Richard Curtis

Last updated 09 January 2020

Richard Curtis
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Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis

Born: Thursday 8th November 1956 (age: 67)

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Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE is a New Zealand-born English screenwriter, music producer, actor and film director, known primarily for romantic comedy films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill, Love Actually and The Girl in the Café, as well as the hit sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean and The Vicar of Dibley. He is also the co-founder of the British charity Comic Relief with Lenny Henry.

His first work in the Doctor Who franchise was as the executive producer of the official BBC parody, Doctor Who and The Curse Of Fatal Death

Steven Moffat once credited Curtis with inviting him to write the spoof, Moffat's first televised work for Doctor Who, and suggested that he was "returning the favour" by commissioning Curtis to write the 2010 story Vincent and the Doctor.