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|Caption||Gay Byrne and Stephen Fry (2015)|
|Programme||Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne (The)|
Byrne, Gay (1934 - 2019)
Fry, Stephen (1957 -)
Broadcaster Gay Byrne and English comedian, actor, writer, presenter and activist Stephen Fry, in a publicity shot taken for RTÉ Television's 'The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne' in December 2014. They are photographed in the Oscar Wilde House, 1 Merrion Square, Dublin, where Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde lived from 1855 to 1878. They are standing beside a bust of Wilde. Fry is holding a copy of Byrne's book 'The Meaning of Life'.
In this series Byrne talked to public figures about their attitude to religion, faith and spirituality. The programme featuring Fry was first broadcast on RTÉ One on 1 February 2015. An avowed atheist, Fry told Byrne that he considers god to be 'utterly evil, capricious and monstrous' should he exist.
In just three days, the clip 'Stephen Fry on God' posted on RTÉ's official YouTube channel had been viewed over 3.7 million times. His comments on God also generated international media interest.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Library|
|Date of photograph||
(05/Dec/2014 - 05/Dec/2014)