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Andrew Lincoln talks filming Love Actually Comic Relief sequel: 'It's very exciting'

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Andrew Lincoln has opened up about filming the Comic Relief Love Actually reunion, calling the mini sequel a "very cool thing". The star, who is now best known for his role as Rick Grimes in the popular zombie show The Walking Dead, played the unlucky-in-love Mark in the rom-com. Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, he said: "Richard [Curtis] got in touch about a month ago and mentioned he had something in mind. I'm shooting something in March. It's fun and going to be really great to see everyone again. It's very exciting. It's a very cool thing."

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Andrew spoke about the revival

The film's script editor Emma Freud is also holding a competition for the revival, where the winners will be able to visit the set to watch Andrew and Keira film their scenes together. Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "Our final evening of filming is on March 7th with Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley and 2 other amazing names. We'd LOVE you to come and be in our gang that night. On set, with the cast, watching the filming, eating bacon sandwiches (compulsory), having your photo taken by the set-photographer with the cast, getting a signed script, generally hanging out."

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Other stars set to reprise their roles for the revivial include Liam Neeson, Rowan Atkinson and Kiera Knightley, while Emma Thompson has confirmed that her character won't make an appearance following the sad passing on her onscreen husband Alan Rickman. Speaking about the reunion, Emma said: "Richard wrote to me and said, 'Darling we can't write anything for you because of Alan' and I said, 'No of course, it would be sad, too sad'. It's too soon. It's absolutely right because it's supposed to be for Comic Relief but there isn't much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend really, only just over a year ago. We thought and thought but it just seemed wrong."

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