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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 2 May 1961North London, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

She came to prominence with the much lauded adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical novel 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit'. Since then she's directed feature films, television dramas and documentaries. In 2008, she founded the charity called Filmclub with Lindsay Mackie. It has since grown to be one of the largest and most influential after-school clubs in the UK, attracting over 150,000 children and young people each week.

Filmclub screens 100 years of film from all over the world to its members. Inspirational, entertaining and with positive outcomes on literacy, social behaviour and cultural awareness, Filmclub members have the opportunity to review, discuss and meet professional film-makers.

In 2006, she was asked to build a web-site for the Guardian newspaper to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Greenham camp.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Joy Slappnig

Spouse (1)

Lee Hall (2003 - present)

Trivia (3)

Has a second child, a daughter named Blaze Kidron-Style, with Spencer Style.
Lived with companion Spencer Style.
Gave birth to her first child, a son named Noah Kidron-Style (from her relationship with Spencer Style), on the last day of filming To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995). Noah is listed on the film's crew credits as "Best Baby" (a word play on the crew term "Best Boy"). [1994]

Personal Quotes (7)

So long as I haven't dropped the crown jewels, so long as people think that their Bridget is safe, so long as people know it's still OK to have a big arse and say the wrong thing and not be able to live up to this or that , all these expectations of what being a woman is, and they will still find romance and love and happiness, and all the things you want in a good life, then I've done my job. And maybe if the world was some other world, then it wouldn't be enough, but, right now, I think it's important. I don't want to be grand, but I think it's a little bit important.
The world has changed so much. And my relationship with it has changed so much. I'm older, and I'm a mother, and I've been through many and various life experiences. I lost my father. I'm even married, which I never thought I would be. There are many, many things that have changed my relationship with the world.
"I've walked down the street with Madonna, and I've walked down the street with Colin Firth, and it was a little bit more ... with Madonna they were a little rougher, but they were all there for Colin. It was amazing. Women adore him. They swoon. Anyway. Stop. If I say anything stupid, you have to cut it out.
Yes, I wish I'd made more films. I wish it was easier to make films I'm interested in. My taste is very, very broad, but the quality, I'm only interested in a certain level of quality. And Bridget is part of that, for me. I think you can sort of look at this slightly odd CV that I have and see where Bridget [Jones: The Edge of Reason] fits in. It's been the Antonia [And] Jane, To Wong Foo strand, the more comedic of my work. I think it is a great gift to make people laugh, and it shouldn't be underestimated. I mean, I don't mean my great gift [laugh, eyes, fireworks], I mean a great gift in the community.
From the moment I went to Hollywood for the first time, I was accused by various people of selling out. So I feel I've done my sell-out films already. I've sold everything! I've sold every piece of soul I ever had!
I once gave a talk at a girls' school and, once I'd finished, 29 out of the 30 girls wanted to be film directors. I think that's where we need to get girls interested in making films. We need to give them the idea that they can, that it's one of the things on their horizon.
[on 'InRealLife' which deals with the effect of the Internet on young people] As much as it has been this huge advance in knowledge, it's also been kind if isolating as well. They're trapped in this sort of compulsive space, of Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr. They own all your data and they sell it back to you . It's like gambling. The house always wins.

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