Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stephen Fry to appear in 'Ros na Rún'

Stephen Fry to appear in 'Ros na Rún' (November 16, 2010)

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 recently for a new BBC TV series on minority languages called Planet Word.

His cameo will be filmed in early December on a closed shoot in Spiddal, Co Galway.

Now in its fifteenth year, Ros na Rún is broadcast on TG4 every 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.

Ros na Rún , which celebrated its 1000th 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 is huge excitement on about 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’ s best loved characters,“ he said.