AnotherChanceToSee: Hello Stephen. I really enjoyed your "Rescuing the Spectacled Bear" book, but being in the USA, I never got to see the TV special. Any chance that might be released on DVD someday, and do you have any more plans for similar trips?How marvellous would that be?
Stephen Fry: Golly anotherchance -- not too sure. I am in discussions with Mark Carwardine about doing a TV series with your handle as its title. Using Douglas's audiobook version of ACTS as a guide for us as we investigate how the various species are doing nearly 20 years on. The Yangtse River Dolphin now officially extinct, for example....
And because I'm a huge fan of Hugh Laurie in Fox Channel's "House", I also asked Stephen whether they'd discussed finding him a role in the show.
AnotherChanceToSee: Has there been any talk with Hugh about getting you into an episode of "House" with some particularly virulent pox?In addition, James asked him...
Stephen Fry: Yes, anotherchancetosee, Hugh and I talk about it. couldn't make it last season, but maybe the upcoming season will see me in it. I like the idea of playing either an even nastier doctor than Hugh, or possibly a cleverer one who's nicer and really pisses him off. Won't try the accent though. Can't match Hugh there ... :-)
James: Do you miss working with Hugh Laurie? I know there are a lot of fans who'd love to see you two together again.Read the full webchat transcript here.
Stephen Fry: Miss it very much. Saw him over the weekend, for his birthday (he's back off to the USA in a couple of weeks) and we talk constantly of trying to do something when our several particular projects allow us time. Still best friends, still deeply suspicious of anyone who isn't us, if you know what I mean. My general view is that Hugh is the only person I know who doesn't talk bollocks.