Posted on Friday, March 15th, by Ethan Anderton. Toward the end of last year, we learned that a Four Weddings and a Funeral sequel was being planned as a short film to support the charitable Red Nose Day campaign. Writer Richard Curtis is back to script the sequel, and Mike Newell will be directing again, too. And while pretty much everyone from the original movie will be back, there are a couple of new cast members getting in on the fun.
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The segment started with Charles preparing to walk his daughter down the aisle as he joked about it being a family tradition to run out on their own weddings. As Miranda made her way down the aisle, it was soon revealed that she was marrying another woman, with Rowan Atkinson reprising his role of a bumbling priest who continuously fluffs his lines. The two women poignantly discussed their childhood together, and how they grew up as friends, with Miranda commenting: "My father is your mother's best friend, we have been to weddings and funerals together. Fans praised the BBC for the inclusion of a same-sex marriage in tonight's charity show, taking to social media to share their approval. Another joked: "If Alicia Vikander and Lily James smooching doesn't get your wallet out, nothing will. A great update.
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The mini-sequel gave the original storyline one big twist and it was welcomed by everyone. The ceremony was presided by the film's popular character Father Gerald Rowan Atkinson. The mini-sequel is being hailed for its inclusivity message by portraying a lesbian wedding. Several Twitter users shared their views on the same stating that it was high time we showed more of the Queer community led stories. The video was shot for Red Nose Day, which is a fundraising campaign run by the British non-profit organization Comic Relief. This year's charity show also saw a special clip of Netflix's Bodyguard starring Richard Madden. Several celebrities were a part of promoting the Red Nose Day charity and urging viewers to Donate.
Hello, and welcome back to Week in Review, our roundup of industry-wide news. Reactions from fans ranged from praising the special for featuring and normalising gay marriage to full-on freak-outs about the screen stars uniting for Red Nose Day. Or are you happy to remain a hypocrite? Published last week, the report was commissioned in the wake of a peaceful walkout and a public argument between students and principal Gavin Henderson last year. Users can watch one show a month through a subscription service via a free VR headset that works with smartphones. Read more here. What started with hit dramas National Treasure and Kiri will conclude as Thorne surveys another aspect of British life, that of a rural community struggling to cope. The Light will put characters living with disability at the centre of the story and is to star Sarah Lancashire. Awarded by the New Diorama Theatre and Underbelly , the initiative supports early and mid-career theatre companies to bring productions to the festival, with the three winners being chosen from almost applicants.