The president of Universal Pictures has urged British director/writer Richard Curtis to come up with a follow-up to hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.

The British film, which focused on several different characters trying to find love, was a big hit at the box office, and now Universal chief Eddie Cunningham is hoping to convince the film's mastermind to pen a sequel.

He tells The Mail on Sunday, "I think there should be a Love Actually 2. I'd give it a green light. I think many American movies try to emulate that brilliant format where the stories interweave and no one's on screen for more than six minutes, but only Richard has achieved it. It really makes you appreciate the beauty of his writing."

Love Actually boasted an all-star cast, including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman.

Since Love Actually, Curtis has gone on to write the screenplay for War Horse, the 2011 epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg, Bridget Jones sequel The Edge Of Reason, episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley and Doctor Who.

His latest rom-com About Time, currently in post-production, will star Midnight in Paris actress Rachel McAdams in a time-shift story.

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