Bill Nighy really wants to make a full-length 'Love Actually' sequel after reprising the role of Billy Mack for the Red Nose Day special.
The Walking Dead star explains how he got away with playing a 'weird stalker' in the classic rom-com Love Actually.
During last night’s Comic Relief, we were reunited with with Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bill Nighy and more, and it was marvellous. It’s been almost fourteen years since we last saw this lot, so what have they been up to?
At long last, the "sequel" to rom-com classic Love Actually will premiere tonight in the UK. Fourteen years after the movie was first released, some of its biggest stars—like Liam Neeson, Keira Knightly and more—reunited for a reprise in honor of Red Nose Day. Flip through to see how much your favorite characters and couples have (or haven't) changed over the years. From ELLE U
A teaser for Red Nose Day’s ‘sequel’ to ‘Love Actually’ has landed, and it’s revived Andrew Lincoln’s famous cue cards. As you will recall from Richard Curtis’s classic rom-com, his character Mark (in what would these days be considered a mildly stalky manner) appears outside Keira Knightley’s character Juliet’s house to profess his love for her. It doesn’t work for Mark, sadly, but it works here, as the sequel’s stars like Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bill Nighy and Martine McCutcheon all line up to discuss, in cue card format, who has aged best since 2003. ...
Andrew Lincoln finally returned to the set for ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ earlier this week. Because it has now been confirmed that Lincoln will reunite with his famous cue cards from the original film for the short. Emma Freud, who is working on the hugely anticipated mini follow-up, took to her Twitter account to post an image of Andrew Lincoln and his cue cards on the set of ‘Red Nose Day Actually’, while also confirming that his character of Mark is still very much in love with Keira Knightley’s Juliet, who is still married to Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Peter.
Looking as prime ministorial as ever, Hugh Grant was on-set for the mini-sequel to ‘Love Actually’ being made for Comic Relief over the weekend. Director Richard Curtis’s partner, the producer and broadcaster Emma Freud, was busy on her Twitter feed, dropping the exclusive pictures yesterday. #hughgrantactually pic.twitter.com/HVt5ikqma8
In the original movie, he appears opposite Alan Rickman, who is discreetly trying to buy a necklace for his secretary Mia, with whom he’s having an affair, without his wife Karen, played by Emma Thompson, finding out. Emma Freud, partner of director Richard Curtis, also tweeted a few shots of Atkinson on set too.
Director Richard Curtis was snapped by his partner, the broadcaster Emma Freud, with actress Olivia Olson just yesterday. You will, of course, recall that she played Joanna Anderson, the schoolgirl from his 2003 rom-com ‘Love Actually’, who performed the dazzling rendition of Mariah Carey’s festive classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ which so entranced the young Thomas Brodie-Sangster’s character Sam. “Oh hello #rednosedayactually cast member looking slightly older than she did in the original film….,” Freud captioned the shot, confirming that Olson will most definitely be appearing in the ‘sequel’ to ‘Love Actually’ that’s being made for Red Nose Day.
In the years since it was released to a fairly lukewarm critical response, Richard Curtis’ ‘Love Actually’ has become something of a Christmas staple. Popping on your well-worn ‘Love Actually’ DVD for its annual viewing has become as important as digging out your Christmas jumper, buying your presents, and putting up the tree. The film’s title is a bit of an in-joke by Richard Curtis.
Christmas movies are timeless. Sealing in that festive freshness, ready to be wheeled out year after year for a hit of holiday fun. Only their young stars don’t remain so ageless in real life.
In footage from the movie’s DVD release, handily unearthed on Buzzfeed, Richard Curtis reveals that there was a same-sex relationship between Anne Reid’s brusque headmistress and her lover, Frances de la Tour. Curtis, who says he was 'sorry to lose’ the plot strand, adds: “The idea was meant to be that you just casually met this very sort of stern headmistress. As is, all the relationships in the finished movie, with its star-laden cast featuring Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln and Keira Knightley, were heterosexual.