Heartbreaking deleted scene from Love Actually have everyone talking

Published Thursday, Nov 26 2015, 18:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
There's nothing like watching Love Actually for the 99th time to get into the Christmas spirit.

And just when you thought it couldn't get any more heart breaking, a scene that was originally cut from the 2003 emotional rollercoaster has resurfaced.

It's gone viral and has been uploaded to YouTube.

Warning: expect tears.

The scene centres around the school's strict head teacher, but takes us into her home and into the emotional backstory of her relationship.

Played sternly and perfectly by Anne Reid, the head gets home from work to look after her partner who is terminally ill.

The cut scenes, just over three minutes in length, are incredibly moving as they explore their close and heart warming relationship.

Footage flicks between the pair chatting about fancy sausages, to her partner – played by Frances de la Tour – coughing in bed, to Emma Thompson's tear-jerking announcement that she has passed away.

In true Love Actually-style, it has the ability to make even the coldest-hearted among us cry.

Richard Curtis, who directed the festive favourite, explained the scene was used to reflect how every human can have their own complex love story.

He explained in the above video: "The idea was meant to be you just casually met this very sort of stern headmistress and the idea was meant to be that later on in the film we suddenly fell in with the headmistress and you realise that no matter how unlikely it seems, that any character you come across in life has their own complicated tale of love."

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