Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

Sharon Maguire (2001)

15 Certificate


Our Score
So well adapted by Richard Curtis that it appeals to both sexes, Bridget Jones is actually far better than the book. There's star Renée Zellweger who, as the 1990s heroine, is far more endearing than the book's Bridget. Then one cannot imagine Helen Fielding ever having the luxury of suitor super duo Hugh Grant and Colin Firth - who both surpass expectations as the novel's Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy respectively. Yes, what we have here is the best in British romantic comedy, well directed by newcomer Sharon Maguire, well acted by an ensemble cast of stellar Brits and very, very funny indeed. Bridget is the chardonnay drinking, sad 30-something with cellulite whose life takes a different turn when she has a flirtation with her boss Daniel, despite the criticisms of friend Mark. Daft, delicious and decidedly dippy, Bridget Jones is quite brilliant.


A single woman begins a new year with resolutions to find love, quit her bad habits and take a step up the career ladder. Her plans crumble as she tries to deal with her mother's infidelity, get over a passionate fling with her boss and come to terms with her feelings for an uptight lawyer. Romantic comedy based on Helen Fielding's novel, starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

Cast & Crew

Bridget Jones Renée Zellweger
Mark Darcy Colin Firth
Daniel Cleaver Hugh Grant
Bridget's dad Jim Broadbent
Bridget's mum Gemma Jones
Sharon Sally Phillips
Jude Shirley Henderson
Tom James Callis
Natasha Embeth Davidtz
Una Alconbury Celia Imrie
Penny Husbands-Bosworth Honor Blackman
Uncle Geoffrey James Faulkner
Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie
Julian Patrick Barlow
Richard Finch Neil Pearson
Mr Sit Up Britain Paul Ross
Director Sharon Maguire
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 13 Apr 2001
Comedy Drama