Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.7/ 10 (104198 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for language and some strong sexuality

Production Company
Little Bird [ie]
Miramax Films [us] - (presents)
Studio Canal [fr] - (presents)
Universal Pictures [us] - (presents)
Working Title Films [gb] - (as Working Title)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(UK) - 4 April 2001
(Canada) - 13 April 2001
(Ireland) - 13 April 2001
(UK) - 13 April 2001
(USA) - 13 April 2001

Running Time

It's Monday morning, Bridget has woken up with a headache, a hangover and her boss. Health Warning: Adopting Bridget's lifestyle could seriously damage your health. Aloof. Unavailable. Ice queen. - Aloof. Unavailable. Ice queen. - Aloof. Unavailable. Ice queen. - (quite fancy a snog though...) Uninhibited. Uncensored. Unmarried. For anyone who's ever been set up, stood up or felt up. NOW Vote Bridget - A True Party Girl. I Pledge To: - Introduce tax relief for singletons - Make it law that men must call the next day - Cut the price of Chardonnay by 50 pence a litre [During 2001 UK General Election] This Year's Resolutions: Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Find inner poise. Go to the gym three times a week. Don't flirt with the boss. Reduce thighs. Learn to love thighs. Forget about thighs. Stop making lists. All Women Keep Score... Only The Great Ones Put It In Writing.

adultery, barrister, based-on-novel, best-friend, betrayal, birthday, birthday-party, blockbuster, book-publishing, boss, brawl, britain, british, british-comedy, bunny-costume, calorie-counting, character-name-in-title, chick-flick, christmas, cigarette-smoking, comedy-of-manners, cooking, diary, eating, employer-employee-relationship,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Cameras and Lenses
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA - (color)
MET:2658 m - (Sweden)
MET:2714 m - (Spain)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Fuji F-CP 3519)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Al-Bassam, Sulayman as [Kafir Aghani] <38>
  2. Alessi, Joseph (I) as [Interviewer 1] <27>
  3. Archer, Jeffrey as [Himself] <20>
  4. Barlow, Patrick as [Julian] <21>
  5. Barnes, Julian (II) as (uncredited) [Himself]
  6. Bates, Matthew (II) as [Kafka Author] <19>
  7. Bonham-Carter, Crispin as (uncredited) [Greg]
  8. Booth, Stefan as (uncredited) [Drunken Man]
  9. Broadbent, Jim as [Bridget's Dad] <5>
  10. Brooke, Paul (I) as [Mr. Fitzherbert] <9>
  11. Caine, Charlie as [Handsome Stranger] <14>
  12. Callis, James as [Tom] <13>
  13. Cann, David (I) as [Cameraman] <36>
  14. Clegg, John (I) as [Elderly Man] <16>
  15. Digby, Max as (uncredited) [Office Worker]
  16. Donn, Ray as (uncredited) [Journalist]
  17. Douglas, Donald (III) as [Mr. Darcy] <39>
  18. Faulkner, James (I) as [Uncle Geoffrey] <4>
  19. Firth, Colin as [Mark Darcy] <6>
  20. Graham, Campbell as (uncredited) [Hamish]
  21. Grant, Hugh (I) as [Daniel Cleaver] <8>
  22. Illis, Ben as (uncredited) [Michael]
  23. Jai-Persad, Rhydian as [Interviewer 2] <28>
  24. Kente, Edmund as (uncredited) [Harry - Party Guest]
  25. Kouros, Christopher as (uncredited) [Chef Nikos]
  26. Lingwood, Mark as [Cosmo] <34>
  27. Manasseh, Joshua as (uncredited) [Young Mark]
  28. Marks, Gareth as [Simon in Marketing] <15>
  29. McHale, Dominic as [Bernard] <24>
  30. Pearson, Neil (I) as [Richard Finch] <29>
  31. Peyton, Ben as (uncredited) [Bridegroom]
  32. Ross, Paul (III) as [Mr. Sit Up Britain] <30>
  33. Rushdie, Salman as (uncredited) [Himself]
  34. Setna, Renu as [Mr. Ramdas] <40>
  35. Whithouse, Toby as [Alastair] <35>
  36. Wright, Stewart (I) as [Stage Manager] <31>
  37. Alexander, Sarah (I) as (uncredited) [Daniel Cleaver Lover]
  38. Amos, Emma as [Paula] <41>
  39. Barbuscia, Lisa as [Lara] <26>
  40. Blackham, Joan as [Shirley] <25>
  41. Blackman, Honor as [Penny Husbands-Bosworth] <23>
  42. Charles, Rebecca (I) as [Receptionist] <22>
  43. Davidtz, Embeth as [Natasha] <18>
  44. Henderson, Shirley (I) as [Jude] <11>
  45. Hewett, Christine as (uncredited) [Guest at the Darcy's]
  46. Imrie, Celia as [Una Alconbury] <3>
  47. Jones, Gemma (I) as [Bridget's Mum] <2>
  48. Kay, Lisa (I) as [Eleanor Ross Heaney] <37>
  49. Lock, Rebecca (II) as (uncredited) [Bridesmaid]
  50. Mathias, Camilla as (uncredited) [Journalist]
  51. May, Charmian as [Mrs. Darcy] <7>
  52. Montagu, Felicity as [Perpetua] <10>
  53. O Hara, Kia as (uncredited) [Young Bridget]
  54. Phillips, Sally (I) as [Shazza] <12>
  55. Skinner, Claire (I) as [Magda] <32>
  56. Smith, June (III) as (uncredited) [Extra]
  57. Stockbridge, Sara as [Melinda] <42>
  58. Wells, Dolly as [Woney] <33>
  59. Zellweger, Renée as [Bridget Jones] <1>


