Actor, broadcaster and Q.I. host Stephen Fry is studying Gaeilge for a cameo appearance in TG4's Irish-language soap opera 'Ros na Rún'.

Fry will shoot the scenes at the programme’s Spiddal-based set early next month.

Hugh Farley, series producer of Ros na Rún,has said: “There is huge excitement here on the Ros na Rún set regarding Stephen Fry’s cameo appearance for the show.

"Our team of scriptwriters are currently writing Stephen a cúpla focal for his special role and we plan to film a highly entertaining scene with Stephen and some of Ros na Rún’s best loved characters."

Fry is currently shooting a new BBC TV series on minority languages and was invited to appear in the popular soap during a scheduled visit to Connemara.

The Connacht Sentinel reported that he plans on perfecting his west of Ireland dialect when he arrives in Galway in December.

Fry is scheduled to start his trip with a game of golf at the Connemara Islands GC in Eanach Mheain before a visit to Ros a’ Mhíl harbour and then on to the 'Ros na Rún' set.

Filming is due to take place on Monday 6 December 2010.