“They’re probably going to replace me, if not before this particular one… straight afterwards”
London Live, the capital’s TV channel, interviewed the iconic British actor, writer and comedienne, Stephen Fry. The host of this year’s BAFTAs exclusively unveiled that this year’s show is likely to be his last, and thinks the attention on this year’s ceremony is between Eddie ‘Eton’ Redmayne and Benedict ‘Harrow’ Cumberbatch.
The BAFTAs will take place this on Sunday 8 February on BBC One from 9pm.
Stephen Fry on being replaced as the host of the BAFTAs
- “This is my tenth coming up. They’re probably going to replace me, if not before this particular one… but I think that might be pushing it, straight afterwards. I never take it for granted, it’s nice to do, but I can fully see why they would probably want someone new very soon. Institutions are good but a part of them is about moving on and getting a new one.”
On his becoming a bit of an institution as host
- “It’s a peculiar feeling and I mustn’t let it get to me. I don’t really feel it or think it and if people say it to me, I think I’m delighted. It suggests age with some sort of lichen incrustation with maybe some sort of railing built around me.”
On the battle between Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch this year
- “It’s the Eton/Harrow match isn’t it? Eddie ‘Eton’ Redmayne or Benedict ‘Harrow’ Cumberbatch. I think both of them have huge constituencies no question about it. In the past Benedict Cumberbatch’s has been the louder but I think Eddie Redmayne’s come up on the inside pretty heftily.”
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