Ed Sheeran is making a movie

Ed Sheeran is planning to make a movie.

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter has revealed his ambition to temporarily move away from the music industry and instead focus his attention on a Richard Curtis-style film.

He shared: "I really want to make a film that I do the soundtrack for and star in - that's my next thing.

"I look at a film like 'Notting Hill' and I think that's like a brilliant benchmark, or 'Once'. So if you were to mix 'Notting Hill' with 'Once', I would say that would be a good start.

"I don't think I will do an album as a soundtrack, but I will definitely put together a soundtrack with a bunch of my songs on it, but I don't think it will be an album."

In fact, the 'Shape of You' hitmaker revealed he lives close to Richard and has already held talks with the acclaimed director about plans for 'Comic Relief', the British TV show that raises money for charity.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I know Richard because he lives next to me, but we are in talks about 'Comic Relief' stuff."

But Ed also admitted he already has some concrete plans in place for his latest artistic venture.

He said: "I am in talks with one filmmaker that I really f***ing love and we are going to slowly but surely put something together.

"I would want to cast all unknowns. I want to have low-budget, indie, British-made film."

Despite his movie-making ambitions and his plans to start a family one day with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, Ed recently admitted he would love to still be touring and making music for as long as possible.

He explained: "I'd love to still be touring. I want to be doing this for the rest of my life."