Love Actually sequel for Comic Relief emerges on social media.

Our beloved romcom is back. Fourteen years after Love Actually was released, a much-hyped 10-minute sequel is being made to raise money for Red Nose Day. It will feature a reunion of our favourite cast members (Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy) who starred in the 2003 Christmas classic.

‘I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do ten minutes to see what everyone is now up to,’ stated Curtis, husband of Emma Freud, in The Independent. ‘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 fourteen years later.’

Emma Freud, who is script editor of Love Actually and the Director of Red Nose Day, turned to Facebook and Twitter to raise the profile of the project. The hashtag #rednosedayactually has been created to keep fans updated on set photos and behind-the-scenes news. Emma used Twitter to ask followers for plot ideas for the sequel and hopes to inspire fundraising campaigns. She tweeted, ‘Script for #rednosedayactually’ still being written. Any story developments you’d like to see? Ideas welcome. Won’t air till @rednoseday.’

On her Facebook page, Emma wrote, ‘If you liked Love Actually, you might enjoy this... We want to invite two people to come down to the final night’s shooting of #rednosedayactually. We’re filming a big scene with Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley and two other amazing names. Hang out with us, eat bacon sandwiches, have your photo taken by our on-set photographer with the actors, get a signed script, hug Richard, eat my horrible brownies, be in our gang.’

Want to get involve? Either think of your own Red Nose Day Actually-related idea or choose one of their suggested ideas; do a sponsored silence (and mimic Mark’s famous message cards from the film), host a talent show, recreate Hugh Grant’s iconic dance, settle into a movie marathon, dress up as your favourite Love Actually character or throw a viewing party for Red Nose Day Actually on Friday 24 March. Once you’ve chosen your fundraising idea and created your Red Nose Day Giving page, tweet your link to Love Actually Script Editor @emmafreud to win a visit on-set for the final evening of filming with Keira Knightley.

Red Nose Day Actually will be broadcast on BBC1 on Red Nose Day, 24 March.

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March 2017