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Red Nose Day: Viewers distraught as Love Actually sequel fails to feature tribute to Alan Rickman


ALAN Rickman fans were left devastated at his absence from Comic Relief’s Love Actually sequel.
The late actor, who died in 2016, played a huge role in the original Love Actually movie as cheating husband Harry.
But as the hit film returned to our screens after 14 years, his absence was hugely noticeable.
Along with Emma Thompson, who didn’t want to take part without her friend, the star was missing from the 10 minute sequel which revisited the lives of the much-loved characters. 
There was however, a small nod to the Harry Potter legend in the form of Rowan Atkinson’s sketch.
Red Nose Day: Love Actually fan were angry that Alan Rickman didn’t get a tribute [Getty]
Fans of the show will remember that Rowan’s character, department store worker Rufus, kept Harry waiting while he elaborately gift-wrapped a necklace.
And in Friday night’s show, the character was up to his antics again, this time keeping a young boy waiting in a supermarket while he wrapped up a red nose. 
But despite the hilarious reminder of Harry’s famous scene, viewers at home were upset that Richard Curtis’ production failed to feature a tribute to Alan.
Taking to Twitter, Love Actually fans commented on what a shame it was that the sequel passed on the opportunity to honour the late actor.
“A little disappointed there was no Alan Rickman tribute but loved the #rednosedayactually reunion all the same,” said one upset fan.
While another commented: “That was absolutely amazing, not the same without Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman though, not even a tribute #rednosedayactually.”
[undefined]Red Nose Day: Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman’s characters Karen and Harry had one of the most heartbreaking storylines in Love Actually [Universal]
A third disappointed viewer wrote: “Some nice touches but disappointed that there wasn’t some form of Alan Rickman tribute. #LoveActually #comicrelief #RedNoseDay.”
A fourth tweeted: “That Love Actually sketch was pretty good to be fair. Would have liked a little tribute to Alan Rickman! #comicrelief #rednosedayactually.”
“My only criticism of the #loveactually sketch, was the omission of an Alan Rickman tribute. #comicrelief,” commented a fifth.
A sixth shared: “Shame that there was no tribute to Alan Rickman after #rednosedayactually, otherwise it did not disappoint at all!”
[undefined]Love Actually sequel Red Nose Day: Rowan Atkinson’s character Rufus returned to wreak havoc, this time without Alan Rickman [BBC]
With another adding: “Am I the only one who thought that Red Nose Day / Love Actually reunion should have done a little tribute to Alan Rickman?”
Emma Thompson, who played Harry’s wife Karen previously spoke about Alan Rickman being missing from the special.
“Richard [Curtis, the writer] wrote to me and said ‘darling we can’t write anything for you because of Alan’ and I said ‘no of course, it would be sad, too sad’,” she told PA.
“It’s too soon. It’s absolutely right because it’s supposed to be for Comic Relief but there isn’t much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend really, only just over a year ago.”
Meanwhile viewers were treated to a glimpse of several characters lives including Andrew Lincoln’s character Mark revealing that he’s over Keira Knightly’s Juliet as he’s now married to Kate Moss. 
[undefined]Love Actually sequel Red Nose Day: Mark was married to Kate Moss [BBC]
[undefined]Love Actually sequel Red Nose Day: Hugh Grant’s character was still Prime Minster and did his iconic dance to Drake’s Hotline Bling instead [BBC]
We also saw Hugh Grant‘s character, who was still Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and still going out with his assistant Natalie played by Martine McCutcheon. 
Hugh did the original dance routine in the first movie, but instead of having a boogie to The Pointer Sisters, he decided to groove to Drake’s Hotline Bling instead. 

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