Richard Curtis (born 1956) is a British left-wing movie producer and scriptwriter whose output, which has attained considerable commercial success in the English-speaking world, aims to undermine Christian and family values while masquerading as romantic comedy.
His most successful movie 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', glamourises the use of foul language. His 'Bridget Jones' movies glamourise promiscuous behaviour. In these productions he gave prominent roles to the actor and notorious rake Hugh Grant.
His most recent film, 'The Boat that Rocked', glamourised foul language, sexually predatory behaviour and drug abuse, and distorted history by portraying Conservative administrators as attempting to prevent free enterprise in radio broadcasting; in fact it was the socialist British government of the 1960s, idolised by Curtis, that did so.
His 'Blackadder' television series mocked the British armed forces and military leadership in a way completely at odds with responsible historical veiws of the First World War period.
His situation comedy 'The Vicar of Dibley', given repeated long runs by the state-controlled broadcasting service the BBC, portrays a clergywoman as being a food-addicted, intellectually shallow and sexually predatory harridan.
He has three children born out of wedlock.