A sneak preview of British actor Stephen Fry's cameo on the Irish language soap opera “Ros na Run” on station TG4 has been released to YouTube.
Fry was invited on the show after visiting the set in Connemara, in west Galway. He was in the area making a BBC TV series on minority languages called "Planet Word.”
The veteran British comic appears as an English tourist and has just four lines “as Gaelige” (in Irish). Fry’s fellow cast members praised his professionalism and how he coped with the language.
Now in its 15th series, “Ros na Run” celebrated its 1,000th episode on December 31, 2009. The soap has featured strong story lines such as domestic violence, suicide, rape, drugs, elder abuse and abortion.
The soap is also broadcast on WYBE public television in Philadelphia.