Fans of the 2003 Christmas-themed romantic comedy directed by Richard Curtis that is Love Actually are in luck as the much anticipated sequel Red Nose Day Actually has finally made its way online. With most of the original cast of characters returning from the original feature - most notably including Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, and Andrew Lincoln - fans of the feature length production are in for a very special treat by way of the British comedy production.
Sponsored by the fundraising charity organization Comic Relief as a part of Red Nose Day 2017, Red Nose Day Actually initially aired this past March on the BBC, but will now be made available to American audiences in a slightly elongated version. Returning director Richard Curtis is joined the second time around by co-filmmaker Mat Whitecross behind the scenes, and now fans can check out the movie in full online.
Courtesy of E! News, fans of the original romantic-comedy from 2003 living in the U.S. can now feel free to tune in online to watch the entirety of Red Nose Day Actually to their heart's delight. Taking viewers on a journey some several years after the events depicted in the original movie, the latest production sees the return of almost all of the original characters contending with new relationships, old flames, and parenthood.
Taking added inspiration from the ethos that stands behind the British holiday that is Red Nose Day, Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister takes it upon himself to deliver a message to the British people and all potential viewers of Red Nose Day Actually proper. Speaking to the charitable intentions that stand behind the Comic Relief foundation, Grant delivers the following monologue to his audience:
"Wherever you see tragedy, you see bravery too. Wherever you see ordinary people in need, you see extraordinary ordinary people come to their aid. Today is Red Nose Day and people are giving their hard-earned cash to people they will never meet but whose pain and fear they feel and want to fight, so it's not just romantic love which is all around. Most people still, every day, everywhere, have enough love in their hearts to help human beings in trouble. Good's gonna win. I'm actually sure of it."
With any luck, American movie-viewers will rush at the opportunity to catch Red Nose Day Actually in full online - and perhaps even consider donating some money to the Comic Relief fund while they're at it. In the mean time, be sure to kick back, relax, and enjoy the long awaited sequel to Richard Curtis' beloved holiday film.
Red Nose Day Actually is currently available to stream online.
Source: E! News