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All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral 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
William Wadham
as Bernie, Karen's Son
Gillian Barge
as Cabinet Minister
Edward Hardwicke
as Sam's Grandfather
Carla Vasconcelos
as Sophia Barros
Adam Godley
as Mr. Trench
Jill Freud
as Pat The Housekeeper
Junior Simpson
as Wedding DJ
Lulu Popplewell
as Daisy, Her Daughter
Nat Udom
as Language Student
Raul Atalaia
as Restaurant Proprietor
Jo Whiley
as Radio DJ
Kate Bowes Renna
as Cabinet Minister
Marcus Brigstocke
as Mikey, DJ Interviewer
Nicola McRoy
as Cabinet Minister
Richard Wills-Cotton
as Cabinet Minister
Stewart Howson
as Airport Gate Man
Wyllie Longmore
as Jeremy
January Jones
as Jeannie, American Angel
Julia Davis
as Nancy The Caterer
Carol Carey
as Natalie's Replacement
Declan Donnelly
as Dec
Glenn Conroy
as Barman
Ruby Turner
as Mrs. Jean Anderson
Tiffany Boysell
as Her Friends
Katharine Bailey
as Harris Street Little Girl
Matt Harvey
as Family Mourner
Dave Fisher
as Airport Guard
Catia Duarte
as Language Student
Elizabeth Margoni
as Eleonore
Helen Murton
as Funeral Priest
Bill Moody
as Natalie's Dad
Billy Campbell
as Natalie's Octopus Brother, Keith
Richard Hawley
as Alex, Deputy Prime Minister
Caroline John
as Sam's Grandmother
Doraly Rosen
as Press Conference Reporter
Amanda Garwood
as Backing-Singer Teacher
Helder Costa
as Mr. Barros
Joanna Bacon
as Natalie's Mum
Kate Glover
as Cabinet Minister
Margery Mason
as Harris Street Old Lady
Nina Sosanya
as Annie
Rory MacGregor
as Engineer
Ivana Milicevic
as Stacey, American Dreamgirl
John Sharian
as Wisconsin Taxi Driver
Sheila Allen
as Jamie's Mum
Michael Parkinson
as Parky
Clare Bennett
as Billy's Video Vixen
Gemma Aston
as Family Mourner
Adrian Preater
as Family Mourner
Paul Slack
as John's Brother
Sarah McDougall
as Receptionist
Vicki Murdoch
as Billy's Video Vixen
Nancy Sorrell
as Greta
Peter Marinker
as US Expert
Shaughan Seymour
as Movie Cameraman
Wes Butters
as Radio 1 Chart Show DJ
Elisha Cuthbert
as Carol-Anne, American Goddess
Michael Fitzgerald
as Michael, Sarah's Brother
Brian Bovell
as Radio Watford DJ
Colin Coull
as PM's Bodyguard, Gavin
Georgia Flint
as Her Friends
Jamie Edgell
as Airport Guard
Jont Wittingtom
as Guitarist
Dan Fredenburgh
as Jamie's Bad Brother
Igor Urdenko
as Language Student
Joanna Thaw
as Family Mourner
Katherine Poulton
as Billy's Video Vixen
Megan Owen
as PM's Secretary
Arturo Venegas
as Mr. Anderson
Sarah Atkinson
as Billy's Video Vixen
Tim Hatwell
as Vicar
Emma Buckley
as Jamie's Sister
Ines Boughanmi
as Language Student
Ant McPartlin
as Ant
Ciaran O'Driscoll
as Hospital Patient
Frank Moorey
as Terence, Who's In Charge
Keir Charles
as Press Conference Reporter
Meredith Ostrom
as Billy's Video Vixen
Paul Heasman
as Airport Guard
Sarah Holland
as Billy's Video Vixen
Tony Lucken
as Airport Guard

Crew

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