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All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There's also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to cash in and get laid -- but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places. A working print of Love Actually premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:November 7, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard Curtis Best Screenplay 2003 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Bill Nighy Best Supporting Actor 2003 Winner

Cast

Alan Rickman
as Harry
Bill Nighy
as Billy Mack
Colin Firth
as Jamie
Emma Thompson
as Karen
Hugh Grant
as The Prime Minister
Laura Linney
as Sarah
Liam Neeson
as Daniel
Martine McCutcheon
as Natalie
Keira Knightley
as Juliet
Rowan Atkinson
as Rufus
Andrew Lincoln
as Mark
Billy Bob Thornton
as President of the United States of America
Joanna Page
as Just Judy
Kris Marshall
as Colin Frissell
Lucia Moniz
as Aurelia
Martin Freeman
as John
Thomas Sangster
as Sam
Heike Makatsch
as Mia
Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Peter
Rodrigo Santoro
as Karl
Claudia Schiffer
as Carol
Gregor Fisher
as Joe
Olivia Olson
as Joanna Anderson
Abdul Salis
as Tony
Shannon Elizabeth
as Harriet, The Sexy One
Denise Richards
as Carla, The Real Friendly One
Sienna Guillory
as Jamie's Girlfriend
January Jones
as Jeannie, American Angel
Elisha Cuthbert
as Carol-Anne, American Goddess
Ivana Milicevic
as Stacey, American Dreamgirl
Sheila Allen
as Jamie's Mum
Gemma Aston
as Family Mourner
Raul Atalaia
as Restaurant Proprietor
Sarah Atkinson
as Billy's Video Vixen
Joanna Bacon
as Natalie's Mum
Katharine Bailey
as Harris Street Little Girl
Gillian Barge
as Cabinet Minister
Clare Bennett
as Billy's Video Vixen
Ines Boughanmi
as Language Student
Brian Bovell
as Radio Watford DJ
Tiffany Boysell
as Her Friend
Marcus Brigstocke
as Mikey, DJ Interviewer
Emma Buckley
as Jamie's Sister
Wes Butters
as Radio 1 Chart Show DJ
Billy Campbell
as Natalie's Octopus Brother, Keith
Carol Carey
as Natalie's Replacement
Keir Charles
as Press Conference Reporter
Glenn Conroy
as Barman
Helder Costa
as Mr. Barros
Colin Coull
as PM's Bodyguard, Gavin
Julia Davis
as Nancy The Caterer
Declan Donnelly
as Dec
Catia Duarte
as Language Student
Jamie Edgell
as Airport Guard
Dave Fisher
as Airport Guard
Michael Fitzgerald
as Michael, Sarah's Brother
Georgia Flint
as Her Friend
Dan Fredenburgh
as Jamie's Bad Brother
Jill Freud
as Pat The Housekeeper
Amanda Garwood
as Backing-Singer Teacher
Kate Glover
as Cabinet Minister
Adam Godley
as Mr. Trench
Edward Hardwicke
as Sam's Grandfather
Matt Harvey
as Family Mourner
Tim Hatwell
as Vicar
Richard Hawley
as Alex, Deputy Prime Minister
Paul Heasman
as Airport Guard
Sarah Holland
as Billy's Video Vixen
Stewart Howson
as Airport Gate Man
Caroline John
as Sam's Grandmother
Wyllie Longmore
as Jeremy
Tony Lucken
as Airport Guard
Rory MacGregor
as Engineer
Elizabeth Margoni
as Eleonore
Peter Marinker
as US Expert
Margery Mason
as Harris Street Old Lady
Sarah McDougall
as Receptionist
Ant McPartlin
as Ant
Nicola McRoy
as Cabinet Minister
Bill Moody
as Natalie's Dad
Frank Moorey
as Terence, Who's In Charge
Vicki Murdoch
as Billy's Video Vixen
Helen Murton
as Funeral Priest
Ciaran O'Driscoll
as Hospital Patient
Meredith Ostrom
as Billy's Video Vixen
Megan Owen
as PM's Secretary
Michael Parkinson
as Parky
Lulu Popplewell
as Daisy, Her Daughter
Katherine Poulton
as Billy's Video Vixen
Adrian Preater
as Family Mourner
Kate Bowes Renna
as Cabinet Minister
Doraly Rosen
as Press Conference Reporter
Shaughan Seymour
as Movie Cameraman
Nancy Sorrell
as Greta
Carla Vasconcelos
as Sophia Barros
Jo Whiley
as Radio DJ
Arturo Venegas
as Mr. Anderson
Igor Urdenko
as Language Student
Ruby Turner
as Mrs. Jean Anderson
Richard Wills-Cotton
as Cabinet Minister
John Sharian
as Wisconsin Taxi Driver
Jont Wittingtom
as Guitarist
Nat Udom
as Language Student
William Wadham
as Bernie, Karen's Son
