Firth told Broadbent of Darcy
Press Association – October 4, 2013
Broadbent has revealed that news of Mark Darcy’s death in the
latest Bridget Jones book was broken to him by Colin Firth, and
hinted that author Helen Fielding had called Colin to tell him his
character was for the chop.
As the actor who plays Bridget Jones’ dad in the film adaptations of
the first two books, Jim said he was shocked to hear that Colin’s
alter ego Mark had been killed off in the third book, Mad
About The Boy, due out later this month.
Talking about Mark being killed off, he said: “I know, this is a
shock, in fact Mr Darcy broke this news to me himself. He’d just had
the call from the writer and he was rather shocked, I must say.”
But he said he hoped that his own character would not meet the same fate
and that he could return for another film.
Asked whether he thought there would be a third film, Jim said: “I
hope so. I hope that my character is still alive and if he is I hope
that he’ll be featured in the film and if he is I hope that I’ll be
Jim stars in Le Week-End, a
film about a retired couple reviving their marriage in Paris, due out on