First released during the 2003 holiday season, Love Actually, directed and written by Oscar® nominee Richard Curtis, would become a pinnacle of British cinema and an emotional lodestar for audiences around the world. In the 20 years since its release, Love Actually has evolved into an enduring multi-generational reminder of the universal power of love, in all its forms, and has become a holiday viewing tradition in homes around the globe.
Beginning in select global markets this November (details below), the home entertainment re-release of the 4K Anniversary Restoration of Love Actually will be supported by an all-new 30-minute featurette, filmed in London, of the all-star cast and filmmakers reminiscing about their favorite memories of the making of the film and reflecting on the impact and legacy of Love Actually, now two decades later. The theatrical re-release in the U.S. and Canada will include a new 10-minute introduction highlighting the film’s most iconic moments.
Love Actually features unforgettable performances from the most acclaimed actors of this generation, including two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson, BAFTA winner Hugh Grant, Oscar® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, Academy Award® winner Colin Firth, Oscar® nominee Liam Neeson, Oscar® nominee Bill Nighy, Oscar® nominee Laura Linney, Emmy and BAFTA winner Martin Freeman, BAFTA nominee Andrew Lincoln, BAFTA winner Gregor Fisher, Emmy nominee Thomas Brodie-Sangster, SAG nominee Rodrigo Santoro, Golden Globes Portugal winner Lúcia Moniz, Martine McCutcheon, BAFTA winner Rowan Atkinson, Academy Award® winner Billy Bob Thornton, and the late, legendary BAFTA and Emmy winning actor Alan Rickman.
Produced by Working Title founders five-time Academy Award® Best Picture nominee Tim Bevan and six-time Best Picture nominee Eric Fellner and by Best Picture nominee Duncan Kenworthy, Love Actually features an iconic soundtrack, a soaring score by Grammy winning composer Craig Armstrong, cinematography by Oscar® nominee Michael Coulter, production design from BAFTA winner Jim Clay and costumes by Oscar® nominee Joanna Johnston.
Writer-director Richard Curtis noted: “I’m really excited about this new version of the film; it’s never looked or sounded better. And, although I’m slightly shocked by how old I’ve got, I loved the featurette, which is full of new thoughts and memories about the film from all the people who made it.”