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"Love Actually" Came Out 20 Years Ago, I'm Ancient, Here's What The Cast Looks Like, And I'm Gonna Go Cry Now

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 2022-12-02

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Just this past week, Diane Sawyer sat down with the stars of Love Actually for an interview, because — believe it or not — it's been TWENTY YEARS since the movie premiered.

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So here's what the cast looked like in the movie vs. what they look like today in The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later — A Diane Sawyer Special .

Here's Emma Thompson as Karen in the movie:

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And here's Thompson in her interview with Diane:

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Emma recently starred in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and is playing Miss Trunchbull in the upcoming Matilda musical movie.

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And here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister in the movie:

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And here's Hugh speaking to Diane today:

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Hugh has a role in the new Knives Out movie, which premiered in theaters last week.

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Sam in the movie, at 12 years old:

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Here he is now, at 32:

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Thomas recently appeared in Game of Thrones and The Queen's Gambit , to name a couple.

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Laura Linney as Sarah in the movie:

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And here she is sitting down with Diane:

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Linney most recently starred in Ozark, which ended this year.

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And here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Martine McCutcheon as Natalie:

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And here she is in the interview with Diane:

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Martine most recently appeared in the 2018 movie The Bromley Boys .

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Olivia Olson as Joanna:

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And here's Olivia today, speaking with Diane:

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Olivia is a veteran voice actor, perhaps most famous for voicing Marceline in Adventure Time . She also makes her own music and has a few albums.

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And here's a side-by-side of her singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which of course she sang a snippet of for the interview:

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Here's Bill Nighy in the movie as Billy Mack:

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And here's Bill Nighy in the Diane Sawyer special:

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Nighy famously starred in Pirates of the Caribbean as Davy Jones, and most recently appeared in the TV series The Man Who Fell to Earth .

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Those were the only cast members who were featured in the special, but here are a few other stars of the film, just for the fun of it:

Here's Lúcia Moniz as Aurelia in the movie:

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And here's Lúcia now, in her most recent role in the movie Listen :

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Colin Firth in the movie:

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And here's Colin Firth in his most recent red carpet appearance:

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Colin starred in the recent true crime series The Staircase , and in his newest movie Empire of Light .

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Kris Marshall as Colin:

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And here's Kris at a recent movie premiere:

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Kris has been starring in the period drama Sanditon among other projects.

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's January Jones as one of the Wisconsin bar girls:

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And here's January at a recent event:

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January starred in Man Men, The Last Man on Earth , and most recently Spinning Out .

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Keira Knightley in the movie:

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And here's Keira today:

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You've probably seen Keira in a ton of stuff of course, her most recent movie being Silent Night .

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Here's a side-by-side:

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Here's Heike Makatsch as Mia:

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And here's Heike today:

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Heike has appeared in a bunch of projects in both English and German, including most recently the TV series Tatort .

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Here's a side-by-side:

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And finally, here's Andrew Lincoln as Mark:

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And here's Andrew on the set of The Walking Dead :

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Here's a side-by-side:

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