aEa jsa Among the duo's many projects together, their sketch show A Bit Of Fry And Laurie
and comedy series Jeeves And Wooster cemented Laurie's reputation.
OK, so he didn't go the full "Three pints of damn and a chaser of hellblast!" from his old A Bit Of Fry And Laurie
days, but it was still great to see him going ape.
"A lot of people, when I happen to wave the rainbow flag over some issue or other, say 'Oh, who cares?'," says Stephen, whose roles in 80s hits Blackadder and A Bit Of Fry And Laurie
first earned him his army of loyal fans.
The star, who made four series of A Bit of Fry And Laurie
with his comedy partner, said the pair struck up a "pretty instantaneous" friendship when they met at university.
Appearing on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs the star, who made four series of A Bit of Fry And Laurie
with his comedy partner, told Kirsty Young they talk often about getting back together.
The House star, who recorded four series of A Bit of Fry and Laurie
with the QI host, will appear on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs today.
Spiers directed episodes of French and Saunders and A Bit of Fry and Laurie
as well as the Spice Girls' 1997 movie Spice World and the pilot of Not the Nine O'Clock News.
The two are most famous for their TV debut A Bit of Fry and Laurie
which ran from 1987 to 1995.
Both had starring roles in Blackadder and, in 1989, began their first 'solo' TV show, A Bit of Fry and Laurie
, which ran until 1995.
He properly caught the acting bug during his time at Cambridge University where he joined the Footlights drama society, meeting Hugh Laurie, whom he collaborated with on Blackadder, Jeeves And Wooster and sketch show A Bit Of Fry And Laurie
. Since then, their careers have gone in very different directions, with Hugh now starring in award-winning US medical series House.
The star, whose television shows include Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster and A Bit of Fry and Laurie
, received a gold-mounted pipe for his dedication to pipe smoking.
The pair - best known for BBC sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie
- will reunite for a mystery project.