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How about this for some post-Valentine’s Day romance? Love Actually scribe Richard Curtis has penned a sequel to his 2003 hit film, and it started filming yesterday (February 16) in London.

Okay, so we don’t want to get your hopes up. It won’t actually be a full feature-length film (actually). It’ll only be ten minutes long, but it will give us an update on what happened to all those couples.

And by “all,” we mean all. Every member of the star-studded cast will be involved, including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin FirthBill Nighy, Chiwetel EjioforRowan AtkinsonThe Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln, and Liam Neeson.

Script editor Emma Freud shared a photo from the set yesterday:

Aww. It does bring back all sorts of memories.

If you’re thinking that scene looks familiar, then you’d be right: it’s the same spot where 12-year old Sam (Wolf Hall‘s Thomas Brodie-Sangster) confessed to dad Daniel (Liam Neeson) that he was in love some 13 years ago.

Here’s a clip for those who need reminding:

And here’s what father and son look like now:

Nice to see Liam’s character is still wearing that coat, grey scarf and turtleneck combo more than a decade later. You can’t beat the classics.

And there’s good news for anyone hoping Sam stayed with his childhood sweetheart. Emma let slip that a grown-up Olivia Olson, who played Sam’s love interest Joanna, was also on set:

The whole thing is in aid of Red Nose Day, the bi-annual charity drive organized by Comic Relief that has a reputation for hilarious celeb-studded comedy sketches.

The charity was founded by Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in 1985 in response to news footage of the famine in Ethiopia, and is still going strong to this day, with a fundraiser airing in the UK on Friday 24 March, and another planned on NBC in the US on May 25.

“It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based on one of my films,” said Curtis, “since Red Nose Day is now in both the UK and America.

“I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do ten minutes to see what everyone is now up to.”

And if you’ve ever wondered what happened to Daniel, Sam and Olivia, or Juliet (Keira Knightley), Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and Mark (Andrew Lincoln), or David (Hugh Grant) and Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) for that matter, then it looks like it’s all to play for. According to Emma Freud, the script is still being written, and ideas gratefully received on #rednosedayactually:

So what are you waiting for? Get cracking.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.