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Fry still 'in the honeymoon phase'

Published 21/06/2015

Stephen Fry and his husband Elliot Spencer
Stephen Fry and his husband Elliot Spencer

Stephen Fry says he is still "in the honeymoon phase" after his marriage to 27-year-old partner Elliot Spencer and says the pair have talked about becoming parents.

The broadcaster, who tied the knot with Spencer in January, told Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young he was "adoring" marriage.

He said: "I'm still very much in the honeymoon phase. I think we both are, I hope so, and new and miraculous things have happened in our culture and I wanted to celebrate that and what better way than to be married. I t's bliss, I do carry a ridiculous beam on my face."

Fry, who dedicated Ella Fitzgerald's Do I Love You? to Mr Spencer, describing him as the "great love of my life", was asked if the couple would like to bring up children and answered: "W e sort of talk about it and I suddenly think, 'Oh my goodness I'm such an age now', but actually that's rather good, but we better get on with it if we do."

Among the other tracks chosen by Fry, 57, were two he had heard his long-time collaborator Hugh Laurie play during their time at university, including Nina Simone's I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.

Fry, who got a 2:1 in English literature at Cambridge, said it would have been "an outrage" if he had got a first class degree.

He said: "I did absolutely no work. I went to three lectures in my entire three years at Cambridge, I think I just spent every moment of the day doing drama."

Fry, who also chose composer Arthur Wood's Barwick Green which is better known as the theme tune to The Archers, was asked what he thought the Prince of Wales made of the revelations in his last autobiography that he had taken cocaine during a visit to Buckingham Palace.

He said: "I think it's safe to say that he knows I'm naughty, and I think he's not a judgemental, mean, prissy sort of man.

"I think he would not be especially pleased at the thought of somebody doing that in the palace but nor would he leap to point you to the exit door and say 'never return again'."

The comic and actor chose T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets as his book and said he would take paint, brushes and canvases as his luxury item.

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