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Martine McCutcheon Hopes She And Hugh Grant Are Still Together In 'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel


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Ahead of the highly anticipated Love Actually mini-sequel that’s currently being filmed for Comic Relief, one of the movie’s stars, Martine McCutcheon, has excitedly teased a few details about her character Natalie and her romance with The Prime Minister, played by Hugh Grant.

Speaking on daytime magazine show ‘Loose Women’ on Wednesday (February 22nd), the 40 year old actress said that she and Grant would definitely both be starring in the project – but she wasn’t quite sure whether their characters would still be together, having not yet seen a script.

“I’m hoping me and Hugh are still together because we’re filming together. I haven’t been sent a script, I’ve just been in wardrobe,” she told the hosts.

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'Love Actually' Mini-Sequel Will Not Include A Tribute To Alan Rickman


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Love Actually director Richard Curtis has confirmed that the upcoming mini-sequel for Red Nose Day will not feature a tribute to the late Alan Rickman.

Rickman died aged 69 in January of last year, after a short, private battle with pancreatic cancer.

In the original 2003 film Rickman starred as a married man, tempted by his young, attractive co-worker, who he eventually buys an expensive necklace for as a Christmas present.

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'Love Actually' Sequel Special To Be Broadcast On Red Nose Day


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If you’ve always wondered what happened to the many characters of Richard Curtis’ massively successful 2003 rom-com Love Actually, your questions will all be answered in a special short ‘sequel’ to the film that will be broadcast as part of the BBC’s Red Nose Day next month.

14 years on from the much-loved (and much-loathed) original film, a large number of its cast members are reuniting for a ten-minute video that will air as part of the entertainment package the BBC has lined up for the 2017 edition of Red Nose Day, which happens on March 24th.

While not everybody from the film is involved, the special will feature Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Neeson’s on-screen son, now 26 years old!), Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson.

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The Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Gets A Makeover To Highlight Gender Inequality


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This week marks exactly 20 years since the Spice Girls burst on to the UK music scene with ‘Wannabe’. It’s hard to believe that its been so long since we first saw Mel B, Geri, Mel C, Emma and Victoria and heard the term ‘Girl Power’, but what’s harder to stomach is that two decades later women are still fighting for equality around the world.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the birth of ‘Girl Power’, the video for ‘Wannabe’ has been remade to highlight gender inequality issues faced by women across the globe. Launched by Project Everyone, the #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign addresses the issues still faced by women today, including education, child marriage, pay inequality and violence.

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Deleted Scenes From 'Love Actually' Reveals Heartbreaking Storyline Cut From Final Film


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Christmas must be soon approaching if we’re talking about Love Actually again. Richard Curtis’ 2003 rom-com has become a Christmas staple over the past decade and has been responsible for more than a few tears over a festive turkey. But a recently rediscovered deleted scene from the film has revealed another heartbreaking storyline which failed to make the final cut.

Emma thompsonEmma Thompson stars in Love Actually.

The storyline involves a stern headmistress, played by Anne Reid, who returns home from work to care for her terminally ill partner Geraldine, played by Frances de la Tour. The two were linked to the wider plot in the film through Emma Thompson's character, whose son was a pupil at Reid's school.

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Richard Curtis and Emma Freud - Best of Britain's Creative Industries - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 30th June 2014

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Richard Curtis and Emma Freud

Richard Curtis - Celebrities attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Honor Oliver Stone and Liza Chasin at Annual Benefit Gala at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 28th October 2013

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Bill Nighy, Richard Curtis and Domhnall Gleeson - 51st New York Film Festival - About Time - Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center - Red Carpet - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 1st October 2013

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Bill Nighy, Richard Curtis and Domhnall Gleeson
Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson
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Bill Nighy, Richard Curtis and Domhnall Gleeson

About Time Review


Weak

Curtis has said he may stop making movies, and on the basis of this film you can kind of see why: he's clearly in a rut. While this romance attempts a bit of magical whimsy, it's the same collection of sassy comedy, romantic drama and sudsy sentimentality that characterised Love Actually and Notting Hill. More troubling is how it presents that same almost offensively slanted view of British society.

The magical element is time travel, as young Tim (Gleeson) learns from his father (Nighy) that the men in his family can flit back along their timelines at will, reliving past events and fixing things where needed. Tim decides this will come in handy as he looks for a wife, and indeed he uses his skill to circle round and round charming American Mary (McAdams) until they fall in love. And over the next several years, as he figures out how to make their life together as amazing as possible, he learns that there are some limitations to this gift.

