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WATCH: Walking Dead actor Andrew Lincoln reprises roll in the Love Actually sequel for Red Nose Day

By JulesCrouch  |  Posted: March 20, 2017

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It looks like actor Andrew Lincoln will be appearing in the Red Nose Day sequel to the hit 2003 film Love Actually.

Lincoln is set to take a break from killing zombies in the hit US TV show The Walking Dead to reprise his role as the hopelessly in love Mark, who stole the hearts of women everywhere when he used hand-written signs to woo Keira Knightley's character, Juliet.

Juliet was married to Mark's best friend in the film and it looked like the love Mark could never have. But after Mark's signs stunt Juliet looks like been won over.

Keira Knightley and and Andrew Lincoln

Stars have been supporting Red Nose Day 2017 and have been photographed by Rankin who has designed a range of t- shirts for TK Maxx and an apron for HomeSense to help people living incredibly tough lives across Africa and here in the UK. The t-shirts and aprons are part of a Red Nose Day 2017 range of products available in TK Maxx and HomeSense stores nationwide, including in Burton.

Now photographs have been released of behind-the-scenes shots which show Lincoln, famous to Walking Dead fans for playing main character Rick Grimes, holding signs like he did in the original Richard Curtis film.

Love Actually stars Martine McCutcheon and Hugh Grant are reprising their roles (Getty Images)

The photos posted by producer Emma Freud, show Lincoln holding the signs much like he did in one of the Richard Curtis film's most memorable scenes which saw Mark profess his love for Juliet.

Lincoln refused to divulge any details of the scenes he's been filming this week in London in readiness for the Red Nose Day sequel.

Stars from the hit film Love Actually, including Huge Grant and Bill Nighy, who are reprising their roles
for the sequel in aid of Red Nose Day (Getty Images)

The 15-minute charity sequel, officially titled Red Nose Day Actually, will reunite many of the film's original cast, including Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kiera Knightley, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke, and Rowan Atkinson.

The Tweet showing Andrew Lincoln reprising his role and the famous scenes when he uses hand-
written cards to woo Keira Knightly's character Juliet

Emma Thompson, who played Karen in the original, has sadly confirmed she won't appear as it's too soon after the death of her co-star and off-screen friend Alan Rickman.

Red Nose Day, also known as Comic Relief, will air March 24 on BBC One.

Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster reprise their roles for the Love Actually sequel
(Getty Images)

When is Red Nose day and what is it all about?

Red Nose Day or Comic Relief Day takes place on Friday, March 24. People up and down the country will be taking part in fund-raising events. That night there will be an evening of televised events and features on the BBC.

What does Red Nose Day do?

The charity fund-raiser raises cash for vital projects in the UK and Africa, including fighting malaria.

Since 2000 child malaria death rates in Africa have dropped by 71 per cent. But malaria still kills more than 250,000 children aged under five each year in Africa.

Filming taking place in London for the Love Actually sequel. Pictured are Liam Neeson and
Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Getty Images)

Here Comic Relief has helped 90,000 children under five be treated with anti-malarial drugs.


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Just £2.50 can buy an insecticide-treated mosquito net to protect a child in Africa from contracting malaria while they sleep.

At home, Comic Relief helps fund projects to tackle things like domestic abuse. The police receive more than 100 calls relating to domestic violence every hour. Up to 60 per cent of women who experience domestic violence are pregnant at the time.

Emma Freud tweet during filming, showing Andrew Lincoln with Richard Curtis

Back in 2003, Comic Relief helped to set up the National Domestic Violence Helpline. It continues to fund it to this day. Since Comic Relief began, it has helped support more than 900,000 people experiencing such abuse.

Andrew Lincoln has been filming scenes for the sequel to Love Actually (Getty Images)

In the UK, just £20 could pay for a night's emergency accommodation and support for a family who've fled domestic violence.

When did Comic Relief start?

The Comic Relief charity was founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to the famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief.

How much has Red Nose Day raised?

Comic Relief has raised £1 billion during its 30-year existence

How can I get involved?

Go to http://www.rednoseday.com/

Here you will find tons of information. You can also shop on here for Red Nose Day goodies and order fund-raising kits.


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