Outside of Doctor Who, Cottrell-Boyce is a children's novelist, as well as a screenwriter. He wrote the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games, which he based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. Cottrell-Boyce has won two major awards for children's books, and various other awards for scripts and screenplays he's written.
His 2004 novel Millions, and the concurrent film of the same name, also written by Cottrell-Boyce, won him the 2004 Carnegie Medal (for the book), and the British Independent Film Award for best screenplay (for the film). His next novel, Framed, in 2005, was shortlisted for many awards and prizes. In 2011, Cottrell-Boyce was commissioned to write sequels to Ian Fleming's literary classic Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car, beginning with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again.
- ↑ Patterson, Amanda (23 September 2014). Literary Birthday – 23 September – Frank Cottrell Boyce. Writers Write. Retrieved on 29 April 2017.