Saturday 6 February 2010

Bill Nighy's 'Doctor Who' Cameo

Bill Nighy will appear in the next series of 'Doctor Who' The top British actor will appear in an episode written by comedy legend Richard Curtis - the man behind landmark series such as 'Black Adder' and films including as 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. Bill and Richard have been close since they worked on hit films 'Love Actually' and 'The Boat That Rocked', and it is thought the British actor was top of the writer's list to guest star as soon as he agreed to write an episode.

Bill will play a curator of Van Gogh paintings in the episode, one of the first series featuring new Timelord Matt Smith.

A source said: "Richard and Bill have amazing chemistry. Bill is a national treasure, and his stock is high at the BBC."

The episode is set in both present day and 19th century France. 'This Life' actor Tony Curran will play Van Gogh in the programme. via

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