Stephen Fry to Take on 'Lady Bracknell' at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Fall 2014?


According to The Daily Mail, Stephen Fry will play Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning fall of 2014.

Fry told the Mail that his Lady Bracknell is "a little bit of Alastair Sim's Miss Fritton, clutching pearls; with a mixture of Stanley Baxter's 'Duchess' of Brenda'."

Read the original report here.

Producers David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers continue their talks with Fry. The play's development has been going on for more than a year.

Fry has appeared in the West End in Twelfth Night, Soho Cinders and Me and My Girl, as well as The Likes of Us on the London Fringe. Fry's playwriting credits include Latin! or Tobacco and Boys, Cinderella, and the West End adaptation of Me and My Girl.

Fry appeared as Bracknell's playwright Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde, in the BBC TV series Blackadder, as well as TV's Kingdom, Bones, the quiz show QI, and the movie V for Vendetta, among many more.

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