Bridget Jones reigns Supreme


The Supreme Court gave permission for part of the film Bridget Jones’s Baby to be filmed in its main courtroom. The heroine’s on-off love interest, Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth, is a top human rights barrister. The court agreed to let in the filmmakers as part of a wider programme to generate income and ease pressure on the public purse. The justices were consulted and shown the script to ensure it was appropriate. A spokesman said: ‘We were pleased to have the chance to open up the building to a new audience through the cinema screen. We wouldn’t want to spoil the plot for those planning to see the film, so can’t comment further on the proceedings. All I’ll say is that those riled by depictions of judges using gavels in British courtrooms can feel relaxed.’

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