This First Look at the 'Love Actually' Reunion Is Lovely, Actually

Carla Harmon
February 17, 2017

Ahem, we mean actor Rodrigo Santoro.

Liam Neeson was spotted on the London-based set on Thursday, reprising his role as widowed father Daniel with Thomas Brodie-Sangster, now 26, who played his onscreen son, Sam.

Fellow Love Actually stars Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon; Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke, and Rowan Atkinson will also reportedly appear in the sequel, so we can only hope that Emma will post more photos featuring all our favorite characters as shooting gets underway.


Olson in particular looks unrecognizable (Freud notes that the actress appears "slightly older than she did in the original film"), and it's extremely jarring to see Brodie-Sangster standing next to his movie dad, almost as tall as Neeson. "Might have cried a tiny bit". Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising event which has involved tons of celebrities over the years in order to benefit children living in poverty worldwide and this year's event on March 24 will include Red Nose Day Actually which will be written by the original film's writer and director, Richard Curtis.

There's even a shot of them recreating that famous bench scene.

"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", Curtis told Deadline.


The filmmaker said that he was "delighted" about the fact that he had been able to reassemble so numerous original cast from the 2003 film.

It will be broadcast on BBC as part of the Red Nose Day appeal.

The 2003 smash is being resurrected for a ten minute Red Nose Day special - and fans couldn't be more excited.


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