Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis

Highest Rated: 96% Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Lowest Rated: 27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Birthday: Nov 8, 1956

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Best known as the screenwriter of the popular British romantic comedies "Four Weddings and A Funeral" (1994) and "Notting Hill" (1999), Richard Curtis has also worked with some of England's finest comedians and biggest stars, his most frequent collaborator being fellow Oxford alumnus Rowan Atkinson. A New Zealander by birth who lived in various locales due to his father's business commitments, Curtis attended Oxford University's Christ Church College, where he majored in English and met graduate student Atkinson. The two quickly became creative partners, leading to a hit performance at 1979's Edinburgh Festival that brought the pair notice and an offer for the BBC-2 series "Not the Nine O'Clock News." Written by Curtis and Atkinson and starring Atkinson alongside a cast including future director Mel Smith, this irreverent and influential sketch comedy program ran from 1979 to 1982. In 1983, Curtis and Atkinson teamed up to write the 15th Century set comedy "The Black Adder," starring Atkinson as an unsavory son of King Richard IV. The series would be reborn in 1986, with co-writer Ben Elton collaborating with Curtis as "Blackadder II," starring Atkinson alongside Miranda Richardson as Queen Elizabeth I as a lord of her court, a direct descendant of the original series' subject, and equally as slimy and scheming. The following year, Elton and Curtis created "Black Adder the Third," this time with Atkinson playing the butler of Hugh Laurie's Prince Regent in a French Revolution-era England. 1988's special "Black Adder's Christmas Carol" featured Atkinson as old Ebenezer, alongside such British luminaries as Robbie Coltrane, Miriam Margolyes and Stephen Fry as well as series veterans Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie and Miranda Richardson. In 1989, Atkinson and company completed the (to date) last installment, "Blackadder Goes Forth." Also penned by Elton and Curtis, this chapter starred Captain Blackadder, battling on the frontlines of northern France during World War I.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Birthday Mr Bean Unknown (Character) - 2021
86% 96% Rising Phoenix Executive Producer - 2020
64% 89% Yesterday Screenwriter,
Producer
$73.2M 2019
79% 66% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Executive Producer $120.6M 2018
No Score Yet 61% Red Nose Day Actually Screenwriter - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet British Sitcom - 60 Years Of Laughing At Ourselves Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 72% Esio Trot Producer - 2015
66% 70% Trash Screenwriter $10.2K 2014
70% 81% About Time Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$15.3M 2013
56% 64% Mary and Martha Screenwriter - 2013
75% 74% War Horse Screenwriter $79.9M 2011
59% 71% Pirate Radio Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$8.0M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Writer - 2008
51% 49% Mr. Bean's Holiday Executive Producer $32.6M 2007
No Score Yet 85% The Girl in the Café Executive Producer,
Writer
- 2005
27% 60% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Screenwriter $40.2M 2004
64% 72% Love Actually Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$59.4M 2003
80% 81% Bridget Jones's Diary Writer $71.5M 2001
83% 79% Notting Hill Writer,
Executive Producer
$116.1M 1999
44% 53% Bean Writer,
Executive Producer
$45.3M 1997
96% 74% Four Weddings and a Funeral Writer,
Co-Executive Producer
$49.3M 1994
89% 66% The Tall Guy Screenwriter $91.1K 1989

TV

Credit
42% 82% Four Weddings and a Funeral Executive Producer 2019
90% 67% Doctor Who Writer 2010 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet 100% The Vicar of Dibley Writer 1994 1996-2000
100% 92% Mr. Bean Writer 1990-1992 1995
85% 97% Black Adder Writer 1983 1986-1987 1989