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FULL SYNOPSIS

Based on Helen Fielding's hugely popular novel, this romantic comedy follows Bridget (Renee Zellweger), a post-feminist, thirty-something British woman who has a penchant for alcoholic binges, smoking, and an inability to control her weight. While trying to keep these things in check and also deal with her job in publishing, she visits her parents for a Christmas party. They try to set her up with Mark (Colin Firth), the visiting son of one of their neighbors. Snubbed by Mark, she instead falls for her boss Daniel (Hugh Grant), a dashing lothario who begins to send her suggestive e-mails that soon lead to a dinner date proposition. Daniel reveals that he and Mark attended college together, during which time Mark had an affair with his fiancée. When Bridget finds Daniel cavorting with an American colleague, she decides to change her life with a new job as a TV presenter. At a dinner party, she bumps into Mark again, who expresses his affection for her; when Daniel claims he wants Bridget back, the two fight over who deserves her affections the most. Popular British performers Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, and Shirley Henderson appear in the supporting cast. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

  • Release date:April 13, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Helen Fielding Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Helen Fielding Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jonathan Cavendish Best British Film 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Curtis Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Richard Curtis Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tim Bevan Best British Film 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Colin Firth Best Supporting Actor 2001 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Renée Zellweger Best Actress 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Renée Zellweger Best Actress 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Renée Zellweger Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Renée Zellweger Best Actress 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Renée Zellweger Best Actress 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Andrew Davies Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Andrew Davies Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Eric Fellner Best British Film 2001 Nominee

Cast

Renée Zellweger
as Bridget Jones
Colin Firth
as Mark Darcy
Hugh Grant
as Daniel Cleaver
Gemma Jones
as Bridget's Mum
Jim Broadbent
as Bridget's Dad
Embeth Davidtz
as Natasha
Shirley Henderson
as Jude
Sally Phillips
as Shazza
James Callis
as Tom
Salman Rushdie
as Himself
Joseph Alessi
as Interviewer 1
Joan Blackman
as Shirley
Paul Brooke
as Mr. Fitzherbert
David Cann
as Cameraman
Johnny Clegg
as Elderly Man
James Faulkner
as Uncle Geoffrey
Charmian May
as Mrs. Darcy
Neil Pearson
as Richard Finch
Renu Setna
as Mr. Ramdas
Claire Skinner
as Magda
Sarah Stockbridge
as Melinda
Paul Ross
as Mr. Sit Up Britain
Charlie Caine
as Handsome Stranger
Celia Imrie
as Una Alconbury
Donald Douglas
as Mr. Darcy
Lisa Barbuscia
as Lara
Lisa Kay
as Eleanor Ross Heaney
Patrick Barlow
as Julian
Dolly Wells
as Woney
Sulayman Al-Bassam
as Kafir Aghani
Emma Amos
as Pauline
Jeffrey Archer
as Himself
Matthew Bates
as Kafka Author
Rebecca Charles
as Receptionist
Rhydian Jai-Persad
as Interviewer 2
Mark Lingwood
as Cosmo
Gareth Marks
as Simon in Marketing
Felicity Montagu
as Perpetua
Toby Whithouse
as Alastair
Stewart Wright
as Stage Manager
Mark Lingwood
as Cosmo
Jeffrey Archer
as Himself
Claire Skinner
as Magda
Lisa Kay
as Eleanor Ross Heaney
Charmian May
as Mrs. Darcy
Toby Whithouse
as Alastair
Rhydian Jai-Persad
as Interviewer 2
Felicity Montagu
as Perpetua
Joan Blackman
as Shirley
Renu Setna
as Mr. Ramdas
Emma Amos
as Pauline
James Faulkner
as Uncle Geoffrey
Neil Pearson
as Richard Finch
Gareth Marks
as Simon in Marketing
Joseph Alessi
as Interviewer 1
Celia Imrie
as Una Alconbury
Johnny Clegg
as Elderly Man
Matthew Bates
as Kafka Author
Donald Douglas
as Mr. Darcy
Dolly Wells
as Woney
Sulayman Al-Bassam
as Kafir Aghani
David Cann
as Cameraman
Lisa Barbuscia
as Lara
Salman Rushdie
as Himself
Sarah Stockbridge
as Melinda
Charlie Caine
as Handsome Stranger
Rebecca Charles
as Receptionist
Patrick Barlow
as Julian
Paul Ross
as Mr. Sit Up Britain
Paul Brooke
as Mr. Fitzherbert

