On March 24, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson and other original cast members will reunite to reveal what their characters are up to after the events of the hit film, Love Actually. I can’t wait. It’s been 14 years in the making.
The 10-minute follow-up will premiere on BBC 1 as part of this year’s Red Nose Day campaign in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it’ll air on NBC’s Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 25. Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed the beloved 2003 rom-com, also wrote this mini-sequel.
“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.” – writer/director Richard Curtis
Sadly, Emma Thompson is one of the stars skipping the reunion due to the death of Alan Rickman. She previously expressed it was too soon. They played a married couple in the original film.
Check out the teaser trailer below which features several of the stars holding up cards like Andrew Lincoln did during the original when he expressed his love for Keira Knightley.
Love Actually Reunion Teaser