  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance

Full Plot

Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. Anuja Varghese Can a single woman over 30, who smokes too much, drinks too much, and has a tendency to say whatever comes into her mind, find her place in the world... and a man? Bridget Jones is an assistant at a London book publisher, feeling time pass her by. When Daniel Cleaver, her boss, starts flirting with her in a vulgar way, she plunges straight in. An affair ensues and she's head over heels. She also keeps running into Mark Darcy, a reserved even stiff barrister who has known her since she was a child young enough to frolic naked in his wading pool, seems to look down his nose at her, and hates Cleaver (truth is, Daniel may be a bit of a bounder). What are Bridget's choices? Bridget Jones is 32 years old and can't seem to find the right man. Her mother keeps setting her up with dorks; she and her boss have a sexual attraction, but his character seems less than admirable. She resolves to try harder... Anonymous Bridget Jones' life couldn't get worse: she slept with her boss, is gaining weight and keeps screwing up in public events. Mark Darcy doesn't make it any better, he seems to be everywhere. The stiff top notch lawyer which Bridget can't help, but find very sexy. From bunny tails, to drunk fits, Bridget seems to be living her life with much 'inner poise'. XPhantomX Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 715,244 (Brazil) (23 September 2001) AD: 717,603 (Brazil) (16 September 2001) AD: 622,620 (Brazil) (9 September 2001) AD: 518,268 (Brazil) (2 September 2001) AD: 394,959 (Brazil) (26 August 2001) AD: 216,060 (Brazil) (19 August 2001) (opening week) AD: 3,426,150 (Germany) (7 October 2001) AD: 3,073,575 (Germany) (30 September 2001) AD: 2,743,298 (Germany) (23 September 2001) AD: 2,286,011 (Germany) (16 September 2001) AD: 1,778,042 (Germany) (9 September 2001) AD: 1,070,974 (Germany) (2 September 2001) AD: 347,325 (Germany) (26 August 2001) (opening week) AD: 1,597,606 (Netherlands) (31 December 2002) AD: 1,066,858 (Netherlands) (31 December 2001) AD: 3,250,646 (Spain) (7 December 2003) AD: 3,244,633 (Spain) (10 August 2002) AD: 3,231,081 (Spain) (31 May 2002) BT: USD 26,000,000 GR: USD 71,500,556 (USA) (5 August 2001) GR: USD 71,409,079 (USA) (29 July 2001) GR: USD 71,278,859 (USA) (22 July 2001) GR: USD 71,110,998 (USA) (15 July 2001) GR: USD 70,845,805 (USA) (8 July 2001) GR: USD 70,366,654 (USA) (1 July 2001) GR: USD 69,683,147 (USA) (24 June 2001) GR: USD 68,676,698 (USA) (17 June 2001) GR: USD 67,350,448 (USA) (10 June 2001) GR: USD 65,358,871 (USA) (3 June 2001) GR: USD 62,381,548 (USA) (27 May 2001) GR: USD 56,534,427 (USA) (20 May 2001) GR: USD 50,984,229 (USA) (13 May 2001) GR: USD 44,465,598 (USA) (6 May 2001) GR: USD 36,263,550 (USA) (29 April 2001) GR: USD 25,316,371 (USA) (22 April 2001) GR: USD 10,733,933 (USA) (15 April 2001) GR: GBP 41,692,598 (UK) (19 August 2001) GR: GBP 41,579,272 (UK) (12 August 2001) GR: GBP 41,411,811 (UK) (5 August 2001) GR: GBP 41,210,560 (UK) (29 July 2001) GR: GBP 40,982,418 (UK) (22 July 2001) GR: GBP 40,606,010 (UK) (15 July 2001) GR: GBP 40,101,878 (UK) (8 July 2001) GR: GBP 39,638,427 (UK) (1 July 2001) GR: GBP 39,050,218 (UK) (24 June 2001) GR: GBP 38,377,889 (UK) (17 June 2001) GR: GBP 37,340,490 (UK) (10 June 2001) GR: GBP 36,088,451 (UK) (3 June 2001) GR: GBP 34,143,380 (UK) (27 May 2001) GR: GBP 32,255,653 (UK) (20 May 2001) GR: GBP 29,504,120 (UK) (13 May 2001) GR: GBP 26,419,620 (UK) (6 May 2001) GR: GBP 21,318,637 (UK) (29 April 2001) GR: GBP 14,780,538 (UK) (22 April 2001) GR: GBP 5,720,292 (UK) (15 April 2001) GR: EUR 13,685,104 (Italy) (14 April 2002) GR: EUR 13,684,521 (Italy) (31 March 2002) GR: EUR 13,684,116 (Italy) (24 March 2002) GR: EUR 13,683,736 (Italy) (17 March 