Love Actually is the most Marmite of all British films. Does it make you want to cry, or be copiously sick with disgust?
Well, not quite all.
While many of the lead players – including Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson – are signed up, two names are conspicuously absent: Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson.
Rickman, who sadly died last year, played the husband who had the oh-so-predictable affair with his secretary. Thompson played his wife who, opening his Christmas present to her to find a Joni Mitchell CD and not the expensive jewellery she had found in his coat pocket, realises he is having an affair.
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