Richard Curtis Biography (1956-)

Full name, Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis; born November 8, 1956, in Wellington, New Zealand; son of Anthony J. and Glyness S. Curtis; companion of Emma Vallency Freud (a journalist, writer, and editor); children: Scarlett Kate, and two sons. Addresses: Agent: Anthony Jones, Peters, Fraser, & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Nationality
New Zealander
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer
Birth Details
November 8, 1956
Wellington, New Zealand

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Co-executive producer, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gramercy, 1994
  • Creator and executive producer, Bean (also known as Bean: The Movie and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie), Gramercy, 1997
  • Executive producer, Notting Hill, MCA/Universal, 1999, published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1999
  • Executive producer, Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (also known as Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death), 1999
  • Executive producer and director, Love Actually, Universal, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Man in corridor, The Tall Guy, Virgin Vision, 1989
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator and co-executive producer, The Vicar of Dibley, BBC, 1994-1996
  • Miniseries
  • Creator, Blackadder (also known as The Black Adder), BBC (England), 1983
  • Creator, Blackadder II, BBC, 1986
  • Creator (with others), Blackadder III (also known as Blackadderthe Third), BBC, 1987
  • Creator, Blackadder Goes Forth, BBC, 1989
  • Executive producer, Bernard and the Genie, BBC1 (England), 1992
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • Hooves of Fire (also known as Robbie and Reindeer in Hooves ofFire), CBS, 1999
  • Legend of the Lost Tribe (also known as Robbie the Reindeer inLegend of the Lost Tribe), CBS, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Story of Bean, 1997
  • McBeal Appeal, Channel 4 (England), 1999
  • The Not the Nine O'Clock News Story, BBC (England), 1999
  • Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do, BBC, 2003
  • The British Comedy Awards 2003, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Guest, Film '72, BBC (England), 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Dead on Time, 1982
  • The Tall Guy, Virgin Vision, 1989
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gramercy, 1994
  • (With Robin Driscoll) Bean (also known as Bean: The Movie and Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie; also based on a story by Curtis), Gramercy, 1997
  • Notting Hill, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • (With Andrew Davies and Helen Fielding) Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Le Journal de Bridget Jones), Miramax/Universal, 2001
  • Love Actually, Universal, 2003
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Miramax/Universal, 2004
  • Television Series
  • with Others
  • Not the Nine O'Clock News, BBC (England), 1979-1983
  • Composer, The Lenny Henry Show, BBC, 1985
  • Mr. Bean, ITV (England), 1990-1995, then HBO, 1992-1994
  • The Vicar of Dibley, BBC, 1994-1996
  • Ohh Nooo!!!! Mr. Bill Presents (also known as Mr. Bill Presents), Fox Family Channel, 1998
  • Mr. Bean (animated), 2002
  • Also writer for the series Spitting Image, ITV.
  • Television Miniseries
  • with Others
  • Blackadder (also known as The Black Adder), BBC (England),1983
  • Blackadder II, BBC, 1986
  • Blackadder III (also known as Blackadder the Third), BBC, 1987
  • Blackadder: The Cavalier Years, 1988
  • Blackadder Goes Forth, BBC, 1989
  • Bernard and the Genie, BBC1 (England), 1992
  • Television Specials
  • (Including the song "Do Bears") Comic Relief (also known as TheUtterly Utterly Rude Video Live), BBC (England), 1986
  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol, BBC, then Arts and Entertainment, 1989
  • "Rowan Atkinson: Not Just Another Pretty Face" (also known as "Rowan Atkinson Live," "Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face," and "Rowan Atkinson onLocation in Boston"), HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1992
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Bean, 1992
  • Blackadder Back & Forth, PBS, 1999
  • Hooves of Fire (also known as Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves ofFire), CBS, 1999
  • One Night with Robbie Williams, BBC, 2001
  • Also writer for The Robbie Coltrane Special.
  • Television Writing
  • Other
  • (Contributor) Hysteria 2!, 1989
  • Stage Plays
  • (With Rowan Atkinson and Ben Elton) Rowan Atkinson at the Atkinson, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Also wrote an adaptation of Don Quixote.
  • Videos
  • The Best Bits of Mr. Bean, 1997
  • (Contributor) French & Saunders Live, French & Saunders Productions, 2000
  • Books
  • (With Simon Bell and Helen Fielding) Who's Had Who: An Historical Register Containing Official Lay Lines of History from the Beginning of Time to the Present Day, Faber, 1987, Warner Books, 1990
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: Four Appendices and a Screenplay, Corgi, 1994, published as Four Weddings and a Funeral, St. Martin's Press, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 157, Gale, 1998
    Periodicals
    • Guardian, April 29, 1999
    • Independent, November 13, 2003; November 15, 2003
    • Los Angeles Times, October 26, 1997
    • Premiere, December, 2003

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