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There's more Love Actually 2 sneak peeks and we're SO excited


The news that there's going to be a special Love Actually sequel called Red Nose Day Actually, which will be shown as part of Red Nose Day 2017, Friday 24th March on BBC One, is literally all that's getting us through our chocolate deprived Lent.

It will feature Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke, and Rowan Atkinson.


We recently saw that Rowan looked like he had a brand new job in the short film, and it's only at bloody Sainos.

Now Emma Freud, the director of Red Nose Day, and Richard Curtis' wife has shared some more behind-the-scenes snaps.

One of the images shared appeared to show an under-study reading through a script, which Emma captioned: "This guy is the stand in for our lead actor today.... #rednosedayactually"

Emma also shared another image of a room full of extras acting as journalists, shot in a very similar location to Hugh Grant's Downing Street press conference in the original film.

She wrote: "Quite a lot of supporting cast in this scene."

Does this mean Hugh is returning as Prime Minister? Will there be a Trump-esque President?

We have so many questions!

Hmm we recognise a few of these 'journatlists'.

These latest updates come after Emma Thomspon revealed she would not be taking part in the sequel for a very sad reason.

Alan Rickman – who played her adulterous husband Harry in the film – passed away last year, and Emma has said that she thinks the sequel is arriving too soon after his death.

Speaking to PA about why she won't be in it, she said: "It's too soon. It's absolutely right because it's supposed to be for Comic Relief but there isn't much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend really only just over a year ago.

"We thought and thought but it just seemed wrong but to revisit the wonderful fun characters of Bill Nighy and Hugh Grant and Liam (Neeson) and all of that, that's fantastic but obviously what would he have done?"

Read more about that, here.

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