Richard Curtis, the man behind some of the most successful British films and comedies, has agreed to write an episode of Doctor Who.
Speaking to the British Tabloid The Sun, Curtis said he has been asked to write for Matt Smith’s first series.
He told the paper he couldn’t reveal much about the plot. but it would feature a famous historical character battling against a monster.
Curtis was the brains behind Four Weddings and a Funeral, which became the highest-grossing British film in cinema history at the time and for which he was Oscar nominated. On television, he has been responsible for the Blackadder series as well as The Vicar of Dibley. He is a BAFTA and Primetime Emmy winner.
BBC News has confirmed, via Curtis's agent, that the writer is working on a script for Doctor Who.