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The A To Z Of Richard Curtis
Four weddings, a funeral, a horse, a hound and a whole lot of Bernards

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Curtis delivers patter so sharp you can pick your teeth with it. For every "We have their testicles in our hands! And it feels good!", there's been a killer Blackadder line ("The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr. Brain has long since departed, hasn't he Percy?") and 50 other scene-stealing zingers. Few can match his gift for tone or the bittersweetness of his dialogue – three BAFTAs and an Oscar nod are testament to those gifts – and few have a better ear for the beautiful oddities of British humour. It's time to let that whole "is it raining?" thing go, despite what Andie MacDowell might say. 'People are obsessed with that line," she told the Daily Mail. "I'm going to do a spoof about it. I'll do one video in the snow, and say 'Is it snowing? I hadn't noticed. Is the sun shining?' I'll do it in all kinds of weathers."

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