Fry to make major stage return in Twelfth Night

The funnyman will tackle Shakespeare at the U.K. capital’s Globe theatre in September (12), playing Malvolio in Twelfth Night opposite theatre veteran Mark Rylance.

It is his first major theatre role since he abandoned a West End production of Simon Gray’s Cell Mates three days into the play’s 1995 run, insisting severe stage fright had sparked a meltdown.

He later admitted the incident was “very nearly his undoing”.

The show will run for three weeks, starting on 22 September (12).