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Looks from iconic Christmas films: Love Actually

You can't do a Christmas movie fest without Love Actually in the line-up. In fact, this 2003 rom-com is arguably the ultimate Christmas movie (okay, apart from Die Hard and Home Alone).

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Love Actually, Studio Canal & Working Title Films/ Universal Pictures (2003)

This star-studded Richard Curtis comedy is chock-full of so many fantastic moments and plot lines (10 to be precise), and is equally uplifting, heartbreaking, silly and heartwarming. Some of the most unforgettable scenes that come to mind include Hugh Grant dancing around Number 10 to Pointer Sisters' Jump; Emma Thompson crying to Joni Mitchell when realising her husband is cheating on her; Bill Nighy as ageing rock and roller Billy Mack singing Christmas is all Around, and, of course, the poignant real footage of loved ones reuniting at Heathrow. Let's face it, Love Actually is just the schmalz fest that we could all do with after the year it's been. 

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Love Actually, Studio Canal & Working Title Films/ Universal Pictures (2003)

For a bit of festive fun, we've decided to re-create the looks of some of the interiors from this cult classic, including Liam Neeson's character Daniel's monochromatic home, the charming Mediterranean restaurant where Colin Firth's character Jamie declares his love for Aurelia, and, not forgetting, the ultimate London location: 10 Downing Street!

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Image via cosmopolitan.com 

Liam Neeson's monochromatic home
In keeping with Liam Neeson's character Daniel who is an architect and the sombre mood that both he and his son are in, their home is very grey and black, much like a typical British winter. We couldn't resist brightening it up a little and adding a feminine touch!

Our mood board of Liam Neeson's monochromatic home
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Shop Liam Neeson's monochromatic home from Love Actually.

The Mediterranean restaurant 
The restaurant where this scene was filmed was actually not in Portugal at all, but in Marseille at the atmospheric Bar de la Marine with its Mediterranean tiles, traditional zinc counter and historical photos and nautical paintings. 

Our mood board of the Mediterranean restaurant
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Shop the Mediterranean restaurant from Love Actually.

10 Downing Street
To make the 10 Downing Street sets at Shepperton Studios as authentic as possible, director Richard Curtis and his production designer Jim Clay were given a two-hour tour of Number 10 by Gordon Brown, who was then Chancellor of the Exchequer. No photos were allowed to be taken, so Clay had to recreate the house from memory. 

Our mood board of ​10 Downing Street
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Shop 10 Downing Street from Love Actually.

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