Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie discuss 'A Bit Of Fry & Laurie' reunion plans 'often'

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are planning a reunion (Credit: Getty Images)

Hugh Laurie has revealed he and Stephen Fry "often" discuss reuniting as a comedy double act and admitted, “we're both being sort of coy about it.”

Fry, 62, and Laurie, 60, met at Cambridge University in 1980 and former a comedy double act - starring in BBC sketch show 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie' before it ended 25 years ago.

Laurie told Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2: "Actually we talked about doing it on stage for a long time, so long in fact we passed the date we'd set for ourselves. We see each other a lot and we talk about it often."

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Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry have been friends for 40 years (Credit: PA)

He added: "I think it might happen, yes, but I don't know why we're both being sort of coy about it - 'No after you, no after you' - I don't know why we do that.

"Somebody's got to take charge, I think, and say, 'I've booked us in, we're doing this. We've got a month to get ready.'"

Fry and Laurie reunited in 2010 for a special programme on TV channel Gold to mark the 30th anniversary of their double act.

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie on stage at a chairty gala in 2018 (Credit: Getty Images for SeriousFun)

They also starred in ITV series Jeeves and Wooster based on the characters created by PG Wodehouse of a fun-loving bachelor and his devoted butler between 1990 and 1993, and also appeared together in comedy series Blackadder.

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Laurie is currently starring in director Armando Iannucci’s film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield, and HBO sci-fi TV series Avenue 5.

Former QI host and novelist Fry most recently appeared in the new series of Doctor Who.