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Stephen Fry is set to host the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, February 8, marking his tenth time hosting the ceremony. The British funny man is well-practiced as a master of ceremonies, having also hosted the long-running TV quiz and panel show QI (Quite Interesting), which is officially making its way to BBC AMERICA on February 19. Let’s take a look at a snapshot of his work leading up to the big British bonanza this Sunday airing on BBCA:

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Stephen Fry in The Cambridge Footlight Revue TV movie in 1982. (BBC)
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Fry is joined by Cambridge cast members (left to right) Tony Slattery, Paul Shearer, Hugh Laurie, (bottom row) Emma Thompson, and Penny Dwyer. (BBC)
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He portrayed Lord Melchett in 1986’s Blackadder II TV series. (BBC)
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Fry and Laurie kicked off the fan favorite comedy sketch TV show A Bit of Hugh and Laurie in 1987. (BBC)
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Fry took on the role of General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett in Blackadder Goes Forth in 1989. (BBC)
Fry and Laurie kick off another show in 1990, called Jeeves and Wooster. (Granada)
The comedic duo premiered their show Jeeves and Wooster in 1990. (Granada)
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Stephen Fry as Mybug in the 1995 adaptation of Cold Comfort Farm. (BBC)
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Fry portrayed Oscar Wilde in the 1997 film Wilde. Uncanny, right? (BBC)
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Fry popped up in the Spice Girls movie Spice World as a judge in 1997. (Columbia Pictures)
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Nope, this isn’t a candid photo of Fry at home. Actually, he starred in a 1999 BBC trailer featuring big stars telling one-liner jokes in The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story. (BBC)
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In 2001 Fry went on a trek to Peru in Paddington Bear: The Early Years. (BBC)
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In 2002 Fry joined fellow funny man Robin Williams on a chat show hosted by Michael Parkinson. (BBC)
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Fry starred in the 2002 story of Salvador Dali as André Breton, a French writer, in Surrealisimo. (BBC)
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Here he is looking more like himself the first year QI kicked off in 2003. (BBC)
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Fry took on the role of a smarmy PR professional, Charles Prentiss, in the TV series Absolute Power in 2003. (BBC)
Fry starred as himself on Ricky Gervais's Extras. Here he is being himself on the red carpet around the same time in 2006. (Getty Images)
Fry starred as himself on Ricky Gervais‘s Extras in 2006. (Getty Images)
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Fry took on the title role in the TV series Kingdom, portraying Peter Kingdom, in 2007. (ITV)
He's almost unrecognizable as the Master of XX in 2013's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. (MGM)
He’s almost unrecognizable as the Master of Lake-town in 2013’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. (MGM)
Fry stars as British Prime Minister (FOX)
Fry starred as British Prime Minister Alastair Davies in 24: Live Another Day, filmed in London in 2014. (FOX)
British actor Stephen Fry poses for photographers at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards nominees announcement in London on January 9, 2015. Wes Anderson's stylish comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led the pack with 11 nominations for the Baftas, the British film gongs that often signal Oscar success. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty
Fry attended the BAFTA Film Awards nominees announcement in London on January 9, 2015. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty)

The 2015 BAFTA Film Awards will air on BBC America on Sunday, February 8 at 8/7c.

Are you going to watch Stephen hand out BAFTAs on Sunday?

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By Brigid Brown