Knowledge Identifier: +Richard_Curtis
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1958.
Countries: United Kingdom (57%), United States (21%), (8%)
Linked to: Papplewick School, BBC, G8, HBO
The Boat That Rocked - According to director Richard Curtis, the film, though inspired by real British pirate radio of the 1960s, is a work of historical fiction and does not depict a specific radio station of the period
Rowan Atkinson - First achieving notice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976, while at Oxford, he acted and performed early sketches for the Oxford University Dramatic Society , the Oxford Revue and the Experimental Theatre Club , meeting writer Richard Curtis and composer Howard Goodall, with whom he would continue to collaborate during his career
As a result of this, Curtis was commissioned to co-write the BBC Radio 3 series "The Atkinson People" with Atkinson in 1978, which was transmitted in 1979
Chris Langham - Langham was part of the original cast for "Not the Nine O'Clock News" pilot in 1979, written by Richard Curtis
Curtis was the co-writer with Philip Pope of the Hee Bee Gee Bees' single "Meaningless Songs " released in 1980 to parody the style of a series of Bee Gees' disco hits
Angus Deayton - This led to the creation of the parody band The Hee Bee Gee Bees in 1980, with the songs written by Richard Curtis and Philip Pope
First with Atkinson, and later with Ben Elton, Curtis wrote the "Blackadder" series from 1983 to 1989, each season focusing upon a different era in British history
Rowan Atkinson - The success of "Not the Nine O'Clock News" led to his starring in the medieval sitcom "The Black Adder", which he co-wrote with Richard Curtis, in 1983
Ben Elton - In 1985 Elton began his successful writing partnership with Richard Curtis
Jim Henson - The image of a growing number of performers singing "Just One Person" was recreated for the 1990 television special "The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson" and inspired screenwriter Richard Curtis, who attended the London service, to write the growing-orchestra wedding scene of his 2003 film "Love Actually"
Roger Michell - Michell was next chosen by Richard Curtis to direct his script "Notting Hill", which ended up becoming one of the highest grossing British movies of all time on its release in 1999
Four Weddings and a Funeral - This song would later be adapted into "Christmas Is All Around" and sung by the character of Billy Mack in Richard Curtis' 2003 film "Love Actually", in which Grant stars
Love Actually - "'Love Actually"' is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis
In an online poll conducted in 2004 Britain's Best Sitcom, "The Vicar of Dibley" was voted the third best sitcom in British history and "Blackadder" the second, making Curtis the only screenwriter to have created two shows within the poll's top ten programmes
In 2007, Curtis received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship award, the highest award the British Film Academy can give a filmmaker
It premiered on the BBC on 23 March 2008, just days after Minghella's death
Bernard Butler - In 2009 Butler has produced the music for the Diet Coke television advertisement featuring Duffy, as well as a cover of the "Stay With Me Baby" for the Richard Curtis film "The Boat That Rocked"
Ralph Brown - Brown stars as DJ Bob Silver in "The Boat That Rocked", a film by Richard Curtis released in April 2009
Margot Robbie - In May 2012, Fiona Bryne of the "Herald Sun" reported Robbie had joined the cast of Richard Curtis' romantic comedy, "About Time"
Rachel McAdams - In September 2013, McAdams will star in "About Time", a romantic comedy written and directed by Richard Curtis