From the new bachelor Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) instantly falling in love with a refreshingly real member of the staff (Martine McCutcheon) moments after entering 10 Downing Street... To a writer (Colin Firth) escaping to the south of France to nurse his broken heart who finds love in a lake... From a comfortably married woman (Emma Thompson) suspecting that her husband (Alan Rickman) is slipping away... To a new bride (Keira Knightley) mistaking the distance of her husband's best friend for something it's not... From a schoolboy seeking to win the attention of the most unattainable girl in school,.. To a widowed stepfather (Liam Neeson) trying to connect with a son he suddenly barely knows... From a lovelorn American girl (Laura Linney) seizing a chance with her long-tended, unspoken office crush... To an aging "seen it all, remember very little of it" rock star (Bill Nighy) having a stab at an end-of-career comeback in his own uncompromising way... Love is causing chaos for all. These London lives and loves collide, mingle and climax on Christmas Eve—again and again and again—with romantic, hilarious and bittersweet consequences for anyone lucky or unlucky enough to be under love's spell.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Written by: Richard Curtis

Produced by: Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan

Cinematography: Michael Coulter

Editing: Nick Moore

Production Design: Jim Clay

Costume Design: Joanna Johnston

Make-Up & Hair: Graham Johnston

Original Score: Craig Armstrong

Cast: Liam Neeson (Daniel), Hugh Grant (The Prime Minister), Colin Firth (Jamie), Bill Nighy (Billy Mack), Emma Thompson (Karen), Martine McCutcheon (Nathalie), Keira Knightley (Juliet)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2004
  • Feature Film Selection 2004