Love Actually sequel kills off main character in sad twist

As you might remember in the original, Hugh Grant, the most adorable Prime Minister of all time, releases his stress by having a dance around 10 Downing Street to Jump For My Love by The Pointer Sisters. He does however still enjoy dancing. He looks a little more venerable at 62, but with a face like that he was never going to age gracefully. He also featured in a press conference where he made an impassioned and powerful speech.

The "Love Actually" Red Nose Day television special certainly didn't disappoint, welcoming many surprises along the way as viewers caught up with their favourite characters, Mark, Jamie and Daniel. His character Mark is married to Kate Moss now, but still turns up on Keira's doorstep with those scary cards.

However, he was still bringing a flourish to his working style - spending a lot of care and attention gift-wrapping a Comic Relief Red Nose for a bemused customer. He's returned to Radio Watford to promote it too in an nearly line-for-line remake of the original Love Actually scene. He's not alone though.

13 years later. Sam is a young man and has come back to London to visit his dad and ask him something important about love.

Cameras also reunited with Colin Firth's character Jamie, who was seen driving in a auto with his wife and former housekeeper, Aurelia (played by Lucia Moniz), to pick up their kids. Yes, he's still got that lovely turtleneck, yes, he's still married to Aurelia, he's still driving his old Volvo, and he's still struggling with learning Portuguese. But he's in Sainsburys now, selling red noses. They've got three children, with a fourth on the way. It would have been nice to see Martin Freeman and Joanna Page back too, and maybe even Kris Marshall's horny caterer.

Well, are they? Curtis has long refused to make a sequel to "Love Actually", the feel-good, multiplot-strand film about different kinds of love - romantic, illicit, marital, unrequited, friendly, passionate - that takes place in the month leading up to Christmas and is now firmly anchored in popular culture as traditional festive season TV watching.

  • Salvatore Jensen