Magazine article Variety

Fisher Fry Time

Magazine article Variety

Fisher Fry Time

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'Star Wars: Episode X - The Importance of Being Earnest"? This mash-up is the stuff of nerd dreams. Though Oscar Wilde and residents of the galaxy far, far away would appear to have little in common, he and Princess Leia might get along well. At least, that's what the U.S.-Ireland Alliance posits by having Stephen Fry present an award to actress Carrie Fisher at the Alliance's 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards. Emcee JJ. Abrams will present to Stephen Colbert while Garrett Kelleher will do the honors for artist Colin Davidson.

Over her long career, Fisher has proved that she's more than just her gold bikini. Her resume boasts a string of comedic turns post-"Star Wars," including the wry Marie in "When Harry Met Sally" and April in "Hannah and Her Sisters." Fisher demonstrated her chops through memorable guest stints on shows including "Sex and the City" and '30 Rock."

In a career move that puts her even closer to Wilde status, Fisher has established herself as a talented author, winning the Los Angeles Pen Award for first novel with her debut, "Postcards From the Edge," which she adapted into a screenplay for the film. …

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