The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies.
In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
Stephen Fry is an English actor, comedian, writer, and presenter who has made a significant impact on British popular culture. Born on August 24, 1957, in Hampstead, London, he attended the University of Cambridge where he studied English literature. Fry is known for his quick wit, eloquent language, and clever wordplay, which he has displayed in various roles on stage, television, and film.
Fry's acting career began in the 1980s with performances in British television shows such as "Blackadder" and "Jeeves and Wooster," where he played the role of Jeeves. He later starred in the film "Wilde" (1997), where he portrayed the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. In addition to his acting, Fry has also worked as a screenwriter, producing the screenplays for the films "Bright Young Things" (2003) and "The Hippopotamus" (2017).
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