‘Love Actually’ cast to reunite for 20th anniversary TV special


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One of the most beloved modern Christmas classics turns 20 next year, and to mark the occasion, cast members of the 2003 landmark romantic comedy “Love Actually” are reuniting for a TV special that airs next week on ABC, it was made. the network on Tuesday.

Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are taking part in the special, along with film writer-director Richard Curtis.

In a promotional clip shared by ABC show “20/20” on Twitter, Diane Sawyer asks the cast to fill in the line, “Love is actually…”, to which Grant drolly replies, “Dead!”

According to ABC, the special will look at how the film successfully rallied a diverse ensemble to create a charming and endearing film that explored several love affairs during a hectic month leading up to Christmas in London, England, which is a beloved holiday tradition. would be around the world.

The program, which comes a little early given that the movie was released on November 6, 2003, will also look at how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people interact, love and connect, and the all-important need for kindness in families. and communities.

The new reunion is not the first time that the actors from ‘Love Actually’ – including Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Colin Firth – have reunited.

In 2017, a short sequel to the film was produced for NBC in honor of Red Nose Day, a children in need charity founded by Curtis.

“The Laughter & Secrets of ‘Love Actually’: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer Special” airs Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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