Patrick Dempsey Teases Upcoming Role in Bridget Jones' Baby Sequel as Grey's Anatomy Prepares to Air 12th Season

Enchanted star photographed on set of latest film

By Samantha Schnurr Sep 24, 2015 6:53 PMTags
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One of our favorite Hollywood hunks is loving his latest change of scenery.

Former Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey gave fans one of their first glimpses of his life filming on location in England. McDreamy was all smiles as he posed for a damp candid in front of Pinewood Studios, the rehearsal spot for his upcoming role in the highly-anticipated sequel, Bridget Jones' Baby

Dempsey seems to be fitting in quite nicely in England, a country notorious for it's persistent rain—notice the Golden Globe nominee's oversized green umbrella. All he needs now is a pair of matching green galoshes. 

"Nice to be working in England. Renee and Colin are an absolute joy to work with!" Dempsey wrote on his Instagram account. "A good couple of days rehearsing at Pinewood Studios. I really like it here!"

The actor is clearly referring to Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth, the two original lead actors of the first two films who played opposite each other as Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy. Both are slated to return to the film in those roles, in addition to prior director, Sharon Maguire.

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Breaking hearts everywhere, Jone's other love interest, Daniel Cleaver, played by Hugh Grant, will not be returning. The famed 54-year-old British star told The Independent he would have felt a little awkward in the romantic role this late in his career.

"I do think that if it was just me and a girl batting our eyelids at each other in a full-out romantic comedy, I would look a little sinister and weird at the age of 54," Grant said.

While Dempsey is no stranger to the romantic comedy drama, he still better study up—it was announced earlier in September that filming for the sequel will begin October 2nd

While he's busy prepping for the new role, Grey's Anatomy will debut it's 12th season Thursday night without their former leading man at the helm. Dempsey portrayed Dr. Derek Shepherd, but was tragically and unexpectedly killed off the show at the end of Season 11—a decision that shocked fans of the show to their core. 

Dempsey told Entertainment Weekly his reasons behind leaving the show were simply to try something different.

If this new role requires a British accent, then yes, he's definitely accomplished that goal. 

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