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Love Actually
Directed by Richard Curtis
Produced by Tim Bevan
Liza Chasin
Eric Fellner
Debra Hayward
Duncan Kenworthy
Written by Richard Curtis
Starring Alan Rickman
Bill Nighy
Colin Firth
Liam Neeson
Emma Thompson
Hugh Grant
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 6 November 2003
Running time 135 min.
Country Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Language English
IMDb profile

Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. The film was the directorial debut of successful English screen-writer Richard Curtis and features an ensemble cast of predominantly British actors. Love Actually movie poster. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Tim Bevan is a succesful movie producer for Universal Studios. ... Eric Fellner (b. ... Duncan Kenworthy is a British film and television producer, and co-founder of the production company DNA Films. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ... Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish actor. ... Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A romantic comedy may be a film or novel, presenting a story about romance in a comedic style. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... An ensemble cast is a cast in which the principal performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance in a dramatic production. ...


The film's British premiere took place in Leicester Square in London on 16 November 2003. There, Curtis described his film as a "roaring rampage of romance" – a reference to the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill Vol. 1 released around the same time, which had been referred to as "a roaring rampage of revenge". Among the more general themes of unrequited love and conflicted loyalties, more specific themes include amorous desires for employees and for American women. Leicester Square at night in 2005: a view towards the northeast corner. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ...


In response to critics, Curtis said at the premiere, "I'd rather make a film that most of the audience liked and some critics didn't, than a film that critics loved and nobody wanted to watch."


As of July 2005, Love Actually had achieved a US gross box office of over $59 million and a world box office of just under $245 million. In the UK it grossed £36,238,777.

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Taglines

  • It's all about love...actually.
  • Love, actually, is all around.
  • Very romantic. Very comedy.
  • In cinemas soon, actually.
  • The Ultimate Romantic Comedy

Plot

The film weaves a number of love stories together, linking many characters together in the process. Below are summaries of each vignette, with crossovers pointed out appropriately. The film begins five weeks before Christmas. Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


Billy Mack and Joe

Billy Mack (Bill Nighy), an aging rock and roll legend, with the help of his longtime, overweight manager Joe (Gregor Fisher), records a Christmas single based on The Troggs' classic hit "Love is All Around". (The same song was also used in Curtis's breakthrough film, Four Weddings and a Funeral, there performed by Wet Wet Wet). Billy 'promotes' his new single throughout the film despite his honest admission that it is a "festering turd of a record." During his publicity tour, Billy promises to perform the song naked on television should the single become number one. Billy's single manages to top the charts and become the Christmas number one single. Instead of celebrating his victory at glamorous parties (most notably one hosted by Sir Elton John, to which he is invited and briefly visits), he returns to Joe's flat to celebrate. He explains that Christmas is a time to be with the people you love, and Joe is essentially Billy's family. In the end, Billy suggests celebrating Christmas by getting drunk and watching porn. He does end up performing naked on TV, albeit with boots and a strategically placed guitar. Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ... Gregor Fisher (born 22 December 1953) is a popular Scottish comedian and actor. ... The Troggs were a successful English rock band of the 1960s, who had a number of hits in Britain and America, including their most famous song, Wild Thing. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England. ... Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... Wet Wet Wet are a successful Scottish pop band of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is a waste product from an animals digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation. ... Each year, record companies compete for the Christmas number one single spot on the British charts. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, KBE, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, is one of the most successful British pop singers, composers, and musicians. ...


Juliet, Peter and Mark

Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) have a lovely wedding. Mark (Andrew Lincoln), best man and Peter's best friend, makes a personal tape of the ceremony and reception. When the official wedding video turns out to be dreadful, Juliet contacts Mark in the hopes of getting a copy of his footage, despite the fact that he has always been cold to her. The video turns out to consist entirely of close-ups of her, at which point she realizes that Mark is in love with her. Mark confesses that his coldness toward her is "a self-preservation thing". Later, Mark shows up at Juliet's door pretending to be a carol singer via a portable CD player, and uses a series of signs to convey his true feelings towards Juliet because "at Christmas you tell the truth" and "to me you are perfect". Following the confession, Juliet runs after Mark to give him a kiss and a sympathetic look, before returning to Peter. Mark tells himself, "Enough, enough now", acknowledging that it's time to move on. Keira Christina Knightley (pronounced ;[1] born 26 March 1985) is an Academy Award-nominated English[2] film and television actress. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Andrew Lincoln (born 14 September 1973) is an English actor, known for his roles in the series This Life (as Egg) and Teachers. ... Self preservation is part of an animals instinct that demands that the organism survives. ...


