Interview: Pirate Radio Writer-Director Richard Curtis

Every time I walk into a one-on-one interview with my Flip camera, the interviewee always takes note of it. It was a gift for my mother and, naturally, it had to have a pretty design on it. From there, we get to talking about what she uses it for and I’ve got to explain that the only ones in front of its lens are my dogs. Well, it’s time to not only aim the camera at someone who’s got something to say beyond barking, but the extremely talented writer and director, Richard Curtis.

Curtis is responsible for writing Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary. He wrote and directed Love Actually and now he’s pulling double duty, yet again, to set Pirate Radio afloat. Take a look at what Curtis told me about the filming process, his uproarious cast and hope to eventually bring the extended cut of the film to DVD.

Perri Nemiroff

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.