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Can anything ever top the quintessential rom-com that is the 2003 movie ? The perfect blend of comedy, drama, cheesy moments and goofy jokes, brought to life by a cast that looks like it's been put together to have anyone recognize at least one face, it's pretty much every one's go-to movie, whether at Christmas or after a tough breakup.

While the mini-sequel, Red Nose Day Actually, certainly doesn't aim to contest the first movie's iconic status, it's bringing the original cast together for a good cause. The 10-minute special will air first on British, then on American TV to raise money for Red Nose Day, a charity event created to support kids in need.

Watch The Trailer For 'Red Nose Day Actually'

He might not have had as many fans at the time as he does now with The Walking Dead, but we all remember Andrew Lincoln's passionate declaration with a bunch of panels, so the cast decided to use the same method for the new trailer.

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But if you ask Keira Knightley, the whole reason this is happening is just to see "which one of us has aged best" — and it looks like the 14 years have been rather kind to everyone.

Andrew Lincoln

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

The internet knows him as Rick Grimes, but back in 2003, Andrew Lincoln was the heartbroken best friend professing his love on cardboard.

Martine McCutcheon

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

Martine McCutcheon, who played the Prime Minister's crush Natalie in Love Actually, has also appeared mostly on TV since 2003, with shows such as Echo Beach and Midsomer Murders.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

Love Actually was just the beginning for Chiwetel Ejiofor, who since starred in 12 Years A Slave, The Martian and Doctor Strange.

Rowen Atkinson

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

Has Rowen Atkinson even aged a day? The comedy genius will take a break from Mr. Bean for another store scene in Red Nose Day Actually.

Keira Knightley

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

Since Pirates of the Caribbean, which came out the same year as Love Actually, Keira Knightley has been hard at work, from Pride & Prejudice to Begin Again to Anna Karenina and The Imitation Game.

Hugh Grant

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

Hugh Grant certainly hasn't lost any of his British charm in the 14 years between Love Actually and Red Nose Day Actually. You've probably seen him in the Bridget Jones sequel or Florence Foster Jenkins.

Liam Neeson

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

Did we realize at the time how star-studded this cast was? Liam Neeson's role as a caring dad was rather different from his usual action movies, and he's kept the same variety since, from a voice role in The LEGO Movie to Taken 3 and A Monster Calls.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

The cutest actor from Love Actually was obviously Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who went on to star in Game of Thrones and The Maze Runner.

Olivia Olson

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

Another barely recognizable face from the trailer is Olivia Olson's, who played Sangster's character's American crush, Joanna. She's specialized in voice work for TV, from Phineas and Ferb to Steven Universe and Adventure Time.

Bill Nighy

'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]
'Red Nose Day Actually' / 'Love Actually' [Credit: NBC/Studio Canal]

And look who hasn't aged a day: Bill Nighy is way past 100 acting credits, and he's still got plenty of time to return as rockstar Billy Mack. Love Actually just wouldn't be the same without him.

Red Nose Day Actually will air March 24 in the UK and May 25 in the US. For fundraising events, you can also head to the Red Nose Day page.

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