Richard Curtis

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"Richard is Co-founder of Comic Relief. He has co-produced the ten nights of Comic Relief for the BBC on Red Nose Day which, along with Sport Relief, have so far raised over half a billion pounds.

"As a writer his credits include Blackadder and the Vicar of Dibley and the films Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary." [1]

"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 raise 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."

In 2007 American Idol made "Idol Gives Back" as a two-night special to benefit children and young people in need in American and Africa. "When we were approached by Richard Curtis, Simon Fuller, Simon Cowell and CPEF about this project, we felt it was a natural fit, said Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer, News Corporation." Money raised was distributed via Charity Projects Entertainment Fund "to a number of organizations, including U.S. Fund for UNICEF, The Global Fund, Save the Children, Nothing but Nets and Malaria No More. " [2]

He is married to Emma Freud.

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  1. Richard Curtis, Comic Relief, accessed July 19, 2010.
  2. Idol Gives Back!, American Idol, accessed July 20, 2010.