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Stephen Fry to Host the BAFTAs -- For His Ninth Time

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 21, 2013 at 3:22PM

BAFTA has set actor Stephen Fry as host for its 2014 awards ceremony on February 16. This marks Fry's ninth (!) time hosting the show.
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Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry

BAFTA has set actor Stephen Fry as host for its 2014 awards ceremony on February 16. This marks Fry's ninth (!) time hosting the show.

Of the new hosting gig, Fry stated: "Despite the nerves and terror that something might go wrong and that I’ll make a fool of myself, it’s an annual event I really look forward to. I think it’s fundamentally because I love film so much."

Fry is absolutely our favorite BAFTA host, and may he continue his delightfully witty reign. (And we love his @stephenfry tweets,too.)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.