As always, Curtis gives his characters a fantasy level of wealth that doesn't really make sense. We never see Tim travel back to win the lottery, but there's no other explanation for how he and Mary are able to buy a house in a posh Maida Vale street. And these characters also live in an imagined pocket of London that has no diversity at all, as we never see anyone who isn't white and straight. But then, Tim's idyllic childhood on the Cornish coast isn't exactly believable either, complete with a quirky earth-adoring sister (Wilson) and always-confused uncle (Cordery).

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'About Time' Premieres In London: Did Critics Enjoy Richard Curtis' Swansong?


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When Richard Curtis announced that he was stepping away from filmmaking after three decades of movies, fans of his sweet and touching rom-coms looked forward to the final piece from the romantic comedy maestro who helped bring us Love Actually, both Bridget Jones films, Notting Hill and Four Weddings & A Funeral.

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Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams & Richard Curtis At Last Night's Premiere.

About Time's premise is straightforward yet intriguing. A young man named Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) finds out from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in their family have the ability to time travel. Just head somewhere quiet, focus on a dark memory then...pop! Rather than use the skill for earthly good Tim decides his first mission will be to get a girlfriend. The object of his affection, in true Four Weddings/Notting Hill Curtis style is the smiling, confident American to contrast with Tim's bumbling ways (à la Hugh Grant).

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Emma Freud and Richard Curtis - 'About Time' UK premiere held at Somerset House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 8th August 2013

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Richard Curtis, Director Of Bridget Jones, Notting Hill To Retire From Filmmaking


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Richard Curtis, king of the romantic comedy genre, has decided that the soon-to-be-released About Time will most likely be his last. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, best known for his screenwriting skills for The Boat That Rocked, Love Actually, Notting Hill, and both Bridget Jones films, has told Empire magazine (reported by The Independent) that "[About Time] probably will be the last film I will direct."

Pressed for a reason he's taking a step back, the 56 year-old filmmaker admitted he himself wasn't sure: "I don't know. Just a feeling...just a feeling. It feels like a summing-up to me. We'll see how things turn out."

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Rom-com Director Richard Curtis Is Stepping Away From His Directing Career.

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British Stalwart Richard Curtis To Put Down Camera And Quit Directing


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Undoubtedly the king of British rom-com, Richard Curtis has enjoyed a long and successful career, writing or helming some of the country’s most-loved films.

In addition to his Oscars and Bafta nominations/wins, he can probably add a ‘films played most at Christmas’ award to his illustrious list.

But the time has come, according to Curtis at least, to down tools and enjoy retirement. There will be no more writing/directing for this guy. "I waited a while in order to write About Time.

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Richard Curtis Returns With Latest Rom-Com 'About Time' [Trailer]


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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard Curtis, the man behind British romantic-comedy behemoths Notting Hill, Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary, is back with his latest foray into the best-loved movie genre. 'About Time' stars Domhnall Gleeson as Tim Lake, a 21-year-old who struggles with the opposite sex - that is, until his father (Bill Nighy) introduces him to an incredible time warp that will allows him a second chance on first impressions.

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Tim - who appears to be playing a character not a million miles from the one he played in Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror- soon meets a beautiful girl named Mary (Rachel McAdams) whom he begins to date. However, Tim slips up during one of his time warps, discovering that Mary has never met him before and that several months of romance have simply vanished. He must try and win her back for a second time, though his special power comes with dangerous consequences.

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Richard Curtis, Les Miserable, Odeon, Leicester Square, London and England Wednesday 5th December 2012 Richard Curtis at the premiere of "Les Miserable" at Odeon, Leicester Square, London, England

Richard Curtis, Les Miserable, Odeon, Leicester Square, London and England
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Emma Freud, Richard Curtis and Empire Leicester Square

Richard Curtis Wednesday 22nd August 2012 Director Richard Curtis on the final day filming retakes on location at Abbey Road for movie 'About Time'

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Richard Curtis - Director Richard Curtis Sunday 8th July 2012 on the set of 'About Time', on location in London. Rachel McAdams plays pregnant Mary and Domhnall Gleeson is cast as time-traveller Tim in the new Richard Curtis film.

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Richard Curtis Sunday 8th January 2012 War Horse UK premiere - Arrivals London, England

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Richard Curtis and Odeon Leicester Square

Richard Curtis - Friday 15th July 2011 at Latitude Festival Suffolk, England

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Richard Curtis Thursday 7th July 2011 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - World Film Premiere - Afterparty at Old Billingsgate Market London, England

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The Boat That Rocked Trailer


Legal radio stations in 1960's Britain weren't exactly what you'd call interesting to listen to if you were part of the hip young generation. 2 hours of rock was their weekly limit. 

