Stephen Fry has revealed how much his narrating on the Harry Potter audiobooks has helped people around the world during an interview with Claudia Winkleman on BBC Radio 2.

Fry is a British actor (Sherlock Home: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit, The Sandman), TV presenter - having presented QI for 13 years and author (Mythos: The Illustrated Story). 

He is also the voice behind the seven Harry Potter audiobooks - written by famous author JK Rowling. 

Stephen Fry reveals heart-warming story about how much his Harry Potter narration has helped people around the world

Fry appeared on Claudia Winkleman's BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday (December 9) to talk about his return to TV as the new host of Jeopardy - with the reboot of the show returning to ITV on January 1, and his new book Mythos.

The British icon also spoke about how he has been recovering from a fall three months ago. 

Fry has only just started walking without a stick or a cane having fallen six feet off the O2 Arena stage and breaking his right leg in a couple of places, his pelvis in four places, along with several ribs.

But while on Winkleman's show, he revealed a heartwarming story about a couple who had learnt how to speak English just by listening to him on the Harry Potter audiobooks.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Have you listened to Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter?Have you listened to Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter? (Image: PA)

Fry said: "The pleasure it gives when people tell me about how car journeys to Cornwall or Scotland have been made a pleasure instead of a penance because of their children or how their children have got something out of it."

He continued: "I was doing a signing of my new Mythos illustrated book, he said plugging away, and two people came up to me and said they had learnt English from it.

"One was from Finland and another was from Romania and they said they'd had Harry Potter readings and the books in front of them and they would listen to me and watch so they'd discover how words were pronounced."

Fry concluded by saying: "You never know the effects these things are going to have."

He also revealed when the Harry Potter audiobooks first came out he had a lot of people thank him for telling them how to pronounce Hermione.