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Love Actually cast to reunite for sequel

Love Actually fans rejoice, because Richard Curtis is revisiting the film for a sequel.

According to surveys, it remains a Kiwi favourite when it comes to Christmas movies.

And Love Actually is the kind of film that never fails to warm the cockles on a cold day, or when you’re feeling a little bit low.

That’s why when director and British rom-com extraordinaire Richard Curtis announced he’d be bringing the movie back to life, we were seriously beside ourselves.

For Britain’s annual Red Nose Day, a 10 minute sequel to the best-selling film will be screened for viewers on BBC One.

Hugh Grant will reprise his much loved role as the Prime Minister, while Martine McCutheon will return as his secretary turned love interest, Wandsworth’s Natalie.

Hugh Grant won hearts as the British Prime Minister
Hugh Grant won hearts as the British Prime Minister

Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Rowan Atkinson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are also all back on board for the sequel – that’s out to prove love actually is all around.

“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,” Richard said.

The big names absent from the reunion are Emma Thompson, who originally starred as the neglected wife of Alan Rickman’s character. Chiwitel Ejiofor and Martin Freeman are also not taking part.

In the run up to the screening, that’ll take place in March, we’ve got a tonne of questions.

Is Keira Knightley’s marriage a happy one? Or does she leave her husband for romantic Andrew Lincoln? How is Hugh Grant dealing with Trump – and would he give him the stellar speech he gave Billy Bob Thornton? Has Colin Firth successfully learnt Portuguese?

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