Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Poster


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According to Colin Firth, his new rival, Patrick Dempsey's Jack Qwant, is more intimidating than his former opponent, Hugh Grant's Daniel Cleaver; "Mark didn't think Daniel was better than him. This guy Jack seems to be more of the charming good guy, and in some ways that's scarier."
This is not a film adaptation of Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy", the third novel in the Bridget Jones series, released in 2013. Instead it's based on an original screenplay which Fielding wrote with David Nicholls.
It is revealed Mark Darcy has a middle name - Fitzwilliam. This is one of the many references in Bridget Jones's novels and films to the novel "Pride and Prejudice": Mr. Darcy's first name (rarely mentioned) is Fitzwilliam.
Scenes set at the British summer music festival at Glastonbury were filmed during wintertime in England.
The 'Bridget Jones' series is the first movie trilogy directed exclusively by female directors.
The events of the film take place before author Helen Fielding's novel "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy".
Sally Phillips was originally unable to reprise her part as Shazza, when the movie was set to film in 2012, due to her own real-life pregnancy.
Ed Sheeran revealed his involvement in the film on his Instagram account, with a selfie of himself and Renée Zellweger.
Controversially, this is the first time Renée Zellweger hasn't gained weight in order to portray Bridget Jones. Several online outlets claimed that Zellweger betrayed her iconic character, as the honest body image is considered a part of the character's appeal. However, director Sharon Maguire defends the decision to keep Jones' waist down; "We all really loved the notion that Bridget had finally reached her ideal weight - somewhere between a UK size 10 or 12 - but still hadn't solved any of her issues about love and loneliness."
In the international trailer, a co-worker of Bridget holds up a sign that says "Baby on board". In the UK trailer the same sign says "Up the duff".
Hugh Grant will not return to reprise his role as Daniel Cleaver.
Released on the 20-Years-Anniversary of the publication of the first Bridget Jones novel, while filming began on the 20-Years-Anniversary of the release of the first Bridget Jones column in The Independent.
Originally announced in 2009 with a possible start date eyed for autumn 2010. The project eventually spent another six years in development, with various writers and directors attached.
Renée Zellweger was eager to revisit her iconic character, more than a decade after the most recent film; "I love this character, I like that she tells stories about what it's like to be a woman and these really relatable situations at certain times in life. It's so right to tell a story about Bridget in this stage of her life."
Sharon Maguire, who also directed the original Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), served as the real-life inspiration of 'Shazza', the character played by Sally Phillips.
The production start date of the third 'Bridget Jones' film is October 2nd 2015. This is 11 years after the previous entry in the series was released.
Renee Zellweger worked at ITV to prepare her return as Bridget.
Jones' handwritten diary has been replaced with an iPad.
As of this film, the 'Bridget Jones' film series became the first and only romantic comedy trilogy of the new millennium, in which all the three films have been theatrical releases and featuring the same lead actress. The Prince and Me (2004) also spawned two sequels, but none of them were released in cinemas, nor did the same lead couple reprise their roles.
Renée Zellweger's first released film in six years. Originally, she had filmed two movies prior to this film, but both were pushed back to 2017, which subsequently made this her first big screen appearance after the hiatus.
The opening day for the film in the UK marked the biggest ever opening for a comedy in the UK and Ireland.
Renée Zellweger premiered the first trailer on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003). It also marked her first ever appearance on the talk-show.
First entry in the series not to have Richard Curtis involved with the screenplay.
Emma Thompson, Gemma Jones, Shirley Henderson and Jim Broadbent have all appeared in the Harry Potter movies. All but Henderson portrayed members of the Hogwarts staff (she played the ghost of Myrtle Warren, known as "Moaning Myrtle").
This marks the third time Patrick Dempsey makes his debut in the third movie of a franchise. The first being Scream 3 (2000) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
First entry in the series to be shot digitally, rather than on film.
Bridget's birthday is November 9th in Bridget Jones's Diary, but it is May 9th in Bridget Jones's Baby.
Paul Feig and Peter Cattaneo were both attached to direct the film during development.
Set in 2016.
Shipped to some cinemas with the pseudonym "London Bridge".
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In the US, it had widest theater counts for any Bridget Jones film by the time of release, but the lowest opening weekend gross.
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Colin Firth and Emma Thompson were both in the movies Nanny McPhee (2005) and Love Actually (2003).
Helen Fielding wrote a novel entitled "Bridget Jonses's Baby" which was released after this movie was. In this book the two possible father's were Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver.
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Emma Thompson and Gemma Jones worked together in Sense and Sensibility (1995).
Julian Rhind-Tutt and Sally Phillips starred together in the second series of the British TV comedy Green Wing (2004).
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It marks the first 21st Century's trilogy directed by a women (Sharon Maguire for this movie and the first Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Beeban Kidron for the second Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).
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One of at least three major 2016 cinema movie releases which featured the name "Jones" in the film's title. The pictures are Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), Free State of Jones (2016), and Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016).
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The ex husband that Emma Thompson character mention in movie about "watching his wife giving birth is like watching your favorite pub burning down" was indeed said by singer Robbie Williams on the Graham Norton show.
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In the second movie, when Mark and Bridget break up, the tombstone reads that Bridget was born in 1972. In the third movie when celebrating Bridget's birthday, the sign she holds up says 1973.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Three different endings have been filmed for the movie. None of the cast members will know which is used, until the film opens in cinemas.
Emma Thompson's participation wasn't revealed until the debut of the first trailer. She also did a polish of the screenplay.
Second movie in the series to feature a fictional wedding in which Bridget Jones is getting married. The first was in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), in which Jones imagined herself getting married to Daniel Cleaver.
Whilst Bridget appears to be living in Borough, close to The Shard and south of the River Thames, when she goes into labour her journey ends up at UCH (University College Hospital) in Euston, 4miles north of the river going via Albert Bridge which is in the opposite direction, well, quite a detour more than doubling the distance.
William Firth, Colin Firth's first son with Meg Tilly has a small part in the movie as a dreadlocker guy.
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