Stephen Fry's Baftas impression of Stephen Hawking's voice met with cringes

The actor was on stage with the scientist for The Theory of Everything

Helen Nianias
Monday 09 February 2015 07:16
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Stephen Fry hosting the 2015 Baftas
Stephen Fry hosting the 2015 Baftas

Stephen Fry might be the nation's best-loved intellectual, but his impression of Stephen Hawking made for uncomfortable viewing.

Lots of people on Twitter weren't sure Fry's imitation was quite cricket.

However, Hawking had already got one over on Fry earlier on in the ceremomy. Presenting an award with actress Felicity Jones, who played his wife in The Theory of Everything, the physicist joked that he was more attractive than Fry.

When Jones described physicist Hawking as "the only person more intelligent than Stephen Fry", Hawking responded "and better looking".

Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Hawking attend Baftas after show party at the Grosvenor House Hotel

We'll call it a win for Hawking.

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