Jamie and Aurélia

Colin Firth as Jamie

Jamie (Colin Firth), a writer, first appears preparing to attend Juliet and Peter's wedding. Jamie's girlfriend (Sienna Guillory) decided to miss the wedding due to illness, but when Jamie returns home, he discovers she was actually having an affair with his brother. Jamie retires to the solitude of a French cottage to immerse himself in his writing. Here he meets housekeeper Aurélia (Lúcia Moniz), who speaks only Portuguese. Despite the language barrier they manage to communicate with each other. Their love grows and their parting is quite sad when Jamie returns to England for Christmas. Subsequently Jamie takes a course in Portuguese. On Christmas Eve, Jamie decides to ditch celebrations with his family to fly to Marseille to propose to her in his recently learned Portuguese. She accepts with her recently learned English. In the final scene she jokes that if Jamie had told her that his friends (Peter and Mark) were so handsome, she might have chosen a different Englishman. Image File history File linksMetadata Love_actually_shot. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Love_actually_shot. ... Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... Sienna Guillory (born May 31, 1975) is an English actress and model. ... Lúcia Moniz at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest Ana Lúcia Moniz is a singer and actress born on November 9, 1976 in Lisbon, Portugal. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence M...


Harry, Karen and Mia

Harry (Alan Rickman) is the manager of a design agency. Mia (Heike Makatsch) is his secretary who is clearly attracted to him. Harry's nascent mid-life crisis means he welcomes, tentatively, her attentions, eventually purchasing an expensive necklace for her (from jewellery salesman Rufus, played by Rowan Atkinson) for Christmas. Meanwhile, his wife Karen (Emma Thompson) is quite busy preparing for Christmas: dealing with her brother, Prime Minister David (Hugh Grant), her children's school Nativity play, and helping her friend Daniel (Liam Neeson) cope with the death of his wife. Karen comes across the expensive necklace in Harry's coat pocket and happily assumes it is a surprise Christmas gift for her. When the gifts are given Karen chooses to open a box that she assumes is the necklace, but is actually a CD (Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now, to "continue [Karen's] emotional education"). Karen immediately concludes that Harry is having an affair, and we see her break down alone in her bedroom before composing herself to attend the children's Nativity play with her husband. Following the play, Karen confronts Harry, who admits that he has been a "classic fool." The movie ends with Karen and the kids picking up Harry at an airport terminal suggesting that, though the two are not on steady terms, they intend to give their marriage a chance. Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Cover of CD single Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover, released 29 June 1999 Makatsch in her 1996 debut movie Männerpension as Maren Krummsieg Heike Makatsch (born August 13, 1971) is a German actress. ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish actor. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Both Sides Now is an album by Joni Mitchell, released in 2000. ...


David and Natalie

Martine McCutcheon as Natalie.

Recently-elected Prime Minister David (Hugh Grant) is young, handsome, and single. Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) is part of the catering staff and regularly serves his tea and biscuits. Something seems to click between them, but neither pursue the attraction, save some light flirting. When the President of the United States (Billy Bob Thornton) pays a visit, his conservative attitude and refusal to change any policies leave the British advisors stymied. It is only after David walks in to find the President attempting to seduce Natalie, however, that he stands up for Britain, listing Britain's good qualities such as Harry Potter and David Beckham's right foot, essentially embarrassing the President in a nationally televised UK press conference by saying in reference to the US that "a friend who bullies us is no longer a friend." Concerned that his affections for Natalie are affecting his political judgment, David asks for her to be "redistributed." A bit later in the film, while looking through a sampling of Christmas cards, David comes across a card signed "I'm actually yours. With Love, Your Natalie." Encouraged by this David sets out to find her. After much doorbell ringing, including a ring at Mia's doorstep, David eventually finds Natalie at her family's home. In exchange for some time with Natalie, David offers to drive them to the local school for the Nativity play (the same one that David's sister and niece and nephew are attending). The two watch the show from backstage, share a kiss, and are eventually exposed to the audience of the play when a curtain is raised during the big finale. At the airport in the final scene, Natalie leaps into David's arms when he returns from a trip. Image File history File links Martine_loveactually. ... Image File history File links Martine_loveactually. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... Martine McCutcheon (born Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting[1] on May 14, 1976) is an English singer, television personality and Laurence Olivier Award winning actress. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Billy Bob Thornton[1] (born August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ...


