The page features this morning’s episode of Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh on ITV at 10am. The show, hosted by one of the country’s favorite gardeners, celebrates all that is great about British countryside, arts, manufacturing and products. Page will join Titchmarsh at Manor Farm to discuss the celebration of the country’s pets, while Countryfile presenter Matt Baker will talk about farm life.
Carpenter Wayne Perrey will also make an appearance, giving viewers a step-by-step guide to making planters.
Page has become one of the country’s most recognizable actresses after her role as Stacey on the BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey.
The show, which propelled James Corden to international fame, revolved around the passionate and often hilarious love affair between Gavin, from Billericay in Essex, and Stacey, from Barry in South Wales.
However, five years before Gavin and Stacey premiered, Joanna starred in the much-loved Christmas movie Love Actually, alongside Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, and Thompson.
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Page revealed in an unearthed interview that she was caught in an awkward interaction with Thompson while filming the Christmas classic.
She told Fabulous Magazine in November of last year: “Emma Thompson, she left me feeling pretty ‘oh my god’ because I think she’s so amazing.
“And after the [Love Actually] read, I went to the toilet and I got out and the chain did not flush the toilet.
“And as I was going out, Emma Thompson was coming in.
When asked who his celebrity crush was, Page said, “Hugh Grant.
“I had grown up with Four Weddings and he was really, really gorgeous and really, really sweet.
“It left me pretty breathless.”
She added, “Well, I actually met him twice when we did Love Actually.
“I remember reading that and oh my God, it was like Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, everyone who was in it all around the table.
“I was sitting there and I was absolutely terrified.”
Almost all of Page’s scenes in the film were alongside Martin Freeman, the couple playing porn actors John and Judy.
Freeman, who at the time played Tim Canterbury in The Office, was only playing in his third feature film project since his career launched in 1997.
He of course played Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit and Dr John Watson in the BBC’s Sherlock.
Watch Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh at 10am on ITV.