Patrick Dempsey Joins ‘Love Actually’ Reunion Sequel ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ Special


NBC Universal announced that Patrick Dempsey will be sharing the screen with Laura Linney for the highly anticipated Red Nose Day special, “Red Nose Day Actually.”

The special is a short film sequel to the wildly popular 2003 Christmas movie “Love Actually.” Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the original film starred Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor and more. Each reprised their roles for this special. The story is a brief follow up to where each character is now, nearly 15 years later.

Patrick Dempsey filmed his scene with Laura Linney. She was the only American in the original cast. No information is available about Dempsey’s role or about what has happened with Laura Linney since last we saw her. The film left off with Sarah giving up her chance at love to take care of her brother.

Red Nose Day launched in the UK in 1988, but didn’t come to the US until 2015. It is a fundraising campaign that started with Comic Relief Inc. Its mission is to bring an end to childhood poverty around the world. Since 1988, it has raised more than $1 billion for organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Health Fund, and The Global Fund.

Red Nose Day in the United States is on May 25. Chris Hardwick will be hosting a special on NBC that includes comedy, music, and more. “Red Nose Day Actually” will air during the third hour of the three hour show. Other segments include “Running Wild With Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day,” and “Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day.”

For more information about the special or the organization, visit You can also pick up your own red nose at participating retailers around the country.

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