Actress Celia Imrie writing debut novel

Updated: Jun 01, 2013, 14:39 PM IST

London: Actress Celia Imrie is adding novelist to her resume after starting her first work of fiction.

The `Bridget Jones`s Diary` star released her autobiography, The Happy Hoofer, in 2011 and she is now branching out as a writer, reported Daily Star.

"I am writing my first novel, set in the south of France, which I am very excited about. I am halfway through it now. It is English people who go to live in the south of France thinking they`re going to have a sort of new life, which isn`t necessarily (the case)," Imrie said.

Imrie said she is working on the novel in France.

"It`s a terribly good excuse to go over there. I chose it on purpose," she said.