Police in the Irish Republic have launched a probe into comments British comedic actor Stephen Fry made in a 2015 television interview following a complaint from a member of public that Fry’s comments breached Ireland’s Blasphemy Law.
During the interview, the 59-year old, who is known for roles in “Black Adder” and “Wooster and Jeeves”, was asked what he would say to God if they were to meet at the Pearly Gates.
During his response, Fry called God an utter maniac who is totally selfish
Under Ireland’s Defamation Act of 2009, a person who publishes or utters blasphemous material “shall be guilty of an offense” and liable to a fine of up to 25,000 Euros.
A spokesman for the actor has declined comment while the matter in under investigation.