Love Actually

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Love Actually at 20: Richard Curtis’s imperfect yet irresistible Christmas romcom
Far from unimpeachable with problems ranging from a lack of diversity to an overdose of saccharine, the festive ensemble comedy is an annual staple nonetheless

Francesca Carington

06, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Richard Curtis admits regret over weight jokes and lack of diversity in films
Love Actually and Notting Hill director says jokes calling people chubby ‘aren’t any longer funny’

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

16, Oct, 2023 @11:43 AM

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Return of the romcom: the genre is thriving again – but with new values
For a dose of hope in hard times, romcoms still do the trick. Just don’t expect to see a remake of Pretty Woman any time soon

Louisa Young

15, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Fantastic Beasts to Love Actually: best films to watch over Christmas
Adam Driver stars in an action-packed adaptation of Don DeLillo’s great American novel, while Frank Capra’s smart twist on A Christmas Carol offers a lesson in the season’s true spirit

Simon Wardell

24, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Meg Wynn Owen obituary
Actor who starred in the hit TV drama Upstairs Downstairs, and watched Hugh Grant dance in Love Actually

Anthony Hayward

02, Dec, 2022 @2:39 PM

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How to save money this Christmas – send your cards via Japan | Brief letters
Letters: Christmas card efficiencies | Problems with Love Actually | Scots accent confusion | Welsh bonus in Wordsearch

01, Dec, 2022 @6:27 PM

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Richard Curtis: lack of diversity in Love Actually makes me feel a bit stupid
In a TV special marking the festive romcom’s 20th anniversary the director says ‘some moments … feel out of date’

Catherine Shoard

30, Nov, 2022 @10:09 AM

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How to save the planet? Richard Curtis says it involves pensions, actually
Director of much-loved Christmas film wants people to be aware of what investments may finance

Rupert Jones

18, Dec, 2020 @12:22 PM

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Which Christmas movie are you?
We all have a favourite festive film. But what does it mean if you are an Elf fan or a Love, Actually aficionado?

Stuart Heritage

25, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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There’s a lot to hate in Love Actually. But it’s also the ultimate Christmas fantasy | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Ignore the sexism if you can, and revel in a world of palatial flats where everyone adores the prime minister, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

08, Dec, 2019 @3:01 PM

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Why quality standards slip at Christmas when it comes to film
It’s the time of year where families gather, get drunk and consume Love Actually. But what is it about the season that makes us accept such dross?

Steve Rose

02, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Why is A Thousand Miles the most referenced song in cinema?
From White Chicks to Isn’t It Romantic, how the song came to represent cosy unoriginality

Ellen E Jones

28, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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