Richard Curtis biography

Richard Curtis

Film director

1956 –

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Who is Richard Curtis?

Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE is an English screenwriter, producer and film director, who was born in New Zealand to Australian parents. One of Britain's most successful comedy screenwriters, he is known primarily for romantic comedy films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill, and Love Actually, as well as the hit sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean and The Vicar of Dibley. He is also the founder of the British charity Comic Relief along with Lenny Henry.

In 2007, Curtis received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, the highest award the British Film Academy can give a filmmaker. Curtis received the BAFTA Humanitarian Award at the 2008 Britannia Awards, for co-creating Comic Relief and contributions to other charitable causes.

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Born
Nov 8, 1956
Wellington
Also known as
  • Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis
  • Richard Curtis CBE
  • Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • Harrow School
  • University of Oxford
Lived in
  • Suffolk

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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