Bridget Jones' Diary

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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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Pant-demic: why Bridget Jones's big knickers are on the rise in lockdown
Searches for ‘comfy’ and ‘high-waisted’ underwear are up as we spend Valentine’s Day at home

Morwenna Ferrier

14, Feb, 2021 @2:52 PM

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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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Bookish fun on TV and radio to enjoy this Christmas
There is plenty for everyone to enjoy, including Zog and the Flying Doctors, a Bridget Jones documentary and an Upstart Crow Christmas special

Nicholas Wroe

19, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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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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Was Mark Darcy based on Keir Starmer? Here’s the definitive answer
The clean-cut candidate for Labour-leader may suit the part of the Bridget Jones character, but is it a truth universally acknowledged?

Zoe Williams

13, Jan, 2020 @1:46 PM

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Help Me! by Marianne Power review – can self-help books really change your life?
Power’s expanded blog on living each month according to a different manual floats over Bridget Jones and Fleabag territory

Kathryn Hughes

29, Aug, 2018 @7:59 AM

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Shirley Henderson webchat – your questions answered on Trainspotting, Moaning Myrtle and singing Dylan
The Scottish star, who is currently in Girl from the North Country, talked about Harry Potter, curries with Shane Meadows and finding a ‘sweet agony’ in her characters

29, Jan, 2018 @2:14 PM

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Helen Fielding says Bridget Jones books are not anti-feminist
Fielding says humour is a ‘very powerful tool’ and describes being able to laugh at yourself a mark of strength, not a weakness

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

26, May, 2017 @7:24 PM

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Happy 50th birthday Adrian Mole
Sue Townsend’s teenager hit middle-age before our eyes, but alongside Harry Potter, Bridget Jones and Updike’s Rabbit, he is part of a tradition of characters ageing with the reader

John Mullan

01, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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