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Liam Neeson Plays God For Richard Curtis' Campaign

The Taken star has provided the voice of the Almighty for a new advert, directed by Curtis, which is to be shown in cinemas across the world to promote the United Nations' goals...

Bee Gees Musical Biopic Loses Screenwriter

The Love, Actually moviemaker had been tapped to write the story about brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice and their rise to fame, but Curtis has now exited the project because he found their...

John Ridley And Richard Curtis Nominated For Humanitas Prize

John Ridley and Richard Curtis are among the nominees for the 40th annual Humanitas Prize awards.The acclaimed writers are on the shortlist for the accolades, which celebrate the best in Tv and film writing....

Hugh Grant Doesn't Prepare For Film Roles

Hugh Grant never prepares for a movie role.The 54-year-old actor admits it's rare that he does any preparatory work for a part and instead prefers to deal with whatever challenge he's been handed on the...

Tom Waits Inspired Richard Curtis' Notting Hill

Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis has credited veteran singer/songwriter Tom Waits as the inspiration for his hit 1999 romantic comedy.The romance featuring Hugh Grant as a bookshop owner who falls in love with a movie...

Hugh Grant Is 'Too Good Looking'

Richard Curtis has responded to Hugh Grant's comments regarding his role in 'Four Weddings and a Funderal', saying he was initially ''too good looking'' for his liking.Last week, Grant explained that he wasn't first choice...

Richard Curtis Campaigning Against New Notting Hill School

Notting Hill director Richard Curtis and producer Tim Bevan are calling for local officials to rethink plans for a new school in the upmarket London borough.The pair, who worked on the hit romantic comedy together,...

Director Using Christmas Anniversary To Reconnect With Love Actually Cast

British filmmaker Richard Curtis is planning to use the holidays to reconnect with his Love Actually cast a decade after the movie became a big hit.The director has no plans to make a sequel but...

Pink Names Favourite Christmas Films

Pink has named 'Love Actually' among her favourite Christmas films.The 'Just Give Me a Reason' singer has been getting into the festive spirit and has shared her top five seasonal movies with her fans, listing...

Richard Curtis And Bill Nighy Fought Over Love Actually Costumes

Richard Curtis regularly butted heads with his Love Actually star Bill Nighy over his character's flamboyant costumes, because the director wanted to tone down his wardrobe choices.The actor portrayed an ageing rocker desperate to score...

Richard Curtis: 'I Love Wet Weddings'

Director/screenwriter Richard Curtis loves to include soggy weddings in his movies because he once had an inspiring time at actor pal David Morrissey's rain-soaked nuptials.Wet ceremonies have become a common theme in Curtis' movies beginning...

**Spoiler Alert** Richard Curtis Upset With Writer For Killing Off Darcy

Writer/director Richard Curtis has abandoned plans to create a third Bridget Jones's Diary movie because the woman behind the books that inspired the films has killed off the literary heroine's love interest.Curtis, who adapted author...

Richard Curtis Helped Leading Man Bill Nighy Perfect Wedding Speech

Actor Bill Nighy will be forever grateful to writer/director pal Richard Curtis for helping him deliver one of the best wedding speeches ever.The British actor, who has teamed up with Curtis for The Girl in...

Richard Curtis' Final Film Tops British Box Office

Director Richard Curtis is bowing out on top after scoring a number one box office hit with his final romantic comedy About Time.The Love Actually moviemaker has vowed to retire from directing following the release...

Unknown Waitress Cast In About Time After Serving Director's Family

A waitress was plucked from obscurity and given a role in Richard Curtis' new movie after impressing the director with her serving skills.Rebecca Chew was working at a restaurant in Cornwall, England last year (12)...

Rachel Mcadams Cried 'Whole Day' Making About Time

Rachel McAdams cried ''the whole day'' after shooting an emotional scene in 'About Time'.The actress stars opposite Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy in Richard Curtis' new time-travelling romantic comedy, and she reveals that one scene,...

'About Time' Premieres In London: Did Critics Enjoy Richard Curtis' Swansong?

When Richard Curtis announced that he was stepping away from filmmaking after three decades of movies, fans of his sweet and touching rom-coms looked forward to the final piece from the romantic comedy maestro who...

Richard Curtis To Retire From Directing?

Richard Curtis feels ready to retire from directing.The 56-year-old filmmaker - who directed 'Love Actually' in 2003 - is convinced he'll continue working in the film industry, but admits his latest offering 'About Time' will...

Richard Curtis Bows Out Of Filmmaking: What's His Secret Rom-com Formula?

Master of the romantic comedy genre, Richard Curtis, who helped bring us some of Britain's best-loved romance films of the last three decades has said that he thinks upcoming film About Time will be his...

Richard Curtis, Director Of Bridget Jones, Notting Hill To Retire From Filmmaking

Richard Curtis, king of the romantic comedy genre, has decided that the soon-to-be-released About Time will most likely be his last. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, best known for his screenwriting skills for The Boat That Rocked,...

British Stalwart Richard Curtis To Put Down Camera And Quit Directing

Undoubtedly the king of British rom-com, Richard Curtis has enjoyed a long and successful career, writing or helming some of the country’s most-loved films.In addition to his Oscars and Bafta nominations/wins, he can probably add...

Richard Curtis To Retire From Directing

Celebrated British moviemaker Richard Curtis is to give up directing following the release of his final film next month (Aug13).The 56 year has written and produced some of Britain's best-known romantic comedies, including Four Weddings...

Richard Curtis Returns With Latest Rom-com 'About Time' [Trailer]

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard Curtis, the man behind British romantic-comedy behemoths Notting Hill, Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary, is back with his latest foray into the best-loved movie genre. 'About Time' stars Domhnall Gleeson as...

Dawn French Marries New Beau Mark Bignell

Dawn French has married her partner Mark Bignell at a lavish eco-hotel, with Alison Moyet providing entertainment for the guests. The comedienne has been dating Bignell for just over a year, following the break-up of...

Stars Launching Anti-hunger Campaign

Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright, Bill Nighy and his Love Actually director Richard Curtis are among the stars teaming up for a major campaign against world hunger.Social rights activist Desmond Tutu and computer magnate Bill...

James Corden To Star As Santa

James Corden will play Santa Claus in a new movie.The British actor has signed up to star as a modern-day Father Christmas in forthcoming festive film 'School For Santas', which is being made by Richard...

Unfinished Blackadder Script Re-discovered ; Could There Be A Final Hurrah?

Popular British comic character Blackadder looks like he could have one more role up his sleeve, after a 'lost Christmas special' was re-discovered by scriptwriter Richard Curtis. Played by the actor Rowan Atkinson, Blackadder...

Jessie J Is Shaving Head For Comic Relief

Jessie J will shave her head for Comic Relief.The 'Domino' singer is going to go bald for Red Nose Day - the biennial BBC comedy telethon founded by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry - and...

Love Actually Sequel Wanted By Universal

Universal Pictures president Eddie Cunningham wants a 'Love Actually' sequel.The movie boss admits he would love to ''green light'' a follow-up to the 2003 Richard Curtis-directed romantic comedy - starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and...

Film Boss Wants Love Actually Sequel

The president of Universal Pictures has urged British director/writer Richard Curtis to come up with a follow-up to hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.The British film, which focused on several different characters trying to find...

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