"I decided to get a grip on my life and start a diary, recording all the important things. Resolution number one:
obviously, will lose twenty pounds. Number two: equally important, will find nice sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following — alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, peeping-toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts"
While her friends Jude, Sharon and Tom provide her with hopeless advice, Bridget finds herself torn between two men, her charming, sexy, but dangerous boss Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy, a old family friend, who seems at first to be aloof and dull, until his true self is revealed. Bridget's unsuccessful attempts to control her chaotic life and develop inner poise are charted by her diary antries. As the hilarious dilemma unfolds Bridget discovers that she has an irrepressible ability to survive the confusion around her.
Maguire has also directed commercials for clients including the Irish Tourist Board, Ford, British Telecom, Volkswagen, Volvo, Centerparcs and Five Alive.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Sharon Maguire
Written by: Helen Fielding, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis
Produced by: Jonathan Cavendish, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan
Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh
Editing: Martin Walsh
Production Design: Gemma Jackson
Costume Design: Rachael Fleming
Main Cast: Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones), Hugh Grant (Daniel Cleaver), Colin Firth (Mark Darcy)
Nominations and Awards
- People's Choice Award 2001
- European Film 2001
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2001