GB / US / FRA
Dir: Sharon Maguire
Starring: Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant
A single woman in her thirties looks for love in the wrong places
Based on Helen Fielding’s 1996 novel of the same name there are three trains in this successful ‘romcom’, all of which are Class 319 EMU’s. The first shows a partially obscured shot of a Thameslink-liveried example passing behind The Globe Pub in Borough Market, which is followed by a night shot of another in the same location. The last shows a Connex-liveried example crossing the Ouse Valley Viaduct near Balcombe. The best railway scenes however were filmed at London Liverpool Street but then deleted from the movie. These deleted scenes can be found on the DVD and also include an additional shot of the frontage to St Pancras station and a good shot a train of ‘Networker’ EMU’s in the Borough Market area. The film was followed by Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (qv).