Stephen Fry’s The Hippopotamus to open comedy film fest

Chortle
4th April 2017


 

…And Every Brilliant Thing to close it

The film version of Stephen Fry’s comic novel  The Hippopotamus is to open the sixth LOCO London Comedy Film Festival next month, it has been announced.

The Hippopotamus will be getting its UK premiere on the opening night, May 4. In it, Roger Allam stars as disgraced poet Ted Wallace, who turns detective to investigate strange events at a country house.

John Jencks’ film of Fry’s black comedy also stars Tim McInnerny, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine, Emily Berrington and Russell Tovey.