British Film and Production Companies


Background to Bridget Jones Diary

Released in 2001, Working Title's Bridget Jones Diary is a British Romantic Comedy film based on Helen Fielding's novel. Both the film and Novel center around an adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Before the release of the film there was much speculation as to whether the casting was right. As the film represented a Britain then some believed it shouldhave a British Cast. However as the film was aimed at an American audience, or more speciffically an female american audience, by having an american actress for the main role ensured the film would be a success with this audience.

Director - Sharon Maguire

Screenplay - Andrew Davies

Screenplay - Richard Curtis

Screenplay - Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones - Renée Zellweger

Mark darcy - Colin Firth

Daniel Cleaver - Hugh Grant

British Messages and Values

Love of Family (Value)

  • Bridet'd relationship with her father
  • Even when her mother leaves her father, she desn't condone her
  • Mark repeatedly wears clothing from his mother, he does as he is told as family is important to him
  • Numerous family Partys throught the duration of the film: Tarts and Vicars, Ruby Wedding
  • Daniel breaks…


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