Paul Slack
as John's Brother
Junior Simpson
as Wedding DJ
Nina Sosanya
as Annie
Joanna Thaw
as Family Mourner
Bill Moody
as Natalie's Dad
Rory MacGregor
as Engineer
Sheila Allen
as Jamie's Mum
Stewart Howson
as Airport Gate Man
Wyllie Longmore
as Jeremy
Glenn Conroy
as Barman
Brian Bovell
as Radio Watford DJ
Elisha Cuthbert
as Carol-Anne, American Goddess
January Jones
as Jeannie, American Angel
Julia Davis
as Nancy The Caterer
Nina Sosanya
as Annie
Tony Lucken
as Airport Guard
Ivana Milicevic
as Stacey, American Dreamgirl
Adrian Preater
as Family Mourner
Joanna Bacon
as Natalie's Mum
Peter Marinker
as US Expert
Katharine Bailey
as Harris Street Little Girl
Jill Freud
as Pat The Housekeeper
Raul Atalaia
as Restaurant Proprietor
Junior Simpson
as Wedding DJ
Margery Mason
as Harris Street Old Lady
Megan Owen
as PM's Secretary
Paul Slack
as John's Brother
Ciaran O'Driscoll
as Hospital Patient
Billy Campbell
as Natalie's Octopus Brother, Keith
William Wadham
as Bernie, Karen's Son
Ines Boughanmi
as Language Student
Lulu Popplewell
as Daisy, Her Daughter
Elizabeth Margoni
as Eleonore
Michael Fitzgerald
as Michael, Sarah's Brother
Nat Udom
as Language Student
Sarah Atkinson
as Billy's Video Vixen
Jamie Edgell
as Airport Guard
Dan Fredenburgh
as Jamie's Bad Brother
Jont Wittingtom
as Guitarist
Doraly Rosen
as Press Conference Reporter
Matt Harvey
as Family Mourner
John Sharian
as Wisconsin Taxi Driver
Adam Godley
as Mr. Trench
Frank Moorey
as Terence, Who's In Charge
Kate Glover
as Cabinet Minister
Gillian Barge
as Cabinet Minister
Gemma Aston
as Family Mourner
Keir Charles
as Press Conference Reporter
Dave Fisher
as Airport Guard
Tiffany Boysell
as Her Friend
Edward Hardwicke
as Sam's Grandfather
Richard Wills-Cotton
as Cabinet Minister
Helder Costa
as Mr. Barros
Wes Butters
as Radio 1 Chart Show DJ
Meredith Ostrom
as Billy's Video Vixen
Declan Donnelly
as Dec
Michael Parkinson
as Parky
Clare Bennett
as Billy's Video Vixen
Ruby Turner
as Mrs. Jean Anderson
Georgia Flint
as Her Friend
Tim Hatwell
as Vicar
Igor Urdenko
as Language Student
Vicki Murdoch
as Billy's Video Vixen
Colin Coull
as PM's Bodyguard, Gavin
Arturo Venegas
as Mr. Anderson
Marcus Brigstocke
as Mikey, DJ Interviewer
Sarah Holland
as Billy's Video Vixen
Katherine Poulton
as Billy's Video Vixen
Helen Murton
as Funeral Priest
Amanda Garwood
as Backing-Singer Teacher
Emma Buckley
as Jamie's Sister
Carol Carey
as Natalie's Replacement
Jo Whiley
as Radio DJ
Caroline John
as Sam's Grandmother
Nicola McRoy
as Cabinet Minister
Sarah McDougall
as Receptionist
Richard Hawley
as Alex, Deputy Prime Minister
Ant McPartlin
as Ant
Kate Bowes Renna
as Cabinet Minister
Carla Vasconcelos
as Sophia Barros
Paul Heasman
as Airport Guard
Nancy Sorrell
as Greta
Shaughan Seymour
as Movie Cameraman
Catia Duarte
as Language Student

Crew

Richard Curtis
Director
Eric Fellner
Producer
Tim Bevan
Producer
Duncan Kenworthy
Producer
Richard Curtis
Screenwriter
Michael Coulter
Cinematographer
Alexander Hill
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nick Angel
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marti Sharron
Songwriter
Nick Moore
Editor
Jim Clay
Production Designer
Rod McLean
Art Director
Justin Warburton-Brown
Art Director
Jonathan McKinstry
Supervising Art Director
Michael Coulter
Co-producer
Liza Chasin
Co-producer
Debra Hayward
Co-producer
Richard Curtis
Executive Producer
Sarah-Jane Wright
Executive Producer
Jim Clay
Set Designer
Caroline Smith
Set Designer
Carlo Manzi Rentals
Costume Designer
Martin Chitty
Costume Designer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
Leigh Nicol
Costume Designer
Academy Costume
Costume Designer
Sam Conway
Special Effects
Gilles Kenny
First Assistant Director
Amanda Trewin
Supervisor/Manager
Metro Voices
Singer
Martin Hume
Camera Operator
Avril Soards
Stunts
Talila Craig
Stunts
Tracey Caudle
Stunts
Jonathan Lunn
Choreography
Geoff Foster
Sound Mixer
Camilla-Valentine Isola
Casting
Stephanie Corsalini
