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Is a Love Actually Reunion Officially Happening? Here’s What We Know

After 20 years, our favourite cast could soon be returning.
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20 years after the release of the iconic Christmas classic, Richard Curtis is reportedly working on an upcoming Love Actually reunion film. 

Taking to Instagram, Martine McCutcheon, best known for her role as Hugh Grant’s secretary-turned-love interest Natalie, hinted at the exciting project.

“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,” she shared. 

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While Martine did not reveal whether any of her fellow original cast members were involved in the new project, she did share that the project will be “a really lovely, feel-good thing to go enjoy.”

To the delight of fans, the cast previously reunited in 2017 to commemorate Red Nose Day, with the Red Nose Day Actually special serving as a short sequel to the original story. 

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Red Nose Day Actually reunited the cast for the first time since the film’s debut. (Credit: Universal Pictures)

Not that we’re biased, but we think Love Actually is one of the best Christmas movies of all time, thanks to its heartbreaking plotlines (Alan Rickman we are looking at you), Christmas nativity lobsters, and Hugh Grant’s adorable dancing. 

Most recently, the cast reunited to mark the film’s 20th anniversary, with U.S. TV anchor Diane Sawyer sitting down with the cast in November 2022 as part of the reunion special aptly titled The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later.   

Ready to re-immerse yourself in the festive season? Scroll down for everything you need to know about Love Actually and the Love Actually reunion. 

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Hugh Grant leads the ensemble cast as the UK’s Prime Minister. (Credit: Universal Pictures)

When is the Love Actually reunion being released?

While the release date of Richard Curtis’ upcoming Love Actually project has not yet been confirmed, the most recent cast reunion, The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later, was released on November 29, 2022.

With the film celebrating its 20th anniversary on December 26, 2023, the Diane Sawyer special takes a deep dive into the beloved characters of the film to uncover “how the film became a beloved Christmas tradition and a global sensation, with new insight into behind-the-scenes secrets and iconic scenes.” 

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Love Actually was released in Australian cinemas on December 26, 2023. (Credit: Universal Pictures)

Who will feature in the Love Actually reunion?

For Richard Curtis’ 2023 project, only Martine McCutcheon has confirmed her appearance, however, we’ll be sure to keep a close eye out for any glimpse of the original cast returning. 

In the 2022 special The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later, host Diane Sawyer interviewed director Richard Curtis and original cast members Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Olivia Olson. 

Red Nose Day Actually marked the most recent full-cast reunion. Set 13 years after the events of the original film, the 15-minute film reconnected fans with some of the film’s most beloved characters and provided a highly-anticipated update on how the characters’ stories had developed after the heartwarming conclusion of the original film. 

Notably absent from the 2017 reunion was Emma Thompson, who opted not to participate following the passing of her on-screen husband Alan Rickman. 

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The film remains one of the most-watched Christmas classics. (Credit: UNIVERSAL PICTURES)

Where can I watch the Love Actually reunion? 

If you’re located in the U.S., you can watch The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later on Hulu.

Sadly for Aussie audiences, the Diane Sawyer special is unavailable to stream in Australia yet, however, you can catch up on the 2017 Red Nose Day Actually special on YouTube and Vimeo. 

Where to watch Love Actually in Australia? 

For Aussies ready to get into the Christmas spirit, you can stream Love Actually on BINGE and Foxtel Now. 

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