The English version most of us are acquainted with is not the only version out there and the movie has three other interpretations. “Tribute to Love” is the Hindi version while in Poland they named their creation “Letters to St Nicholas”.
Even the Japanese can enjoy their own domestic version of “It All Began When I Met You”. They are all formed in a similar manner with several stories linked to one another, and all no doubt clarify what actually, love is all about.
It's Getting Crowded
There is one thing that can interrupt shooting a movie and that is the crowds. And when filming in London it can get pretty crowded. To avoid the screaming fans, most of the scenes were shot during dark hours in many landmarks around the capital.
Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, and St. Paul's Cathedral are only some of the places on the list. There is even one scene in Selfridges, London's most popular department store (if not THE most popular) when Harry purchases a neckless for Mia his mistress.
Location, Location, Location
For the scenes that involved David the Prime Minister, Curtis planned for them to be shot at 10 Downing Street, the real British minister's residents. He applied for permission to film at the prestigious location. The people at Downing Street first thought it was a bad joke, but when they realized the request was for real, they politely refused as befits the Brits.
The Prime Minister scenes were shot in a studio, however, Curtis did try to keep the sceneries as genuine as possible, and for the rest of the movie, he used London's milestones.
The Gap Year
Kiera Knightley's character, Julia, is supposed to be in her mid-twenties. In reality, she was only 17 when shooting the film, being much younger than her character.
On the contrary, Thomas Brodie Sangster who played the adorable little Sam was less than four years younger than her. Being only thirteen. He played an eight-year-old boy. Did Knightley appear to be older than she really was or did Sangster just seem more mature than his age?
Love Actually Village
While filming the movie, all cast and crew members moved into a trailer park. At one point, they were joking about the number of celebrities that were gathered in one place at the same time.
Bill Nighy said in one interview, "There were so many famous people in there, we used to talk about being on Liam Neeson Way or Emma Thompson Road or Hugh Grant Avenue. And it was a masterpiece of diplomacy".