Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy. She won the Oscar for best actress – but the journey wasn’t always easy. Photo: Pathe/BFI/Movie StillsRenée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy. She won the Oscar for best actress – but the journey wasn’t always easy. Photo: Pathe/BFI/Movie Stills
Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy. She won the Oscar for best actress – but the journey wasn’t always easy. Photo: Pathe/BFI/Movie Stills

Meet Renée Zellweger, the star who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Judy Garland, and who is a beacon for women in the film industry

Bridget Jones’s Diary spoke to a generation, but its star – 51 on April 25 – soon grew weary of the scrutiny and stepped away from the camera for 6 years, before finding a mid-career renaissance in Rupert Goold’s studied, bittersweet biopic, Judy

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Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy. She won the Oscar for best actress – but the journey wasn’t always easy. Photo: Pathe/BFI/Movie StillsRenée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy. She won the Oscar for best actress – but the journey wasn’t always easy. Photo: Pathe/BFI/Movie Stills
Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy. She won the Oscar for best actress – but the journey wasn’t always easy. Photo: Pathe/BFI/Movie Stills
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