Love, Actually‘ may be the most deeply problematic romantic comedy to come out of the last couple decades, but that doesn’t mean we’re all not insanely excited about the upcoming mini-sequel.

Remember Hugh Grant‘s sex pest Prime Minister? The one who got a government departmental boner for his staffer Natalie, then literally had her fired (or “redistributed”) when the President of the United States tried it on with her? 

Ahhh, I hear you say, he wasn’t that bad – he gave such a good speech about Harry Potter and The Beatles! Never mind that if the leader of a country gave this speech IRL, the joy would last about two minutes before we wondered how such a wildly erratic person was elected in the first place.

But I digress. ‘Prime Minister David‘ – he never was given a last name – was a bad person saved by Hugh Grant’s devilish charm and good looks. And yet, despite all of this, we still really want to know what he’s doing with his life all these years later, and if he and Natalie ever made it work outside of a mild office flirtation.

WELL. It looks like David and Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) are still very much together; in fact, director Emma Freud says he’s “still married” to his former staffer, and it looks like David might even still be Prime Minister.


Why else would he be addressing a room full of journalists at 10 Downing Street? I’m no expert on UK politics, but I have a feeling they don’t let has-been prime ministers use the facilities whenever they damn well please. 

*insert joke about how if this was ‘Australia Actually‘, there’d have been anywhere between six and ten prime ministers since and David would only make the news when he skulled a beer in public or tweeted nonsense*


And look who shows up.


Honest-to-god, his entire speech better just be: “I’m sorry for calling you fat, Natalie, and I am most definitely punching here.” Either that, or talk about One Direction. They’re the new Beatles, right?

Photo: Emma Freud / Twitter.