Ok dear readers, off to the Q&A part of the press conference. Do pardon me I’m doing this from my notes and for the life of me I can’t read my hand writing in some bits. But you will get the gist I promise.
On sequel to Moab is My Washpot – this was by far the most interesting news to me (and not only because Monika threatened to thump me if I didn’t find this out) but the second part of the memoirs is in the works. It should cover the period from the age of 28 to 40 (which I think will make for an even more interesting read).
On projects completed and in the works – for anyone following Mr. Fry on Twitter you know he just finished filming Last Chance to See (2 out of the 8 species Douglas Adams originally followed have now became extinct). And this summer he is off to Germany to film a documentary about Richard Wagner. And he did an episode of Bones which has him dancing at the very end (!) Nowhere near as bad as I thought
On losing weight – Mr. Fry shared he simply stopped eating certain foods (such as bread, potato and sugar – which are basically my only food groups I have never met a chip that I could resist, well that and meat) and he does go for a brisk walks as a form of exercise. He went from 21 stone to 15 stone (which is a LOT!) so obviously I need to reconsider my basic food groups. He also shared how he enjoyed listening to a number of audio books such as James Bond books, Crime and Punishment and some Trollope rather then to fiddle with his iPod and find a suitable song (don’t we all do that?!) And he shared that exercise did help with the depression.
If he could pick one character he played and he could be for the rest of his life – the answer was Peter Kingdom. But “I do get a bit irritated when people think I am playing myself when I play Peter Kingdom, because I am far less charming then he is. I am far more likely to be grouchy.”
On possible guest appearance on House – sure it was discussed on a number of occasions but they cannot quite decided whether he should be a better diagnostician but incredibly nice just to annoy House. Or should he be ruder, nastier and crueler. And he would keep his English accent!
On Twitter – (that was actually one of the first questions) and no it is not the source of all evil and it will not replace journalists (well not completely of course
On MySpace poll that declared he should replace St. George as the patron saint of England – Mr. Fry said if anyone should replace St. George as the patron saint then it should definitely be Shakespeare (as April 23th is marked as Shakespeare’s birthday and death day). Hm yes like we expected him to say yes I’d looove to be a patron saint
Oh and of course the iPhone came out (very snazzy – red cover) and we all ooh and aah-ed appropriately