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Love Actually sequel for the good cause

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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.

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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 !

Océane PASSEFORT

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British Nobel Prize author Doris Lessing dies

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doris-lessingAs the leaves fall from the trees the 94-year-old bestselling author, Doris Lessing decided to slowly penetrate the underworlds .

She left us novels, poetry, press articles and a sense of humour that just sizzled a generation.

Doris May Tayler was born in Kermanshah, in Iran, where her British father was a clerk with the Imperial Bank of Persia.

In 1925, her family moved to Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe where crimson sunsets were contrasting with social inequalities.

Lessing suffered from an education at the opposite of her personality. Her mother was obsessed with the idea of raising a « perfect daughter ». She also sent Doris to a convent with nuns.

Through the author’s rigid education we can imagine what influenced her to write « The Fifth Child », one of her most famous novels. A novel about childhood, loneliness, full of horror and marked by the impression of feeling different.

Lessing is better known for being the first British author of 88 years old who recieved a Nobel prize in 2007. A true consecration for the million pages she covered with her words .

Considered as being a little weird and anti-conformist, the author was engaged in politics and social concerns. She wrote against social inequalities especially the apartheid. She was also a self actualization’s fighter.

 For a woman of her age, she had a life that we could qualify as exceptional. Lessing’s trips around the world from Iran, to south Africa and finally the UK contributed to her awareness of world’s problems. Her words are relative to what she suffered from her education. Her engagements are as huge as her intelligence. An intelligence coming from two organs : her brain and her heart.

What we can say is that the unfeminine Doris Lessing was always free, even in her marriage from whom she ran away leaving her husband and two children behind.

In our libraries and memories she will remain.

Doriane Ligorio – 3F1 – Chloe Kerommes – 3F2