2002) GR: EUR 13,630,909 (Spain) (7 December 2003) GR: EUR 13,607,556 (Spain) (10 August 2002) GR: EUR 13,685,104 (Spain) (15 February 2002) GR: EUR 13,400,165 (Spain) (30 September 2001) GR: EUR 13,289,580 (Spain) (23 September 2001) GR: EUR 13,130,910 (Spain) (16 September 2001) GR: EUR 12,963,830 (Spain) (9 September 2001) GR: EUR 12,755,280 (Spain) (2 September 2001) GR: EUR 12,384,455 (Spain) (26 August 2001) GR: EUR 12,004,015 (Spain) (19 August 2001) GR: EUR 11,437,860 (Spain) (12 August 2001) GR: EUR 10,846,465 (Spain) (5 August 2001) GR: EUR 10,149,290 (Spain) (29 July 2001) GR: EUR 9,340,330 (Spain) (22 July 2001) GR: EUR 8,381,715 (Spain) (15 July 2001) GR: EUR 7,217,555 (Spain) (8 July 2001) GR: EUR 5,972,860 (Spain) (1 July 2001) GR: EUR 4,690,300 (Spain) (24 June 2001) GR: EUR 3,431,180 (Spain) (17 June 2001) GR: EUR 1,555,420 (Spain) (10 June 2001) OW: USD 10,733,933 (USA) (15 April 2001) (1,611 screens) OW: GBP 5,720,292 (UK) (15 April 2001) (417 screens) OW: EUR 1,555,420 (Spain) (10 June 2001) (240 screens) SD: 25 June 2000 - 15 August 2000 WG: USD 47,023 (USA) (5 August 2001) (71 screens) WG: USD 60,231 (USA) (29 July 2001) (97 screens) WG: USD 77,366 (USA) (22 July 2001) (128 screens) WG: USD 134,864 (USA) (15 July 2001) (163 screens) WG: USD 220,344 (USA) (8 July 2001) (204 screens) WG: USD 366,108 (USA) (1 July 2001) (343 screens) WG: USD 578,980 (USA) (24 June 2001) (464 screens) WG: USD 696,696 (USA) (17 June 2001) (666 screens) WG: USD 1,145,298 (USA) (10 June 2001) (975 screens) WG: USD 2,014,889 (USA) (3 June 2001) (1,301 screens) WG: USD 4,187,218 (USA) (27 May 2001) (1,741 screens) WG: USD 3,730,451 (USA) (20 May 2001) (2,142 screens) WG: USD 4,458,144 (USA) (13 May 2001) (2,506 screens) WG: USD 5,730,131 (USA) (6 May 2001) (2,547 screens) WG: USD 7,528,349 (USA) (29 April 2001) (2,532 screens) WG: USD 10,184,136 (USA) (22 April 2001) (2,221 screens) WG: USD 10,733,933 (USA) (15 April 2001) (1,611 screens) WG: GBP 53,379 (UK) (19 August 2001) (62 screens) WG: GBP 66,706 (UK) (12 August 2001) (56 screens) WG: GBP 81,662 (UK) (5 August 2001) (82 screens) WG: GBP 79,987 (UK) (29 July 2001) (129 screens) WG: GBP 157,098 (UK) (22 July 2001) (182 screens) WG: GBP 259,487 (UK) (15 July 2001) (233 screens) WG: GBP 242,959 (UK) (8 July 2001) (233 screens) WG: GBP 301,508 (UK) (1 July 2001) (272 screens) WG: GBP 300,042 (UK) (24 June 2001) (312 screens) WG: GBP 556,245 (UK) (17 June 2001) (308 screens) WG: GBP 650,493 (UK) (10 June 2001) (362 screens) WG: GBP 885,600 (UK) (3 June 2001) (389 screens) WG: GBP 1,034,544 (UK) (27 May 2001) (444 screens) WG: GBP 1,433,112 (UK) (20 May 2001) (455 screens) WG: GBP 1,374,350 (UK) (13 May 2001) (451 screens) WG: GBP 2,771,790 (UK) (6 May 2001) (422 screens) WG: GBP 3,506,182 (UK) (29 April 2001) (423 screens) WG: GBP 4,260,089 (UK) (22 April 2001) (421 screens) WG: GBP 5,720,292 (UK) (15 April 2001) (417 screens) WG: EUR 64,310 (Spain) (30 September 2001) (59 screens) WG: EUR 92,555 (Spain) (23 September 2001) (73 screens) WG: EUR 80,535 (Spain) (16 September 2001) (78 screens) WG: EUR 90,755 (Spain) (9 September 2001) (90 screens) WG: EUR 168,885 (Spain) (2 September 2001) (115 screens) WG: EUR 180,905 (Spain) (26 August 2001) (128 screens) WG: EUR 225,380 (Spain) (19 August 2001) (145 screens) WG: EUR 272,260 (Spain) (12 August 2001) (162 screens) WG: EUR 340,175 (Spain) (5 August 2001) (185 screens) WG: EUR 448,355 (Spain) (29 July 2001) (215 screens) WG: EUR 509,055 (Spain) (22 July 2001) (226 screens) WG: EUR 686,355 (Spain) (15 July 2001) (233 screens) WG: EUR 734,435 (Spain) (8 July 2001) (238 screens) WG: EUR 751,865 (Spain) (1 July 2001) (235 screens) WG: EUR 782,520 (Spain) (24 June 2001) (239 screens) WG: EUR 1,260,325 (Spain) (17 June 2001) (239 screens) WG: EUR 1,555,420 (Spain) (10 June 2001) (240 screens)

