Richard Curtis in Conversation with Stephen Colbert

Richard Curtis, screenwriter and director, is interviewed by Stephen Colbert about his distinguished career. Curtis is responsible for films such as FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL, BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY, and ABOUT TIME, among others. In the other half of Richard’s life his is the Co-founder and Vice-Chair of Comic Relief, which he started after visiting Ethiopia during the 1985 famine, and the charity has now made over £1 Billion for projects in Africa and the UK.

Richard Curtis speaks about the filmmaking process and the editing films such as “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (2001).
Richard Curtis talks about his breakthrough “Four Weddings and Funeral” (1994), and whether Hugh Grant was his first choice for the lead role.
Stephen Colbert asks Richard Curtis about British vs. American comedy, and what his humor tends to be.
Richard Curtis describes how the fundraiser Comic Relief evolved from a trip to Ethiopia.
Richard Curtis explains that he is not, in fact, a knight. He also describes his brief meeting with the Queen.