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Love Actually

One of the most well-known British romantic comedies is easily Love Actually. This 2003 film written and directed by Richard Curtis shows a total of ten stories that involve diverse individuals and therefore, a large number of great actors. The film was better received by the audience than by the critics. Also, the story takes place during the Christmas season, so Love has actually come to be considered a Christmas classic too!

Love Actually managed to become a box office success immediately upon its release, grossing more than $240 million worldwide. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Movie, Music or Comedy!

The cast of Love Actually

One of the great characteristics of Love Actually is the incredibly talented cast filled with high-profile names. Its cast includes actors such as: 

  • Hugh Grant as "David"
  • Alan Rickman as "Harry"
  • Keira Knightley as "Juliet"
  • Colin Firth as "Jamie"
  • Liam Neeson as "Daniel"
  • Martin Freeman as "John"
  • Rowan Atkinson as "Rufus"
  • Claudia Schiffer as "Carol"
  • Emma Thompson as "Karen"
  • Billy Bob Thornton as "President of the United States"
  • Martine McCutcheon as "Natalie"
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster as "Sam"

Fun Facts of Love Actually

  • For the wedding of "Juliet" and "Peter", the creators were inspired by the funeral of Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets
  • Keira Knightley, who played "Juliet" is only five years older than Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who plays little "Sam."
  • The lake in which Lúcia Moniz and Colin Firth appear in the film was very shallow, and had many mosquitoes!
  • The scene where Emma Thompson realizes her husband was cheating on her was shot 12 times!