Was Love Actually filmed in Downing Street? | The Sun12/06/2022
WHILE there were a number of scenes filmed in a studio, most of Love Actually was actually shot on location in London.
Here we take a look at where some of the most iconic scenes were filmed.
Was Love Actually filmed in No.10 Downing Street?
In the film, Prime Minister David (played by Hugh Grant) falls in love with a woman called Natalie (played by Martine McCutcheon) when she begins working for him at Downing Street.
The film's producers were granted some supervised access to the iconic location.
However, most of the scenes set in 10 Downing Street, were not actually shot on location but at Shepperton Studios in Surrey.
This is where sets were used to recreate the look of the iconic home.
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Where else was Love Actually filmed?
Harry buys the ill-fated necklace
Harry’s (played by Alan Rickman) infamous necklace buy for his assistant Mia (played by Heike Makatsch) takes place in Selfridges.
The shop is one of London’s most famed department store.
Emma Freud, who the partner of the film’s director, Richard Curtis, revealed on Twitter that they filmed the iconic scene at midnight in the store.
Jamie's lakeside retreat
Jamie (played by Colin Firth) escapes to a breathtaking lakeside house after discovering his wife's infidelity.
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The real-life farmhouse seen in the film is located in the French town of Vidauban, on Chemin du Roucas Troucas.
Sadly, the farmhouse is a private residence and you cannot visit.
The cards scene
We can’t forget Mark’s (played by Andrew Lincoln) declaration of cue card love for his best friend's new wife, Juliet (played by Keira Knightley).
The iconic scene was filmed outside 27 St Luke’s Mews in Notting Hill.
Although the road is public and visiting the street is an easy task, the council has had to ask people not to turn up and take pictures as tourists tend to create disturbance for the residents.
Daniel and Sam’s chat on the bench
One of the most heartwarming love stories in Love Actually is when Daniel (played by Liam Neeson) and his stepson Sam (played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster) have a deep conversation about love next to the Thames.
In the scene, the pair are sat on a bench in front of Gabriel's Wharf on South Bank.
If you want to find the exact bench, it is located outside The Wharf Restaurant at 56 Upper Ground, SE1 9PP.
Peter and Juliet’s wedding
Peter (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Juliet’s wedding in the film did in fact take place in a church.
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The pair tied the knot in Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair on South Audley Street.
If you fancy yourself a Love Actually wedding, the church still hosts weddings there.
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