Daniel, Sam and Joanna

Daniel (Liam Neeson) has just lost his wife Joanna to a protracted illness, leaving him and stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) to fend for themselves. Daniel must deal with his sudden responsibility, as well as the evident end of his love life ("That was a done deal long ago", he says to Sam, "unless, of course, Claudia Schiffer calls, in which case I want you out of the house straight away, you wee motherless mongrel."). Sam, too, is especially forlorn about something, and eventually reveals that he is in love with an amazing girl singer from his school, also named Joanna (Olivia Olson), who, he assumes, doesn't know he exists. With Daniel's encouragement, Sam decides to become a drummer to impress Joanna, eventually acting as drummer for Joanna's performance of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" at the school Nativity play (also attended by many other aforementioned characters). Unfortunately, Sam fails to make his meaning clear, and he and Daniel must chase Joanna to the airport where her family is heading back to the United States. Thanks to another passenger heading through airport security (jewelry clerk Rufus, played by Rowan Atkinson), as well as the gate staff being distracted by watching Billy Mack's naked performance, Sam is able to sneak through to confess his love to Joanna. Meanwhile, just before Daniel and Sam's hasty departure from the Nativity play for the airport, Daniel bumps into another parent, Carol (played by none other than Claudia Schiffer). Sparks immediately fly and, in the closing airport terminal scene, as Sam awaits Joanna's return from the States, Daniel and Carol are there, hand in hand. William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish actor. ... Thomas Brodie Sangster (born May 16, 1990) is an English actor. ... Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970 [2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ... Olivia Olson (born May 21, 1992) is an American singer and actor. ... All I Want for Christmas Is You is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Careys fifth album Merry Christmas (1994). ... This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970 [2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ...


Sarah and Karl

Sarah (Laura Linney) first appears at the wedding of Juliet and Peter, sitting next to Jamie (Colin Firth). Her true storyline does not emerge, however, until we meet Karl (Rodrigo Santoro) who, along with Sarah, works at Harry's design agency. Sarah has been not-so-secretly obsessing over Karl for the duration of her employment. Harry implores her to say something to Karl since it's Christmas and indeed Karl already knows. Unfortunately for all concerned, Sarah has a mentally ill brother who contacts her mobile phone incessantly. Sarah feels responsible for her brother and constantly puts her life on hold to support him. Sarah's chance at making love with Karl comes following her company's Christmas party (hosted at an art gallery run by Mark), but she abandons the opportunity for her brother's sake. Their final scene shows him saying "Merry Christmas" to her as he leaves the office (although it is clear he wants to say more), and her breaking down in tears before picking up the phone to call her brother. But on Christmas Eve, she is shown exchanging Christmas gifts with her brother, and hugging him with honest affection. Laura Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American actress, active in movies, television, and theatre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Colin, Tony, and many women

Colin Frissell (Kris Marshall), after several horrible blunders in his attempts to woo various English women, including Mia and the caterer at Juliet and Peter's wedding, informs his friend Tony (Abdul Salis) that he will head to America and find love in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His rationale for crossing the Atlantic to find love is because, in his estimation, the United States are filled to the brim with gorgeous women who will fall head over heels for him because of his "cute British accent" ("Over there, I'm Prince William... without the weird family.") In a bizarre turn of events, the first place he travels to after landing (a normal, everyday American bar) contains three stunningly attractive women (Ivana Milicevic, January Jones and Elisha Cuthbert) who, after falling for his accent, invite him to stay at their home, specifically in their bed. In the final airport terminal scene, he returns to England from his magical trip to Wisconsin with one girl for himself, Harriet (Shannon Elizabeth) and one for a very surprised Tony, Carla (Denise Richards). Kris Marshall (born April 1973) is an English actor. ... Abdul Salis is a British actor. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett (D) Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... HRH Prince William of Wales William Arthur Philip Louis His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales (William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor) (born June 21, 1982) is a member of the British Royal Family, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and first son of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. ... Ivana Milicevic is an actress born in the former Yugoslavia. ... January Jones in a screenshot from film American Wedding January Jones (born January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA) is an actress. ... Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. ... Shannon Elizabeth (born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal on September 7, 1973) is an American actress, poker player, and former fashion model. ... Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. ...


