Laura Linney Finally Gets Her Happy Ending (with Patrick Dempsey!) in Love Actually Sequel

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Love Actually fans in the colonies finally have their answers!

Thursday night, American fans of the 2003 holiday classic tuned into NBC’s star-studded charity Red Nose Day Special, which featured the premiere of the highly anticipated Love Actually mini-sequel. The short followup was created by Love Actually writer/director Richard Curtis, who also happens to be the co-creator of Red Nose Day, Comic Relief’s annual charity event. Proceeds go to help disadvantaged children around the world.

The 10-minute clip, titled Red Nose Day Actually, featured most of the major stars from the film — like Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Andrew Lincoln. And although the heavily hyped follow-up to the beloved holiday-themed romance premiered in the U.K. in March, the U.S. version has some small differences.

If you can’t get enough of this Love Actually action, you can wear it via a limited edition Red Nose Day Actually cast T-shirt featuring the stars from the film. The special edition T-shirts are available online for $28. All proceeds will support helping children in need.

The Red Nose Day Special — which benefits charities fighting child poverty around the world — aired May 25 on NBC as part of a three-hour block of programming that began with Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day at 8 p.m., followed by Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day featuring Julia Roberts at 9 p.m. and the Red Nose Day Special hosted by Chris Hardwick on NBC at 10 p.m.

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