of the best-selling novel Bridget Jones's Diary
and it's follow up Edge of Reason
as the author's column in the British newspaper
, the Independent
The film of the book is directed by Fielding's friend, Sharon Maguire, who is the inspiration for Bridget's best friend in the book, "Shazza".
Written by Richard Curtis, who wrote the screenplays for Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral and Andrew Davies who adapted Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Emma for television and wrote the screenplay for Circle of Friends.
Starring Renee Zellweger star of Jerry Maguire and Nurse Betty as Bridget, Hugh Grant, star of both Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral as her boss, Daniel Cleaver; Colin Firth, star of Pride and Prejudice, Shakespeare in Love as Mark Darcy and Sally Phillips, star of the British television show Smack the Pony as Shazza .
Released in the UK and US in April 2001.