News of a short film sequel to rom-com classic Four Weddings And A Funeral has sent fans into overdrive.
And as filming gets underway for the Red Nose Day special, set to air in March 2019, new pictures have been released of the cast on set in North London, with Hugh Grant reprising his role as Charles from the original, but this time as a nervous father watching his daughter get hitched.
The actor, 58, was seen for the first time shooting alongside Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again star Lily James, 29, who plays his daughter and was clad in a stunning lace bridal gown.
Four Weddings And A… Wedding! Hugh Grant is the nervous father of the bride as he was pictured with onscreen daughter Lily James for the first time on Friday as filming for movie’s Red Nose Day sequel gets underway
Love: Hugh and Lily’s characters shared a touching moment together as they filmed more scenes
The One Red Nose and a Wedding special sees Charles (Grant) take centre stage as he joins his daughter (James) at the church on her wedding day.
Dressed for the occasion Hugh was smartly dressed in a checked suit and striped tie, sporting a floral buttonhole and a pair of specs.
He was seen linking the arm of his onscreen daughter as they made their way down the aisle together, with a giant floral headpiece pinned in the back of Lily’s hair.
Later on, Lily dashed out of the church wearing a full length padded jacket and non-bridal brown leather boots, pulling a hood up over her head.
Sweet: The One Red Nose and a Wedding special sees Charles (Grant) take centre stage as he joins his daughter (James) at the church on her wedding day
Suited and booted: Hugh looked incredible in a grey tweed suit and blue tie as he stood beside Lily
All the expressions: Hugh appeared very animated as he did his bit for charity, while throwing his hands up in the air
Bond: Hugh’s character Charles enjoyed a special moment with his onscreen daughter ahead of the ceremony
Blooming lovely dad! Hugh’s character linked his arm through his on-screen daughter’s as he led her down the aisle to marry her to her dashing groom
Delighted! Lily captured the joy of her character on her face when she comes face-to-face with her on-screen dad before he walks her down the aisle on her important day
Writer Emma Freud shared this handsome picture of Hugh on set, writing: ‘Nice tux’
Andie MacDowall, who is presumably Lily’s onscreen mother, Carrie, in the reboot was seen on set for a second time and certainly appeared to be the mother of the bride, wearing a stunning purple gown with a matching headpiece.
Freezing in the cold climate, she joined her castmates in wearing an oversized coat as she left the church, clutching a Thermos flask.
John Hannah is also back as Matthew and could be seen cradling a pet dog as he made his way out of the church alongside director Richard Curtis.
The iconic filmmaker could be seen speaking to individual actors as he worked his magic on set, clutching a hot coffee in order to keep warm.
At one point, he was caught up in conversation with actress Emerald Fennell, who did not star in the original but has appeared in Call The Midwife and Killing Eve.
Paws for thought: John Hannah is also back as Matthew and could be seen cradling a pet dog as he made his way out of the church alongside Richard
Familiar faces: Hugh and Kristen appeared to be getting on like a house on fire as they reprised their roles as Charles and Fiona
Heat it up: Writer Emma also shared a picture of Andie clutching her flask and her hot water bottle as she struggled to get to grips with the temperatures inside the church
Legend: Freud also shared this social media snap of Kristen’s full tulle outfit which had a monochrome skirt section
Happy days: Kristen had a big smile on her face as she filmed scenes in front of a London bus
Now that’s a hat! Anna Chancellor, who plays Henrietta, was famously called ‘Duckface’ by Kristen Scott Thomas’ Fiona – after she was left at the altar by Hugh Grant’s character Charles
Whatever is happening next? Lily and Hugh enjoyed a little downtime between takes
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Emerald, who was wearing a bright floral dress and a hot pink fascinator, is thought to be the child of much-loved characters Bernard and Lydia.
Kristen Scott Thomas’ returned as Fiona and pulled a serious of expressions as she posed in her all-black regalia and oversized hat, which may have been way more suited to a funeral.
Her nemesis, Henrietta, played by Anna Chancellor wore a similar headpiece – she was famously dubbed ‘Duckface’ by Fiona in the movie.
Keeping warm: Director Richard Curtis had a warm beverage in his hand as he watched over the exciting scenes
Busy shoot: The church was packed out with crew members who were all wrapped up warm in cosy looking padded jackets
Old friends: Curtis appeared to be thrilled to be working with some of his nearest and dearest once again
Loving life: Lily appeared in very high spirits on the day as she beamed from ear to ear
Doing the honours: The priest was ready and waiting to perform the ceremony – but will it all go to plan?
As filming began shooting for the short film sequel for Red Nose Day, the cast have sent fans wild while littering social media with a slew of behind-the-scenes snaps.
Emma Freud, the partner of the film’s writer Richard, live tweeted the first day of shooting on Thursday to the delight of fans, as she shared snaps of the original 1994 cast and some surprise cameos.
Among the photos was another shot of Andie, who played Hugh’s love interest, Carrie – but whether she remains with Charles in the reboot is not being revealed just yet.
