Love Actually

Trivia: Billy Bob Thornton agreed to appear in the movie without having seen the script. On the day of shooting he told director Richard Curtis that he was scared of Benjamin Disraeli's facial hair, and as such wouldn't be able to do the scene in Ten Downing Street because there was a picture of him on the wall. Curtis told him to keep his back to the picture throughout the scene, which he does, although you'll notice he looks quite nervous.

Trivia: Any viewers outside of Britain might not get the joke when Billy Mack isn't sure which one is Ant or Dec. They are very well known in the UK, and dominate Saturday night telly. The joke refers to the fact that even though they are popular, a lot of people don't know which one's which.

Trivia: Billy Mack, Sam's girlfriend Joanna and the friend who sings "All You Need Is Love" at the wedding, all sang the songs you hear in the movie themselves. The director thanks them for doing that in the booklet in the soundtrack.

Trivia: Hugh Grant and Thomas Sangster are related. Hugh Grant's grandmother was Thomas' great grandmother's sister. DVD commentary.

Trivia: This is not a mistake as such, but in real life the DJ who introduces 'Jump' (where Hugh Grant dances through No. 10) is Jo Whiley, who has a Radio 1 show on weekdays from 10am till 1pm. At this point in the film, though, it is dark outside, so she is not broadcasting in her usual slot.

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Trivia: 'Pat the Housekeeper' who is introduced in the first scene in 10 Downing St is played by the director's mother-in-law. DVD Commentary.

Trivia: The girl who sings at the end of the school play sang so beautifully, the audio dept had to add breaths as deliberate mistakes to her singing. This was so the audience would believe it was her actually singing. On DVD commentary.

Trivia: The real Christmas No. 1 in the UK in 2003 was Gary Jules' downbeat cover of the Tears for Fears hit "Mad World" from the film "Donnie Darko" (2001).

Trivia: Rowan Atkinson was originally meant to be an 'angel of love' - he was meant to help all the movie's characters find their love (e.g. he helps Sam by distracting the airport employee). He was also meant to walk away at the end and fade away, but the writers thought this too complicated and decided to keep him as a simple shop assistant. DVD Commentary.

Continuity mistake: After Sarah has called at Harry's office, Harry prepares to open his office door to see her out. The camera cuts back to Sarah for a moment, then back to the camera angle on Harry as she walks to the door. In that short space of time, the sliding cupboard doors have changed their configuration, and the blinds in the upper left of the frame have partially closed. (00:18:45)

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More mistakes in Love Actually

Harry: Tell me, exactly, how long it is that you've been working here?
Sarah: Two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, what, two hours?
Harry: And how long have you been in love with Karl, our enigmatic chief designer?
Sarah: Ahm, two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes.
Harry: I thought as much.
Sarah: Do you think everybody knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Do you think Karl knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Oh that is bad news.
Harry: Well I just thought maybe the time had come to do something about it.
Sarah: Like what?
Harry: Invite him out for a drink and then after about twenty minutes casually drop into the conversation the fact that you'd like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.

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Question: Whatever happens to Karl and Sarah? Are they the only ones who don't get together at the end?

Answer: In the follow-up short released last year it's revealed that, while she never got together with Karl, she ended up having a very happy life with a great husband (played by Patrick Dempsey) and children.

Answer: Karl and Sarah never get together, he just has that scene where he says Merry Christmas, and leaves.

Jack's Revenge

Answer: Sarah's brother's therapist tells her the constant contact is preventing his progress and she needs to give him more space. She and Karl then get together.

That never happens in any way, shape, or form in the film.

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