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.

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Bridget Jones's Diary costume designer shares Renée Zellweger's bunny outfit demands

Fashion designer Esme Young created the iconic costume for Renée Zellweger for the 2001 romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary and how it was so tight the actress couldn't sit down.

Rebecca Cook, The Mirror, 13th April 2022

15 thoughts watching Bridget Jones's Diary in 2021

So, 20 years after Bridget Jones's Diary was originally released, I finally sat down and watched the film. Here's what I thought.

Diyora Shadijanova, Bustle, 14th April 2021

Bridget Jones's Diary at 20

A gloriously messy ode to imperfection.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 13th April 2021

Where are the cast of Bridget Jones are now?

It's exactly 20 years since Renée Zellweger burst on to our screens as our favourite chain-smoking, big-knicker-wearing 'thirty-something' singleton in Bridget Jones's Diary. And while film sequels Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason and Bridget Jones's Baby went on to reveal what happened to hapless Bridget and her love interests Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth, and Daniel Cleaver, played by Hugh Grant, just where are the original blockbuster's cast now?

Miranda Knox, The Sun, 12th April 2021

20 years of Bridget Jones

Why does she still shape the way we view single women?

Olivia Petter, The Independent, 5th April 2021

25th anniversary copy of Bridget Jones's Diary coming

Picador will release Bridget Jones's Diary (And Other Writing) in February 2021, a new edition of the novel with more than 100 pages of extra material from author Helen Fielding.

Benedicte Page, The Bookseller, 3rd December 2020

Bridget Jones documentary coming to BBC Two

BBC Two will broadcast Being Bridget, a documentary celebrating 25 years of Helen Fielding's character.

British Comedy Guide, 24th November 2020

Author 'staggered' by sexism in Bridget Jones film

Bridget Jones' creator Helen Fielding has said she is now "staggered" by the sexism her heroine faces in the first film.

Nick Levine, Refinery 29, 5th July 2020

My favourite film aged 12: Bridget Jones's Diary

Garrulous and inappropriate, Renée Zellweger's heroine drove home the farce of impossible, gendered standards. I couldn't have had a better guide for my teen years.

Laura Snapes, The Guardian, 24th June 2020

Bridget Jones named most inspiring movie heroine

The iconic character - portrayed by Renée Zellweger - came out on top in a new study commissioned by Sky Cinema ahead of International Women's Day, which takes place on March 8.

Female First, 6th March 2020

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