'Love Actually' Cast Reunites for Red Nose Day: Hugh Grant Dances, Laura Linney Returns
It's finally time to see who aged best.
It's official: Hugh Grant and his dance moves are back with a vengeance.
The cast of 2003's Love Actually reunited for Red Nose Day, featuring original castmembers Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lucia Moniz, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson and Marcus Brigstocke.
The brief sequel, entitled Red Nose Day Actually, is from the writer of the original film, Richard Curtis, who helped to start the Red Nose Day campaign to help end child poverty.
In the video, which debuted in the U.K. in March and on NBC on Thursday, Hugh Grant returned with his popular dance moves for Drake's "Hotline Bling" before falling down and getting too tired to continue. His character, the prime minister, also gave a timely speech to journalists in the U.K. and joked that "Piers Morgan is still alive."
Meanwhile, Lincoln's character brought out his posters again and visited Knightley, but this time it was to announce that he had indeed married one of the famous ladies alluded to in the original film — who was not a big fan of Lincoln's Walking Dead facial hair.
Laura Linney, one of the only American castmembers from the original film, whose character engages in a steamy tryst with a younger male co-worker, also made an appearance. Chatting on the phone with Patrick Dempsey, who played her husband in the clip, Linney's character seemed to have finally found love, actually.
Outside of the clip, Bryan Cranston was on hand in New York City — where host Chris Hardwick emceed the night's festivities — to be dunked into a tank of water. Sporting a red velvet smoking jacket and a large ornate pipe, Cranston mocked the crowd, only to be dropped into the icy bath when the donations exceeded $30 million.
See the long-awaited Love Actually reunion below.