Movie Certificate

L (Iceland)
18SX (Malaysia)
M (New Zealand)
13 (Argentina)
M (Australia)(cut)
14 (Brazil)
14 (Chile)
7 (Denmark)
K-11 (Finland)
U (France)
12 (Germany)(bw)
IIB (Hong Kong)
15 (Ireland)(cut)
R-15 (Japan)
12 (Netherlands)
11 (Norway)
14 (Peru)
M/12 (Portugal)
PG (Singapore)
18 (South Korea)
13 (Spain)
7 (Sweden)
15 (UK)(cut)
R (USA)(certificate #38033)

Music Composers

  1. Doyle, Patrick (I)


  1. Dryburgh, Stuart (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Fleming, Rachael


Alliance Atlantis Communications [ca] - (2001) (Canada) (theatrical)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2002) (Argentina) (DVD)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2002) (Argentina) (VHS)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [br] - (200?) (Brazil) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [br] - (200?) (Brazil) (VHS)
Leader Music [ar] - (2011) (Argentina) (DVD) (as Leader Vision)
Lionsgate Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Mars Distribution [fr] - (2001) (France) (theatrical)
Miramax Films [us] - (2001) (USA) (theatrical)
Nordisk Film [se] - (2002) (Sweden) (DVD)
Panorama Distributions [hk] - (2010) (Hong Kong) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Plus Video [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
United Cinemas International Multiplex [de] - (2001) (Germany) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2001) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ch] - (2001) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [de] - (2001) (Germany) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [es] - (2001) (Spain) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [jp] - (2001) (Japan) (theatrical) (Far East)
United International Pictures (UIP) [nl] - (2001) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [no] - (2001) (Norway) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [se] - (2001) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2002) (Netherlands) (DVD) (VHS)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2010) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2005) (Sweden) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Studios [us] - (2001) (Non-USA) (all media)

