There’s a good chance you may be excited ahead of the much-anticipated Love Actually sequel being aired tonight (Friday, March 24) as part of Comic Relief .
But you won’t be as excited as two mega fans who have flown over from America to mark the milestone event.
The 10-minute film, called ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ , will star actors from the original film including Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martine McCutcheon and Keira Knightley reprise their roles from the comedy classic.
The film will also feature Barnardo’s ambassador and actor Andrew Lincoln, who returns as lovesick Mark and – spoiler alert – he is still in love with Keira Knightley’s Juliet.
After hearing news of the sequel, Team Andy Lincoln members Georgia Dante and Lisa Williams flew in from the USA to London with their Comic Relief red noses in hand and visited two locations from the original film.
Their first stop was St Luke’s Mews in Notting Hill where Andrew Lincoln filmed the famous cue cards scene in the first film – and where his sequel scenes are believed to have been shot.
They then posed with their red noses on at the bench at Gabriel’s Wharf where in the first film Liam Neeson’s character has a conversation with his son and finds out the boy is in love.
Team Andrew Lincoln is a fan group which follows the star around the world and raises money for charity. It has collected more than £600 for Barnardo’s with the Love Actually visit.
The team’s project manager Lisa Williams, from New York, said: “The team is always looking for new and fun ideas for fundraisers and were delighted to hear Andrew would be participating in Red Nose Day revisiting his character Mark."
The actor, who has gone on to find further fame as sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes in the hit show The Walking Dead, said: “I’m so grateful to all my fans wherever they are in the world for supporting me.
“But I have to say a really special ‘thank you’ to those amazing fans in Team Andy Lincoln. They’ve decided to raise funds for Barnardo’s children’s charity which I’ve supported for several years.
“As an ambassador for the charity I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand the work it does making a difference in youngster’s lives and this is thanks to people like those in Team Andy Lincoln.
So a really big heart felt ‘thank you’ from me.”
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