The original cast of “Love Actually” — yes, Colin Firth and all of your Austen-ified British boyfriends — are reuniting to star in a sequel for U.K. mega charity, Comic Relief. The 10-minute short, written by original director/writer Richard Curtis, is named “Red Nose Day Actually,” a nod to the charity’s official star-studded comedy bonanza on March 24. As we figured, the sequel won’t debut until March 24 on BBC One — so get your illegal international streaming sites programmed now.
“Red Nose Day Actually” will reunite stars Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Andrew Lincoln, and will catch up their characters in present day, 2017. As it’s been a 14-year hiatus for the cast, we have some guesses as to where they are now:
The Prime Minister/Hugh Grant — Impeached
Juliet/Keira Knightley — Filing for yet her fifth restraining order against Sharpie-packing stalker Mark (Andrew Lincoln)
Jamie/Colin Firth — Still not bilingual
As for the rest, like grieving widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), we hope their lives got progressively more interesting than finding true love by the very realistic deadline of Christmas Eve. Notably missing: Martin Freeman, who played John, and the very then-adorable Thomas Brodie-Sangster. But then again, there are so many coincidence-based interative, yet otherwise totally unrelated storylines you can fit into a mere 10 minutes.