"Love Actually": The cast members today
"Juliet" marries "Mark's" best friend "Peter". At first, "Juliet" thinks that "Mark" can't stand her, but she eventually realizes that "Mark" is actually in love with her.
Andrew Lincoln, who played "Mark", also appeared in the series Strike Back and the film Heartbreaker. Since 2010, fans have been able to see him starring as "Rick Grimes" in the hit TV series The Walking Dead.
"Harry's" secretary "Mia" continuously flirts with him throughout the film. The considerably older "Harry" is flattered and buys her a necklace for Christmas. However, despite all her saucy seduction tactics, "Mia" remains alone on Christmas Day.
Alan Rickman - here in 2015 - played several incredible roles throughout his career and is mostly known for his role as "Professor Severus Snape" in the Harry Potter movies. Alan Rickman passed away at the age of 69 in January of 2016.
"Karen" (Emma Thompson) is "David's" (Hugh Grant) sister and "Harry's" (Alan Rickman) wife. She is delighted to find a beautiful necklace in "Harry's" coat pocket just before Christmas but devastated when he gives her a CD on the actual holiday. This is the moment when she realizes that he might be having an affair and so she starts to question their marriage.
Emma Thompson, who played "Karen" in Love Actually, has starred in countless other films including Saving Mr Banks and I Am Legend. She also both co-wrote the screenplay and appeared in, Bridget Jone's Baby. To date, she has won two Oscars and two Golden Globes.
"Sarah", played by Laura Linney, has been in love with her colleague "Karl" (Rodrigo Santoro) for years, but is not able to pursue their budding relationship as she has to care for her mentally ill brother "Michael".
Laura Linney starred in the series The Big C from 2010 until 2013. She is also an established film actress and has appeared in The Other Man and The Fifth Estate, among several other films. By now she has already received two Golden Globes and four Primetime Emmy Awards and is married to Marc Schauer, a real estate agent from Colorado. The couple have a son, Bennett Armistead Schauer, together.
"John", played by Martin Freeman and "Judy", played by Joanna Page, are working as professional doubles. They spend a lot of time naked, happily passing the time talking to each other while simulating various sex scenes. The two finally manage to go on a date where "John" kisses "Judy" goodnight.
Martin Freeman is a world-famous actor known for his roles as "Bilbo Baggins" in the The Hobbit films and as "Dr Watson" in the hit series Sherlock. He has won an Emmy Award and a BAFTA among many other awards.
Joanna Page is an actress and a model and has appeared in various films and TV series including Doctor Who and The Syndicate. Page's best-known role, however, is "Stacey Shipman" in Gavin and Stacey. She is married to the English actor James Thornton and together the couple have two sons and one daughter.
English girls don't seem to think "Colin" is a real catch and so he decides to visit America, looking for better luck. Arriving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin he meets three incredibly beautiful girls, all of whom fall for his British accent, inviting him to stay in their home.
Kris Marshall, who played "Colin" in Love Actually, found fame when he starred in the TV sitcom My Family. He has also appeared in Traffic Light, Murder City and Citizen Khan. From 2014 until 2017 Marshall played "Humphrey" in the BBC drama Death in Paradise.
January Jones rose to fame after appearing in American Pie and Anger Management. She also had parts in X-Men and Seeking Justice. She is best-known for playing "Betty Draper" in the hit TV series Mad Men and has been nominated for a Golden Globe twice as well as an Emmy Award.
"Daniel's wife and Sam's mother Joanna died of cancer. Since then "Sam" lives with his stepfather. "Daniel" finally leads "Sam" to follow "Joanna", an exchange student with whom he fell in love, to the airport.
After walking in on his girlfriend being in bed with his own brother, "Jamie" - played by Colin Firth - visits the South of France to work on his book, whilst having a heavy heart. He falls in love with his Portuguese housekeeper "Aurélia", played by Lúcia Moniz, who cannot speak a single word of English - just like he can't speak any Portuguese. When "Jamie" gets back to England he decides to learn Portuguese so that he can win "Aurélia's" heart at a later time.
Lúcia Moniz played "Aurélia" in Love Actually. She is a successful singer and has released four albums to date. Moniz has also appeared in a number of Portuguese Television series.
"David", played by Hugh Grant, falls in love with his new member of staff "Natalie", played by Martine McCutcheon. The British Prime Minister walks into the US President sexually harassing "Nathalie". However, as she does not say anything he believes that the two are engaged in some kind of flirtation. When he realizes that they had not really been flirting, "David" visits nearly every house on her street to try to tell her that he loves her.
Hugh Grant's big breakthrough role was in Four Weddings and a Funeral. He has had starring roles in numerous more romantic comedies such as the three Bridget Jones films and the all-time classic Notting Hill. The British heartthrob has won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA to date.
"Natalie", played by Martine McCutcheon, is a new junior member of the Prime Minister "David's" staff. After a somewhat complicated start, "Natalie" and the Prime Minister finally manage to steal a kiss at the end of the film.
Martine McCutcheon first found fame as "Tiffany Mitchell" in EastEnders. Since then she has appeared in various films and TV productions. McCutcheon also works as a singer and has released four albums up to date. She is married to the singer Jack McManus and they have a son together.
The American president in Love Actually, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is arrogant and unlikable. He is in England on an official state visit in the film.
Billy Bob Thornton has appeared in numerous films such as Bad Santa, The Judge and Armageddon. He is a gifted singer and has released four albums already. In 2014 Thornton married his wife Connie Angland. The couple also have a daughter named Bella.
"Rufus", played by Rowan Atkinson, is a jewelry salesman who is obsessive (and downright hilarious) about a present wrapping ritual (which includes numerous different packaging steps and the addition of freshly crushed dried lavender and sweets). This almost causes "Karen" catching her husband "Harry" while he is trying to buy a necklace for his secretary "Mia".
Rowan Atkinson gives a truly entertaining performance as "Rufus" in Love Actually. Best known for the "Mr Bean" sitcom that he co-created and was the star of, he has also enjoyed great success acting in various films and TV series such as the much-loved Blackadder series, and the Johnny English films.
"Billy Mack", played by Bill Nighy, and his band have a surprise Christmas number-one hit. Yet instead of celebrating the record's success at Elton John's Christmas party, "Mack" decides to spend Christmas Eve with his manager and friend "Joe" instead.
Bill Nighy first found TV fame as the serial womanizer Mark Carleton in the series The Men's Room in 1991. He has had numerous film and TV appearances since then and has had starring roles in films such as I, Frankenstein, Total Recall and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Nighy also plays "Davy Jones" in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
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