Sharon Maguire

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Sharon Maguire (born 1960) made her name as a film director when she landed the job of directing Bridget Jones's Diary. The film was based on the book by her close friend Helen Fielding, and one of the main characters - Shazzer - is actually based on Maguire. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Maguire studied English and Drama at the University of Wales Aberystwyth from 1979–1983 and graduated with a 2:2 degree before going on to do the PGCE teaching qualification. She's quoted as saying: "It always breaks the ice at parties when I'm with Oxbridge types and I brag: 'I went to Aberystwyth!'" After leaving Aberystwyth, she did a year's postgraduate course in journalism at City University in London and worked as a researcher then a director on The Media Show. In 1991, she got a job with the BBC as producer/director of The Late Show. She also made several documentaries - including Omnibus - before leaving the Corporation to make advertisements. Bridget Jones' Diary marked Maguire's feature directorial debut. Other projects in development for Maguire include Mail with Film Four, The Vicious Circle with Oxford Films, and Mother's Boy, for which she has also been commissioned to write a script for BBC Films. The film Incendiary, which was written and will be directed by Maguire, is also currently in production. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sharon Maguire, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

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A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Gemma Jones

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Hugh Grant  •  Gemma Jones

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt  •  Laura Dern  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Mitch Rouse

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt  •  Laura Dern  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Mitch Rouse

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Jim Broadbent

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Colin Firth  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Jim Broadbent

Incendiary (2008)

An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Michelle Williams  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Nicholas Gleaves

An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Michelle Williams  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Nicholas Gleaves

Rumer Godden: An Indian Affair (1995)

Rumer Godden the 88 year old author is taken back to India, where she lived from 1908-1945 to revisit her unconventional life there and to share with her daughter the experiences which inform all her writing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Rumer Godden  •  Lindsay Duncan

Rumer Godden the 88 year old author is taken back to India, where she lived from 1908-1945 to revisit her unconventional life there and to share with her daughter the experiences which inform all her writing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Rumer Godden  •  Lindsay Duncan

Godmothered (2020)

A young and unskilled fairy godmother that ventures out on her own to prove her worth by tracking down a young girl whose request for help was ignored. What she discovers is that the girl has now become a grown woman in need of something very different than a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Jillian Bell  •  Jane Curtin  •  Jillian Shea Spaeder

A young and unskilled fairy godmother that ventures out on her own to prove her worth by tracking down a young girl whose request for help was ignored. What she discovers is that the girl has now become a grown woman in need of something very different than a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Jillian Bell  •  Jane Curtin  •  Jillian Shea Spaeder

Frills

Fairy Godmother film coming to Disney+ in 2020.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter

Fairy Godmother film coming to Disney+ in 2020.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Helena Bonham Carter