Jack and Judy

Jack (Martin Freeman) and Judy (Joanna Page) work as stand-ins for the bedroom scenes in a film. Tony (Colin's friend) is part of the film crew, and passes them directions as to the activities they should simulate so that lighting checks and such can be completed. Despite their blatantly sexual actions, and frequent nudity, they seem very naturally comfortable with each other, discussing politics and movies as if they'd known one another for years. Jack even tells Judy that "it is nice to have someone I can just chat with." The two carefully and cautiously pursue a relationship, even seeing the Nativity play at the local school together. In the ending airport terminal scene, it is revealed that Jack and Judy are engaged. Martin Freeman (born September 8, 1971) is an English actor. ... Joanna Page (born in 1977 in Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh actress. ... Stand-ins in film are often misunderstood to be doubles for the actors, that is, people who double for the actor during filming, e. ...


Cast and characters

Main characters

Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... Martine McCutcheon (born Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting[1] on May 14, 1976) is an English singer, television personality and Laurence Olivier Award winning actress. ... Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... Lúcia Moniz at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest Ana Lúcia Moniz is a singer and actress born on November 9, 1976 in Lisbon, Portugal. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish actor. ... Keira Christina Knightley (pronounced ;[1] born 26 March 1985) is an Academy Award-nominated English[2] film and television actress. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Andrew Lincoln (born 14 September 1973) is an English actor, known for his roles in the series This Life (as Egg) and Teachers. ... Laura Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American actress, active in movies, television, and theatre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ... Gregor Fisher (born 22 December 1953) is a popular Scottish comedian and actor. ... Kris Marshall (born April 1973) is an English actor. ... Cover of CD single Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover, released 29 June 1999 Makatsch in her 1996 debut movie Männerpension as Maren Krummsieg Heike Makatsch (born August 13, 1971) is a German actress. ... Martin Freeman (born September 8, 1971) is an English actor. ... Joanna Page (born in 1977 in Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh actress. ... Olivia Olson (born May 21, 1992) is an American singer and actor. ... Thomas Brodie Sangster (born May 16, 1990) is an English actor. ...

Special appearances

This article has been illustrated as part of WikiProject WikiWorld. ... Billy Bob Thornton[1] (born August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer. ... Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970 [2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ... Anthony McPartlin (born 18 November 1975) and Declan Donnelly (born 25 September 1975), from Newcastle upon Tyne, England are popular presenters of light entertainment television programmes in the United Kingdom, as the duo Ant & Dec. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Parkinson CBE (born 28 March 1935) is an English journalist and television presenter. ... In Between Jobs (2005), album cover Lynden David Hall (May 7, 1974 – February 14, 2006) was a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. ...

The Americans

Ivana Miličević (born April 26, 1974 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, {formerly Yugoslavia}) is a Bosnian-born actress. ... January Jones in a screenshot from film American Wedding January Jones (born January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA) is an actress. ... Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. ... Shannon Elizabeth (born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal on September 7, 1973) is an American actress, poker player, and former fashion model. ... Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. ...

Other characters

  • Nina Sosanya - Annie
  • Rory MacGregor - Engineer
  • Sienna Guillory - Jamie's Girlfriend
  • Lulu Popplewell - Daisy
  • Frank Moorey - Terence
  • Jill Freud - Pat
  • Tim Hatwell - Vicar
  • Dan Fredenburgh - Jamie's bad brother
  • Julia Davis - Nancy
  • Abdul Salis - Tony
  • Helen Murton - Funeral priest
  • Edward Hardwicke - Sam's grandfather
  • Caroline John - Sam's grandmother
  • Junior Simpson - Wedding DJ
  • Brian Bovell - Radio Watford DJ
  • Marcus Brigstocke - Mikey, DJ interviewer
  • Wyllie Longmore - Jeremy
  • Helder Costa - Mr. Barros (Aurelia's Father)
  • Carla Vasconcelos - Sofia Barros (Aurelia's Sister)

Nina Sosanya is a British actress. ... Sienna Guillory (born May 31, 1975) is an English actress and model. ... Julia Davis (born 1966) is an English comedy writer and performer. ... Abdul Salis is a British actor. ... Edward Hardwicke (born August 7, 1932; sometimes credited as Edward Hardwick) is a British actor, the son of Sir Cedric Hardwicke and actress Helena Pickard. ... Caroline John (publicity portrait from 1987). ... He was a homosexual actor. ... Marcus Brigstocke (born 8 May 1973) is an English comedian and satirist who has worked extensively in stand-up comedy, television and radio. ...

