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Hey, remember how they’re making another Bridget Jones movie? No? Neither did I, until this very moment. Some of that might have to do with the fact that the last film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, was a sort of poorer cousin to the very good Bridget Jones’s Diary. While author Helen Fielding decided to return to her popular series one more time in the book Mad About the Boy, I think many of us simply forgot about the character. Hollywood, however, has not, and still plans to make a Bridget Jones 3 – but they’re going to have to do it without Hugh Grant.
When asked about reprising his role as Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones 3, Hugh Grant informed Free Radio (via Cinema Blend) that he will not appear in the film. The reason for this appears to be script-related:
I think they’re going »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Dammit, Daniel Cleaver! Hugh Grant will not reprise his role as the shady but sexy book publisher in a third Bridget Jones film, co-starring Colin Firth and Renée Zellweger. "The book's excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different—or the script as I last saw it a few years ago," Grant, 54, said in a recent Free Radio interview. "And in the end I decided not to do it. But I think they are going to go ahead and do it without Daniel." Two years ago, it was reported that Grant was unhappy with the initial screenplay for the follow-up film, which was being put together with the help of novelist Helen Fielding. Then titled Bridget Jones's Baby, the movie was said to focus »
Who is essential, as an actor, to Bridget Jones 3? Surely, Renee Zellweger would be looked at to reprise her role as the central character. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant also should be deemed necessary if a third Bridget Jones is going to try to get off the ground. Well, Grant.s out, and he just told the media why he officially has decided to pass. "I decided not to do it," Hugh Grant admitted to Free Radio in an interview (snagged by The Telegraph UK) when asked if he would be up for reprising his role of Daniel Cleaver in an adaptation of Helen Fielding.s latest Bridget Jones novel, Mad About the Boy. Said Grant: I think they.re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book.s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different . well, the script as I last saw »
In what's sure to be disappointing news for fans of the Bridget Jones' Diary films starring Renee Zellwegger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, Grant confirmed in a new interview with Free Radio in the West Midlands that he won't be reprising his role as the shady-but-lovable Daniel Cleaver in the third installment of the franchise.
"I decided not to do it," the 54-year-old actor said, "but I think they're going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book's excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different -- well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago."
News: Why the Third 'Bridget Jones' Book Is Outraging Fans
Daniel Cleaver doesn't have a track record of being particularly reliable—and Bridget Jones shouldn't count on him for a third film, as Hugh Grant said he won't be in one. "The book's excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different—or the script as I last saw it a few years ago," Grant said in a Free Radio interview. "And in the end I decided not to do it. But I think they are going to go ahead and do it without Daniel." A third Bridget Jones film has been a long time coming. EW reported that »
- Esther Zuckerman
It has had trouble landing a committed director, the script has constantly been in flux and production never quite seemed to commence. Now the third Bridget Jones film seems to be without one of its key players. Hugh Grant has said in a radio interview that he won't be appearing in the new film.“I decided not to do it,” says Grant, who played love rat Daniel Cleaver in the film, in an interview with Free Radio in the Midlands (picked up by The Telegraph). “But I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel. The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different – well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago.”Despite Grant’s request for script re-writes earlier in the film’s development, it would seem that no common ground could be found and he’s »
Bridget Jones appears to have just been dumped. After having been attached for years to star in the third film in the Bridget Jones series, actor Hugh Grant says he has parted ways with the project, titled Bridget Jones's Baby. Grant played Daniel opposite Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth in the 2001 original and its 2004 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. "I decided not to do it," Grant said in a Free Radio interview, according to the Guardian. "But I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel." Read more 'Bridget Jones' Author Helen Fielding: 'I
- Ryan Gajewski
Hugh Grant is at the edge of reason. The British heartthrob, 54, has officially exited the highly anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones's Diary series. The third book, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, was penned by author Helen Fielding and released in 2013. Rumors of a third film with star Renee Zellweger reprising the title role have been in the works for years, but now Grant's scandalous, playboy character Daniel Cleaver will not be a part of the project. In Mad About the Boy, Bridget and [...] »
Occasionally, I do things the wrong way round and see a film before reading the book on which it’s based. In the case of delving into Bridget Jones’S Diary, I watched the film, the sequel and the entire 90s series of Pride and Prejudice over and over again long before finally purchasing the book and seeing what all the fuss was about.
