This Is What The Boy From Love Actually Looks Like Now

Brace yourself, he is now 25

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Love Actually is full of things that make our hearts ache - Emma Thompson crying, Andrew Lincoln holding up the cards for Keira Knightley. But one thing that always cheers us up is little Sam being madly in love with Joanna. (Well, that and the kid dressed as an octopus who shoves his tentacle in Hugh Grant's face).

I mean, unrequited love is really sad, but in the scheme of the other heartbreaking stories, Sam's obsession with learning the drums to win over his love is pretty adorable.

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Thomas Brodie-Sangster was just 12 when Love Actually came out in 2003 and appeared in Nanny McPhee and TV series Feather Boy shortly after. But *shock horror* he has grown up since then and is now 25 years old. Yes, TWENTY FIVE YEARS OLD. Excuse us while we clutch our walking stick and cry into our electric blanket.

If you watch Game of Thrones, this won't come as a massive shock to you, as he played Jojen Reed on the show for a year, appearing in 10 episodes. He's also starred in BBC series Wolf Hall and in the first Maze Runner movie, which he was promoting the sequel for at this year's Comic-Con.

To be fair, despite the fact he is now officially a fully grown adult man, he still looks kind of cute and baby-faced. In fact, he's even admitted people never believe he's 25.

He was recently in Canada for work, he told The Guardian, and tried to buy a pint in a pub. But they wouldn't serve him and he didn't have ID because he'd handed his passport in for a visa application. "For the first time in my life I got out my phone, and looked myself up on IMDb," he said. "They laughed and even got me to sign my autograph. But they wouldn't serve me that pint."

Imagine getting ID'd and being able to say, "I don't have ID, but here I am on IMDB."

Luckily, Tom is totally cool about his Love Actually past, telling Interview magazine: "It's still something that I hold close to my heart, even though it comes up all the time. People are only ever nice about it."

Probably because it is the best film ever and it warms our hearts and makes us want to hug every single person in it. Except maybe the woman who tries to make Alan Rickman have an affair - BOO).

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.co.uk

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