Noticeably absent from the sequel was Laura Linney, whose American character Sarah was torn between caring for her mentally ill brother and following her heart, after falling for her colleague, in the original film.
Ultimately, things didn’t work out in Sarah’s favour back in 2003, but we’re about to be given an update as to what she’s up to now, with Laura filming new scenes to be shown in the American cut of ‘Red Nose Day Actually’.
She told Entertainment Weekly: “I’d kept in touch with Richard Curtis. And then he sent me an email, explaining this short film reunion.
However, anyone hoping for a spoiler can think again, as Laura insisted she has “no clue” what her character will be up to in her story arc.
Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Martine McCutcheon all reprised their roles from the original film in ‘Red Nose Day’ actually, which closed with a rousing speech from Hugh Grant’s Prime Minister character, David.
The new cut of ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ will screen in the US on 25 May.