Stunning: The church doorway was decked out in elaborate pink and white flowers as cast and crew congregated outside the ceremony
Pews looking at you: Lots of lovely ladies arrived on set to fill up the spaces in the church, all wearing brightly coloured wedding attire
Here come the boys! James Fleet, who played Tom, (left) was pictured arriving on set, as well as vicar Rowan Atkinson (right)
That’s one way to kill time: Freud also shared a snap of some of the cast, including James (right) dozing off on their lunch break
One for the CV: Actress and social media sensation Tanya Burr was dressed to the nines after being selected to play one of the bridesmaids
Sheer delight: Tanya also shared a picture of herself inside the church as she larked around with a fellow bridesmaid
Ugg it out: Tanya appeared to be freezing, just like the rest of the cast as she also clung onto a hot water bottle
Man of the hour! Director Richard Curtis was spotted on set filming his movie Four Weddings and a Funeral at a church in North London for Comic Relief
There appeared to be a glimpse of leading man Hugh sharing a kiss with a mystery woman, after his character Charles finally got together with Carrie at the end of the original movie 25 years ago.
Fans were quick to speculate a bespectacled man in a crowd shot shared by Emma was Hugh, as she teasingly captioned the image: ‘Quite an interesting kiss going on behind this lightbulb’.
The first day of shooting featured a wedding set up in a marquee, with all the original cast in attendance.
Emma shared a photo of actress Anna with the caption ‘Still looks like a duck,’ in reference to her character Henrietta’s nickname from Kristen Scott Thomas’ Fiona, who calls the woman Charles leaves at the alter: ‘Duckface’.
They’re back! The day before Richard live tweeted the first day of shooting to the delight of fans, as she shared snaps of the original 1994 cast, including Andie (left) and some surprise cameos
Fiona’s back! Emma Freud was seen having a chat with Kristin (left) who played the acerbic and witty Fiona in the 1994 film
Is that Carrie?Among the photos there appeared to be a glimpse of leading man Hugh’s Charles sharing a kiss with a mystery woman, after finally getting together with Andie’s character Carrie at the end of the original movie
Getting in on the action: Andie was seen planting a kiss on an unseen cast member
Found love? Emma shared a photo of actress Anna with the caption ‘Still looks like a duck,’ in reference to her character Henrietta’s nickname from Kristen’s Fiona
Kristin was hanging out with Emma before filming began, as the cast and crew enjoyed a celebratory dinner, also pictured by Emma on Twitter.
Kristin’s real life son is also making an appearance in the new short set 25 years on, playing unlucky in love Fiona’s son, with a photo showing the handsome offspring chatting to cast on set dressed in a smart suit to play an usher.
Rupert Vansittart was also back as Emma joked of Carrie and Charles unwanted drinking buddy: ‘Still boarish. Still lusting after Andie Macdowell. Still drunk tbh. Rupert Vansittart. The ledge.’
Son: Kristin’s real life son is also making an appearance in the new short set 25 years on, playing unlucky in love Fiona’s son
Dapper: Kristin’s son was dressed in a smart suit to play an usher and the son of his mum’s character Fiona
Fancy a drink? Rupert Vansittart was also back as Emma joked of Carrie and Charles unwanted drinking buddy: ‘Still boarish. Still lusting after Andie Macdowell. Still drunk tbh. Rupert Vansittart. The ledge’
Moving on from Carrie: George the Boor was also seen chatting to one of the all-star cameos in the Red Nose special – GMB presenter Susanna Reid, who looked ecstatic to be making an appearance
Making an apperance: Susanna looked gorgeous in a black floral dress as she shot another scene, photobombed by Richard
Returning: Another snap featured Simon Kunz (John with the Unfaithful Wife) (left) while James Fleet’s Tom is also back (right)
George the Boor was also seen chatting to one of the all-star cameos in the Red Nose special – GMB presenter Susanna Reid, who looked ecstatic to be making an appearance.
Another snap featured Simon Kunz (John with the Unfaithful Wife) while David Bower as Hugh Grant’s deaf brother, David also featured in photos.
Sara Crowe, Laura the bride from wedding one in the film, delighted fans as she held up the colourful heart ring from the iconic scene when best man Charles forgets the rings. ‘Still sporting ‘the’ ring,’ Emma announced on Twitter.
Famous brother: David Bower as Hugh’s deaf brother, David also featured in photos posted by Emma on Twitter
The brides: Sara Crowe, Laura the bride from wedding one in the film, delighted fans as she held up the colourful heart ring from the iconic scene when best man Charles forgets the rings while Sophie Tompson returns as Lydia
Cheeky! Sophie posed with her onscreen husband Bernard, played by David Haig as Emma joked the couple are ‘still shagging’
Chatty: David, AKA Bernard, was seen chatting with Anna Chancellor, who plays Henrietta
Part of the gang: John is also back as Matthew, who’s partner Simon Callow’s Gareth provides the funeral in the original film. The celebrated actor poses with actor Raza Jaffrey, who is making a cameo in the sequel
John Hannah is also back as Matthew, who’s partner Simon Callow’s Gareth provides the funeral in the original film. The celebrated actor poses with actor Raza Jaffrey, who is making a cameo in the sequel.