Cameo

  • Jeanne Moreau - Woman waiting for a taxi at Marseille Airport Terminal
  • Ruby Turner - Joanna Anderson's mum and one of the backing singers at the school play.

Jeanne Moreau (born 23 January 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... Ruby Turner Ruby Turner (born June 22, 1958 in Jamaica) is a British soul singer and actress. ...

Uncredited Actors

The following actors are not listed as part of the official cast list in the film credits since the scenes they filmed were deleted from the final cut because their stories were not central to the main plot. Their scenes can be viewed as part of the deleted scenes on in the Love Actually DVD.

Anne Reid (born 28 May 1935) is an accomplished British actress with a lengthy career on TV, stage and film. ... Frances de la Tour (born 30 July 1944) is a Tony Award winning English actress. ...

In popular culture

Bollywood film Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love was inspired from the concept, though the storylines are entirely different. Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ...


Filming Locations

Most of the movie was filmed on locations around London. Among the locations used were:

There are also scenes done in Marseille in France: Trafalgar Square viewed from the northeast corner. ... The central courtyard of Somerset House in London. ... Look up Strand in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney stand in front of the famous main door to Number 10. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... Clapham is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South London. ... The London Borough of Lambeth is a London borough in South London, England and forms part of Inner London. ... For other uses, see Millennium Bridge. ... Selfridges in Birmingham. ... Oxford Street, with Centre Point in the background Oxford Street in 1875, looking west from the junction with Duke Street. ... Lambeth Bridge, seen from Millbank, looking north and downstream Lambeth Bridge from Millbank, facing east towards Lambeth Image:Lambeth. ... Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... Bankside Power Station after conversion to the Tate Modern, from the Millennium Bridge Bankside Power Station is located on the south bank of the Thames in the Bankside district of London. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Marble Arch was originally erected on The Mall, as a gateway to the newly rebuilt Buckingham Palace. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Chelsea Bridge from the south bank. ... OXO Tower, London OXO Tower from upstream, with Sea Containers House beyond poopoo The OXO Tower is a building with a prominent tower on the south bank of the River Thames in London. ... City Hall, taken from the high walkway on Tower Bridge The interior of City Hall City Hall in London, informally known as the Leaning Tower of Pizzas or Fosters Nutsack (see also 30 St Mary Axe), is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. ... The Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Herne Hill is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark in Greater London. ... Putney is a district of south-west London in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... The London Borough of Wandsworth is a London borough in South West London, England and forms part of Inner London. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ...

  • Aéroport de Marseille Provence
  • Le Bar de la Marine (where Colin Firth's character proposes to Lucia Moniz's character)

Marseille Provence Airport has been managed since 1934 by the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) has managed the airport. ...

Awards

Bill Nighy won a BAFTA Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role" in 2004. The film received nominations in other categories as well. BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...


The film was nominated for the Alexander Korda Award for "Best British Film" and Emma Thompson was nominated for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role". Sir Alexander Korda (September 16, 1893 - January 23, 1956) was a film director and producer, a leading figure in the British film industry and the founder of London Films. ...


Love Actually was nominated for a 2004 Golden Globe Award for "Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical" and Richard Curtis was nominated for "Best Screenplay." The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Soundtrack

The soundtrack album for Love Actually has achieved some chart success reaching the top 40 of the US Billboard 200 in 2004 and number 2 on the soundtrack album chart. It also has achieved gold record status in Australia and Mexico. The film's orchestral score was composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Craig Armstrong. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Craig Armstrong (b. ...


