Actor Stephen Fry was forced to interrupt a press screening on Thursday when he suffered an asthma attack.

The 55-year-old actor was at the media event in London when he started to experience breathing problems, and had to ask guests around him for help.

Taking to his Twitter page, Fry wrote: "Just had a surprise asthma attack at a screening. Got up to ask if anyone had an inhaler: so many hands went up. Saved!"

Stephen Fry recently made his official return to the West End stage as Malvolio in an all-male production of Twelfth Night.