Stephen Fry To Play British Prime Minister On ‘24: Live Another Day’

Stephen FryEXCLUSIVE:  This is a cool casting. The UK’s resident renaissance man, popular British actor/comedian/writer/game show host Stephen Fry, has been tapped for a high-profile recurring role in Fox’s event series 24: Live Another Day, which will premiere May 5. The next chapter in the 24 franchise,  from 20th TV, Imagine TV and Teakwood Lane, picks up the story  four years after the series finale, which left Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) as a fugitive from justice, this time in London. Fry will play Prime Minister Trevor Davies, a strong and charismatic leader whose friendship with President Heller (William Devane), and the Anglo-American alliance itself, come under tremendous pressure because of personal and political crises. Fry, repped by ICM Partners and UK’s Hamilton Hodell, has a relationship with Fox and 20th after doing an arc on their drama series Bones. Next month, he will make his ninth turn hosting the BAFTA film awards.

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Comments (6)

  • Genius. GENIUS.

    Comment by John Whorfin — Friday January 24, 2014 @ 1:52pm PST  
  • Good. But gawd, not ‘Trevor’. Or Nigel.

    Comment by Nick — Friday January 24, 2014 @ 2:32pm PST  
  • Quite interesting.

    Comment by SilenceYDogood — Friday January 24, 2014 @ 2:33pm PST  
  • Great spoiler alert on who will be playing the President

    Comment by darkhawk prime — Friday January 24, 2014 @ 4:12pm PST  
  • What an absolutely appalling choice! 24 is a fantastic hard hitting drama – Stephen Fry as the British PM is a joke. There are plenty of serious British actors who would be superb – Mark Strong, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Ralph Fiennes (and that’s just for starters). I love 24, but will almost certainly be fast forwarding over any scenes which include Stephen Fry as PM. Ridiculous!!

    Comment by Melissa Armstrong — Saturday February 1, 2014 @ 1:12pm PST  

    Comment by Alisha Baxter — Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 8:33am PST  

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