Richard Curtis Hints At Retiring From Directing
About Time could be his directorial swan-song.
Having written some of the biggest British romantic comedies of all time with the likes of Four Wedding and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary the award winning writer turned his talents to directing.
Whilst promoting his latest film, About Time, Curtis has suggested this will mark the end of his directorial career.
“I waited a while in order to write [About Time]. This probably will be the last film I will direct. I don’t know. Just a feeling… just a feeling.” Although he didn’t expand on his reasons for calling time on directing he added; “It feels like a summing-up to me. We’ll see how things turn out”.
About Time marks Curtis’s third film as writer/director following Love Actually and The Boat That Rocked. His new film stars Domhnall Gleeson as Tim, a young man who discovers from his Dad (played by national treasure Bill Nighy) that the men in the family are able to travel back in time and alter minor events in their lives. Tim uses this new found ability to get the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams) to fall in love with him.
About Time is released in the UK on September 4.