Richard Curtis is a screen writer and director, responsible for films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Mr. Bean, Love Actually and About Time.
In the other half of Richard’s life, he is the Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of Comic Relief, which he started after visiting Ethiopia during the 1985 famine. Since then Red Nose Day has raised more than £1 billion for projects in the UK and around the world.
In 2015, Richard launched Red Nose Day in the United States, dedicated to ending child poverty. The campaign has raised almost $100 million so far.
Richard was a founding member of Make Poverty History and worked on Live 8 in 2005. In 2012, Phillip Noyce directed Richard’s TV movie Mary and Martha, a film about two mothers losing their sons to malaria. It has been shown in 50 countries around the world and used as a campaigning tool by many organizations committed to ending malaria.
In 2014 Richard founded Project Everyone. Working alongside the United Nations, Project Everyone helped to launch and promote the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
In January 2016 Richard was formally appointed as a UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.