Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

Published on 13th March 2016 by

A two-part BBC documentary which focuses on British actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry and his lifetime battle with manic depression (otherwise known as Bipolar Disorder), Fry talks extensively about his own depression and talks with numerous other well known celebrities who have battled the illness.

The other celebrities to open up in the two episodes including Jo Brand, Carrie Fisher, Robbie Williams and Griff Rhys Jones. The documentary won an Emmy Award for best documentary and Fry was widely praised for opening up about and shining a light on a topic which is still seen as taboo in British society.

In 2016 Fry produced a follow up documentary to look at how things have changed in the intervening 10 years, watch: The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On. Fry has been involved in various other subjects which others don’t dare to tackle, he also made the documentary Stephen Fry: HIV and Me

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