Last month, the day after Valentine’s Day, we learned that the ensemble romantic comedy Love Actually was getting a sequel. Sort of. Instead of being a feature film reunion, the cast of the film from director Richard Curtis was reuniting for a short film in honor of the charitable initiative by Comic Relief known as Red Nose Day.
The Love Actually sequel is called Red Nose Day Actually, and the short is in production right now and will debut later this month on TV. For those who can’t wait to get a glimpse of the sequel, Red Nose Day program director Emma Freud has been on set, and she’s revealed out first look at the returning cast. There’s Hugh Grant, who is still Prime Minister and still married to the lovely Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson and his much older son played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Rowan Atkinson who is still taking his sweet time at the check out counter.
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Here are some shots of Grant, returning as the unnamed Prime Minister:
For those doing the math, if Hugh Grant is still Prime Minister after 14 years, that makes him the fourth longest serving Prime Minister in history, and easily the best dancer of them all. Clearly, he’s still with McCutcheon’s Natalie, who I’ve always had a bit of a crush on since I first saw Love Actually all those years ago.
Then there’s Neeson’s Daniel, sharing a riverside moment with his son, Sam:
Yes, enough time has passed for Thomas Brodie-Sangster to be a full fledged grown up, but you already knew that if you’ve seen The Maze Runner or Game of Thrones.
Finally, we have Rowan Atkinson working another register, presumably still taking his sweet time: