Your Favorite 'Love Actually' Stars Are Reuniting For A Good Cause

It's not exactly a sequel, but it'll do.

If you list Love Actually among your favorite romantic comedies, you've probably wished for a sequel at some point — or at least wondered what it would look like. According to the latest news, you may be able to find out very soon. 

Several members of the film's original cast are reuniting for a short film currently in production that will air during Red Nose Day, the British charity telethon, in March. The short will be titled "Red Nose Day Actually," and feature actors Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Olivia Olson, and Marcus Brigstocke. Sadly, we won't get to see the late Alan Rickman, nor, it would seem, his onscreen wife Emma Thompson.

For those of us who have gotten by over the years on Christmastime reruns and political SNL spoofs, this is great news.


Love Actually already has a connection to Red Nose Day. The film's director Richard Curtis co-founded Comic Relief, the charity it benefits, with comedian Lenny Henry in 1985. Since then, the organization has raised more than £1 billion to fight poverty and social injustice around the world. The U.K. premiere of the film in 2003 also reportedly benefited the charity.

"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," Curtis said of the new project, according to Variety. "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."

Red Nose Day will air on BBC One in the U.K. on March 24, and on NBC March 25.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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