Airing as part of NBC’s Red Nose Day on May 25, Red Nose Day Actually features several cast members from the original 2003 film Love Actually reprise their roles. Among whom include Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, a bearded Andrew Lincoln, and Laura Linney, among others.
Check out the utterly delightful trailer here:
Sadly missing is Alan Rickman, who passed away early last year. Emma Thompson has confirmed that she will not be returning, as she was a close friend of Rickman’s and also played her husband in the original film.
The Love Actually short sequel is only a about 10 minutes long, showing how the characters have changed since the original movie, which was released 14 years ago.
But most things seem to have remained the same. Hugh Grant still enjoys dancing in his home. Andrew Lincoln still loves speaking via poster cards. Bill Nighy is still shacking up with pop culture icons.
Red Nose Day, which originated in the UK, and eventually made its way over to the States (naturally), is a fundraising event organized by Comic Relief every other year.
It culminates with a telethon (hosted by Chris Hardwick), featuring music, comedy, and moving documentary films. Red Nose Day unites the entire world in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people across the globe who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty.