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Ed Sheeran To Feature In Third ‘Bridget Jones' Film ‘Bridget Jones's Baby'

05/08/2015 11:40 BST | Updated 05/08/2015 11:59 BST

Ed Sheeran is carving out quite the screen career for himself.

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Following his appearance on ‘Home And Away’, the ‘Thinking Out Loud singer is also set to appear in the forthcoming ‘Bridget Jones’ film.

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Ed Sheeran

Scenes for the eagerly-anticipated third instalment, ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’, were filmed at Ed’s recent Croke Park gig in Dublin.

One scene in the movie will see Bridget sitting on the shoulders of a mystery man in the audience, although Reneé Zellweger wasn’t actually at the gig as producers used a stunt double for the scenes.

A film source told The Sun: "There was no risk in filming Renée at a busy gig. But they knew the cat would be out the bag the minute people saw her at the show.

"Renée's body double and the cameramen were in and out of the crowd as quickly as possible."

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Colin Firth, Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant starred in the first two 'Bridget Jones' films

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, which follows 2001's 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 2004's 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason', is expected to hit cinema screens next year, although full production has not yet started.

"These are the first moments in early filming for the new movie. None of the show's main talent have been involved yet," the source added.

One star who won’t be back for the third film is Hugh Grant.

Hugh starred as love interest Daniel Cleaver in the first two films of the franchise, but confirmed he had dropped out of the third installment last year.

“I decided not to do it. But I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel,” he told Midlands Free Radio.

“The book’s excellent, by the way, but the script is completely different - well, the script as I last saw it a few years ago.”

Emma Thompson was subsequently called upon to help rewrite the screenplay after cast members gave the original script the thumbs down.

The actress is no stranger to writing box office hits having penned and starred in 'Nanny McPhee' and she also won an Oscar for her big screen adaption of 'Sense And Sensibility'.

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