Richard Curtis considers retirement

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Richard Curtis, the British screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary has said of his latest film that it “probably will be the last film I will direct.”

In an interview with Empire magazine, the 56-year-old Curtis said that this was a ‘summing up’ of his directing career, after directing only three features – Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked and now About Time.

About Time is about a man (Domhall Gleeson) who discovers he can travel through time, and uses his new found power to woo Rachel McAdams. It is due for UK release on August 8th.

Flossie Topping is the former Editor-in-Chief of Critics Associated (2013-2015). She has an MA in Film Theory and an MA in Online Journalism. She has written for Screen International, Grolsch Film Works, Universal Film Magazine, The London Film Review, Best for Film, Next Projection, Metropolitan, Don't Panic and The Ealing Gazette.