Richard Curtis

Cofounder and Vice-Chairman,
Comic Relief

Richard Curtis is the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Comic Relief and has co-produced the live television show of Red Nose Day for the BBC since 1987. Since then, Comic Relief has helped to fundraise over $850,000,000 (£450,000,000) for charity projects in Africa and the U.K. He worked on the Make Poverty History 2005 campaign, concentrating on trade justice, and more aid and debt cancellation for the world’s poorest countries. His credits as a writer include Not The Nine O’Clock News, Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley for television and the films Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bean, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. In 2005 his TV drama The Girl In The Cafe focused on issues around the G8 summit.