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Four Weddings and a Funeral
Four weddings poster.jpg
UK theatrical release poster
Directed by Mike Newell
Produced by Duncan Kenworthy
Written by Richard Curtis
Starring
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Cinematography Michael Coulter
Editing by Jon Gregory
Studio PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Channel Four Films
Working Title Films
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors
Release date(s) 20 January 1994 (1994-01-20) (Sundance Festival)
13 May 1994 (1994-05-13) (UK)
Running time 117 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
British Sign Language
Budget £2.8 million
Money made $245.7 million

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant, and follows the adventures of Charles (Grant) and his circle of friends through a number of social occasions as they each encounter romance. Andie MacDowell stars as Charles' love interest Carrie, with Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, David Bower, Corin Redgrave and Rowan Atkinson in supporting roles.

It was made in six weeks and cost under £3 million, becoming an unexpected success and the highest-grossing British film in history at the time, with worldwide box office in excess of $245.7 million, and receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. In addition to this, Grant won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the film also won the BAFTA Awards Best Film, Best Direction and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Scott Thomas. The success of the film propelled Hugh Grant to international stardom, particularly in the United States.

In 1999, Four Weddings and a Funeral placed 23rd on the British Film Institute's 100 greatest British films of the 20th century. In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine ranked it the 74th best British film ever.

Curtis has reunited director Newell and the surviving cast for a 25th anniversary reunion Comic Relief short entitled One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, which will air in the UK during Red Nose Day on Friday 15 March 2019.


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