Richard Curtis, the big name in the entertainment business known for a range of rom-com works. Richard Curtis is an English screenwriter, actor, producer, and director. He started his journey on BBC Radio 3’s “The Atkinson People.” Richard Curtis is known for movies like Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Notting Hill (1999), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Love Actually (2003). Most recently, he directed the fantasy film Yesterday. Throughout his career, he has gone on to win a number of awards ranging from Baftas to Emmys. He ranked number 12 in Telegraph’s list of the “100 most powerful people in British culture”. Also, he was selected as one of the British cultural icons by artist Sir Peter Blake. Thus appearing in Blake’s new version of the cover of The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Today, we are taking a look at his Net Worth. His childhood moving from city to city. His humble beginnings in the entertainment world as a screenwriter. Then a rollercoaster ride to success spawning huge romcoms that eventually gave him record-breaking numbers. Also, let’s not forget the Emmys and Baftas.
Richard Curtis Net Worth
In 2021, Richard Curtis’ Net Worth is around $30 Million. His primary source of income comes as a director and writer serving for various films, TV, and entertainment media. Right from his beginnings teaming up with Rowan Atkinson. To their start at BBC Radio 1’s The Atkinson People. To writing comedy shows like Blackadder and Mr.Bean. Then, finally embracing breakthrough success with Four Weddings and a Funeral which transformed into several other hit films one by one.
Early Life And Childhood of Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis was born on 8 November 1956 to Glyness S. and Anthony J. Curtis in Wellington, New Zealand. He lived in various countries throughout his childhood Sweden and the Philippines. Curtis moved to Great Britain when he was where he attended Papplewick School. Later he went on to live in Warrington, Cheshire, for some time of his childhood. In Warrington, Curtis attended the Appleton Grammar School and won a scholarship to Harrow School.
Curtis soon went to Christ Church, Oxford, later in life. There he achieved first class in Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. He met Rowan Atkinson at the University of Oxford. Soon they both started screenwriting as a team of Experimental Theatre Club and then appeared in “After Eights” at the Oxford Playhouse in May 1976.
Richard Curtis kept collaborating with Rowan Atkinson leading to the breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show. Soon, Curtis was called in for co-writing BBC Radio 3 series The Atkinson People with Atkinson. A number of shows followed in with the likes of Not the Nine O’Clock News, where he co-wrote with h Howard Goodall. Then the Blackadder series from 1983 to 1989. Ultimately co-writing Mr. Bean for Atkinson.
Success on television followed Curtis to write for feature films. The first being Tall Guy in 1989, starring Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson, and Rowan Atkinson. Then it was followed by The Vicar of Dibley for comedian Dawn French which Curtis created and co-wrote himself.
“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” starring Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant, gave Richard Curtis his first breakthrough success. The movie became the top-grossing British film in history at that time, giving Curtis his first Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The success followed in Mr. Bean’s first movie, “Bean.” Then a long-worked project titled Notting Hill came in. Starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, Notting Hill broke previous records of Four Weddings and a Funeral. It eventually became become the top-grossing British film.
Curtis co-wrote the adaptation of Bridget Jones’s Diary and an ensemble film “Love Actually.” The later one went to star a number of names and comes from his favorite film, Robert Altman’s Nashville. The ensemble cast of the film included names like Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln, Alan Rickman, and Keira Knightley. Curtis went on to grab his first BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay for “Love Actually.”
Later on, Richard Curtis went on to write a number of Films and Television, including a sequel to Bridget Jone’s Diary. Most recently, he worked on 2019’s Yesterday starring Lily James and Himesh Patel. The movie followed a young musician in a world where no one remembers The Beatles but him.