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Spielberg’s Bestselling Writer Richard Osman Plans New Crime Series “Like The Da Vinci Code”

Click here to read the full article. Richard Osman, the British TV presenter turned author who broke records with his debut novel The Thursday Murder Club, has revealed plans for a brand new crime series – like The Da Vinci Code. This will be music to the ears of both Osman’s publishers and whoever scoops up the movie rights. The Da Vinci Code sold 84million copies when it was published in 2003 and the film took $760million at the box office on its release at 2006. Osman, who has sold the film rights of his first novel to Steven Spielberg, has a deal...
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Richard Osman to embark on new series of crime novels

Richard Osman has revealed he plans to take a break from writing his successful Thursday Murder Club novels to embark on a new crime series. The TV star, who recently announced his departure from Pointless, enjoyed huge success with his debut novel. Osman told BBC News his new book series...
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Sir Cliff Richard and Richard Osman among celebrities at day one of Wimbledon

Sir Cliff Richard, Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong were among the famous faces attending Wimbledon on the first day of the tournament.Veteran musician Sir Cliff, 81, was pictured arriving on Monday dressed in a silver blazer with a red rose pinned to his lapel paired alongside a black shirt and striped tie.TV presenter and author Osman was also spotted entering the All England Club on day one to watch the start of the action.The 51-year-old was later seen in the royal box wearing a light blue blazer with a navy tie and white shirt.Meanwhile, British astronaut Tim Peake sat in...
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Richard Osman wants to write family detectives into book after Who Do You Think You Are?

Richard Osman has said he would “love” to write his family members into a working class social history crime novel, following his stint on the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?The TV presenter and crime writer discovered his five-time great-grandmother Elizabeth, her son Gabriel and his wife were “at the heart” of solving a murder in Brighton after forming an amateur detective group.The 51-year-old said it was “bizarre” and an “incredible, unusual coincidence” that his family history imitates the plot of his best-selling debut novel The Thursday Murder Club, which was published in September 2020.The book, whose global...
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Pointless' Richard Osman confirms engagement to Doctor Who star

Pointless co-host Richard Osman has confirmed that he is engaged to Doctor Who star Ingrid Oliver. The duo have been dating since last year, and rumours of an engagement have been swirling ever since Oliver was seen wearing a ring on her hand a month ago. In an author to...
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Taskmaster's Richard Osman replies to rumours he's new Countdown host

Richard Osman has responded to rumours he's the frontrunner to becoming the new host of Countdown after quitting Pointless. The Taskmaster star shared an article on his Twitter account that stated his odds for taking over Anne Robinson's role. "I keep reading I'm the favourite to be the new Countdown...
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Countdown fans think Richard Osman will replace Anne Robinson as show’s new host

TV fans have theorised that Richard Osman will replace Anne Robinson as the new host of Countdown.On Tuesday (3 May), the former Weakest Link presenter announced that she was stepping down from the Channel 4 quiz show after a year.While Robinson said that her departure meant it was time for “an older woman to take the reins”, a number of fans have speculated that Pointless star Osman would be taking over the role.The presenter – who is creative director of production company EndemolShine, responsible for producing spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown – announced that he was...
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Richard Osman: Pointless star quits BBC quiz show

TV presenter Richard Osman is to leave the hit BBC One quiz show Pointless, the corporation has confirmed. The 51-year-old has appeared on the show since 2009, filming more than 1,300 episodes across almost 30 series. But in recent years, he has had to juggle his TV commitments with writing...
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Richard Osman quits as Pointless co-host after 13 years on BBC game show

Richard Osman has quit Pointless after almost 13 years.The BBC announced that the TV personality, who has been on the show since its very first episode in 2009, will leave ahead of the new series.Osman’s co-host Alexander Armstrong is reportedly set to be joined by a rotating number of co-presenters.However, Osman will continue to host Pointless Celebrities and his popular BBC Two show, Richard Osman’s House of Games.“Pointless has been a joy from start to finish, working alongside my friend Alexander Armstrong, backed by the most wonderful team, and for the best viewers in the world. I will miss...
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Richard Osman has quit Pointless after 13 years and people are devastated

Richard Osman has announced he is quitting Pointless after 13 years - leaving fans of the BBC quiz show devastated.The 51-year-old has become a daily feature on our daytime TV screens since he joined the show as a co-host alongside Alexander Armstrong back in 2009 and has appeared in 1,300 episodes across 30 series. In a statement released by the BBC, Osman said: “Pointless has been a joy from start to finish, working alongside my friend Alexander Armstrong, backed by the most wonderful team, and for the best viewers in the world. I will miss everyone so much, but I’m...
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