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Sharon Maguire

Sharon Maguire

Sharon Maguire is a Welsh film director who came to prominence with 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. Born in Aberystwyth, Wales and raised as a 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 ... more on Wikipedia

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