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

Bridget Jones's Diary

  • 2001 film

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. Stars Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones and more.

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Part of

Bridget Jones

UK certificate
15
Duration
97 minutes
UK release
Wednesday 4th April 2001
UK 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
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 7th April 2022 at 9:00pm on ITVBe
  • Saturday 2nd April 2022 at 9:00pm on ITVBe
  • Saturday 12th February 2022 at 10:40pm on ITV

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios
  • London - Location filming
  • Borough Market - Bridget's flat
  • Hertfordshire and Wrotham Park - Darcy family home
  • Gloucestershire and Snowshill - Bridget's parents' home
  • Syon House and Middlesex - The Darcys' ruby wedding anniversary party

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