As a fan of Love Actually, I am thrilled to learn there is a sequel. Red Nose Day, Actually will air May 25, 2017 in the United States on NBC. It airs tonight in the United Kingdom…
Red Nose Day, Actually – Teaser
“Which member of the Love Actually cast has aged most gracefully? Find out for yourself! Watch The Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 25 at 10/9c on NBC.” ~ NBC
Follow-up to Richard Curtis’s loved-and-hated Christmas romcom will premiere on the BBC on 24 March and on NBC two months later for US viewers.
“…’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.’ [Says writer-director Richard Curtis.]
A notoriously polarising film, Love Actually’s cultural currency has grown in the 14 years since it was released. The film has been repeatedly unpicked, spoofed and deconstructed; four foreign language films – in Japanese, Hindi, Polish and Dutch – have also been inspired by the movie.
The showdown between Hugh Grant’s upstanding UK prime minister and the boorish, lecherous US president – reportedly based on a Bill Clinton/George W Bush hybrid – has been a touchstone of political discourse ever since. Even this week, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau found himself compared to Grant, following his meeting with US President Donald Trump…”
~ Catherine Shoard
Red Nose Day Is Fun & Raises Funds for People in Need
Red Nose Day is a day for fun and fundraising. This year, the United Kingdom celebrates it on March 24. Charitable contributions focus on “a range of issues, from homelessness and mental health to dementia and vulnerable young people.”
American Red Nose Day is celebrated on May 25 this year. Raised funds are dedicated “to help children who are most in need, both in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world.”
In case your memory of Love, Actually has faded, revisit the scene where the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) dances to The Pointer Sisters’ “Jump For My Love.” (Haven’t we all been caught doing something like that?) ❤
Love Actually – Hugh Grant Dancing
Simple pleasures: Movies!