A 'Love Actually' sequel is actually happening!

Published: February 16, 2017
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KARACHI  : If you’re a fan of Love Actually, then your dream for a sequel might just be coming true – or at least, partly true.

According to The Independent, a new instalment of the the hit 2003 British rom-com is currently in the works and promises to reunite much of the original cast, including Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson. Emma Thompson has not been listed to return; her onscreen husband, Alan Rickman, having sadly passed away last year.

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However, there is a catch: the sequel will not be a complete feature-length offering but a short follow-up as part of this year’s Red Nose Day. It has, therefore, been titled Red Nose Day Actually. 

“I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to,” director Richard Curtis stated. “Who has aged best? I guess that’s the big question … or is it so obviously Liam? 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.”

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This is, of course, not the first Red Nose Day special Richard has made, having previously worked on follow-ups to Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley, and Mr. Bean. Red Nose Day Actually will be televised on BBC1 on Red Nose Day, 24 March, in the UK. It will air the next day on NBC to coincide with the US equivalent.

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