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Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis (born November 8, 1956), a British comedy scriptwriter, is best known for the TV series Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley and the movies Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill. In 2003, he directed Love Actually, his first outing as a director.

He was the co-writer with Philip Pope of the Hee Bee Gee Bees' single "Meaningless Songs" (B-side "Posing in the Moonlight") released in 1980 to parody the style of a series of Bee Gees disco hits. Curtis later moved into the TV and film industries with a continuing gift for comedy.

He was a regular writer on the TV series Not the Nine O'Clock News, where he co-wrote many of the show's songs with Howard Goodall and numerous sketches, often in collaboration with Rowan Atkinson.

Richard Curtis is married to broadcaster Emma Freud, with whom he has two sons and a daughter.

He is also the co-founder of the charity, Comic Relief.

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