Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason. Image shows from L to R: Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger), Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Copyright: Working Title Films / Universal Pictures.

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason

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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

She has landed the Darcy (Colin Firth) of her dreams, but the course of true love isn't running too smoothly for Bridget. He's still a bit of a prig, and that charming Daniel (Hugh Grant) is still oozing about. The Thailand shenanigans (she's busted for drugs) are silly, but that down-to-earth Renée Zellweger charm sees this patchy sequel through, and paves the way for the follow-up, Bridget Jones's Baby, which is due on Friday.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 13th September 2016

Renée Zellweger returns as the thirtysomething with more frothy romantic shenanigans in an inferior sequel to the first film. Bridget, having spent "eight blissful weeks" in a relationship with dashing Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), is single again. But thankfully her ex, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) is at hand to provide distraction.

The Telegraph, 23rd December 2009

Global success for Bridget Jones

The sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary has topped the international box office in its opening week, taking $26.7m (£14.4m) outside the US.

BBC News, 16th November 2004

Keeping up with the Jones

What is it then that makes this female version of Mr Bean or Norman Wisdom so apparently appealing? It's partly because the audience knows that beneath the plump Bridget there is the svelte Renée Zellweger, an authentic Hollywood star putting on both weight and an English accent for our benefit.

Phillip French, The Observer, 14th November 2004