Richard Curtis

Screenplay & Executive Producer, That Christmas

Richard Curtis is a TV writer, film writer and director, responsible for the TV shows Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean, as well as the films The Girl in the Cafe and Esio Trot and began his career writing sketches for Not the Nine O’Clock News. His films include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Mr Bean, Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked, Trash, About Time and most recently Yesterday, Genie and the animated film, That Christmas.

In the other half of Richard’s life he is the co-founder of Comic Relief, which he started after visiting Ethiopia during the 1985 famine and led to the fundraising event, Red Nose Day. He has co-produced 21 live Comic Relief show for the BBC since 1988 and the charity has made over £1.6 Billion for projects in the UK and internationally during that time. In 2015, he helped bring Red Nose Day to the United States with the partnership of NBC and Walgreens - where it has so far raised over $400 million to help children in the USA and round the world.

Richard was a founding member of Make Poverty History, the campaign for the MDGs, and worked both on that and on Live 8 in 2005. In 2015 he helped found Project Everyone to work to make the Global Goals famous and effective - and was until recently a UN Advocate for the SDGs.

Richard is also co-founder of Make My Money Matter, people powered campaign fighting for sustainable investment, especially in the area of pensions, where he has helped £1.3 trillion move into more sustainable investments.

He is married to Emma Freud and has 4 children.