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Helen Fielding (1958-), Author

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Born in Morley, Yorkshire, Fielding studied at St Anne's College, Oxford. She worked as a television producer and newspaper columnist before writing her first novel Cause Celeb (1995). Fielding came to international prominence as the creator of Bridget Jones. The comic diaries of the young single woman were first published in The Independent in 1995 and later in The Daily Telegraph. Bridget Jones's Diary was published in 1999 and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 2001. Both novels have been made into films starring Renée Zellweger. Fielding has also published Bridget Jones's Guide to Life (2001) and most recently Olivia Joules and The Overactive Imagination (2004).

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Helen Fielding

by Neil Drabble
C-type colour print, 1994
NPG x128279