Dempsey, Zelleweger and Firth
The new Bridget Jones film has received a warm response from critics following its world premiere in London, with one naming it “the funniest of the series”.
Renee Zellweger plays Helen Fielding’s perennial singleton for the third time in the film, which this time sees its scatty heroine become pregnant.
Zellweger joined co-stars Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey at Monday’s launch.
The pair play romantic partners of Zellweger’s character, either of whom could be the father of her unborn child.
Emma Thompson and pop star Ed Sheeran also appear in the film, which is out in the UK on 16 September.
Renée Zellweger chose a Schiaparelli one-shouldered dress and Tiffany & Co jewellery for the London premiere of Bridget Jones’s Baby.
Patrick Dempsey and wife opted for blue for the premiere
Helen Fielding Novelist of Bridget Jones Diary 1996 and Edge of Reason 1999 were published in 40 countries and sold more than 15 millions copies.
Patrick and screenwriter Joanna Scanlan
Rene and boyfriend Doyle Bramhall musician
Gemma Jones mum of Bridget
Her co-star Colin Firth kept it simple in a grey suit, while his wife Livia brightened up a black ensemble with electric blue accessories.