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Encyclopedia > Bridget Jones's Diary (2001 film)
Bridget Jones's Diary
Directed by Sharon Maguire
Produced by Helen Fielding
Tim Bevan
Jonathan Cavendish
Written by Helen Fielding
Andrew Davies
Richard Curtis
Starring Renée Zellweger,
Colin Firth,
Hugh Grant
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Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 film, based on the successful novel, also called Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding. The adaptation starred Renée Zellweger as Bridget, Hugh Grant as the caddish Daniel Cleaver and Colin Firth as Bridget's 'true love' Mark Darcy. Image File history File links BJD.jpg Summary The DVD cover to the movie Bridget Joness Diary. ... Director of Bridget Joness Diary (2001), the film version of English writer Helen Fieldings book. ... Helen Fielding (born February 19, 1958 in Morley, West Yorkshire) is a British author, most known as the author of the novel Bridget Joness Diary and its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason The Bridget Jones books had their origins in a column published in The Independent and... Helen Fielding (born February 19, 1958 in Morley, West Yorkshire) is a British author, most known as the author of the novel Bridget Joness Diary and its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason The Bridget Jones books had their origins in a column published in The Independent and... Andrew Davies (born 1936 in Cardiff, Wales) is a British screenwriter. ... Richard Curtis (born November 8, 1956), a New Zealand-born British comedy scriptwriter, is best known for the TV series Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley and the movies Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill. ... Renée Zellweger Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969 in Katy, Texas) is an Academy Award-winning movie actress. ... Colin Firth Colin Firth (born September 10, 1960) is a popular English actor. ... Hugh Grant Hugh John Mungo Grant (born September 9, 1960 in London, England) is an English film actor who tends to play the archetypal (some would say stereotypical) Englishman. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Helen Fielding (born February 19, 1958 in Morley, West Yorkshire) is a British author, most known as the author of the novel Bridget Joness Diary and its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason The Bridget Jones books had their origins in a column published in The Independent and... Renée Zellweger Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969 in Katy, Texas) is an Academy Award-winning movie actress. ... Bridget Jones is a fictional character created by English writer Helen Fielding. ... Hugh Grant Hugh John Mungo Grant (born September 9, 1960 in London, England) is an English film actor who tends to play the archetypal (some would say stereotypical) Englishman. ... Colin Firth Colin Firth (born September 10, 1960) is a popular English actor. ...


Before the film came out a considerable amount of controversy surrounded the casting of the American Zellweger as what some saw as a quintessentially British heroine: however, her performance is widely considered to be of a high standard although she was an unlikely candidate for the role.


Helen Fielding has stated in many interviews that her novel was based upon both Jane Austen's work, Pride and Prejudice and the popular 1995 BBC adaptation, Pride and Prejudice. This was also reflected in the decision to cast Colin Firth as Darcy, since he played the 'real' Mr Darcy in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. This is not the film's only connection to that serial – the screenplay was co-written by Andrew Davies, who had written the adaptation of Austen's novel for the BBC [1], [2]. Helen Fielding (born February 19, 1958 in Morley, West Yorkshire) is a British author, most known as the author of the novel Bridget Joness Diary and its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason The Bridget Jones books had their origins in a column published in The Independent and... Jane Austen, in a portrait based on one drawn by her sister Cassandra Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817) was a prominent English novelist whose work is considered part of the Western canon. ... Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austens novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature— The novel was written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called Revised in 1811, it was published two years later in 1813 by the... Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth Bennet) and Colin Firth (Mr. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth Bennet) and Colin Firth (Mr. ... Andrew Davies (born 1936 in Cardiff, Wales) is a British screenwriter. ...


The film includes cameos by Salman Rushdie and Jeffrey Archer. Salman Rushdie (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie Arabic: أحمد سلمان رشدی on June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is an Indian-born British essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent. ... The Right Honourable Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is the author of a number of books, is a former MP and was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, and was later convicted of perjury. ...


The director of the film, Sharon Maguire, is one of Fielding's friends whom the character of "Shazzer" was reportedly based on. In the film "Shazzer" was played by Sally Phillips, who originally auditioned for the role of Bridget but was not considered a big enough name for the part. Kate Winslet also auditioned for the part and was almost considered for it, but eventually was dismissed since she was too young (25 at the time the auditions took place) to play Bridget. Sally Phillips (born 10 May 1970, in Hong Kong) is a British comedienne who has appeared in many television programmes, such as Fist of Fun (1995), Comedy Nation (BBC 2), Im Alan Partridge (BBC 2, 1997), Holding the Baby (ITV, 1997), In The Red (BBC 2, 1998), Smack the... Kate Winslet promotional photo. ...


See also

Borough Market circa 1860 Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in The Borough in Southwark, South London. ...

External links

  • Bridget Jone's Diary at the Internet Movie Database
  • JenFlick.com Review
  • Movie Tour Guide.com - Maps and directions to Bridget Jones's Diary Filming Locations

 
 

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