Film Editors

  1. Walsh, Martin (I)


  1. Allen, Vicki (I) (floor runner: additional photography) (as Vicky Allen)
  2. Baker-Smith, Jules (production clearance assistant)
  3. Bates, Joanna (accounting assistant) (as Jo Bates)
  4. Belle, Kellie (product placement manager)
  5. Benson, Linda (II) (production runner: additional photography)
  6. Berkery, Barbara (voice and dialogue coach)
  7. Brown, Emma (III) (production runner)
  8. Brown, Natalie (III) (floor runner)
  9. Bullock, Emily (assistant coordinator)
  10. Coop, Adam (utility stand-in)
  11. Cooper, Katie (I) (assistant: Tim Bevan, Working Title)
  12. Critchley, Sarah (script clearance)
  13. Docksey, Wayne (animal master) (uncredited)
  14. Dow, Juliette (assistant: Tim Bevan, Working Title)
  15. Edwards, Charles (VIII) (clearance researcher)
  16. Ellerker, Wendy (production accountant)
  17. Elliott, Beth (I) (floor runner: second unit)
  18. Fayerty, Karen (nurse)
  19. Freud, Emma (script editor)
  20. Greenacre, Benjamin (location manager: helicopter unit) (as Ben Greenacre)
  21. Griggs, Sarah (I) (floor runner) (uncredited)
  22. Gutteridge, Mark (double: Mr. Firth)
  23. Gwynne, Laura (continuity: second unit)
  24. Harper, Tarn (post-production accountant)
  25. Harrison, Darren (runner) (uncredited)
  26. Helman, Darren (location assistant) (uncredited)
  27. Holroyd, Rachel (head of business affairs: Working Title)
  28. Hughes, Christopher (II) (floor runner: second unit) (as Chris Hughes)
  29. Hughes, Kathy (I) (script supervisor: additional photography)
  30. Jackson, Paul (III) (health and safety)
  31. James, Aliza (assistant: Eric Fellner, Working Title)
  32. Lowrie, Kathryn (assistant: Sharon Maguire)
  33. Mahoney, Alison (choreographer)
  34. Mann, Stacy (I) (unit publicist)
  35. Martin, Fry (assistant accountant)
  36. McGrath, Danny (III) (crowd coordinator)
  37. McGrath, Jeanette (assistant script supervisor)
  38. Mende, Ingrid (production secretary)
  39. Mizen, George (production runner)
  40. Morrison, Angela (chief operating officer: Working Title)
  41. Ninnim, Hermione (production coordinator)
  42. Norinder, Stephen (floor runner: second unit) (as Stephan Norinder)
  43. North, Stephen (I) (safety coordinator) (as Steve North)
  44. North, Stephen (I) (safety engineer) (as Steve North)
  45. Oliver, Nick (I) (location assistant)
  46. Perry, Harriet (assistant: Sharon Maguire)
  47. Petcher, Eve (clearance researcher assistant)
  48. Rambaut, Pat (script supervisor)
  49. Richards, Adam (I) (location manager)
  50. Rogers, Simon (V) (floor runner: second unit) (as Simon Rodgers)
  51. Samuelson, Adam (louma crane technician) (uncredited)
  52. Seaton, David (I) (location manager: helicopter unit)
  53. Shah, Sheeraz (legal advisor: Working Title)
  54. Shepherd, Daniel (I) (assistant to producers) (uncredited)
  55. Shepherd, Sarah (I) (location assistant)
  56. Stagles, Anthony (location runner)
  57. Stewart, Emily (IV) (company coordinator: Working Title)
  58. Street, Natalie (floor runner) (uncredited)
  59. Sweetland, Luke (floor runner: second unit)
  60. Taylor, Ron (VII) (laboratory contact)
  61. Thompson, Carol (III) (script supervisor)
  62. Thompson, Lara (I) (assistant: Eric Fellner, Working Title)
  63. Tomlin, Julian (I) (finance director: Working Title)
  64. Waltham, Nicola (stand-in: Ms. Zellweger)
  65. Wheale, Sarah (assistant: Jonathan Cavendish) (as Sarah-Jane Wheale)
  66. Whiting, Melinda (double: Ms. Zellweger)
  67. Wilby, Polly (post-production accountants assistant)
  68. Woodhatch, Sara (assistant: Hugh Grant) (uncredited)
  69. Wright, Sarah Jane (production executive: Working Title)


