HELLO! Earlier this week I did a silly investigation into which political party Hugh Grant was meant to be leading in Love Actually, because why not.
What surprised me was that there was an equal split in the poll we ran in the post. "Lib Dem or something" won, but Tory and Labour were not that far behind.
But this wasn't enough! I NEEDED A PROPER ANSWER. So I contacted Hugh Grant's and Richard Curtis's agents and was very determined, like this:
The first response I got back was from Grant's agent, who sent this concise and informative reply.
I then got this from Emma Freud, the script editor of Love Actually and partner of Richard Curtis. She said:
Last night, I got an email. It was from Curtis. It reads:
"Scott, This is such a sad moment – I’m willing to reveal almost anything about Love Actually – but there’s no answer to that one. It’s a bit like Hugh’s job in 4 Weddings – I never let my mind go there."
My reaction to receiving this email was like the man on the right during the PM's speech in Love Actually.
"If you look carefully in the 2 shot with Martine, Hugh is wearing one tie..."
"And in the singles, he’s got on another one. Both blue and vaguely dotty, thank god, so we didn’t have to reshoot…"
SO IN CONCLUSION: Which political party is Hugh Grant representing in Love Actually? We don't know.