Stephen Fry to host 2015 BAFTA film awards

Stephen Fry will return as the host for the BAFTA film awards, it has been announced. It will be the tenth time that the popular TV presenter and actor has fronted the ceremony, which is taking place on 8 February at the Royal Opera House in London.

"Hosting the film awards has always been the highlight of my year," Stephen, 57, said. "The opportunity to help the Academy promote filmmaking and encourage cinema-going means a lot to me.

Stephen Fry will host the 2015 BAFTA film awards on 8 February

"I've met many heroes and had the honour of introducing many young talents that are now busy forging remarkable careers for themselves.

"Seeing the photos for each year back I can chart my bewildering changes in weight too…"

The nominations for this year's BAFTA awards will be revealed on 9 January. Among those tipped to be named are British stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Rosamund Pike. Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal are also expected to get a nod.

The ceremony itself will no doubt be a star-studded affair; last year's attendees included Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Uma Thurman.