Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006)

In 1995, Stephen Fry was performing in Simon Gray's West End play, "Cell Mates." After three days, he walked out of the production. Sitting in a garage, his hand on the car ignition, he contemplated suicide for two hours, before fleeing his home country for the European mainland. It wasn't until this frightening episode that Fry was diagnosed with manic depression, or bipolar disorder, a psychological condition that sees its sufferers oscillating dangerously between dizzying heights of mania and gutting troughs of prolonged depression. This 2 part documentary unfolds like a personal journey of self-discovery. Fry confronts his medical condition by consulting experts and others who have suffered the disorder (including Richard Dreyfuss and Carrie Fisher). This is a valuable documentary, and, having been acquainted only with Stephen Fry's bubbly TV persona, a fascinatingly intimate character study.

Directing:
  • Ross Wilson

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Release Date: 2006-09-19
themoviedb icon 6.6/10
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 120
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
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Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
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Robbie Williams
Robbie Willia...
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Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyf...
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Jo Brand
Jo Brand
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Griff Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jo...
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Tony Slattery
Tony Slattery
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Rick Stein
Rick Stein
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Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosna...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rob Brydon
Rob Brydon
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Clooney
George Cloone...
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Davies
Alan Davies
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Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sean Lock
Sean Lock
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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