Having climbed to the top of the romantic comedy heap with his scripts for such beloved films as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill," Richard Curtis decided to make the rom-com to end all rom-coms when he directed "Love Actually." Given its nine intertwining plot lines and 24 major characters, it’s certainly hard to see how he could make a more comprehensive romantic comedy.
Released 10 years ago this week (on November 7, 2003), the movie definitely topped many viewers’ list of favorite romantic comedies. Also favorite Christmas movies, and favorite feel-good movies to watch when you’re sick at home. So you would have expected it to have boosted the careers of its two dozen stars. In fact, it did put a handful of actors on the map, while some saw their existing stardom reaffirmed, and others failed to capitalize on the film’s success. Here’s what became of all of them after that final sequence of embraces at Heathrow Airport.