Richard Curtis regularly butted heads with his Love Actually star Bill Nighy over his character's flamboyant costumes, because the director wanted to tone down his wardrobe choices.

The actor portrayed an ageing rocker desperate to score a Christmas number one in the romantic comedy and he sports a range of eccentric suits for the role.

However, Curtis wasn't a fan of the outlandish fashions and tried desperately to change Nighy's mind, but he refused - and looking back, the filmmaker is relieved the star stood his ground.

He tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "I've made so many mistakes in my career. I voted against Hugh Grant being cast in Four Weddings (And A Funeral). And here, I had so many arguments about toning down Bill's costumes, but Bill was having none of it."