Hugh Grant got to know his Love Actually co-star Martine McCutcheon quickly - they spent their first day passionately

kissing.

The pair had to pucker up for 30 takes on their first day of shooting, and, according to the movie's writer and director Richard Curtis, former soap star Martine was delighted with the situation.

Curtis says, "When the film comes out on DVD you will see that at the end of the movie Martine's lips are looking distinctly bruised.

"She's such a trouper though, she didn't complain at all. Funny, that!"

23/11/2003 10:26