It’s FINALLY happening! The original stars of the hit 2003 movie Love Actually are to return in a new short film for Red Nose Date.
Titled Rose Nose Day Actually, it will be shown as part of the offical Red Nose Day celebrations on Friday 24 March on BBC One, revisiting the characters of Love Actually to discover what they’re up to in 2017.
Comic Relief today confirmed the start of shooting for the sequel. It will be written by writer and director Richard Curtis, from an original script by the man himself.
Revisiting the roles that first came to cinemas in 2003 are cast members 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.
OMActuallyG! Richard Curtis to begin filming star studded sequel for #RedNoseDay. Watch this space!
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Richard Curtis said: “Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on – Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean. It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the UK and America.
“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. 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. We hope to make something that’ll be fun – very much in the spirit of the original film and of Red Nose Day – and which we hope will help bring lots of viewers and cash to the Red Nose Day shows.”
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Red Nose Day celebrations take place on Friday 24 March. More information can be found here.