1999's Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts broke the record set by Four Weddings and a Funeral to become the top-grossing British film of all time. and Anthony J. First with Atkinson and later with Ben Elton Curtis then wrote the Blackadder series from 1983 to 1989 each season focusing upon a different era in British history.
Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis CBE (born 8 November 1956) is a New Zealand-born English screenwriter music producer actor and film director known primarily for romantic comedy films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral Bridget Jones's Diary Notting Hill Love Actually and The Girl in the Café as well as the hit sitcoms Blackadder Mr. He is also the founder of the British charity Comic Relief along with Lenny Henry. Bean and The Vicar of Dibley.