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.
If you cast your mind back to 2003, Olivia Olson was the super-cute 11-year-old to whom miniature drummer Sam (Game of Thrones’s Thomas Brodie-Sangster) professed his love in ‘Love Actually’. Olivia can be found busking her talent on YouTube, with a sterling 19,000 subscribers behind her. Sangster, meanwhile, as well as starring as Jojen Reed in 'Game of Thrones’, is a star on the rise, playing Newt in the 'Maze Runner’ movies, and also Rafe Sadler in the BBC adaptation of 'Wolf Hall’.