OSCAR-winner Renee Zellweger brought her whole family to Australia this week (ends29OCT04) for the world premiere of her latest film Bridget Jones: THE EDGE OF REASON.

The Texan actress brought her father EMIL - who spent some of his childhood in Cronulla, New South Wales - mother KJELLFRID, brother Drew and his wife to Sydney for Thursday's (29OCT04) screening.

Zellweger visited the Antipodean country often during her teen years as her grandparents lived in Toukley.

She enthuses, "At the end of the day, it's nice to have them here, to catch up with our Australian family.

"Everybody's here - my cousins, my aunt, my great aunt, my cousin's kids. Well, it's an unconventional life, so you've got to have unconventional family gatherings."

01/11/2004 10:39