The track listing for the soundtrack is:

  1. The Trouble With Love Is - Kelly Clarkson
  2. Here With Me - Dido
  3. Sweetest Goodbye/Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
  4. Turn Me On - Norah Jones
  5. Take Me As I Am - Wyclef Jean & Sharissa
  6. Songbird - Eva Cassidy
  7. Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
  8. Jump (For My Love) - Girls Aloud (cover of Pointer Sisters)
  9. Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
  10. All You Need Is Love - Lynden David Hall
  11. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  12. I'll See It Through - Texas
  13. Too Lost In You (Soundtrack Version) - Sugababes
  14. Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
  15. White Christmas* - Otis Redding
  16. Christmas is All Around* - Bill Nighy - Bonus Track
  17. All I Want for Christmas Is You* - Olivia Olson - Bonus Track

* Bonus tracks. The Trouble with Love Is is the fourth and final single from pop rock singer Kelly Clarksons debut album, Thankful. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop singer from Texas. ... Dido (born Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong,[1] December 25, 1971) is a British BRIT Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter who performs under a nickname her mother gave her in childhood. ... Maroon 5 is a soul-influenced rock band from Los Angeles, California on A&M/Octone Records. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA pronunciation: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Haitian-born American rapper, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Sharissa (born 1976) is an American/Jamaican R&B singer and songwriter. ... Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC – November 2, 1996 in Bowie, Maryland) was an American vocalist described by the British newspaper The Guardian as one of the greatest voices of her generation. ... The Calling is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. ... Girls Aloud are a Smash Hits Poll Winners, TMF Award winning and BRIT Award nominated British girl group who found fame after winning the ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 on which they were created. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Both Sides Now is a song by Joni Mitchell. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Music sample All You Need Is Love ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... In Between Jobs (2005), album cover Lynden David Hall (May 7, 1974 – February 14, 2006) was a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. ... God Only Knows is the eighth track on the Pet Sounds album and one of the most widely recognized songs perfomed by American pop band The Beach Boys . ... First formed in 1961, The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band that gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls and cars. ... Texas are a pop music band from Glasgow, Scotland. ... Overloaded: The Singles Collection track listing Easy (11) Too Lost in You (12) Run for Cover (13) Alternate cover UK CD 2 cover Too Lost in You is a pop song written by Diane Warren for the Sugababes third studio album Three (2003). ... The Sugababes are a BRIT Award-winning pop group trio from London, England. ... Craig Armstrong (b. ... White Christmas is an Irving Berlin song whose lyrics reminisce about White Christmases. ... Otis Ray Redding, Jr. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ... All I Want for Christmas Is You is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Careys fifth album Merry Christmas (1994). ... Olivia Olson (born May 21, 1992) is an American singer and actor. ...


The UK version of the album features an additional score track by Craig Armstrong, "PM's Love Theme", "Sometimes" by Gabrielle, and the Girls Aloud cover of "Jump". However it does not include "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling which can be found on the US disc and the US disc replaces the Girls Aloud version of "Jump" with the Pointer Sisters' Original.. All other tracks are the same on both releases, albeit arranged in a different order. Louise Gabrielle Bobb (born April 16, 1970, London) is an English singer who records under the name Gabrielle. ... Jump (for My Love) was the lead track, although not the lead single, of the Pointer Sisters 1983 album, Break Out. ... The Calling is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. ...


All I Want for Christmas Is You, sung by Olivia Olson, was originally written and recorded by Mariah Carey. Although never released as a single, Olivia Olson's cover became surprisingly popular as one of the most requested Christmas songs in America for a time and it featured on The Today Show and on CNN.


Although it was not included on the soundtrack album, the Paul Anka song Puppy Love performed by S Club Juniors is heard in the film as well as Bye Bye Baby by the Bay City Rollers. The film contains the Pointer Sisters' version of Jump, while the (UK) soundtrack features a cover by Girls Aloud. Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. ... S Club 8, previously known as S Club Juniors, were a spin-off of the highly popular UK pop music band S Club (7). ... The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish Pop/rock band of the 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Girls Aloud are a Smash Hits Poll Winners, TMF Award winning and BRIT Award nominated British girl group who found fame after winning the ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 on which they were created. ...


References

  1. ^ Love Actually (2003) Trivia (HTML). Retrieved on 25 June 2007.

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A roundly entertaining romantic comedy, Love Actually is still nearly as cloying as it is funny…its cheeky wit, impossibly attractive cast and sure-handed professionalism are beguiling.
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