Articles Tagged 'Richard Curtis'

Benedict Cumberbatch backstage at Red Nose Day (Pic: NBC)

British Stars Turn Out for First U.S. Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day arrived at NBC yesterday, and among the fun and hoopla, an avalanche of British stars turning out to perform skits and songs and generally lark about. They’re doing so in order to raise money for Comic Relief, a charity set up by Richard Curtis and British comedian Lenny Henry to tackle famine […]


Before Red Nose Day Hits America, Watch 10 Great British Moments

While Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day fundraising event has been happening in the U.K. for 30 years, it’s new to the U.S. this Thursday, May 21, airing on NBC at 8/7c. Red Nose Day co-founder Richard Curtis (Bridget Jones, Notting Hill) has recruited comedic actor Jack Black to help him in his efforts of bringing […]

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Hugh Grant “Very Much Unwanted” for ‘Four Weddings’ Role

At this point, most of us have seen Four Weddings and a Funeral a number of times, with the film hitting theaters twenty years ago in 1994. It’s hard to imagine the screen gem with anyone else but Hugh Grant starring as the seasoned bachelor Charles. But, Grant wasn’t always the frontrunner. The quintessentially British […]

Four Weddings and a Funeral (Pic: Rank Films)

The Cast of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’: Where Are They Now?

Tomorrow, if you can believe it, it has been 20 years since Hugh Grant first stammered into our lives, with the U.S. release of Four Weddings and a Funeral. That’s 20 years of rom-coms with swearing in, 20 years of people acting charmingly befuddled in order to spell out their feelings, 20 years of interesting […]

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WATCH: Emma Thompson Reads ‘The Night Before Christmas’

Looking for a particularly anglophile way to get the festive season started? Well why not try this… Penguin Books has commissioned this delightful video, in which Emma Thompson starts (and finishes) a celebrity read-through of Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. She’s joined by fellow celebrity Penguin authors, such as Richard Curtis and Jennifer […]

Love Actually, Final

Saluting ‘Love Actually’ on Its Tenth Anniversary

Raise a glass to toast the tenth anniversary of the U.S. release of British director-writer Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, an enchanting, Christmas-themed movie that even Scrooges can embrace. The film, which shuttles through ten overlapping stories showing Londoners either falling in love or having their hearts broken or both, starred a high-wattage cast, including Brits Hugh Grant, […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five Richard Curtis Films Available to View Online

Writer-director Richard Curtis’ latest film, About Time (Nov. 1), is a unique combination of comedy, romance and science fiction. Londoner Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) learns on his 21st birthday, from his father (Bill Nighy), that he has the ability to travel through time and relive any moment. While Curtis is known for his romantic comedy writing (Notting […]

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