They grow up so fast: Love Actually's sequel has already started filming

Love Actually gets a sequel

Much-loved British romantic comedy from Richard Curtis will get a 'where-are-they-now' 10-minute special for Comedy Relief's 2017 Red Nose Day in the UK.

Well, that was quick.

Love Actually's sequel has already started shooting scenes for the upcoming Red Nose Day special that will see most of the original cast reunite in the name of charity.

Fans worked themselves into a frenzy on Thursday when it was announced the cult Christmas film was getting a 10-minute reboot.

Do you ever watch 'Love Actually' at Christmas time and ever wonder what happened to little lovesick Sam?
Do you ever watch 'Love Actually' at Christmas time and ever wonder what happened to little lovesick Sam?  Photo: Supplied

Now, pictures have emerged of what the cast look like 14 years after the film hit cinemas.

Director Richard Curtis's partner, Emma Freud, has taken to Twitter to give fans a little insight into what their favourite characters are up to in 2017.

In one snap, Liam Neeson and his on-screen son Sam - played by Thomas Sangster - share a laugh while preparing for the first day of shooting. Sangster was just 13 when Love Actually became a household name, but now rocks a moustache at the ripe old age of 26.

Neeson, however - whose character Daniel was grieving over the death of his wife in the original film - doesn't look like he's aged a day since 2003.

Pictures from the set show Neeson and Sangster sitting on a park bench overlooking the Thames, a throwback to the famous scene from Love Actually where Sam - whose cells have barely started dividing - announces he's in love.


His love interest and American classmate, Joanna, is also due to make an appearance in the spinoff. 

The Love Actually sequel will air on the BBC on March 25, hence why filming has already begun.

Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz and Marcus Brigstocke have all agreed to reprise their old roles.

Alan Rickman, who played Harry in Love Actually, died last year. It is widely speculated his character will be written out of the comedy special.