Crew

Sharon Maguire
Director
Tim Bevan
Producer
Jonathan Cavendish
Producer
Eric Fellner
Producer
Andrew Davies
Screenwriter
Helen Fielding
Book Author
Helen Fielding
Screenwriter
Richard Curtis
Screenwriter
Stuart Dryburgh
Cinematographer
Patrick Doyle
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Angel
Musical Direction/Supervision
Martin Walsh
Editor
Gemma Jackson
Production Designer
Paul Cross
Art Director
David Warren
Supervising Art Director
Debra Hayward
Co-producer
Liza Chasin
Co-producer
Helen Fielding
Executive Producer
Rachael Fleming
Costume Designer
Shirley Lixenberg
Set Decorator
David Crozier
Sound/Sound Designer
Stuart Renfrew
First Assistant Director
Mary Soan
First Assistant Director
Peter J. Robertson
Camera Operator
Joss Gower
Stunts
Dean Forster
Stunts
Abbi Collins
Stunts
Dani Biernat
Stunts
Seon Rogers
Stunts
Michelle Guish
Casting
George Mizen
Runner
Lorna McGowan
Makeup
Fi Gosden
Second Unit Assistant Director
Guy Heeley
Second Unit Assistant Director
Alex Hope
Visual Effects Producer
Carmel Jackson
Makeup
Mark Nelmes
Visual Effects Supervisor
Natalie Ward
Costumes Supervisor
Brian Donovan
Production Supervisor
Phil Mullally
Focus Puller
Matthew Holben
Visual Effects Producer
Jules Baker-Smith
Production Assistant
Rawdon Hayne
Focus Puller
Karen Fayerty
Set Medic/First Aid
John Casali
Boom Operator
Chyna Thomson
Focus Puller
Martin Chitty
Costumes Assistant
Eddie Raymond
Third Assistant Director
Fry Martin
First Assistant Accountant
Paul Knight
First Assistant Editor
Wendy Ellerker
Production Accountant
Barney Davis
Second Unit Camera
Graham Hills
Special Effects Technician
Kate Towns
Costumes Assistant
Stephen Noble
Assistant Costume Designer
Peter Hasler
Properties
Howard Weaver
Scenic Artist
Louis Elman
ADR Voice Casting
Finn McGrath
Second Assistant Director
Darren Quinn
Grip
Alex Bailey
Still Photographer
Robbie Williams
Musical Performer
Pat Rambaut
Script Supervisor
Gillian Dodders
Dialogue Editor
Gillian Dodders
ADR Editor
Jeanette Haley
Post Production Supervisor
Fay McConkey
Visual Effects Producer
Fergus Clegg
Buyer
Anya Gripari
Second Unit Assistant Director
Davina Johnson
Second Unit Assistant Director
Peter Gleaves
ADR Mixer
Jon Howe
Second Unit Assistant Director
Spencer Dodd
Third Assistant Director
Glenn Freemantle
Supervising Sound Editor
Alastair Grimshaw
First Assistant Editor
Gaby Kester
Casting Assistant
Claire Tovey
Unit Production Manager
Hermione Ninnim
Production Coordinator
Chloe Emmerson
Additional Casting
Glen Ballard
Music Producer
Frazer Churchill
Visual Effects Supervisor
Peter Mcaleese
Line Producer
Carol Kupisz
Graphic Design
Cilla Ware
Second Unit Director
Peter Brayham
Stunts Coordinator
Shana Nieberg-Suschitzky
Assistant Art Director
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