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Look, I know it is only September, but I can’t help but feel excited about Christmas. Is it too early? Maybe… Do I care? Nope.

I am already embracing the holiday spirit and this latest movie news has my heart feeling full and festive.

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clark and Crazy Rich Asians actor Henry Golding are set to star in a Christmas film together written by none other than Emma Thompson.

The Hollywood goddess is no stranger to festive films, having starred in Love Actually in 2003. Emma’s portrayal of the heartbroken Karen is by far one of her best performances *listens to Joni Mitchell and sobs*

The Pride and Prejudice actress has penned the screenplay for upcoming Christmas flick Last Christmas, with the help of Bryony Kimmings.

The writer revealed the movie is based on the popular Wham! hit Last Christmas. The late George Michael even gave the movie his blessing before his untimely passing on Christmas Day 2016.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig will take over directing duties for the romantic comedy.

Lead actor Henry Golding couldn’t help but express his excitement about Last Christmas: “Finally I can start getting excited and share the news… @paulfeig and I will be back to business in London at the end of the year.”

It is believed filming will take place in London later this year, which unfortunately means it won’t be released in time for Christmas 2018.

I guess we’ll just have to stick with the classics for now. If anybody needs me I’ll be watching Home Alone for the 1000th time.

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Love Actually is easily one of our favourite festive movies of all time, and we could never have imagined it taking place anywhere other London.

From the iconic backdrop to the crisp accents, the British capital plays as big a role in the 2003 film as any of the principle characters.

But how might the film have differed had it been set in our own capital city?

Now TV is here to answer that question for you with a post they shared on Facebook this afternoon.

Ladies, prepare to howl…

 

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Stop everything! 

Love Actually is coming to Netflix Ireland on December 14 and our Christmas streaming schedule just got a whole lot better. 

The streaming service made the announcement on Twitter this morning with a playful re-working of one the film's best-loved scenes.

You know the one – Andrew Lincoln, Kiera Knightly, cue cards, romance…

Only this time the cards read: "Every Christmas, we get the same question."

Followed by a number of tweets @netflix begging for the film to be made available on the service.

“We hear you!”, the announcement finishes.

“And we just wanted to say Love Actually is coming to Netflix UK and Ireland. Merry Christmas.”

Originally released in 2003, the Richard Curtis film tells ten interweaving stories of love around the festive season, and has cemented itself as a holiday tradition in many households across the country. 

Best. Christmas. Ever. 

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Is it still too early to talk about Christmas? Probably.

Do we have some seriously exciting festive news for you? Absolutely.

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are kicking off the holiday season with a special screening of the modern Christmas classic, Love Actually – complete with a full concert orchestra.

That's right. Get into the Christmas spirit with Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Kiera Knightley, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman… (the list goes on), on Friday, December 8.

Originally released in 2003, Love Actually tells ten interweaving stories of love around Christmas time, and has cemented itself as a holiday tradition in many households across the country. 

Audiences are invited to sit back and enjoy this much-loved festive film on the big screen as a full, live orchestra perform Craig Armstrong’s stunning score  – (and if that doesn't ignite your Christmas spirit, we don't know what will). 

Tickets cost €78.00 are on sale this Thursday, Octiber 5,  at 9am – but you better be quick, we reckon this show is going to be a sell-out, actually. 

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So, the hotly-anticipated mini sequel of the iconic rom-com, Love Actually, was finally aired last night, and fans loved it.

Red Nose Day raised more than €81,000,000 for Comic Relief through the TV special.

Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley,Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson and Colin Firth all starred in the 12-minute sequel. 

The sequel was written by Richard Curtis, who was the original writer and director, and Twitter is full of praise of the reboot.

Twitter fans credited the sequel for staying true to the original rom-com while giving it a modern twist. 

However, fans of the late Alan Rickman were sad that the prestigious actor is no longer here to see the sequel, and poignantly reflected on his work and memory. 

Other highlights of the Comic Relief special included Take That’s Carpool Karaoke parody, and a slight slip-up by Ed Sheeran. 

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We kinda freaked out when we heard that Love Actually is getting a sequel.

And even though it's only a ten minute short film, we can't wait for it to make its comeback.

Red Nose Day Actually will air on BBC One on March 24, and Andrew Lincoln was picked to tell us the news.

He hung up his zombie-slaying boots to do what he does best… communicate via placards.

 

And Twitter was loving it:

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Ladies, we officially have a new hero, and he goes by the name Martin Scally.

And believe us, by the time you finish watching his video, you'll have a new hero too.

As part of his campaign to nab the position of SU President for UCC, the student created a Love Actually-inspired video which has everyone here at SHEmazing! HQ falling over themselves this morning.

There are few words which will do this video justice, so we're gonna let the man himself (oh, and Keira Knightley) take it from ehre.

Martin, you have our vote…

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We were all delighted to hear that the Love Actually cast will all reunite for a Comic Relief special later this month.

