Friday 24 November 2017

Fry's 'Ros na Run' cameo to be shown on BBC

Actor Stephen Fry raises a glass during filming of his cameo in the TG4 show 'Ros na Run'
Actor Stephen Fry raises a glass during filming of his cameo in the TG4 show 'Ros na Run'

Edel O'Connell

STEPHEN FRY'S unlikely cameo in Irish language soap 'Ros na Run' will be broadcast to a bemused British nation this weekend.

'Ros na Run' will make its debut appearance on BBC on Sunday night when Stephen Fry's famous cameo appearance features in the second part of his new 'Planet Word' series.

Fry travelled to Spiddal, in Co Galway, earlier this year to discover more about the role of the Irish language in contemporary Irish society.

While there, he filmed a cameo role in 'Ros na Run' in which he played a confused English tourist lost in Connemara.

Fry's character wandered into Ros na Run's local pub 'Tigh Thaidhg' looking for directions and came face to face with cranky publican Tadhg O Direain and resident barfly Seamus O Cathain.

"We were delighted to welcome BBC2 to the set of Ros na Run recently as part of their series, 'Planet Word' and we are even more delighted that the scene will now air on Fry's new show," Hugh Farley, series producer of 'Ros na Run', said.

"I think people who tune in to the show are often pleasantly surprised at just how entertaining it is," added Mr Farley.

More than 130,000 people tune in to 'Ros na Run' every week.

Irish Independent

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