Helen Fielding

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The Guardian view on Bridget Jones and Tom Ripley: characters that speak across time | Editorial
Editorial: In tone and style they might be very different, but neither has lost their common touch


12, Apr, 2024 @5:00 PM

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Leo Woodall to join Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant for Bridget Jones 4
Mad About the Boy, the fourth instalment in the adventures of Helen Fielding’s scatty heroine, has been confirmed for release on Valentine’s Day 2025

Catherine Shoard

09, Apr, 2024 @5:19 PM

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Top 10 cads in fiction | Charlotte Vassell
Dangerously handsome young men carelessly ruining women’s lives are a rarer breed than they were. But their hatefulness still makes compelling reading

Charlotte Vassell

22, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Christmas parties that never happened: the best festive revels in literature
With ‘fictional’ Christmas parties in the news, it seemed only right to pick out for Boris Johnson some other festive shindigs that were figments of the imagination

David Barnett

09, Dec, 2021 @1:01 PM

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Bridget Jones’s Diary at 20: a gloriously messy ode to imperfection
While elements of the hit British comedy have aged quite notably, the charm remains as strong as ever as does Renee Zellweger’s Oscar-nominated turn

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Apr, 2021 @6:17 AM

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Being Bridget Jones review – a sense of humour that came to define an era
Marking 25 years since Helen Fielding’s creation first appeared in a newspaper column, the stars of the films and many more line up to offer real insight

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Dec, 2020 @10:00 PM

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No buts: Keir Starmer did not inspire Helen Fielding's Mark Darcy
Author lays rumour to rest that her Bridget Jones character was based on the Labour leader

Helen Pidd

07, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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I can’t believe the sexism in Bridget Jones’s world, says Helen Fielding
Twenty five years on, the creator of the love-lorn, diet-crazed journalist is shocked by all the bum and boob jokes aimed at her heroine while at work – experiences based on the author’s life

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Jul, 2020 @6:01 AM

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My favourite film aged 12: Bridget Jones's Diary
Garrulous and inappropriate, Renée Zellweger’s heroine drove home the farce of impossible, gendered standards. I couldn’t have had a better guide for my teen years

Laura Snapes

24, Jun, 2020 @6:46 AM

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Book clinic: are there any books as clever and amusing as Bridget Jones?
Novelist Emma Jane Unsworth selects some of the best titles to get you laughing out loud

Emma Jane Unsworth

11, Apr, 2020 @5:00 PM

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British Book awards balance art and selling power to decide best writer in 30 years
Novelists rub shoulders with presidents, chefs, comedians and thriller megastars on longlist to define the title with the biggest impact on the book world

Alison Flood

14, Feb, 2020 @6:01 AM

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