Helen Fielding hosts charity
event to celebrate one million sales of third Bridget Jones book
have angered fans by killing off Mark Darcy, but Helen Fielding still
got one million of them to buy her third Bridget Jones book.
was celebrating her literary success with a party in London put on in
conjunction with Save The Children.
Joining Helen, who arrived in a white dress but switched into an LBD, was Star Wars star Carrie Fisher - and of course the bash wouldn’t be complete without a star from the Bridget Jones movie franchise in the form of Hugh Grant, who famously portrayed dapper womaniser Daniel Cleaver.
Is there a turkey curry? Helen Fielding celebrates one million sales of her third Bridget Jones
book with a VIP party
Friends in high places: Helen was joined at the event by actor Hugh Grant, who famously
portrayed love rat Daniel Cleaver in the Bridget Jones movie franchise
Quick switch: Helen changed into an LBD after arriving in a white dress
Proud kids: Fielding with children Dashiell and Romy at the party on Wednesday night
In a galaxy far, far away: Carrie Fisher joined Helen at the party as she takes a break from
filming the new Star Wars reboot
Furry friend: Carrie brought along her dog, Gary
of her affinity with Bridget, who was brought to life on the big screen
by Renée Zellweger, Helen told said at Hay Festival: ‘When the books
first came out I really denied that she had anything to do with me. But
I think things do happen to me. Only the other day my literary agent got
a call from a PC Moss saying, was I the owner of a silver Peugeot 308?
And it turned out I’d driven away from a petrol station without paying
for petrol and there was some sort of criminal charge thing going on. So
I’m always denying this but maybe there are some qualities that we
Literary friends: Playwright Hanif Kureishi and PDF CEO Caroline Michel attend the party
at the Rosewood Hotel
High Fidelity: Director Stephen Frears also attended the Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Millionth Copy Celebration and Paperback Launch
Celebrate! Helen was treated to a huge cake in the shape of her third tome as she mingled
with her friends and family at the bash
Jones’s Diary and the sequel The
Edge Of Reason sold 15 million copies across 40 countries, and now
the third book, Mad About The Boy reunites the reader with the calamitous heroine
twenty years after the last.
The Pamela to her Bridget: Helen's mother Nellie came to support her daughter