‘Love Actually’ cast to reunite for 20th anniversary TV special

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Just one of the most beloved modern Christmas classics is turning 20 following year, and to mark the event, solid customers from the landmark 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually” are reuniting for a Television set exclusive to air on ABC subsequent week, the community announced Tuesday.

Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Invoice Nighy and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are taking component in the unique, alongside with the film’s writer-director Richard Curtis.

In a advertising clip shared by ABC software “20/20” on Twitter, Diane Sawyer asks the solid to fill in the sentence, “Love actually is…,” to which Grant drolly responses, “Dead!”

In accordance to ABC, the exclusive will glance at how the film correctly corralled a assorted ensemble to create a charming and winsome movie analyzing several loving interactions throughout a frantic thirty day period foremost up to Xmas in London, England, going on to come to be a beloved holiday custom all-around the planet.

The software, which comes a minimal early, considering the film was introduced on November 6, 2003, will also glance at how the COVID-19 pandemic improved the approaches people interact, adore and link, and the all-significant have to have for kindness in families and communities.

The new reunion is not the initially time the actors from “Love Actually” – who also consist of Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Colin Firth – have arrive alongside one another once more.

In 2017, a shorter sequel to the film was manufactured for NBC in honor of Purple Nose Working day, a charity for young children in want designed by Curtis.

“The Laughter & Tricks of ‘Love Actually’: 20 Many years Later – A Diane Sawyer Special” airs Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.