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17/04/01
Bridget Jones is Something to Write Home About
- Fans head to West End as stars turn out for UK premiere

THOUSANDS flocked to Leicester Square hoping to catch a glimpse of British heart-throbs Hugh Grant and Colin Firth who were among the special guests at last night's UK premiere of Bridget Jones' Diary.

Fans crowded round the venue to catch sight of the pair, flanked by the film's leading star, Texan actress Renee Zellweger. Among the celebs in attendance was ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. The singer, who contributes a version of The Weather Girls hit It's Raining Men to the film's soundtrack, turned heads with her striking backless dress, and invited a lucky fan to be her accompanying guest.

Based on the best-selling novel by Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones Diary looks set to be a hit when it is released in the UK next Friday. Having seen a sneak preview, LondonNet predicts that it will almost certainly be a box-office smash, with memorable performances from Grant, as love-rat Daniel Cleaver, and Firth, who is perfectly suited to the role of Mark Darcy, a brooding silent type. Despite the whole furore over the British Bridget being played by an American, Zellweger's hilarious turn as the dappy singleton is sure to soften the harshest of critics.




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