Your Favorite ‘Love Actually’ Characters Return in First Teaser for ‘Red Nose Day, Actually’
Last month we learned that director Richard Curtis was reuniting with the cast of his beloved (and annually derided) 2003 holiday classic Love Actually for a new short film in honor of Red Nose Day. The short will premiere during this year’s Red Nose Day Special in May, but you don’t have to wait that long to see how much your favorite characters have changed, as NBC has released the first teaser — which sees the whole cast revisiting the iconic moment when Andrew Lincoln adorably / creepily shows up on Keira Knightley’s doorstep with a series of messages.
It’s a little funnier this time around, as the cast teases how much they’ve grown up (or, in the case of Bill Nighy, not) over the last 14 years. The new short, created for the annual charity drive, will explore what the characters from Curtis’ original film have been up to in the years since we last saw them. That includes Keira Knightley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Lucia Moniz, Olivia Olson and Marcus Brigstocke.
(I especially love the bit about seeing who’s aged best, followed by Hugh Grant holding a card that says, “Not Colin Firth,” a cheeky nod to their real-life rivalry.)
For the third year of Red Nose Day in the U.S., celebrities will unite to help raise awareness and donations for impoverished children. The Red Nose Day Special airs on March 24 on BBC1 in the U.K., and will air on May 25 on NBC in the U.S.