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Encyclopedia > Bridget Jones's Diary (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
Distributed by Miramax Films (USA)
Universal Pictures (non-USA)
Release date(s) April 13, 2001
Running time 93 minutes
Language English
Budget $26 million (est.)
Followed by Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
IMDb profile

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 film, based on the 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. A sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, was released in 2004. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 403 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 744 pixel, file size: 69 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Poster for the film 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, best 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... Tim Bevan is a succesful movie producer for Universal Studios. ... John Cavendish was a Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. ... Helen Fielding (born February 19, 1958 in Morley, West Yorkshire) is a British author, best 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 in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American-Norwegian film actress. ... Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Bridget Joness Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. ... Helen Fielding (born February 19, 1958 in Morley, West Yorkshire) is a British author, best 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 Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American-Norwegian film actress. ... Bridget Jones is a fictional character created by English writer Helen Fielding. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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.


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, best 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... 1873 engraving of Jane Austen, based on a portrait drawn by her sister Cassandra. ... Pride and Prejudice, see Pride and Prejudice (film). ... Pride and Prejudice is a 1995 British television drama serial, adapted from Jane Austens novel of the same name, originally published in 1813. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Andrew Davies (born 1936 in Cardiff, Wales) is a British screenwriter. ...


The film includes cameos by Salman Rushdie and Jeffrey Archer. Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from his feature film Taxi Driver. ... Ahmed Salman Rushdie KBE (Hindi: Urdu: سلمان رشدی; born 19 June 1947) is a British-Indian novelist and essayist. ... Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is a British best-selling author and politician. ...


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) is a British comic actress. ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ...

Contents

Soundtrack

The movie's soundtrack features two hit songs which were released as singles, "Out of Reach" by Gabrielle and "It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell. Robbie Williams contributed two songs to the soundtrack and Sheryl Crow contributed one. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gabrielle is a womans name, originally the French feminine form of Gabriel, which meant man of god in Hebrew. ... Its Raining Men was the first single of Geri Halliwells second solo album and was also on the soundtrack to the film Bridget Joness Diary. ... Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell (born 6th August, 1972) is an English pop singer and songwriter, television personality, writer and actress, and became famous (under the nickname of Ginger Spice) in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls. ... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is a Grammy Award-nominated and fifteen time BRIT Award-winning English singer/songwriter. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is a nine-time Grammy winning American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ...

  1. "Killin' Kind" by Shelby Lynne
  2. "Kiss That Girl" by Sheryl Crow
  3. "Love" by Rosey
  4. "Have You Met Miss Jones?" by Robbie Williams
  5. "All by Myself" by Jamie O'Neal
  6. "Just Perfect" by Tracy Bonham
  7. "Dreamsome" by Shelby Lynne
  8. "Not Of This Earth" by Robbie Williams
  9. "Out of Reach" by Gabrielle
  10. "Someone Like You" by Dina Carroll
  11. "It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell
  12. "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye
  13. "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan
  14. "Pretender Got My Heart" by Alisha's Attic
  15. "It's Only A Diary" by Patrick Doyle

I Am Shelby Lynne (2000) Shelby Lynne (born Shelby Lynne Moorer, October 22, 1968, Quantico, Virginia) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is a nine-time Grammy winning American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... Rosey can refer to: the pseudonym of Matt Anoai, a professional wrestler Rosey, commune of the Haute-Saône département, in France Rosey, commune of the Saône-et-Loire département, in France This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Robbie Williams (born Robert Peter Williams on February 13, 1974) is a Grammy Award-nominated and fifteen time BRIT Award-winning English singer/songwriter. ... All by Myself is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975 that has spawned numerous cover versions. ... Jamie ONeal is an contemporary country singer and songwriter. ... Tracy Bonham (born 16 March 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American musician best known for her single Mother Mother. ... Gabrielle is a womans name, originally the French feminine form of Gabriel, which meant man of god in Hebrew. ... Dina Carroll (born Geraldine Carroll on 21 August 1968, in Newmarket, Suffolk) is an English singer of Scottish and African American descent. ... Its Raining Men was the first single of Geri Halliwells second solo album and was also on the soundtrack to the film Bridget Joness Diary. ... Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell (born 6th August, 1972) is an English pop singer and songwriter, television personality, writer and actress, and became famous (under the nickname of Ginger Spice) in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls. ... Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) was a popular hit for Philly soul group The Stylistics in 1971 and was re-released as a hit duet cover for Motown legends Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross in 1973. ... Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross[1] on March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, and pop. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... ... Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953 in Great Lakes, Illinois) is an American singer best known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom... Alishas Attic was a British musical group in the late 1990s. ... Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire) is a Scottish musician and composer who is well-known for his work with film scores. ...

Other songs

Other songs in the movie not listed on the soundtrack include:

Magic Moments is a popular song. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Cant Take My Eyes Off You was a 1967 single by Frankie Valli. ... For other persons named Andrew Williams, see Andrew Williams (disambiguation). ... Respect is a 1967 hit and the signature song of the R&B singer Aretha Franklin, written and originally released by Volt recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Without You is a song originally recorded by Badfinger for their album No Dice (1970), and written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans and produced by Geoff Emerick. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American-Norwegian film actress. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... Art of Noise Close Up twelve inch single featured the iconic Art of Noise mask Art of Noise was an avantgarde synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. ... Up, Up and Away is the debut album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... The Fifth Dimension The Fifth Dimension (also known as The 5th Dimension) is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes R&B, soul, and jazz. ... Me and Mrs. ... The Dramatics was a soul music vocal group, formed in the late 1960s. ... Fly Me to the Moon is a pop standard song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. ... Julie London Julie London (September 26, 1926–October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress. ... Cover of the TwentyFourSeven single The Artful Dodger is a British band, who became famous through their 2Step hits and gave Craig Davids career a boost after he appeared on their #2 hit Rewind in December 1999. ... Aint No Mountain High Enough is an R&B/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966. ... Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross[1] on March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, and pop. ...

Trivia

  • In Germany, the title is: Bridget Jones – Schokolade zum Frühstück, meaning "Bridget Jones - Chocolate for Breakfast"
  • In the United Kingdom the film grossed a very impressive £41,692,598.
  • In the United States the film made $71,500,556.
  • Controversial author Salman Rushdie makes a cameo appearance as himself, with both Bridget and Daniel asking him for directions to the toilet.
  • Toni Collette had to turn down the part of Bridget Jones, because of her commitments to perform on broadway,

Ahmed Salman Rushdie KBE (Hindi: Urdu: سلمان رشدی; born 19 June 1947) is a British-Indian novelist and essayist. ... Toni Collette promoting In Her Shoes Antonia Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy award-nominated Australian actress. ...

Box Office

The film has made $281,929,795 worldwide.


See also

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Notes

  1. ^ http://www.wga.org/pr/awards/2002/helen-fielding.html
  2. ^ http://www.firth.com/articles/03vanfair_italy_oct.html

References

  • Amazon.com: Bridget Jones's Diary Soundtrack
  • IMDb: Bridget Jones's Diary Soundtrack Listing

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