Bridget: This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers. Bridget: Wait a minute... nice boys don't kiss like that. Mark Darcy: Oh, yes, they fucking do. Daniel Cleaver: Fuck me, I love Keats. Bridget: Thank you, Daniel, that is very good to know. But if staying here means working within 10 yards of you, frankly, I'd rather have a job wiping Saddam Hussein's arse. Interviewer: What do you think about the El Nino phenomenon? Bridget: It's a blip. Latin music's on its way out. [From the trailer] [answering phone] Bridget: Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess, with a very bad man between her thighs... Dad... Hi. [From the UK release] [answering phone] Bridget: Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess, with a very bad man between her thighs... Mum... Hi. Bridget: Daniel, what you just did is actually illegal in several countries. Daniel Cleaver: That is one of the reasons that I'm so thrilled to be living in Britain today. [On Bridget] Natasha: Bizarre what some men find attractive. Daniel Cleaver: First, have some more wine, and then tell me the story about practicing French kissing with the art girls at school, because it's a very good story. Bridget: It wasn't French kissing. Daniel Cleaver: Don't care, make it up. That's an order, Jones. Bridget: I choose Vodka. And Chaka Khan. Daniel Cleaver: Come on Bridget, we belong together - you, me, poor little skirt. If I can't make it with you then I can't make it with anyone. Bridget: That's not a good enough offer for me. Tom: Whose side are we on? Shazzer: Mark's, of course. He never dumped Bridget for some naked American. Bridget: But he did shag Daniel's fiance and left him broken-hearted. Tom: You're right, it's a tough one to call. Bridget: Here is the man we like to call Mr., uh, [to herself] Titspervert. Titspervert. [to audience] Fitzherbert. Because... that is his name. Mark Darcy: I realize that when I met you at the turkey curry buffet, I was unforgivably rude, and wearing a reindeer jumper. Bridget: It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces. Bridget: So what do you think of the situation in Chechnya? Daniel Cleaver: I couldn't give a fuck, Jones. Bridget: [to Cosmo and Woney] Tell me, is it one in four marriages that end in divorce these days, or one in three? Mark Darcy: One in three. Lara: [to Daniel, about Bridget] I thought you said she was thin. Bridget: [as Una Alconberry] No, Pam. Besides, the gravy needs sieving. Mark Darcy: [as Pamela Jones] Surely not, just stir it Una. [UK and USA release] Julian: [to his manicurist] Careful, you ham-fisted cow! [uncut international releases, USA video and dvd releases] Julian: [to his manicurist] Careful, you ham-fisted cunt! Pam Jones: [to Bridget on 'phone] I must say the sex is still quite surprising. Do you know just the other day I was just dozing off and I felt this huge... Bridget: Bye mum. [replaces receiver] Bridget: Ugh. Jude: Just as you are? Not thinner? Not cleverer? Not with slightly bigger breasts or slightly smaller nose? Bridget: No. Shazzer: Well, fuck me. Tom: This is someone you hate right? Bridget: Yes, yes, I hate him. [bursting into a Greek restaurant] Tom: FIGHT. Come on then, it's a real fight. Bridget: [rummaging through her fridge] Where the fuck's the fucking tuna? [imitating her line on TV] Bridget: This is Bridget Jones, with Sit Up Britain, searching for tuna. Tom: Come the fuck on, Bridget. Daniel Cleaver: [to Mark Darcy] My, what a gripping life you do lead. Mr. Darcy: I like a woman with an arse you can park a bike in and balance a pint of beer on. Bridget: Now, I'll go home and... de-bunny. Mark Darcy: Natasha, this is Bridget Jones. Bridget, this is Natasha. Bridget works in a publishing house and she used to play around naked in my paddling pool. Mark Darcy: I like you, very much. Bridget: Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and... ah, the verbal diarrhea. Mark Darcy: No, I like you very much. Just as you are. Bridget: My mum, a strange creature from the time when pickles on toothpicks were still the height of sophistication. [Bridget glimpses Mark for the first time] Bridget: Perhaps this is the mysterious Mr. Right I have been waiting my whole life to meet. [sees reindeer sweater] Bridget: Maybe not. Mark Darcy: I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences... But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are. Bridget: You once said you liked me just as I am and I just wanted to say likewise. I mean there are stupid things your mum buys you, tonight's another... classic. You're haughty, and you always say the wrong thing in every situation and I seriously believe that you should rethink the length of your sideburns. But, you're a nice man and I like you. If you wanted to pop by some time that might be nice... more than nice. Mark Darcy: Right, crikey. Tom: Well done Bridge, four hours of careful cooking and a feast of blue soup, omelette and marmalade. I think that deserves a toast, don't you? To Bridget, who cannot cook, but who we love [in an undertone] just as she is. Tom, Shazzer, Jude: To Bridget, just as she is. Bridget: Have bottom size of Brazil. Richard Finch: Neville, what the fuck is going on? She's supposed to be sliding down the pole, not climbing up it. Shazzer: Introduce people with thoughtful details. Such as: "Sheila, this is Daniel. Daniel, this is Sheila. Sheila enjoys horse-riding and comes from New Zealand. Daniel enjoys publishing and comes..." Bridget: ...all over your face? Pam Jones: [to Bridget] Frankly darling, if I had the chance again I wouldn't have had children. Bridget: Apparently, I used to run round naked in his paddling pool. Daniel Cleaver: I bet you did, you dirty bitch. Richard Finch: Why do you wanna work on television? Bridget: I've got to leave my job because I shagged my boss. Richard Finch: Fair enough. Start on Monday. Mark Darcy: All right Cleaver, outside. Daniel Cleaver: [half laughing] I'm sorry? Outside? Should I bring my dueling pistols or my sword? Bridget: I owe you an apology about Daniel. He said you ran off with his fiance and left him brokenhearted. Mark Darcy: No, it was the other way around. My wife. My heart. Daniel Cleaver: Now these are very silly little boots, Jones. And this is a very silly little dress. And, um, these are, fuck me, absolutely enormous panties. Bridget: Jesus. Fuck. Daniel Cleaver: No, no. Don't apologize. I like them. Hello, Mummy. [they kiss] Daniel Cleaver: I'm sorry, I have to have another look. They're too good to be true. Bridget: No... Daniel Cleaver: They're nothing to be embarrassed about. I'm wearing something similar myself. Mark Darcy: [about Bridget's attempt at caper berry gravy] I have to say, this really is the most incredible shit. Bridget: Did I really run round your lawn naked? Mark Darcy: Oh, yes. You