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Renee Zellweger joins Werner Herzog on Berlin jury

Renee Zellweger
Zellweger is best known for playing Bridget Jones in two successful films

Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger will sit on the international jury at this year's Berlin Film Festival, its organisers have announced.

The 40-year-old, who won an Academy Award in 2004 for Cold Mountain, will serve alongside jury president Werner Herzog and five other panellists.

They include Chinese actress Yu Nan, Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah and Italian director Francesca Comencini.

The 60th Berlin Film Festival runs from 11 to 21 February 2010.

Highlights this year include Roman Polanski's drama The Ghost Writer, which he has been completing under house arrest Switzerland, and Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island.

Zellweger's appointment follows her appearance in My One and Only, which contested for the Golden Bear award at last year's festival.

German actress Cornelia Froboess and Spanish producer Jose Maria Morales complete the Berlin jury, chaired last year by actress Tilda Swinton.

Last year the festival's top prize went to The Milk of Sorrow, the first Peruvian film to compete at this prestigious event.

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