Richard Curtis, screenwriter and director, is interviewed by Stephen Colbert about his distinguished career. Curtis is responsible for films such as FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL, BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY, and ABOUT TIME, among others. In the other half of Richard’s life his is the Co-founder and Vice-Chair of Comic Relief, which he started after visiting Ethiopia during the 1985 famine, and the charity has now made over £1 Billion for projects in Africa and the UK.
Recorded Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Wellmont Theater
- Richard Curtis speaks about the filmmaking process and the editing films such as “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (2001).
- Richard Curtis talks about his breakthrough “Four Weddings and Funeral” (1994), and whether Hugh Grant was his first choice for the lead role.
- Stephen Colbert asks Richard Curtis about British vs. American comedy, and what his humor tends to be.
- Richard Curtis describes how the fundraiser Comic Relief evolved from a trip to Ethiopia.
- Richard Curtis explains that he is not, in fact, a knight. He also describes his brief meeting with the Queen.