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Love Actually
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Curtis
Produced by
  • Duncan Kenworthy
  • Tim Bevan
  • Eric Fellner
  • Debra Hayward
  • Liza Chasin
Written by Richard Curtis
Starring
Music by Craig Armstrong
Cinematography Michael Coulter
Editing by Nick Moore
Studio StudioCanal
Working Title Films
DNA Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 14 November 2003 (2003-11-14) (United States)
21 November 2003 (2003-11-21) (United Kingdom)
Running time 136 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
France
Language English
Budget US$40–45 million
Money made $246.9 million

Love Actually is a 2003 Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. It features an ensemble cast, many of whom had worked with Curtis in previous film and television projects. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as the tales progress. Most of the film was filmed on location in London. The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later.

The film was released in the United States on 14 November 2003, receiving mixed reviews. It opened in the United Kingdom one week later, to positive reviews. The film was a box-office success, grossing almost $247 million worldwide on a budget of $40–45 million.

Although critics' reviews for Love Actually were mixed, the film is more popular among audiences and has even been discussed as an arguable modern-day Christmas classic.

Cast

Awards and nominations

  • Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film (nominee)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bill Nighy, winner)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Emma Thompson, nominee)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (nominee)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay (nominee)
  • Empire Award for Best British Film (winner)
  • Empire Award for Best British Actress (Emma Thompson, winner)
  • Empire Award for Best Newcomer (Martine McCutcheon, winner)
  • Empire Award for Best Newcomer (Andrew Lincoln, nominee)
  • Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress (Emma Thompson, winner)
  • Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Comedy (Bill Nighy, winner)
  • European Film Award for Best Actor (Hugh Grant, nominee)
  • European Film Award for Best Director (Richard Curtis, nominee)
  • London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Supporting Actor (Bill Nighy, winner)
  • London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Supporting Actress (Emma Thompson, winner)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (Bill Nighy, winner)
  • Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor, Musical or Comedy (Bill Nighy and Thomas Sangster, nominees)
  • Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress, Musical or Comedy (Emma Thompson, nominee)

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