Love Actually is coming to Netflix in the UK & Ireland

Megan Davies
Photo credit: Universal

From Digital Spy

It's a truth universally acknowledged in Britain that at some point over the Christmas period, you will find yourself watching Love Actually.

Usually that happens when you're flicking through the channels and spot ITV2 is showing the film for the fifth night in the row, but this year Netflix is shaking up the game.

Yes, that's right, Love Actually is actually coming back to Netflix in the UK and Ireland this year – and the streaming giant announced the news this morning (November 19) by co-opting everyone's favourite scene.

Only this time, instead of Andrew Lincoln's character Mark declaring his love for Keira Knightley's Julia under the guise of carol singers, Netflix has a story to tell us.

"Every Christmas, we get the same question," the cards read, before flicking to a number of screen-grabbed tweets all asking if Netflix is going to be bringing Love Actually to the service.

"We hear you! And we just wanted to say Love Actually is coming to Netflix UK and Ireland. Merry Christmas."

Photo credit: Universal

Love Actually was first released in the UK in 2003 and followed different groups of people and the love in their lives in the build-up to Christmas.

Earlier this year, Richard Curtis reunited with the big names in his comedy film classic, including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Bill Nighy, to catch up with their characters fourteen years later in a sequel produced for Red Nose Day.

But, let's be honest here, nothing can beat the original, so break out the cosy socks and the hot chocolate and watch it on repeat as much as you'd like when Love Actually comes to Netflix on December 14.

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