Actor, comedian Stephen Fry nominated as MCC’s new president
Published: 05:27 PM, 5 May 2022 Updated: 05:30 PM, 5 May 2022
Actor, comedian Stephen Fry has been elected as the new president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London for the next one year; Photo: Collected
Actor, comedian Stephen Fry has been elected as the new president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London for the next one year. The 64-year-old English actor will start working in this field from October 1.
Stephen Fry’s name was announced as the new president at the MCC’s annual general meeting in Lord’s on Wednesday. This is the first time in the 235-year history of the club that this meeting has been held in a “hybrid format” – where members have joined physically as well as online.
Stephen Fry, who has been a devoted cricket fan all his life, is one of the patrons of the MCC Foundation. He was the one who gave MCC Cowdrey Lecture last year.
The current president of the MCC, Clare Connor, has nominated Fry as the new president.
“I am honored to be nominated as the new president of the MCC,” said Stephen Fry, who took over as the president of the club, which was founded in 1787. It is a world-renowned club that serves as one of the representatives of the game.
Introducing the next President of MCC...— Marylebone Cricket Club (@MCCOfficial) May 4, 2022
“Thanks to Claire for giving me this wonderful opportunity,” Stephen Fry said, thanking Clare Connor. “Before my own term (October) starts, I am looking forward to her full support in his work.”
Stephen Fry is a man of many talents. He is also an English actor, scriptwriter, writer, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, TV presenter and film director. He is also a mental health advocate and president of the Mental Health Charity for over a decade.
He has been working as a member of MCC since 2011. He gave the 20th MCC Cowdrey Lecture in November 2021. He gave the lecture since the second non-cricketing figure Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave Cowdrey Lecture in 2008.