Filming for the Love Actually sequel has begun!


It’s finally happening!

It was announced this week that, 14 years after the movie was released, the original cast of the smash hit rom-com would be reuniting to film a follow up special for Comic Relief called Red Nose Day Actually.

Script editor Emma Freud has now shared several photos from the first day of filming, which brought together Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who played on-screen father and son respectively in the 2003 flick.

Most of the original cast are returning for the special, including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, Rowan Atkinson, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Olivia Olson and Andrew Lincoln, although it’s not yet confirmed if Emma Thompson will make an appearance.

Red Nose Day Actually will be shown as part of the official Red Nose Day celebrations on Friday 24 March on BBC One, and will feature an original script by writer and director Richard Curtis.

He 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.



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