The short, titled One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, saw the return of Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson, James Fleet, David Haig, Sophie Thompson, David Bower, Robin McCaffrey, Anna Chancellor, Rupert Vansittart, Simon Kunz, Sara Crowe and Timothy Walker.
However, the focus of the sketch was on the marriage between the daughter of Charles (Grant) and Carrie (MacDowell) – played by Lily James – and the daughter of Fiona (Scott Thomas) – played by Alicia Vikander. The two shared their vows before sealing their marriage with a kiss.
It was confirmed that Charles and Carrie upheld their lifelong commitment without marriage, having been together “25 years 6 months and 6 wonderful days”.
Meanwhile, Henriette (Anna Chancellor) revealed that she had no regrets about being dumped by Charles, declaring it “the luckiest day of my life”.
“Once you realise you don’t have to marry for love, it makes everything much easier,” she added, before introducing her wealthy and elderly third husband.
The film’s unbearable folk singer duo also had a slight line-up change, with original star Nicola Walker now joined by pop star Sam Smith.
The segment also paid tribute to late star Charlotte Coleman, who died in 2001. Coleman played Scarlett, Charles’s flatmate. During the wedding reception, Charles said to Fiona: “Excellent daughter. I’m sorry her dad’s not here.”
“Yes, nor Scarlett. But we can’t let the sad stuff ruin the happy stuff,” Fiona replied.
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