Casting
Raphaël Benoliel
Production Manager
Mary Selway
Casting
Shaheen Baig
Casting
Tori Parry
Production Manager
Fiona Weir
Casting
Kevin Tayler
Foley Mixer
Sara Woodhatch
Personal Assistant
Olivier Coquillon
Assistant Location Manager
Frank Gallacher
Assistant Costume Designer
Perry Bell
Painter
Charlotte Finlay
Assistant Costume Designer
Sophie Shand
Craft Service/Catering
Andy Good
Carpenter
Tony Wadsworth
Driver
Stephen McGregor
Carpenter
Nicolas Sabarros
Craft Service/Catering
Lorna McGowan
Makeup
Fran Triefus
First Assistant Accountant
Mark Heslop
Sound Effects Director
Deborah Harding
Post Production Supervisor
Samantha Heskia
Assistant Costume Designer
Mark Laidlaw
Generator Operator
Sophie Aitken
Craft Service/Catering
Peter Dansie
First Assistant Editor
Grahame Peters
Foley Editor
Patrick O'Flynn
Electrician
Heidi Gibb
Assistant Art Director
Vince Jordan
Craft Service/Catering
James Buxton
Carpenter
Kate Benton
Makeup
Tania Clarke
Assistant Avid Editor
Paul Harford
Electrician
Kenneth Welland
Painter
Clive Putman
Craft Service/Catering
Frank Berlin
Painter
Tom Glaisyer
Third Assistant Director
Nigel Crafts
Carpenter
Rolf Snellgrove
Carpenter
Matthieu Rubin
Transportation Captain
Fred Crosby
Painter
Peter Groves
Carpenter
Barry Gibbs
Properties Master
Tony Sayers
Assistant Sound Editor
Brendan Nicholson
Re-Recording Mixer
Russell Sargent
Carpenter
Craig Gleeson
Painter
Michelle Wright
Executive in Charge of Production
Charlotte Sewell
Assistant Costume Designer
Barnaby Inman
Carpenter
Aad Wirtz
ADR Mixer
Peter Mountain
Still Photographer
Geoff Nolan
Carpenter
Lionel Selwyn
Foley Artist
Alexander Oakley
Second Assistant Director
Sue Quinn
Location Manager
Jennifer Simonnet
Runner
Ben Crosby
Painter
Joseph Alley
Carpenter
Bryn Lawrence
Runner
Jean-Paul Bernardi
Buyer
David Sinfield
Electrician
Phoebe Scholfield
ADR Voice Casting
Andrea Couch
Art Department Assistant
Peter Nodwell
Carpenter
Garry Hedges
Carpenter
Michael Finlay
Painter
Adam Tudhope
Personal Assistant
Jo Roderick
Assistant Costume Designer
Matthew Whelan
Carpenter
Simon Fraser
Production Coordinator
Manuela Cripps
Personal Assistant
Una Hill
Assistant Production Coordinator
Gary Dormer
Electrician
Jeff Sullivan
Painter
Penny Powell
First Assistant Accountant
Gillian Dodders
ADR Editor
Gillian Dodders
Dialogue Editor
Aurelia Thomas
Assistant Location Manager
Joseph Jayawardena
Unit Production Manager
Miklos Kozma
Driver
Ian Zawadzki
Painter
Jools Faiers
Graphic Design
Chris Thompson
Line Producer
Isabelle Lippitsch
Production Accountant
Emma Vane
Draftsman
Clare Bennett
Personal Assistant
Simon Chamberlain
Musical Performer
Jae Sung-Oh
Runner
Terry Edland
Gaffer
Tim Keene
Visual Effects Producer
Esther Smith
Re-Recording Mixer
Glenn Freemantle
Supervising Sound Editor
James Bloom
Focus Puller
Robin O'Donoghue
Re-Recording Mixer
Marlene Lawlor
Assistant Costume Designer
Aliza James
Personal Assistant
Tricia O'Connor
Craft Service/Catering
Graham Daniel
Re-Recording Mixer
Jon Oliva
Music Editor
Jesse Hammond
Painter
Lee Sherward
Stunts Coordinator
Lee Biggs
Carpenter
Andrew Wilkinson
Assistant Sound Editor
Oliver Goodier
Art Department Assistant
John McGuigan
Painter
Sarah McDougall
Personal Assistant
Colin Osgood
Carpenter
Oliver Kersey
Runner
Eamonn Cann
Carpenter
Darren Gatrell
Electrician
David Philpott
Carpenter
Garry Higgins
Painter
Mike Beaven
Driver
Arnaud Duterque
Location Manager
Lisa Vick
Script Supervisor
Charles McGinlay
Painter
Cecilia Weston
Conductor
Simon Hudnott
Driver
Lisa Bracey
Assistant Costume Designer
Jonathan Hook
Unit Production Manager
Sophie Newman
Assistant Set Decorator
Kathy Nelson
Executive Music Producer
Oliver Loncraine
Camera Loader
Nick Goodall
Carpenter
Ben Howarth
Second Assistant Director
Samia Fadli
Extra Casting
Lucy Foulds
Assistant Location Manager
Anthony McGee
Carpenter
Enyo Mortty
Driver
Gerard Hubert
Assistant Location Manager
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