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06/03/2015 05:33 GMT | Updated 09/03/2015 11:59 GMT

Richard Curtis To Make One Final Film, But It Will Be His Last Ever, According To Wife, Emma Freud

Screenwriting legend Richard Curtis will return for one more film, his wife has confirmed, but it is to be his last.

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Richard, the man behind British rom-com classics like ‘Notting Hill’, ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’, had previously been thought to be leaving the film industry after 2013’s ‘About Time’, but it’s now been revealed that his next film will be his last.

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Richard Curtis

His wife, broadcaster Emma Freud, has told The Sun: “His next film will be the final movie of his life, because he’s kind of had enough.

“It will be the last film he does. He wants his life back. We all do.”

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Emma Freud and Richard Curtis

Emma made the announcement during an auction for two walk-on parts in the upcoming film, which helped raise £12,000 for Comic Relief, a charity which Richard helped found.

As well as his work in the film industry, Richard is behind TV comedies ‘Blackadder’ and ‘The Vicar of Dibley’, and last year adapted the Roald Dahl story ‘Esio Trot’ for television.

Dawn French will be reprising her role as ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ for a special sketch during this year’s Red Nose Day, which will see her character campaigning to be made a bishop.

Meanwhile, Rowan Atkinson will be playing Mr. Bean, another character which Richard helped create, for the first time since the London Olympics Closing Ceremony in 2012.

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