With credits including Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones and Blackadder, Richard Curtis has written, directed and produced some of the best-loved British screen comedies. Richard discusses the struggle to make Love Actually, his 2004 film featuring an all-star ensemble cast and ten love stories in one movie. He explains why music, not cinema, is his great passion and reveals that Yesterday will be his last ever film, though he admits he’s probably lying.
The film I made:
Love Actually, 2004
The film I wish I’d made:
500 Days Of Summer, 2009, dir. Marc Webb
The film I’m making:
Yesterday, 2019, dir. Danny Boyle
”Taking a tour of Richard’s lovely house in – where else? – Notting Hill, what struck me immediately were the photographs, posters and memorabilia – not of movies and film-stars, but of The Beatles. The man who has just made a movie which imagines a world in which the Beatles don’t exist is obsessed with the Fab Four and cites them as the biggest influence on his career. Makes sense. All you need is love, actually”.