Bridget Jones’s Diary was one of the best romantic comedies of all time. The movie was created from Helen Fielding’s novel which is an reinterpretation on the classic story of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Packed with huge stars like Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth the films have all received positive reviews from critics and was a major success at the box office. Zellweger was even nominated for an Academy Award for her role! The original film was released back in 2001 and has since spawned two sequels, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones’s Baby. The newest addition, Bridget Jones’s Baby, is set to be released on September 16 and we couldn’t be more excited! In preparation of the upcoming film, here’s a look back at the original cast to see how much they are worth today!
7. Colin Firth
Estimated Net Worth: $25 million. This hunky English actor has been extremely successful in his Hollywood career. He’s starred and co-starred in countless films which have collectively earned over $3 billion worldwide! He has received high critical acclaim for many roles, but some of his biggest wins were an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, two British Academy Film Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now onto his money making roles! His most critically acclaimed role was his 2010 portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech, but his rise to fame occurred much earlier in the late ’80s when he appeared in the television adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. He’s primarily focused on film work, but like many of the other actors on this list he’s dabbled a bit in British television. Firth’s most notable film roles have been in projects like The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Bridget Jones’s Diary (and sequels), Conspiracy, Love Actually, What a Girl Wants, Nanny McPhee, Mamma Mia!, A Single Man, Tinker Tailor Solder Spy, Devil’s Knot, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Girl with a Pearl Earring. He also produced the films Loving and Eye in the Sky and is currently worth an estimated $25 million — although we suspect it’s even higher!