Red Nose Day Actually: The Walking Dead lead Andrew Lincoln to return for Love Actually sequel

The Rick Grimes actor played the character who was in love with his best friend's wife

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Filming on Red Nose Day's ten-minute Love Actually sequel is well underway, and another cast member is confirmed to return.

Despite his busy schedule starring as the lead in one of the biggest US drama's currently in production, The Walking Dead  star Andrew Lincoln is set to reprise the role of Mark in the romantic comedy follow-up.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Lincoln said: “I’m shooting something in March. It’s fun and going to be really great to see everyone again. It’s very exciting. It’s a very cool thing.”

In case you need your memory refreshing, Mark is the character who was in love with Juliet (Kiera Knightley), the wife of his best friend (Chiwetel Ejiofor). His most famous scene is where he shows up on their doorstep with a series of handwritten signs professing his love for her.

Andrew Lincoln in 'Love Actually'

Lincoln currently stars as Rick Grimes in AMC zombie series The Walking Dead. He'll film his scenes while visiting the UK on press tour for the series next week.

Other Love Actually stars who'll return include Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon and Rowan Atkinson (for scenes that may or may not have been filmed in Sainsbury's).

Emma Thompson, who plays Karen in the 2003 Richard Curtis film, has confirmed she won't appear in the charity sequel as it's too soon after the death of her co-star Alan Rickman.

Red Nose Day, also known as Comic Relief, will air on BBC One, 24 March.