Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Curtis to bow out as film director?

Four Weddings And A Funeral filmmaker Richard Curtis has announced that his latest rom-com will be the last movie he directs.

The scriptwriter and filmmaker's next movie, About Time stars Bill Nighy and Rachel McAdams.

He told Empire magazine: "I waited a while in order to write [About Time].

"This probably will be the last film I will direct."

Asked why he's quitting, he said: "I don't know. Just a feeling... It feels like a summing-up to me. We'll see how things turn out."

Richard co-wrote Blackadder, Mr Bean and The Vicar Of Dibley while also penning the script for hit films Four Weddings, Notting HIll and Bridget Jones's Diary.

He directed Love Actually and The Boat That Rocked.

The Comic Relief co-founder said that it had taken years to feel he was "experienced enough to dare to direct" a movie.

He said: "Many of the comedies I like the most, from Woody Allen's films to Monty Python films, have been directed by the people who write them. So it was quite a logical thing, but I wasn't ready to do it at that point. And when I reached that point, I was ready to do it."

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