Bridget Jones's Diary. Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger). Copyright: Working Title Films / Universal Pictures.

Bridget Jones's Diary

2001 British comedy film about a single woman looking for love. Stars Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones and others.

On TV on Wednesday 1st January at 9pm on C5

Bridget Jones's Diary. Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger). Copyright: Working Title Films / Universal Pictures.

Bridget Jones's Diary

Film based on Helen Fielding's novel about an unlucky-in-love Londoner who decides to take control of her life and start a diary

Genre
Film
Released
2001
Creator
Helen Fielding
Starring
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, James Faulkner, Charmian May and others
Writers
Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies and Richard Curtis
Director
Sharon Maguire
Producers
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish, Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin

Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is a 30-something singleton surrounded by smug couples and embarrassing moments. On New Year's Eve she decides to get a grip on her life and document the details - she'll lose weight, get a sensible boyfriend and cut down on cigarettes and alcohol.

Things start to look up when Bridget's dashing yet dastardly boss (Hugh Grant) shows an interest in her, but the presence of reputable family friend Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) complicates matters. It is not until their pasts are unravelled that Bridget stumbles on where her heart lies.

Production Details

Part of

Bridget Jones

UK certificate
15
Duration
97 minutes
Release date
Wednesday 4th April 2001
Premiere
Wednesday 4th April 2001, Leicester Square
Box office
Reached the top of the UK box office in its first weekend, taking in over £5.7 million (at the time the most successful ever opening for a British film). It grossed over $250 million worldwide in cinema sales.
Production companies
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Upcoming repeats
  1. Wednesday 1st January at 9pm on C5

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