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Richard Curtis was born on November 8, 1956 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a writer and producer, known for Love Actually (2003), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and About Time (2013). See full bio »

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Love Actually Writer
(2003)
About Time Writer
(2013)
(2009)

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  The Little Mermaid (screenplay) (announced)
  That Christmas (based on a book by) / (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2020 Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas (TV Special) (uncredited)
  The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series) (4 episodes, 2020) (written by - 24 episodes, 1994 - 2007)
- In Lockdown #3 (2020) ... (uncredited)
- In Lockdown #2 (2020) ... (uncredited)
- In Lockdown #1 (2020) ... (uncredited)
- Comic Relief Special 2007 - Wife Swap (2007) ... (written by)
 2020 A cheeky Nativity poem (Video short)
 2020 The quiz results are in! (Video short)
 2020 The Vicar's First 'Viral' Sermon (Video short)
 2019/III Yesterday (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2019 One Red Nose and a Wedding (TV Short)
 2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (story by)
 2018 The Red Nose Day Special (TV Movie)
 2017 The Red Nose Day Special (TV Special)
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
 2016 Walliams & Friend (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Miranda Richardson (2016) ... (additional material)
 2016 Red Nose Day (TV Movie)
  Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (TV Series) (character - 13 episodes, 2002 - 2015) (based on an original character created by - 9 episodes, 2016) (characters - 1 episode, 2002)
- Halloween (2016) ... (based on an original character created by)
- Valuable Lessons (2016) ... (based on an original character created by)
- Where Did You Get That Cat? (2016) ... (based on an original character created by)
- Car Wash (2016) ... (based on an original character created by)
- Bean Hypnotised (2016) ... (based on an original character created by)
 2015 Esio Trot (TV Movie) (written by)
 2014/I Trash (screenplay by)
 2013/I About Time (written by)
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
 2011 War Horse (screenplay by)
 2010 No Pressure (Short) (uncredited)
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Vincent and the Doctor (2010) ... (written by)
 2009 The Boat That Rocked (written by)
 2008 The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008) ... (teleplay)
 2007 Suddenly Gina (TV Movie) (based on the movie "The Girl In The Cafe" written by)
 2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday (character)
 2007 Casualty (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sweet Charity (2007) ... (written by)
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie) (written by)
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (screenplay)
 2003 Love Actually (written by)
  Blackadder (TV Series) (creator - 7 episodes, 1983 - 2003) (written by - 7 episodes, 1983 - 2003) (by - 5 episodes, 1983)
- Original Pilot (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Black Seal (1983) ... (by) / (creator) / (written by)
- Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1983) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Queen of Spain's Beard (1983) ... (by) / (creator) / (written by)
- The Archbishop (1983) ... (by) / (creator) / (written by)
 2003 More Great Comedy Moments (Video) (written by: "Not the Nine O'Clock News")
 2001 One Night with Robbie Williams (TV Special documentary) (additional material)
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary (screenplay)
 2000 French & Saunders Live (Video) (additional material)
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short) (written by)
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short) (television series "The Black Adder", "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth" - uncredited) / (written by)
 1999 Notting Hill (written by)
 1998 A Royal Birthday Celebration (TV Movie documentary) (additional material)
 1997 Bean (character "Mr. Bean") / (written by)
  Mr. Bean (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes, 1990 - 1995) (additional material - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1995) (creator - 1 episode, 1995)
- The Best Bits of Mr. Bean (1995) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Hair by Mr. Bean of London (1995) ... (additional material)
- Mind the Baby, Mr. Bean (1993) ... (additional material)
- Mr. Bean in Room 426 (1993) ... (additional material)
- Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean (1992) ... (written by)
 1995 Comic Relief (TV Special) (written by)
 1995 Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again (TV Movie) (written by)
 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral (written by)
 1992 Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 1991 Mr. Bean Takes an Exam (Short)
 1991 Bernard and the Genie (TV Movie)
 1991 Comic Relief (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1990 French and Saunders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (1990) ... (writer)
 1989 Hysteria 2! (TV Special) (additional material)
 1989 Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Goodbyeee (1989) ... (by)
- General Hospital (1989) ... (by)
- Private Plane (1989) ... (by)
- Major Star (1989) ... (by)
- Corporal Punishment (1989) ... (by)
 1989 The Robbie Coltrane Special (TV Special) (writer)
 1989 The Tall Guy (written by)
 1989 A Night of Comic Relief 2 (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (by)
 1988 Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (TV Short)
 1988 Comic Relief (TV Special) (writer)
 1987 Blackadder the Third (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Duel and Duality (1987) ... (by)
- Amy and Amiability (1987) ... (by)
- Sense and Senility (1987) ... (by)
- Nob and Nobility (1987) ... (by)
- Ink and Incapability (1987) ... (by)
  Spitting Image (TV Series) (1 episode, 1985) (written by - 12 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (additional material - 2 episodes, 1986)
- Episode #3.11 (1986) ... (additional material)
- Episode #3.4 (1986) ... (additional material)
- Episode #2.4 (1985) ... (as Sir Richard Curtis)
- Episode #2.1 (1985) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... (written by)
 1986/II Comic Relief (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1986 Blackadder II (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Chains (1986) ... (by)
- Beer (1986) ... (by)
- Money (1986) ... (by)
- Potato (1986) ... (by)
- Head (1986) ... (by)
 1985 Jackanory (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes)
- Theseus the Hero: Part 4 - The Underworld (1985) ... (adaptation)
- Theseus the Hero: Part 3 - The Escape (1985) ... (adaptation)
- Theseus the Hero: Part 2 - The Minotaur (1985) ... (adaptation)
- Theseus the Hero (1985) ... (adaptation)
 1984 Madness the Pilot (TV Short)
 1983 Dead on Time (Short) (written by)
  Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series) (1 episode, 1979) (written by - 13 episodes, 1979 - 1982) (writer - 1 episode, 1982) (gag associate - 1 episode, 1982)
- Shame (1982) ... (written by)
- Made in Wales (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #4.4 (1982) ... (writer)
- Hi Se Seo An Naught Ag A Naoi Chlog (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #4.2 (1982) ... (written by)
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Other Works:

His play, "The Skinhead Hamlet," was performed in the Late Night Cabaret production at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wesley Savick was director. Frank Butler was lighting designer. Stephen D. Santomenna was sound designer. Robert Brustein was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Curtis CBE | Richaard Curtis | Sir Richard Curtis | Curtis

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Children:

Scarlett Curtis

Parents:

Curtis, Glyness S. | Curtis, Anthony J.
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Personal Quote:

If you write a story about a soldier going AWOL and kidnapping a pregnant woman and finally shooting her in the head, it's called searingly realistic, even though it's never happened in the history of mankind. Whereas if you write about two people falling in love, which happens about a million times a day all over the world, for some reason or another, you're accused of writing something ... See more »

Trivia:

Together with Ben Elton, he was offered the chance to write "Police Academy 6: The London Beat", but refused. See more »

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Works often take place in a historic event See more »

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