Richard Curtis is working on a Love Actually sequel for Comic Relief
Richard Curtis is currently writing a 10-minute follow up to Love Actually for this year’s Comic Relief.
No, your eyes do not deceive you! Everyone’s favourite British romcom is officially making a comeback.
The Love Actually filmmaker has teamed up with the movie’s leading stars Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Andrew Lincoln and Rowan Atkinson for an exciting sequel: Comic Relief Actually.
The 10-minute follow up will air on BBC One as part of their Red Nose Day coverage on March 24, and viewers will get to reunite with all their favourite characters further down the line.
Richard talked about how much he has enjoyed working on the script. He said: “Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on – Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean.
“It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the UK and America.
“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… or is it so obviously Liam?”
The filmmaker also expressed his gratitude to all the big names from the movie who were willing to get involved with the sequel.
He said: “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 14 years later. We hope to make something that’ll be fun – very much in the spirit of the original film and of Red Nose Day – and which we hope will help bring lots of viewers and cash to the Red Nose Day shows.”
Comic Relief Actually will air March 24 on BBC One.