Captain Sir Tom Moore is to have a movie made about his life.

The world war two veteran rose to prominence during the lockdown by raising £39 billion for the NHS by walking laps of his garden.

The feat was achieved as he approached his 100th birthday.

The veteran originally from Keighley, has since been knighted by the Queen, broken two Guinness World Records, scored a number one single and more recently released an autobiography.

The film will focus on the veteran’s relationship with his younger family, who he moved in with following the death of his wife, Pamela after 40 years of marriage.

It will shed light on his experiences during the war and how that impacted his life back home.

The film rights have been purchased by Fred Films and Powder Keg Picture who have previously worked on films like Fisherman’s Friends and Finding your Feet.

When asked who he would like to play him in the film Capt Moore suggested

“I’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do a wonderful job if they were prepared to age up!”

At the launch of his autobiography earlier this year he did mention David Beckham could be cast.

Described as uplifting and life-affirming, the producers want the biopic to be fast-tracked and shot in 2021.