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Stephen Fry to host the BAFTA Awards for a 9th time

Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- British writer, actor and comedian Stephen Fry will serve as host of the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony in London for a ninth time, producers said.

Fry said in a statement Thursday he is "really thrilled and honored to have been asked to host the EE British Academy Film Awards again."

"Despite the nerves and terror that something might go wrong and that I'll make a fool of myself, it's an annual event I really look forward to," Fry said. "Film is one of the arts that most spreads the essence of our identity around the world, and our admiration and appreciation of global film-making ensures that the EE British Academy Film Awards sit comfortably on the world stage of film awards events honoring the best of the best."

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present its annual awards for excellence in film Feb. 16 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Fry can now be seen on Broadway in repertory stagings of "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III."

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