MONITOR: BOOK REVIEW

`BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY', (US EDITION) BY HELEN FIELDING

BRIDGET JONES WITH BALLS

She's been called 'the most famous young actress in the country' and 'a modern pop-culture legend'; and she has a Bafta to prove it. But it nearly didn't happen that way: Daniela Nardini had almost given up on acting when she got the part of Anna in 'This Life'. Now she's about to star in Channel 4's 'Big Women'

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