‘Love Actually’ Director Richard Curtis Produces ‘Christmas Actually’

Richard Curtis, who is famous for his British love comedies like “Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” and “Notting Hill,” has announced his next project, “Christmas Actually.”

A story from BBC News says that this stage show, which includes live music, performances, poetry, and comedy, will be a fundraiser for Comic Relief.

Richard Curtis himself is putting the show together. From December 7th to 11th, eight shows will be at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Curtis promises a “noisy and emotional show full of surprises and jokes, with some proper celebrity sparkle.”

The idea for “Christmas Actually” came from Curtis’s desire to make a show that families can watch together and enjoy during the holidays. He couldn’t pass up the chance to use the event to raise money for Comic Relief.

In addition to “Christmas Actually,” Richard Curtis is also working on a Christmas-themed film set in New York that has yet to be named and was made for Peacock.