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Livia Firth, eco-campaigner, fashion star, and wife of that actor guy Colin (you know the one), can’t get enough of romantic comedies, they’re like oxygen to her. And despite her husband’s impressive resume of mighty thespianisms, including The King’s Speech, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the first Nanny McPhee film, it seems there’s one franchise he’s been involved with that she’s really keen to keep going: Bridget Jones.
She told Marie Claire magazine: “I still love Sex and the City. I like romcoms but Colin hates them. I hope he’ll do another Bridget Jones – I’m pushing for it!”
Not that this will be bad news to anyone keen on seeing Colin reprise his role as the starchy Mark, Bridget’s true love. And apparently there is a third Jones movie in the offing, in which Bridget and Mark struggle to have a baby, with the added complication of Hugh Grant’s ever-ready cad Daniel Cleaver, all poised and ready to strike.
So it’s looking like Livia will get her own way on this, which is good news for Colin, as it may distract her from watching him in A Single Man over and over again, as she revealed:
“I’ve seen it about 40 times. I love everything about it – and I wouldn’t say that about everything Colin has done!”
Clearly not a St Trinians fan…
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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