LOVE ACTUALLY: A Century Of British Romance

~1990~Four Weddings and a Funeral

The infectious charm and sunny goodwill can so immediately buoy a ravaged soul.
Entertainment Weekly


Mike Newell


  • Hugh Grant
  • James Fleet
  • Simon Callow
  • John Hannah
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • David Bower
  • Charlotte Coleman
  • Andie MacDowell
1994, 117 mins, UK

Four Weddings and a Funeral provided the fundamentals for romantic British comedy, reflected in films the likes of Love Actually and the latest rom-coms today. 

Hugh Grant in a breakthrough role plays Charles; an affable bachelor that cannot find success in love. When he meets the beautiful Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a wedding, he thinks his luck may have changed. After a magical night together, Carrie returns to America with Charles left wondering what might have been. Over the remaining three weddings and a funeral, their paths continue to cross, and the more he believes it may be fate, the more elusive Carrie gets.

At over twenty years old, this breezy, wry and winsome film was the highest-grossing British film in cinema history when it premiered. This 1990s gem is a perfect choice to cap off a century of British romance.

    • Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actor – BAFTA Awards 1995
    • Best Actor – Golden Globes 1995
    • Best Picture – Academy Awards 1995