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Davies wants more Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones screenwriter Andrew Davies has said he'd love to take on the famous character once again.

The dramatist helped pen the screenplay for Bridget Jones's Diary before turning his hand to the sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason three years later.

But the writer, famous for bringing Pride And Prejudice and House Of Cards to the small screen, said that he hadn't been asked to script a big screen version of Helen Fielding's third book, Mad About The Boy.

"I did hear that they were quite near to getting one, but they couldn't work out a satisfactory script..." he said before joking: "Obviously because they hadn't asked me to write it."

But he added: "Quite a few years have gone by and I'd certainly like to see another Bridget Jones film."

The original House Of Cards TV series, which is being re-aired on the Drama channel, has been hailed as one of the greatest drama series ever.

The writer said he was delighted that the show - which spawned the recent US remake starring Kevin Spacey - had stood the test of time.

"It is very gratifying that it still holds up. It's quite unusual for a 20-year-old drama, because mostly, they look a bit creaky after that length of time," he said.

"As soon as the American House Of Cards went out, people were seeking out the original and watching the box sets."

:: House Of Cards starts on Drama (Freeview 20 | Sky 166 | Virgin 190) on Saturday, July 12.

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