Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an award-winning author and screenwriter . Millions , his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal. He is also the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, Cosmic, Framed and The Astounding Broccoli Boy. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth was shortlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal.
Along with Danny Boyle, Frank devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. Franks is a BAFTA nominated screenwriter ( Hilary and Jackie ) and a BIFA winning screenwriter ( Millions ). He has written for the hit TV series Dr Who, and was the screenwriter for the 2017 film, G oodbye Christopher Robin.