Love Actually director Richard Curtis has shared some exciting news! The cast of the iconic British rom-com is set to reunite for a short sequel to help raise money for Comic Relief. Aptly dubbed, Red Nose Day Actually, the special will be written by Richard and will see the return of some of the much-loved characters, made famous by Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Colin Firth. "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," said Richard. "Who has aged best? I guess that's the big question… or is it so obviously Liam?"
The cast of Love Actually are to reunite for a Comic Relief sequel
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"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," he added. "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." The 10-minute movie, which will centre on what the characters are up to now in 2017, will be shown on 24 March on BBC One as part of the Red Nose Day appeal.
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Richard's partner Emma Freud also took to Twitter to share her excitement over the project, saying: "The cast are standing by, filming starts tomorrow. #eek… Script for #rednosedayactually still being written. Any story developments you'd like to see? ideas welcome. won't air til @rednoseday." [sic] The original film was released 14 years ago and has gone on to become one of the most watched romantic Christmas films of all time. It has also been confirmed the sequel will see the return of Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.