How to watch the Love Actually reunion with Diane Sawyer from anywhere in the world

Wondering how to watch the Love, Actually reunion? We've got you covered as the cast marked this Christmas classic's 20th anniversary...

How to watch the Love, Actually reunion revealed, seen here during it is Hugh Grant and Diane Sawyer
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If you’re wondering how to watch the Love, Actually reunion, then you’re probably not alone as the talented cast got candid about this festive flick. 

Counted amongst the best feel-good Christmas movies for many festive films, Love, Actually has all the magic we’ve come to associate with this time of year. It’s packed full of joy, humor and poignancy and has so many scenes have become truly iconic - even if Hugh Grant says filming *that* dance scene was “excruciating”. Now, several of the cast members of Love Actually have reunited to mark the Christmas classic’s milestone 20th anniversary which falls in 2023. Opening up to Diane Sawyer, the likes of Emma Thompson, Laura Linney and Bill Nighy paid tribute to Love, Actually and revealed brilliant anecdotes about their experience of the film. 

But if you’ve yet to re-immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Love, Actually we have you covered! Here we reveal how to watch the Love Actually reunion where you are so you can kick off the Christmas season with infinite joy this year…

Emma Thompson in the Love, Actually special

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How to watch the Love, Actually reunion in the US? 

If you’ve worked your way through the best Christmas movies on Netflix in 2022 and are ready to grab your best electric blankets and watch the Love, Actually reunion then the place to head if you live in the US is Hulu. Officially titled The Laughter & Secrets of ‘Love, Actually’: 20 Years Later - A Diane Sawyer special, the Love, Actually reunion aired on ABC on November 29, 2022. 

Anyone who sadly didn’t get to see the special on the night it aired, however, need not worry about missing out on the festive fun. 

From the day after the broadcast, the Love, Actually reunion special has been made available to stream via Hulu. So if you haven’t yet taken the plunge and become a Hulu subscriber perhaps the time has come to give the platform’s free trial a go? You can cancel at any time if you decide that Hulu isn’t for you and if you do want a full subscription then this costs $7.99 a month.

The Love Actually reunion featured cast members Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Olivia Olson discussing their favorite memories of the film. And the excitement didn’t stop there as viewers also got to see a very special message from Love Actually director and writer Richard Curtis and from fellow actor Martine McCutcheon. 

Laura Linney in the Love, Actually reunion

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We learnt why the cast believed Love, Actually has had such a lasting legacy over the past two decades. And the spirit of the 2003 movie clearly isn’t lost on the cast even all these years later as Emma Thompson explained the message that it’s all-too easy to forget sometimes.

“I think that we forget, time and time again, that love is all that matters. It's all that matters," she declared to host Diane Sawyer. 

Whilst co-star Laura Linney shared, "Love Actually' is not just positive love. It's also the repercussions of love and the responsibility of love and the heartbreak of love."

Now you know how to watch the Love, Actually reunion featuring the ever-brilliant Emma and her fellow cast members, why not make watching this special the start of your countdown to Christmas this year?

How to watch the Love, Actually reunion in the UK? 

For those hoping to discover how to watch the Love Actually reunion in the UK and elsewhere in the world sadly, there’s been no UK or international premiere date announced for this highly-anticipated special. Given that the film is such a huge part of British movie history it’s of course possible that a UK air date will be announced in due course. 

This means that until then die-hard Love, Actually fans living outside of the US might struggle to watch the Diane Sawyer special - but don't stress! There is a way around it by using a VPN which is a handy bit of software that changes your IP address so that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

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If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions.
  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the US.
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to US, you can now watch the Love, Actually reunion online. 

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How to watch Love, Actually?

And for those who've been wondering not only how to watch the Love, Actually reunion but how to watch the actual Love, Actually movie then Netflix is where you can find this unforgettable film in the US. If you live in the UK then Love, Actually is available to watch via an Amazon Prime subscription or to buy on Amazon Prime for £3.99. You might find yourself tempted to watch both the film and reunion in one go if you want to get the Christmas season off to a very special start...

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use , Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!