were four and I was eight. Bridget: Well, that's a pretty big age difference. It's quite pervy really. Mark Darcy: Yes, I like to think so. Bridget: I'm so sorry. I didn't mean it. Well, I meant it, but I was so stupid that I didn't mean what I meant... After all, it's only a diary. Everyone knows diaries are just... full of crap. Mark Darcy: Yes, I know that. I was just buying you a new one. Shazzer: Look, are you coming to fucking Paris or not? Bridget: Um, not. Shazzer: No fucking room, anyway. Pam Jones: Up close, he was almost purple. Bridget: [to carolers] Bugger off. Bridget: Resolution #1: Uggg - will obviously lose 20 lbs. #2: Always put last night's panties in the laundry basket. Equally important: will find nice sensible boyfriend and stop forming romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, sexaholics, commitment-phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits, or perverts. Will especially stop fantasizing about a particular person who embodies all these things. Natasha: So how autobiographical is your work, Salman? Salman Rushdie: You know, its an amazing thing, nobody has ever asked me that question. Mark Darcy: I should have done this years ago. Daniel Cleaver: Done what? Mark Darcy: This. [Darcy punches Cleaver, hard] Daniel Cleaver: Ow. Fuck me, that really hurt. What the fuck do you think you're doing? Mark Darcy: This. [Darcy punches Cleaver again, even harder] Bridget: Are you staying at your parents for New Years? Mark Darcy: Yes. You? Bridget: Ah, no. Was at a party in London last night, I'm afraid I'm a bit hungover. [nervous laugh] Bridget: Wish I could be home with my head in a toilet like all normal people... [pause] Bridget: ...ah! New Year's Resolution: drink less... and quit smoking... and quit talking total nonsense to strangers... actually, quit talking, full stop. [awkward silence] Mark Darcy: Yes. Well. Perhaps it's time to eat. Pam Jones: [as demonstrator at shopping mall] Yes... Now how many of you "have it oeuf"... have it oeuf... it's French... All you do is put the egg in here like this... and... up, down, up, down... [demonstrating] Pam Jones: ...and voila! Ooh, mind the over-spray, dear. Daniel Cleaver: I've been going crazy. I can't stop thinking about you, and thinking about what an idiot I've been. Christ, is that blue soup? Daniel Cleaver: There once was a young woman from Ealing, / Who had a particular feeling. / She lay on her back, / And opened her crack, / And pissed all over the ceiling. Bridget: The only thing worse than smug married couple; lots of smug married couples. [regarding the blue soup] Bridget: How's it look? Mark: Uh, great. It's, um, blue. Bridget: Blue? Mark: No, but, blue is good. If you ask me there isn't enough blue food. Bridget: Oh, shit! It must be the string. Mark: Oh, it's string soup? Bridget: What are we going to do about this dinner, then? Mark: We have blue soup to start, orange pudding to end, and, well, for a main course you have, uh, congealed green gunge. Perpetua: Anyone going to introduce me? Bridget: [to herself] Ah. Introduce people with thoughtful details. Perpetua, this is Mark Darcy. Mark is a prematurely middle-aged prick with a cruel raced ex-wife. Perpetua is a fat-ass old bag who spends her time bossing me around. [to herself] Bridget: Maybe not. Perpetua: Anyone going to introduce me? Bridget: Ah, Perpetua. This is Mark Darcy. Mark is a top barrister. Comes from Grafton Underwood. Perpetua is one of my work colleagues. Shazzer: Exactly. I mean there's been all these bloody hints and stuff, but has he ever actually stuck his fucking tongue down your fucking throat? Bridget: No. Not once! Daniel Cleaver: [after crashing through the window] Uhh... Jesus. All right. Mark Darcy: All right? Daniel Cleaver: Enough. Mark Darcy: Enough enough. [Darcy begins to walk away] Daniel Cleaver: Wanker. [Darcy punches him hard, knocking Cleaver down] Pam Jones: [to Bridget] You'll never get a boyfriend if you look like you wandered out of Auschwitz. Bridget: [voiceover] Resolution number one: obviously, will lose twenty pounds. Number two: will find nice sensible boyfriend and not continue to form romantic attachments to alcoholics, workaholics, peeping-toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts. Mark Darcy: Bridget! Bridget: Mark... What are you doing here? Mark Darcy: I was just wondering if you were available for Bar Mitzvahs and Christenings in addition to Ruby Weddings. Bridget: I thought you were in America. Mark Darcy: Well I was... but I realized I had forgotten something here. Bridget: Which was...? Mark Darcy: Well, I realized that I had forgotten to... kiss you goodbye, do you mind? Bridget: Umm... not really, no. So... does this mean you're *not* going to America? Mark Darcy: No... not. Bridget: Does this mean you're staying here? Mark Darcy: It would seem so... Mark Darcy: [notices her friends cheering] Friends of yours? Bridget: Oh, haha... never seen them before in my life. Bridget: Look, are you and Cosmo in on this together? Because every time I see you, you seem to go out of your way to make me feel like a *complete* idiot. And you really needn't bother: I already feel like an idiot most of the time anyway - with or without the fireman's pole. Mark Darcy: Mother, I do not need a blind date. Particularly not with some verbally incontinent spinster who drinks like a fish, smokes like a chimney, and dresses like her mother. Bridget: [narrating ] Great. I was wearing a carpet. Shazzer: Fuck 'em. Fuck the lot of 'em. Tell 'em they can stick fucking Leevis up their fucking asses. Bridget: [narrating] Shazzer. Journalist. Likes to say "fuck." Mark Darcy: That's not a sand piper, Bridget, it's a snowy plover. Bridget: Sand pipers, plovers, albatrosses! Do I look like a bloody entomologist? Mark Darcy: Ornithologist... Mark Darcy: [pauses during fight to sing] Happy birthday dear what's-his-name... Daniel Cleaver: [while fighting Darcy] I'll shin you! Bridget: [fight enters Greek restaurant] No, no, no, no, no, no! Tom: Oh, yes! Daniel Cleaver: [lands on restaurant table] I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry! Mark Darcy: [places hand in someone's salad] Oh, God! I'm sorry! [wipes dirty hand on man's suit] I really am sorry. I-I will pay. Daniel Cleaver: Had enough Darcy? Mark Darcy: Not quite, if that's all right by you. [punches Daniel hard] Waiter: Happy birthday to you... [everyone joins in, stopping fight] Happy birthday to you! Mark Darcy: Happy birthday dear what's-his-name... Daniel Cleaver: Happy birthday to you... [tackles Darcy, both fly out window] Bridget: [referring to Darcy's and Cleaver's bad relationship] That's why you always acted so strangely around him, and beat him to a pulp quite rightly. [awkward pause] Well done. Daniel Cleaver: If you have to travel alone, travel in style.

