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MONTY Python star Eric Idle is to play Dr Who in Steven Spielberg's £20million movie version.

The actor will earn £lmillion as the time-traveller, whose TV exploits have entertained generations of British kids.

Jurassic Park director Spielberg has already picked Eric to star in his latest film Casper, based on kids' character Casper the Ghost. The movie opens in the U.S. this week.

Eric, 51, is known to U.S. audiences from starring with Robbie Coltrane in hit comedy Nuns On The Run. He has just bought a £1.2million Hollywood home.

Caption: Eric... £1million role

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