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SHARON MAGUIRE (Directed by) began her career in publishing as a copywriter. Maguire is a versatile filmmaker who started her filmmaking career as a BBC and Channel 4 television documentarian. She first directed for Channel 4's The Media Show and BBC's The Late Show. She then directed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award-winning series Bookmark, which took a biographical look at the world of books and authors, and the arts documentary series Omnibus, both for the BBC.

In 2001, Maguire made her feature-film directorial debut with the smash hit Bridget Jones's Diary. The film was a worldwide success, earning RenEe Zellweger an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and spawned a successful sequel. She made a dramatic turn with her next feature Incendiary by directing her own screenplay. The film, which portrayed how an adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing, starred Michelle Williams and Ewan McGregor.

In 2015, Maguire launched the television production company Seven Stories with the backing of all3media, and she's currently writing her first novel. She also directs commercials.


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