BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON
BEEBAN KIDRON (Director) first drew critical acclaim with
her 1990 BAFTA award-winning television drama for the BBC, Oranges Are
Not the Only Fruit, based on the Jeanette Winterson novel, and later
released as a feature film in the U.S. Also in 1990, she directed another
critically admired comedy about two life-long rivals, Antonia and Jane
(Miramax), starring Saskia Reeves and Imelda Staunton.
Her first major Hollywood picture, Used People (1992),
starred Shirley MacLaine and Marcello Mastroianni and garnered both Golden Globe
nominations. This was followed by the controversial Hookers, Hustlers,
Pimps and Their Johns. In 1993 she directed Great Moments in Aviation,
starring Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt and Jonathan Pryce, followed by To
Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, starring Patrick Swayze,
Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo; both Swayze and Leguizamo were nominated for
Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy/Musical.
Earlier feature film credits include Swept From the Sea,
starring Vincent Perez, Sir Ian McKellen and Rachel Weisz, and Vroom, starring
Diana Quick, David Thewlis and Clive Owen. Additional television credits include
Murder (with Julie Walters), Cinderella (with Kathleen Turner), Itch, Carry
Greenham Home, Love at First Sight and Eve Arnold, A Portrait.
Before becoming a filmmaker Kidron worked as a waitress, dancing
girl, courier, gallery and shop worker. She has been taking photographs since
the age of 11 and was "discovered" at age 13 by Magnum photographer
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