October 10, 2014 - 20:25 BST hellomagazine.com Hugh Grant has admitted that he will not return as Daniel Cleaver for the third Bridget Jones's Diary film Hugh Grant has admitted that he will not return for the third Bridget Jones's Diary film. Hugh became known for his role as Daniel Cleaver in the story of a thirty-something women torn between two men. Speaking to Free Radio in the Midlands, Hugh said: "I decided not to do it, but I think they’re going to go ahead and do it without Daniel." He added: "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." Helen Fielding, the author of the Bridget Jones series of books, released the third book, Mad About The Boy, in 2013. The third film however has been in development for some time, and would see the return of Renee Zellweger as Bridget, and Colin Firth as Mark Darcy. In 2012 when talking about the second Bridget Jones film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Hugh revealed that he is "always quite difficult" when it came to being happy with a script, but said: "I was really impossible on this one. And there was a lot of coming and going about the script and my part. "To begin with, I was not convinced that Daniel Cleaver could ever go into television, a medium he despises. But I got my head around that and did a lot of work on just sort of trying to keep the cleverness of Daniel."