ONE of the stars of the hit US TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading to North Yorkshire.

Joseph Marcell, who appeared as Geoffrey the butler in the popular Will Smith show, will be appearing as King Lear at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond.

Among those joining him in the show, a touring production by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, will be John Stahl, who played Rickard Karstark in TV’s Game of Thrones.

The production, directed by Bill Buckhurst, will be staged at Richmond from August 27 to 30 as part of an international tour that also takes in London Chicago, New York and Washington among others.