Casting Bill Nighy

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Bill Nighy Doctor WhoDigital Spy are reporting that film and TV legend Bill Nighy will be guest starring in series five of Doctor Who.

Nighy will apparently appear in episode 10 of the upcoming series and play ‘the curator of a Vincent van Gogh exhibition in the episode’. The episode is being written by Richard Curtis who worked with Nighy previously on the films Love Actually and more recently, The Boat That Rocked.

A ‘set insider’ told the site, ” Bill plays a van Gogh expert with some similar fashion choices to The Doctor himself.”

Nighy has been attached to Doctor Who several times in the past and was apparently on the shortlist for role of the Doctor himself in 2005.

The BBC have yet to comment.