Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie will reunite to voice a new animated version of Oscar Wilde‘s The Canterville Ghost.
The former comedy partners will work together again to provide voices for the new film of Wilde’s 1887 short story. Melmouth Films and the BFI are behind the project.
Fry revealed last night (May 14) that the pair would be working together again, posting on Twitter.com/stephenfry: “M’coll Hugh Laurie and I are cooking up a project together. We will be working again soon. Sorry to be mysterious but more news when I can.”
However he did not keep fans waiting long, this morning tweeting the details of the project along with a teaser poster:
M'coll Hugh & I will be working together to voice the new animated feature of Oscar Wilde’s THE CANTERVILLE GHOST: http://t.co/x66DV3Ml
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) May 15, 2012
The Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English haunted country home called Canterville Chase, and sees the Otis family spooked by the house’s inhabitants.
Fry and Laurie first met at Cambridge University and forged a successful comedy partnership in Footlights. Their BBC sketch show A Bit Of Fry And Laurie ran from 1989 to 1995, they starred together in Jeeves And Wooster from 1990 and 1993, and they both appeared in Blackadder. 2010 saw them film a retrospective of their time together on the GOLD channel.
Fry has since gone on to become a celebrated writer and pundit, while Laurie has achieved international fame with his US drama series House.