'Love Actually' cast reuniting for short sequel

The follow-up to the 2003 rom-com will screen on Red Nose Day in the UK

'Love Actually' cast reuniting for short sequel

Martine McCutcheon, Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley. Picture by Ian West PA Archive/PA Images

The cast of Love Actually are to reunite for a short 'sequel', set to broadcast in March.

Red Nose Day Actually will screen on BBC One during the annual Comic Relief event on March 24th.

The ten minute short will bring the original cast of the 2003 rom-com back together: including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lucia Moniz, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy and Marcus Brigstocke.

Writer & director Richard Curtis explained: "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.

"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."

He added: "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."

Love Actually was released to middling reviews in 2003 and remains a divisive film - but it has become a festive favourite for thousands of people in the UK & Ireland.