Rowan Atkinson returns in Love Actually sequel for Comic Relief

Find out what Rowan Atkinson has been up to on the set of the new Love Actually sequel. The original cast of the hit Brit flick have reunited to film a follow-up for this year's Red Nose Day.

Here’s a sneak peek of Rowan Atkinson on set for filming of the new Love Actually sequel. The original cast of the 2003 hit Brit flick have reunited to film a short follow-up for this year’s Red Nose Day.

Red Nose Day director Emma Freud tweeted updates on the sequel, called Red Nose Day Actually and scenes featuring funnyman Rowan back as Rufus, the gift shop assistant who is painfully slow at gift wrapping!

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Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson on set (Emma Freud)


In the film update, Rufus will still be taking his time over serving customers with Emma’s photos showing a scene in Sainsbury’s where a long queue is forming at Rufus’s till.

She also tweeted a photo of her partner and the film’s director Richard Curtis chatting with Rowan between takes on set.

Red Nose Day Actually will be 10 minutes long and is set 14 years on from the original film, catching up with characters played by Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy and Marcus Brigstocke.

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Rowan gets back into character as Rufus (Emma Freud)


Love Actually followed the various love stories of an ensemble cast which included Hugh as the prime minister and Martine as his assistant.

The new instalment will air during Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on Friday March 24, BBC 1.

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