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05/11/13 – Actor, author and activist Stephen Fry has been named the UK’s most influential man of 2013, topping a survey that polled over 40,000 males for the market-leading men’s lifestyle site,AskMen.com

The British polymath was shown considerable support by AskMen readers, typically aged 18 to 40 years old, following his vocal human rights campaign for a boycott of the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi – because of Russia’s new anti-gay laws. Alongside his high profile film, theatre and TV work, Fry’s increasing social media influence sees him followed by an incredible 6.3m accounts on Twitter – almost four million more than Prime Minister, David Cameron – who fails to make this year’s Top 49 list.

Fry, the 56 year old from Norfolk, who first rose to fame in the 1980s beat Wimbledon champion Andy Murray into second place, who had another successful year on the court. In third...

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