Other Titles

  1. Bridget Jones (2001) (ENG)
    (UK) (informal title)

  2. Bridget Jones - Schokolade zum Frühstück (2001) (ENG)

  3. Il diario di Bridget Jones (2001) (ENG)

  4. Le journal de Bridget Jones (2001) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK - (studio)
  2. Borough Market, Borough, London, England, UK
  3. King's Cross, London, England, UK
  4. Lewisham, London, England, UK
  5. Liverpool Street Station, Liverpool Street, Broadgate, London, England, UK
  6. London, England, UK
  7. Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly, London, England, UK
  8. Primrose Hill, London, England, UK - (terrace house - dinner scene)
  9. Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, Holborn, London, England, UK
  10. Shere, Surrey, England, UK - (area outside Bridget's parents' house)
  11. Snowshill, Gloucestershire, England, UK - (Bridget's parents' home)
  12. Snowshill, Worcestershire, England, UK - (The Darcy and Bridgets Village in the snow)
  13. St. Pancras Station, St. Pancras, London, England, UK
  14. Stansted Airport, Essex, England, UK - (JFK Airport, New York)
  15. Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  16. Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK - (The Darcy's ruby wedding anniversary party)
  17. Tower Bridge, London, England, UK
  18. Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK - (Darcy family home)


- To prepare for the role, 'Renée Zellweger' (qv) gained 25 pounds, and then actually worked at a British publishing company for a month in preparation for the role. She adopted an alias as well as her posh accent and was apparently not recognized. On her desk in this office she kept a framed picture of then boyfriend 'Jim Carrey' (qv). Workers who did not recognize her found this to be odd, but never mentioned it to her for fear of embarrassing her.

- 'Renée Zellweger' (qv) smoked herbal cigarettes rather than tobacco.

- Both leading actors' names, 'Colin Firth' (qv) and 'Hugh Grant (I)' (qv), are mentioned in the book. The first on "Tuesday 24 October" and the second on "Wednesday 16 August". 'Colin Firth' (qv) is himself a featured character in the book's sequel, _Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)_ (qv). While audiences were eager to see 'Hugh Grant (I)' (qv) play a character opposite to his usual type-cast, it is ironic that original author 'Helen Fielding' (qv) describes him, in real life, as being more like Daniel Cleaver than any of his "normal" roles.

- Aside from bearing a resemblance to 'Jane Austen (I)' (qv)'s "Pride and Prejudice", the film also features a