our guests

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and all-round national treasure. As a proudly out gay man, the award-winning Out There, documenting the lives of lesbian, bisexual gay and transgender people around the world is part of his thirty year advocacy of the rights of the LGBT community. He has been President of Mind, Britain’s largest mental health charity, since 2011 and an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for over ten years.As a proudly out gay man, the award-winning Out There, documenting the lives of lesbian, bisexual gay and transgender people around the world is part of his thirty year advocacy of the rights of the LGBT community. He has been President of Mind, Britain’s largest mental health charity, since 2011 and an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for over ten years.

Fry’s acting roles include an award-winning performance as Oscar Wilde in the 1997 film Wilde, Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, Peter Kingdom in the television series Kingdom, Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta, Mycroft Holmes in Warner Brothers’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit. He played a Georgian presidential candidate in HBO’s Veep and Roland in CBS’ series The Great Indoors. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award-winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, and was the long-time host of the BBC television quiz show QI. He played Prime Minister Alistair Davies in the 9th season of Fox TV’s 24: Live Another Day.

Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell is a Golden Globe and Emmy nominated writer, creator, filmmaker, and actress. In 2020 she made her directorial debut with the thriller Promising Young Women, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and received nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, becoming the first British woman to be nominated for the latter.

Emerald’s television credits include Killing Eve 2, on which she was lead writer and director, and Drifters 4, for which she wrote 2 episodes.

Emerald first received attention for her performances in period drama films, such as Albert Nobbs (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), The Danish Girl (2015), and Vita and Virginia (2018). She received wider recognition for her starring roles in the BBC One period drama series Call the Midwife (2013–17) and the Netflix period drama series The Crown (2019–20).

Stephen and Emerald