The Cast Of Love Actually Is Unrecognizable Now
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Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant has branched out from the handsome, bumbling man in love role since the premiere of “Love Actually” in 2003, taking on more diversified parts such as the villain in “Paddington 2.” He's also married and started a family, claiming that becoming a father has helped him grow as an actor.
Keira Knightley
Following “Love Actually,” Keira Knightley went on to play serious roles in “Pride and Prejudice,” “Atonement,” and “The Imitation Game,” among others. Knightly has also become one of the industry's most vocal advocates of gender equality, writing an article titled “The Weaker Sex” about the inequities she faced as a mother and actor.
Colin Firth
Colin Firth has managed to break out of the romantic leading man typecast and embark on more challenging roles since “Love Actually.” He portrayed an intelligence officer in the political thriller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” in 2011, and a lieutenant with PTSD in “The Railway Man” in 2013.
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson played a heartbreaking character who loses his wife to cancer in “Love Actually,” yet he starred in “Taken” in 2009, becoming one of Hollywood's most popular action stars. Neeson went on to star in “Cold Pursuit,” “The Commuter,” and “Non-Stop,” as well as a series of “Taken” sequels.
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson went on to play a number of memorable parts, including the titular role in “Nanny McPhee,” and Professor Trelawney in the “Harry Potter” films. She stated in 2019 that her career has been very much nonstop, so “this year I'm going to look at how it feels to be less addicted to that and more able to sit,” she said.