This man is cast in many of my favourite movies, but didn´t really warm up to him – not in the Bridget Jones-ish, feverish way as Mr Darcy – until I saw him as a unhappy lover in Love Actually. And not even in that movie until he sat in a rugged old cottage in France, in a knitted sweater with the doors wide ajar and laconically states (and of course, quotes the Beatles): I am alone again. Naturally.
This cannot be resisted. I am a sentimental sort. Cry at everything. Also realized full potential of dear Joni Mitchell through this movie. But this intro is one of the best I´ve seen in a movie – it gives me goose bumps every single time I see it. It is true – I too have a sneaky feeling that love actually is all around.