“Four Weddings & A Funeral” Gets Red Nose Day Sequel In 2019

25 years on, the cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral are set to reunite in 2019 for Red Nose Day.

Hugh Grant - Four Weddings and a Funeral

A firm favourite of romantic comedy fans, the original cast, including Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell and Kristen Scott Thomas, are to star in a new short film penned by Richard Curtis.

The new film, One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, will follow the same characters as the 1994 hit more than two decades later.

Curtis expressed: “We’re all definitely older – I suspect no wiser. It’s been really enjoyable working out what’s happened to all the characters.

“Now they get back together for the fifth wedding, where, as usual, not everything will go as planned.”

Exclusively premiering during the charity fundraising programme, which will be shown on BBC1 on March 15, 2019, the one off special is already set to be a firm favourite of the televised event. It will also feature as part of NBC’s American version of the telethon in May.

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding will also include returning cast members John Hannon, Rowan Atkinson, James Fleet and David Haig, with director Mike Newell also making a comeback.

Charlotte Coleman, who played Hugh Grant’s flatmate in the original film, will sadly be absent from the new short, after her unfortunate death in 2001 at the young age of 33 due to complications with asthma.

Four Weddings and a Funeral is remembered as one of the defining British films of the nineties. Not only did it catapult Hugh Grant towards international stardom and acclaim, it created a new mode for British romantic comedies as a genre.

Curtis went on to write Notting Hill and Love, Actually – which received its own mini-sequel during Red Nose Day 2017.

He also worked on the screenplay for Bridget Jones’s Diary, adapted from the novel of the same name by Helen Fielding. No stranger to presenting some of the best romantic comedy to date, the 2019 short film is sure to be a resounding success.

Film critic, Pamela Hutchinson, expressed to the BBC: “There’s a massive amount of nostalgia for Four Weddings, which is understandable as it’s a real British favourite.
“And if that can be turned into support for a good cause, it’s an excellent idea.

“I am sure we all wondered what happened to the happy couple after that unforgettable kiss in the rain. After 25 years, the possibilities are numerous, I suppose.

“Will Charles and Carrie be the ones to get married? If Hugh Grant isn’t late for the wedding and swearing heroically I will be sorely disappointed.”

With already such excitement building around the film, fans of Four Weddings and a Funeral don’t have long to wait to find out what happened to the much loved protagonists of the 90s phenomenon.

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Leah is a former student of film, media and culture studies and English literature at the University of Huddersfield. When not in uni or writing for magazines she is pulling pints in the local pub, drinking an excessive amount of tea or reading up on the latest philosophical theories.

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