London: Actor-Comedian Stephen Fry is returning as the host of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards next year for the ninth time.
The 56-year-old comedian, who would be fronting the UK`s biggest prestigious film awards show is thrilled for with the honour, reported Deadline.
Fry said he was "really thrilled and honoured to have been asked to host the EE British Academy Film Awards again."
"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," he added.
Fry considers films as an important essence of the human`s identity.
"Film is one of the arts that most spreads the essence of our identity around the world, and our admiration and appreciation of global filmmaking ensures that the EE British Academy Film Awards sit comfortably on the world stage of film awards events honouring the best of the best," he said.