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Love Actually stars to reunite for 20th anniversary Christmas special

Shola Lee

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Love Actually stars to reunite for 20th anniversary Christmas special

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The cast of our favourite Christmas movie is reuniting and we're happier than a kid at, well, Christmas.

That's right, the cast of Love Actually will be reuniting 20 years after Richard Curtis' classic stole our hearts and made us love Hugh Grant even more.

Check out one of the heartwarming deleted scenes from the movie here:


Titled The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer Special, the special will be available to stream on Hulu on 30 November.

A promotional clip for the special shows all our faves back together, from Emma Thompson to Bill Nighy and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

The one-hour special is set to air on ABC and writer-director Curtis will also be taking part.

In a clip from the reunion, Grant can be heard saying his iconic line from the film 'love actually is?' and promptly following it up with 'dead!'

Yep, so not exactly the type of festive cheer we had in mind but we're just glad the band is back together.

The show 'will look at how the film became a beloved Christmas tradition and a global sensation, with new insight into behind-the-scenes secrets and iconic scenes'.

It's also set to 'examine how the COVID-19 pandemic refocused the ways we love and connect and the omnipresent acts of kindness inside our families and communities'.

It's the first time the cast will be reunited since their Red Nose Day Actually special, which developed a few of the characters' storylines further.

However, what some of you may not know about the film is that one storyline was scrapped altogether.

We can't wait to see the team back on our screens. Credit: Universal Pictures
We can't wait to see the team back on our screens. Credit: Universal Pictures

The axed scene was set to be a tear-jerker – not that we didn’t cry throughout most of the film already.

One of the tender scenes included the headmistress from the primary school featured in the film.

In the removed scene, the headmistress, played by Anne Reid, is seen heading home to her partner, Geraldine, played by stage legend Frances de la Tour.

However, unlike the other characters who are getting ready to celebrate, this story has a slightly sombre end. Geraldine is terminally ill but keeps her spirits high in a tender exchange with her partner, laughing about ‘fancy’ Christmas sausages.

They curl up in bed together as Geraldine coughs, and it is then later revealed that Geraldine passed away, with Emma Thompson’s character expressing her sympathies just before the nativity takes place.

Heartbreaking, right? Maybe they'll discuss the storyline at the reunion.

Topics: Christmas, TV And Film, News

Shola Lee
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