“Four Weddings and a Funeral” the sequel is here, just in time for the romantic comedy’s 25th anniversary.
The short film, called “One Red Nose Day And A Wedding,” brought screen lovers Hugh Grant, 58, and Andie MacDowell, 60, back together, this time for British television and the “Red Nose Day 2019” special.
The sequel was set 25 years after the original and featured Grant’s Charles and MacDowell’s Carrie as a longtime married couple in church to celebrate their daughter Miranda’s wedding (played by Lily James) to Faith (played by Alicia Vikander).
The film was part of the Red Nose Day annual fundraiser, a charity co-founded by Curtis, who wrote and directed “Four Weddings.” Curtis wrote the new film and brought the band back together.
In previews for the program, Grant called the televised nuptials, “the wedding of the year.”
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The return brought back cast members Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, James Fleet, David Haig, Sophie Thompson, David Bower, Robin McCaffrey, Anna Chancellor, Rupert Vansittart, Simon Kunz and Sara Crowe (not to mention a bizarre bit by Sam Smith…definitely not in the original).
As Charles and Carrie looked on, Faith and Miranda were wed by the blundering vicar Father Gerald (Rowan Atkinson, returning from the original).
The “Red Nose Day Special” will air in the U.S. as a three-hour special on NBC May 23.
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