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Big Ben Named Top Movie Location


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Big Ben has been named the most iconic film location in London in a new poll from movie advertising company Pearl and Dean.

The landmark headed the survey thanks to the scene from the 1978 thriller The Thirty Nine Steps, in which Robert Powell's character clings desperately onto the clock face.

St Paul's Cathedral was named in second in place in Pearl and Dean's poll of over 3,000 people, for the memorable scene in which pigeons are fed on the steps of Sir Christopher's building.

Cillian Murphy's confused stroll along a deserted Westminster Bridge in horror movie 28 Days Later earned the location third place, while the hectic climax of An American Werewolf in London saw Piccadilly Circus named the fourth most iconic spot.

Several Richard Curtis movies, such as Notting Hill and Love, Actually were listed in the poll, Kathryn Jacob, spokeswoman for Pearl and Dean, confirmed.

"Richard Curtis has done a lot to raise the profile of London in his films, so it's no surprise that he's taken three places in our poll," she said.

"But for a truly iconic image of London in film it's hard to beat the nail-biting, clock-ticking drama seen at the top of Big Ben in The Thirty Nine Steps."

The top ten was as follows -

1. Big Ben (The Thirty Nine Steps)
2. St Paul's Cathedral (Mary Poppins)
3. Westminster Bridge (28 Days Later)
4. Piccadilly Circus (An American Werewolf in London)
5. Number 10 Downing Street (Love, Actually)
6. The Millennium Dome (The World is Not Enough)
7. Westminster Abbey (The Da Vinci Code)
8. Portobello Market (Notting Hill)
9. Covent Garden (My Fair Lady)
10. Borough Market (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason)

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Bridget Jones's Diary Review


Very Good
I'm used to the e-mail: You're not a cheerleader so you shouldn't review Bring It On! Or If you don't like boring movies about Iraqi Kurds you shouldn't review A Time for Drunken Horses! Or If you've never heard of Reinaldo Arenas you shouldn't review a movie about his life (Before Night Falls)!

Sorry, folks, I don't buy it. Do I need to be shot into space to review Apollo 13? A movie should stand on its own whether you're familiar with the subject, whether you're fond of the topic in question, or whether you're a member of the demographic that the film is about or is targeted at. If it especially appeals to a certain group (and what film doesn't?), well, good for you. But I'm going to review whatever I want -- and if you don't want to hear what a white guy in his late 20s has to say about cinema, well, that's just to bad.

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Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason Review


OK
In the last three years, Renée Zellweger has lost all 25 pounds of her Bridget Jones weight, vamped her way through Chicago, chunked up again for Cold Mountain, waifed away for Down with Love, and -- finally -- put all that weight back on for her long-awaited return to the role of an insecure Brit -- one which she swore she'd never perform again.

Well, throw enough money at something and it's bound to change people's minds. In fact, that seems to be the operating assumption for the entirety of this sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, a lackluster follow-up to the mildly enchanting original.

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Love Actually Review


Very Good
I can only presume that the British calendar is so uniquely screwy that it allows for a Christmas movie to open a week after Halloween. Or maybe Love Actually is just in a universe of its own... one in which the prime minister is inaugurated in November and where an adverb can be used to modify a noun.

But a little oddness is forgivable: Directing a movie is a strange place for Richard Curtis, who's written umpteen Brit-friendly movies and TV shows over the years but hasn't directed one, until now.

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Four Weddings And A Funeral Review


Excellent
In the spring of 1994, Four Weddings and a Funeral was an international hit, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and turning Hugh Grant into a star. It was the My Big Fat Greek Wedding of its day. There's just one tiny difference. Four Weddings and a Funeral is a far superior movie in just about every way, a funny and stirring look at stumbling toward love and the effect of friendship.

And, there's not a bottle of Windex anywhere to be found.

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The Girl In The Café Review


Good
Underneath this cute, awkward romance is a movie with an agenda. The story concerns a befuddled, senior civil servant (Bill Nighy) and the quiet ingenue (Kelly Macdonald) he happens upon in a cafe. Things start popping when he lets her tag along to the G8 conference -- causing the sleepy financiers to get angsty when she makes inappropriate remarks about children dying in Africa. Strangely out of nowhere, Macdonald's diatribe makes only slightly less sense than Nighy's tolerance for it. Their love affair is tender and heartwarming, but the political bent (with closing tagline telling us about starvation in Africa) is a singular buzzkill.
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Richard Curtis

Date of birth

8th November, 1956

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.80


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