The cult Richard Curtis’s Christmas romcom will premiere on the BBC on 24 March. A suite that will bring together the original cast.
What did they become 14 years later ? The symbolic characters of the cult British comedy Love Actually will return in spring for a mini continuation on the BBC. The mini-project who’s writing by Richard Curtis, is a charitable short film in honor of Red nose day. The initiative collects every year of funds for the sick children. Red Nose Day Actually will be broadcast on BBC1 on Red Nose Day, 24 March in the UK, and on NBC to coincide with the US equivalent on 25 May. Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, and Andrew Lincoln confirmed their presence on their respective roles. Emma Thompson is not listed among their number. Alan Rickman, who played her unfaithful husband, died last January. The director said “We’ve been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part – and it’ll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and recreating their characters 14 years later.” The movie told the loves and the fate of several couples or characters, in London, during the Christmas time. The original film made £194m worldwide and won a supporting actor Bafta for Bill Nighy and it marked Curtis’s debut as a director. After the announcement, a lot of fans enjoyed the similarity between Hugh Grant that plays the English Prime Minister in the movie and the current Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
Liam Neeson was reunited with Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who played his stepson Sam in the film, for a Comic Relief sketch. We can’t wait for the result !