But, as many pointed out on social media, one actor that will be sorely missed is Alan Rickman who passed away last year.

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However, no tribute will be made to him during Red Nose Day Actually.

Speaking to Associated Press, the film's director Richard Curtis said: "You know dealing with Alan is very complicated.

"We’re not doing everyone. We’re doing about two thirds of people," Richard said trying to explain the lack of a tribute for Alan.

Many took to Twitter to share their feelings on the director's decision:

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So, yesterday we discovered that Love Actually is coming back to our screens, and it's getting a modern makeover courtesy of Comic Relief.

Red Nose Day Actually will be a special short-film version of the flick, in aid of Comic Relief.

Much to our delight, all of our favourite actors from the original have signed up to take part in the 2017 version of the classic film.

Filming has already begun, and we've gotten some sneak peeks from behind the scenes courtesy of Red Nose Day director Emma Freud.

The BTS snaps show the likes of Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster filming new scenes. 

Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Matrine McCutcheon, Keira Knightly, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Andrew Lincoln are all making a comeback for the sequel. 

Day one of filming has just wrapped, and we're already beyond excited for the flick.

The new film is rumoured to be only 10 minutes long, and will be set 14 years after the original.

"We've been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part – and it'll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and recreating their characters 14 years later," writer and director Richard Curtis told the Mirror.

We cant wait to see that nostalgic moment for ourselves! 

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Love Actually was a romance movie for the ages.

We adored every couple and related to their plights, so we were totally delighted to hear that it's getting a sequel.

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Red Nose Day Actually will be a special short-film in aid of Comic Relief and all of our favourite original cast members have signed up to take part.

Huge Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Matrine McCutcheon, Keira Knightly, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and even The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln will all reprise their roles, which makes it waaay more exciting.

The sequel will be written by Richard Curtis, who was the original writer and director and his partner Emma Freud tweeted that filming will start tomorrow.

We. Can't. Wait.

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It's been a massive 13 years since Love Actually was first released, and it's still one of our favourite Christmas/hangover day movies ever.

One of the sweetest plotlines from the Richard Curtis film has to be the love story between Downing St housekeeper Natalie, played by Martine McCutcheon and the Prime Minister, played by rom-com veteran Hugh Grant.

Okay, there was a relatively shaky attempt to combine UK-USA relations with a love triangle featuring the PM, the US President and Natalie, but leaving that aside, it's pretty darn sweet. The scenes where David trawls through all of Wandsworth ("the dodgy end") looking for Natalie's house? Adorable.

So we were delighted to see that Hugh and Martine are still pally 13 years on, and even more excited to see them actually attending the same event in London on Tuesday night.

A whole heap of stars gathered at the British Film Institute's Chairman's Dinner last night to see Hugh accept his Fellowship Prize for outstanding contribution to the industry, and the proudest among them had to be his former co-star Martine.

"Well done Hugh – I was so honoured to be there with you," she wrote on Instagram yesterday.

"It was a beautiful, intimate evening and Hugh so deserves the honour. He is a reluctant movie star – but a a rare gem all the same who makes the whole acting process look like the most natural thing in the world… The best kind of acting in my book…"

Also showing his support was Love Actually hero Bill Nighy, looking dapper as ever in a pair of black-rimmed specs:

Anyone else dying to go and watch Christmas movies right now?

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As a general rule, Christmas hasn't begun until you've watched Love Actually at least once.

Richard Curtis's 2003 film – with its gorgeous performances from Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and more – still captures the hearts of movie-lovers everywhere 12 years on.

From that Joni Mitchell song to Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon's sweet love story ('W-w-would we call her chubby?'), there is so much to love.

And last night we got a very special look behind-the-scenes, all thanks to Richard Curtis's wife, Emma Freud, who just so happened to be heavily involved with the production process herself.

She, Richard and their son were at a New York cinema for a midnight screening of the film, which incidentally only attracted four other audience members. Awks.

But Emma kept herself entertained with some epic anecdotes and production tales via Twitter. Here are a few of the film's best kept secrets…

1. Emma's mum played Hugh Grant's Downing St housekeeper

 

2. London really is that beautiful

 

3. Basically everyone is in agreeance that Karl is breathtakingly gorgeous

 

4. That genius Rowan Atkinson scene? It was filmed at a VERY quiet time

 

5. And apparently he took so long wrapping that gift for a reason (originally, anyway)

 

6. And those sex stand-in scenes could have been a LOT more awkward

 

7. January Jones? Gas craic, it would seem.

 

8. Colin Firth's character was named 'Jamie' for the best reason ever

 

9. Hugh Grant wasn't always Hugh Grant

 

10. Second Lobster was played by someone very special…

 

11. As was the adorable Wise Man/Spiderman

 

13. Yes, Olivia Olson really IS that good at singing

 

14. Colin Firth had a KISSING CONSULTANT for that restaurant smooch

 

15. And those were indeed real airport reunions at the start and end

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