ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

It's been 12 years since we first witnessed that collection of excellent turtle necks in the festive, gift-wrapped, golden love nugget of a movie, Love Actually. That's over a whole decade since Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant, amongst many others, got together to sing a few hymns, bang a few colleagues, and generally just warm our frosted hearts.

The story followed the relationships of 8 British couples, intermingling, overlapping and creating fuzzy feelings all around us.

Let's remind ourselves of the best bits.

There was that awesome airport scene, obviously.

And that bangin' solo slide from Mr. Grant.

AND those hot American chicks (otherwise known as Elisha Cuthbert, January Jones and Ivana Milicevic) with the dude from British TV Show My Family.

But, when we think about Love Actually, some of the best characters are often overlooked. They highlighted how overly cautious adults can be (we're looking at you, Liam Neeson), provided genuinely solid advice and excellent costume game...the kids!

But what are those cuties up to now? We've searched high and low to find the full cast, but somehow they've fallen through the net! Remember the octopus?!

And the second Lobster? (How could you not)

However, not all have hidden from MP's extendable tentacles. So, all together now...

'I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes...Love is all around us, but look at how they've grown!'

Thomas Brodie-Sangster - Sam

Not the only SamWise in the movie biz, this cute little critter provided endless charm, sound reasoning and before-his-time teen angst. Especially when it came to 'the one," Joanna. He even learned the drums for her! Kind of.

Since Love Actually: Nanny McPhee, Tristan + Isolde, Doctor Who, Nowhere Boy, Albatross, The Baytown Outlaws, American Dad!, Game of Thrones, The Maze Runner, Phantom Halo, Wolf Hall, Phineas and Ferb, Thunderbirds Are Go.

Lulu Popplewell - Karen's daughter

There was totally more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus, btw. Duh.

Since Love Actually: Other than Love in a Cold Climate, Love Actually seems to have been the only acting role for this cute little lobster. Although she did go on to play the lead role of Lyra in the BBC radio adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. Her younger sister Anna, however, played Susan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Olivia Olson - Joanna Anderson

She was the most popular girl in school and she hated boys. But that didn't stop Sam the stallion. After she totally pointed at him during her performance of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You,' during the school nativity, there was no going back.

Since Love Actually: The Tracy Morgan Show, Zoey 101, Phineas and Ferb, though most notably, Olivia is the voice of Marceline in Adventure Time.


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