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Richard Curtis Says There's No Answer To Which Political Party Hugh Grant Leads In "Love Actually"

The writer and director told BuzzFeed UK: "I’m willing to reveal almost anything about Love Actually – but there’s no answer to that one."

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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.

I also want to apologise to the people who were upset that I didn't examine the ties that he wore during the film in my, what seemed to be, 100,000 word piece.
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I also want to apologise to the people who were upset that I didn't examine the ties that he wore during the film in my, what seemed to be, 100,000 word piece.

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:

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The first response I got back was from Grant's agent, who sent this concise and informative reply.

Amazing.
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Amazing.

I then got this from Emma Freud, the script editor of Love Actually and partner of Richard Curtis. She said:

"OK, I should stop contacting people about this issue because they will contact the police," I thought. I accepted that this was the answer, but I kind of wanted a conclusive answer from the person who wrote and directed the whole thing: Richard Curtis.
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"OK, I should stop contacting people about this issue because they will contact the police," I thought.

I accepted that this was the answer, but I kind of wanted a conclusive answer from the person who wrote and directed the whole thing: Richard Curtis.

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."

Later in the email he wrote: "But I’ll be thrilled to hear your conclusion."
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Later in the email he wrote: "But I’ll be thrilled to hear your conclusion."

My reaction to receiving this email was like the man on the right during the PM's speech in Love Actually.

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Amazement. Joy. The fact that we finished this investigation absolutely no closer to an answer than when we started off.

In my response, I mentioned the fact that people were examining the ties that Hugh Grant wore in the film. Curtis then wrote back: "Talking of ties – there was an unfortunate mistake during lunch when we were filming the arrival in Number 10 scene..."

"If you look carefully in the 2 shot with Martine, Hugh is wearing one tie..."

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"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 now you know.
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So now you know.

SO IN CONCLUSION: Which political party is Hugh Grant representing in Love Actually? We don't know.

There is no answer.
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There is no answer.

BYE.