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BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON

GEMMA JONES (Mum) has had an equally remarkable career on the stage and on the screen. Her film credits have included Shanghai Nights, in the role of Queen Victoria; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in the role of Madame Pomfrey; first starring as Bridget's mother in Bridget Jones's Diary; and No News From God, a Spanish film with Penelope Cruz and Fanny Ardent. Other film credits include Ken Russell's The Devils; The Feast Of July with Ben Chaplin; Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet; Wilde with Jude Law and Stephen Fry; and David Mamet's The Winslow Boy.

Jones' television work is equally prolific and includes her highly acclaimed performance as The Duchess of Duke Street, as well as Ingmar Bergman's The Lie; Nina in The Seagull; Portia in The Merchant of Venice; and Mrs. Fairfax in Jane Eyre, with Samantha Morton. More recently she was seen in Inspector Morse, Jim Henson's The Storyteller, Wycliffe, The Borrowers and the BAFTA-award winning Longitude, directed by Charles Sturridge.

Jones was trained at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts where she won the Gold Medal in 1962 and has been a member of both the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her extensive theatre credits include innumerable roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and in London's West End. Most recently, she was seen in the acclaimed West End revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Anthony Page.

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