Stephen Fry Brews Twinings Everyday Tea

Stephen Fry features in Twinings’ recent television advertising campaigns for Everyday Tea and Green Tea. The Everyday Tea ads are written up at the Twinings site.

Stephen Fry Everyday Twinings ad

The first ad in the campaign has Fry telling us how Twinings have brought out a tea that is easy to pronounce. SCENE 1: “As a sophisticated, debonair type, I’ve always enjoyed my Twinings. But they’ve always made ones with funny names like lapdog shoe snog! Until now…” SCENE 2: “Now, this is the famous Twinings blending room. Behind these very doors they’ve been blending since 1706. Finally, after 300 years, they’ve come up with this.” SCENE 3: “An everyday tea you can drink all day long. 300 years? What took them so long?! New Everyday Tea from Twinings. A tea you can drink all day long.” Fry turns around to bang on the doors of the blending room. “Oh come on, let me in, what have you been doing for the last 300 years?!”

In other ads Fry admits that he would be ashamed to give Twinings Everyday tea to his builder. With a phrase reminiscent of PG Wodehouse he says that Twinings Rapid Response Blending unit has sprung into action and given us a new everyday tea. He calls on fellow Britons to “let your stiff upper lips cavort like a wanton gypsy as they hover over a mug of Twinings New Everyday Tea”.

The Green Tea campaign has Fry under the care of a personal trainer who has him imbibing a variety of green teas for his health. The grueling regime has him taking pineapple and grapefruit on Mondays, orange and lotus flower on Wednesdays, and pear and apple on Fridays. In the interests of avoiding injury he has the weekends off. “New, Fruit Flavoured Green Teas from Twinings.”


The Twinings Stephen Fry advertising campaign was brewed up at Leagas Delaney, London, by Tim Delaney and Rob Burleigh. The account has since passed to Lowe London, though it is expected that Stephen Fry will feature in further advertisements.

The Twinings Stephen Fry TV ads were directed by John Lloyd and produced by Stephen Gash at QI Commercials, the same company that produces “Quite Interesting” with Stephen Fry as host.

The Stephen Fry Twinings ads were edited by Ian Weil. Post production was done at Framestore, London. Sound was engineered at The Tape Gallery.

  • Ray

    It’s sort of off topic, but has nayone else noticed that the woman who plays his personal trainer displays the most wonderfully pert bottom in tv adland whilst she puts the groceries away.

  • Paul

    Yep, she’s a hot babe allright!!

  • Chris Rear

    I want to squeeze it. That Baby got some serious back.

  • Paul

    Does anybody know her name?

  • OH yeah, she’s truly got a beautiful sexy body! Would love to ser MUCH MORE of her!

  • Sandy

    Yes I agree she is stunning but does anyone know who she is ?

  • Samuel

    Oh, who is watching the woman in the commercials? I’m watching Mr. Fry… he is clearly the better looking one, and much more intelligent and funny.

  • deadthevideo

    There are celebrities who fit the product that they are advertising and there are those that don’t. For me, Stephen Fry is the perfect person to sell a product like Twinings Tea. I remember the days when Fry and his comedy partner Hugh Laurie were the faces of Alliance & Leicester Building Society here in the UK and that was back in the 80s. I particularly remember the one where their voices were dubbed over two boys, making it sound like the boys were talking in adult voices.

  • Chris Yardley.

    This whole issue is highly proposterous. The tea is pronounced “twyning”. Stop being so blinkered and open your eyes. Pathetic.