Fry: 'America overrates British actors'
The 49-year-old's comments were sparked by British actors such as Dame Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Hugh Laurie - Fry's former comedy partner - winning prizes during the Hollywood awards season.
Laurie reportedly earns £240,000 an episode for his role on US hospital drama House.
Fry told the Radio Times: "I shouldn't be saying this, high treason really, but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting a brilliance that may not really be there.
"Would they notice if Jeremy Irons or Judi Dench gave a bad performance? Not that those two paragons ever would, but it's worth considering."