The new short film will air during Red Nose Day in 2019, following on from the huge success of the Love Actually reboot last year.
Red Nose Day co-creator Richard wrote the original film, and has written the new short, while original director Mike Newel also returns for the sequel, which will pick up 25 years after the original film.
The short film follows on from the huge success of Red Nose Day Actually, a follow up to Love Actually that premiered during Red Nose Day’s 2017 edition.
Showtime: David looked proud as he prepared to reprise his role as Charles’ brother David
All star cameos: Susanna Reid appears to be playing a wedding guest at the star-studded nuptials after Richard teased the sequel will feature a fifth wedding
Behind the scenes: Red Nose Day co-creator Richard wrote the original film, and has written the new short, while original director Mike Newel also returns for the sequel, which will pick up 25 years after the original film
Action! The set up on day one of filming involved a crammed marquee strung with light bulbs and decorations
Sweet touch: Emma revealed that alongside the returning cast, crew from the original movie are also back, including the florist employed 25 years ago
Who’s that? Emma teased fans with a glimpse at some of the beautiful costumes behind the scenes
More celebrations: The cast of iconic 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral are reuniting for a short film follow-up as part of Red Nose Day 2019
Leading man: Hugh, 58, (pictured left in the film and right now) will reprise his role as hopeless-in-love Charles who falls for Carrie throughout a series of weddings with his pals
Richard said of the reunion: ‘ We’re all definitely older – I suspect no wiser. It’s been really enjoyable working out what’s happened to all the characters – and now they get back together for the 5th wedding. Where, as usual, not everything will go as planned.’
The original film ended with Hugh’s Charles finally getting together with Carrie, played by Andie, after calling of his wedding to Henrietta/Duck Face (Anna Chancellor).
There will be a notable absence from the cast though as sadly Charlotte Coleman who played Charles’ sister Scarlett died in 2001.
Still together? The ending of the original film saw Charles and Carrie, played by Andie MacDowell, finally get together after Charles calls off his wedding to Duckface
Then and now: Andie, 60, achieved one of her first major box office successes with the original movie, and will also star in a new TV series loosely based on the film next year
Simon Callow will also be skipping out on an appearance as his character Gareth famously dies during the original film.
Four Weddings and a Funeral was made in just six weeks and cost under £3 million, but became the highest-grossing British film in history at the time, with worldwide box office takings in excess of $245.7 million.
The film was also nominated for the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay Oscars and picked up multiple Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
Found love? Kristin Scott Thomas’ character Fiona declared her love for Charles in the original film, but fingers crossed has found love in the follow up
Still married: Sophie Thompson and David Haig played one of the marrying couples in the film – Lydia and Bernard, with both returning for the new short
Fame: Sophie now stars in Coronation Street while David recently appeared in Killing Eve
It also launched the international career of leading man Hugh, and his huge success as a romantic comedy icon.
His fame also soared thanks to the premiere of Four Weddings, which saw his then unknown girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley wow in the now iconic Versace safety-pin dress.
Andie meanwhile achieved her first major box office success with the movie, along with her other early nineties hit Groundhog Day.
‘And the holy goat’: Rowan Atkinson returns as the hapless Father Gerald, after also reprising his other hilarious role in the Love Actually Red Nose Day special two years ago
It was revealed on Thursday that Andie will also have a guest star role in a new series inspired by the British film.
According to Page Six, the actress, 60, will take on the role of a new character in the Hulu limited series, which is heading to the streaming service in 2019.
Andie will join Game Of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays the mystery lead role and replaces original choice Jessica Williams.
The series revolves around four American friends, Maya (Nathalie), Craig (Brandon Mychal Smith), Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse) and Duffy (John Reynolds), who reunited at a wedding in London, with Andie set to play Ainsley’s mother Mrs. Howard.
Heartbreak: Anna Chancellor returns as Henrietta/Duck Face, who Charles dumps at the altar
All star cast: There will be a notable absence from the cast though as sadly Charlotte Coleman (right) who played Charles’ sister Scarlett died in 2001, while Simon Callow’s character Gareth (left) dies in the original film
The Four Weddings short film follows the massive success of Love Actually’s red Nose Day special which tied up the storylines of Hugh Grant and co 13 years on from the original movie.
Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Colin Firth and Thomas Sangster all reprised their roles.
The short also guest starred the likes of Kate Moss, delighting viewers across the world.
One Red Nose Day and a Wedding is a one off special that will premiere exclusively during Red Nose Day 2019 on BBC One on Friday, 15th March. It will also feature as part of NBC’s programming for Red Nose Day USA in May.
Reunion: The Four Weddings short film follows the massive success of Love Actually’s red Nose Day special in 2017 which saw the likes of Andrew Lincoln (right) return alongside new guest star Kate Moss