In December 2003, the film Love Actually – written and directed by Richard Curtis, and featuring an all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martine McCutcheon, and Martin Freeman (just to name a few) – was first released.
Today, the film, which follows several individuals and their interrelated love lives in the six weeks before Christmas, is considered an absolute cult classic; especially during the holiday season.
And it looks like something special is in store for Love Actually’s 20th anniversary – perhaps even a sequel?
Martine McCutcheon – who played Natalie in the film – took to Instagram on December 1 to post a few throwback pictures of her and Hugh Grant on set. And in her caption, the actress wrote:
“I’m filming a little something for Richard Curtis to celebrate Love Actually.”
This naturally sent fans into a tizzy. So much so, that just days later Martine posted a video to Instagram to give away a few more details.
“I have just been filming something for the delightful Richard Curtis. He is doing something which is going to be celebrating Love Actually big time,” Martine said.
“And he asked me to be involved and I was very honoured and flattered, and I, of course, said I would,” she continued.
“I’ll keep you guys posted about what it is, but I think it’s going to be a really lovely, feel good thing to go and enjoy.”
It’s likely a short film – similar to the 2017 short film Red Nose Day Actually – but (actually) we have to admit we’re hoping it’s Love Actually 2…
Is there going to be Love Actually 2?
Nothing has been confirmed in regards to a Love Actually sequel. However, Martine has revealed she filmed “something” with Richard Curtis in honour of Love Actually’s 20th anniversary.
Watch this space for more details!
What’s happening for the Love Actually 20th Anniversary?
Aside from the secret project involving Richard and Martine, Love Actually will be re-released in cinemas all across Australia in December 2023.
Plus, in honour of the 20th anniversary, a special Love Actually live-in-concert event will take place in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Essentially, an orchestra will play the soundtrack live while the film screens.
You can purchase tickets through Ticketek Australia.
Where can I watch Love Actually?
Love Actually is available to stream on BINGE.
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