From the opening page of the book, written by Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones is a brilliantly ‘real’ character unlike any I had ever read and the result is an easy, fun and adorable read. Unlike recent first person stories which have infuriating inner monologues, Bridget is so hilarious and so honest that even when she is moping you want to hug not hit her as she dwells on issues with family, work and, of course, her love life.
What a marvellous creation!
The book is an »
- Amanda Keats
Between her fashion faux pas and her hilariously awkward inner monologue, Bridget Jones has cemented herself as one of the most relatable book and movie characters of the past two decades. Helen Fielding's original book, Bridget Jones's Diary, came out in 1996, and since then, there have been two other titles, including last year's Mad About the Boy, plus two popular film adaptations starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. With Mr. Darcy himself (as in Firth) turning 54 today, we're taking a look at why his onscreen plus-one is such a perfectly imperfect character. Take a look at why Mr. Darcy is such a dreamboat, then check out all the Gif-worthy ways Bridget Jones is so relatable, including (of course) some of her unforgettable one-liners. »
Judging by the reviews to date, this week's true crime drama Devil's Knot - which stars Firth as a private investigator looking into the case of the West Memphis Three - falls into the latter category. Which, given that Firth's co-stars include Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan and Dane DeHaan, is a pretty substantial disappointment.
But why linger on the negative? Instead, we've taken a look back on five of Firth's finest hours across the big and small screens.
Four years after his breakthrough role in Another Country (which just barely missed out on a spot in this list), Firth earned the first of many BAFTA nominations in Richard Eyre's Falklands War drama. He gives a raw and unflinching central performance »
Dawn French to step back into character to offer alternative broadcast as part of series of special programmes on Radio 4
Dawn French will step back into character as the Vicar of Dibley to offer an alternative Thought for the Day as part of a series of special programmes on BBC Radio 4.
Her slot on the Today programme on 29 March is part of the station's study of fictional characters which includes Springwatch's Chris Packham going to New York on the trail of Big Bird from Sesame Street – and a reunion of the original cast of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for a special performance.
French played Reverend Geraldine Granger in Richard Curtis's popular BBC One sitcom from 1994 to 2007.
- Conal Urquhart
Sure, Valentine's Day can be a romantic celebration with a significant other, but it's also a time to embrace being unattached. Helen Fielding - creator of Bridget Jones, whose relationship ups and downs have played out from novels to the big screen - created a playlist for all the single ladies out there on Feb. 14 that lists music Bridget (played by Renée Zellweger) would approve of. Sharing the selection of songs exclusively with People readers, the list contains everything from "Crazy for You" by Madonna, to "Littlest Things" by Lily Allen, and naturally, "Have You Met Miss Jones?" by Robbie Williams. »
- Dahvi Shira
We’ve reached the near mid-point of this Definitive List; 20 down, 30 to go. As we move forward, the story of “boy meets girl” becomes more complicated, as plenty of stumbling blocks stand in the way: lack of experience, insecurity, unsupportive parents, and, as in most cases, ego. So, when we watch all these films, what do we learn? Hundreds of romantic comedies end happily, but none end in the same way. Perhaps there’s a method to the madness, but the more we tread through these highlights, the more it’s clear that to make an impact, you have to change the game or perfect the existing one.
#30. Bull Durham (1988)
Baseball movies had worn out their welcome a bit in the mid-80s and audiences weren’t clamoring for a romantic comedy based around the national pastime. Enter writer/director Ron Shelton, who decided to write a film based on »
- Joshua Gaul
14 items from 2014
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