Action, Actually: Filming has now begun for the Love Actually Comic Relief reunion

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Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster film scenes for the new short (PA)

Love Actually stars Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have reunited on the first day of filming for a new charity sequel film Red Nose Day Actually, 14 years after they appeared in the original film.

Liam, 64, is reprising his role as widower Daniel while Thomas, 26, is returning as Daniel’s stepson Sam.

Liam and Thomas, who recently starred in HBO mega-hit Game of Thrones, have revisited a scene from the original movie in Daniel quizzes his step-son about his new crush.

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Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster film Red Nose Day Actually (Sarah M Lee/Comic Relief/PA)

Sitting on a bench along London’s South Bank overlooking the River Thames, the scene perfectly mirrors the iconic exchange between Daniel and Sam.

The short film, in aid of Comic Relief, will feature lots of other characters from the beloved film, decades after their paths originally crossed.

It has been written by Love Actually’s director Richard Curtis, who was on set on Thursday when filming kicked off.

Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Rowan Atkinson and Martine McCutcheon are among the film’s stars also making a comeback for the good cause.

Red Nose Day Actually will be broadcast during BBC One’s live Red Nose Day 2017 programme on March 24.