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‘Love Actually’ is getting a sequel, and most of your favorite characters are back

The reunion does have one notable omission.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Feb 15, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 11:59 pm CDT

If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that Love Actually is all around you. That’s because the beloved romantic comedy that made Christmas ’03 all about Billy Mack is getting a short sequel—and most of your favorites are back.

According to Rolling Stone, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln, and Bill Nighy will make appearances in the mini sequel. Emma Thompson is reportedly not involved, likely cutting out the storyline that involved the late Alan Rickman.

The project will benefit Comic Relief’s annual Red Nose Day, which targets awareness and fundraising for child poverty. Thank the rom-com’s director Richard Curtis for coordinating schedules with so many British A-listers. 

“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,” Curtis told Rolling Stone.

The reunion short premieres March 24 on the BBC, and a day later on NBC stateside. Feel it in your fingers; feel it in your toes.

H/T Rolling Stone

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2017, 3:13 pm CST