Stephen Fry to cameo in TG4 soap


ACTOR, BROADCASTER and well- known Twitter-user Stephen Fry is to make a guest appearance on the Irish-language soap opera Ros na Rún.

Fry was invited to appear in the show after visiting the set in Connemara for a new BBC TV series on minority languages, Planet Word. His cameo will be filmed in early December on a closed shoot in Spiddal, Co Galway.

Ros na Rún, which celebrated its 1,000th episode last New Year’s Eve, has featured a number of strong storylines over the years covering issues such as domestic violence, suicide, rape, drugs, elder abuse and abortion.

The soap’s series producer Hugh Farley said there was huge excitement over Fry’s forthcoming cameo appearance.

“Our team of scriptwriters are currently writing Stephen a cúpla focal for his special role, and we plan to film a highly entertaining scene with Stephen and some of Ros na Rún’sbest-loved characters,” he said.

Now in its 15th year, Ros na Rúnis broadcast on TG4 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with an omnibus edition airing on Sunday nights. The show is also broadcast on WYBE public television in Philadelphia in the US, and on the Scottish Gaelic channel TeleG.