Richard Curtis

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Golden oldies: how romantic comedies set out to attract the more mature lover
After a lean decade, the 90s staple has returned in a big way. But there is one key difference: grey hair. How did older actors take over the genre?

Nicholas Barber

19, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The best New Year’s Eve scenes – ranked
We trawl acres of celluloid for the best New Year’s Eves, from romcoms and musicals to gangster flicks and comedies, from parties-for-two to hellishly elaborate dance sequences

Stuart Heritage

29, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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How to save money this Christmas – send your cards via Japan | Brief letters
Letters: Christmas card efficiencies | Problems with Love Actually | Scots accent confusion | Welsh bonus in Wordsearch

01, Dec, 2022 @6:27 PM

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Richard Curtis: lack of diversity in Love Actually makes me feel a bit stupid
In a TV special marking the festive romcom’s 20th anniversary the director says ‘some moments … feel out of date’

Catherine Shoard

30, Nov, 2022 @10:09 AM

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‘He got our tortoise a part in Taming of the Shrew’: Alan Rickman remembered by Emma Thompson, Eddie Izzard and more
Why did Rowan Atkinson infuriate him in Love Actually? Could he have started his own religion? And was Betty the tortoise any good on stage? Stars from Ruby Wax to Richard Curtis remember an acting colossus

26, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tones and I is not alone in wishing people would stop making a song about that tune | Rebecca Nicholson
When music artists come to loathe their megahit, it’s a sure sign they’ve made it to the top of the pop industry

Rebecca Nicholson

26, Mar, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Force pension funds to align with net zero goal, says Richard Curtis
Film-maker urges UK ministers to make it mandatory for schemes to align portfolios with climate target

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

10, Feb, 2022 @11:54 AM

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Ana de Armas fans sue Hollywood studio over ‘deceptive’ Yesterday trailer
Class action lawsuit says ‘misleading and deceptive’ trailer showing brief glimpse of actor, who had been cut from the film, led fans to rent it

Andrew Pulver

24, Jan, 2022 @11:27 AM

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Bridget Jones’s Diary at 20: a gloriously messy ode to imperfection
While elements of the hit British comedy have aged quite notably, the charm remains as strong as ever as does Renee Zellweger’s Oscar-nominated turn

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Apr, 2021 @6:17 AM

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How to save the planet? Richard Curtis says it involves pensions, actually
Director of much-loved Christmas film wants people to be aware of what investments may finance

Rupert Jones

18, Dec, 2020 @12:22 PM

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Looking for a Saturday night film? Instead of Notting Hill try Nations United | Richard Curtis
In 2015, 193 countries agreed a blueprint for a better planet. 2020 was supposed to be a Super Year of progress – we can’t let the pandemic knock us off course

Richard Curtis

19, Sep, 2020 @7:15 AM

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I can’t believe the sexism in Bridget Jones’s world, says Helen Fielding
Twenty five years on, the creator of the love-lorn, diet-crazed journalist is shocked by all the bum and boob jokes aimed at her heroine while at work – experiences based on the author’s life

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Jul, 2020 @6:01 AM

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