British actor Stephen Fry has slammed former New Jersey Governor JIM McGREEVEY for not "coming out" earlier in his life.

McGreevey resigned last Thursday (12AUG04) after revealing he's gay and has had an adulterous affair with a man.

Whilst the openly-gay WILDE star supports the ex-governor's decision to come out, he believes McGreevey unleashed the revelation far too late in life - which ultimately cost him his job.

He says, "When you come out you should come out straight away when you are as young as possible and be absolutely bold about it.

"In my case, when I was born I remember looking back up at my mother and saying, 'That's the last time I'm going up one of those!'"

16/08/2004 13:46