Celebrities, including the actor Jude Law, the presenter Alex Jones and the singer Gary Kemp, have posted photos of places that are special to them on a specially created Facebook app called the Special Places Project of National Trust. The app includes explanations from the celebrities about why they like the places, along with contributions from National Trust volunteers and members of the public. The campaign is the result of research that found 84 per cent of Britons have a favourite place that positively affects their wellbeing and happiness. The Facebook app and the idea behind it is a simple and appealing way to get people to think about the National Trust and the importance of heritage sites in general.
Jude shared Cliveden House in Berkshire as his special place.
One of the great scenes of Sherlock Holmes was shot at Cliveden House – It’s such a gorgeous place. I had no idea the National Trust looked after the gardens and grounds there, they are glorious and I love spending time wandering around them. We can rest assured the Trust will look after them for generations to come.
Jude chats about his latest film, ‘Side Effects’ with Capital FM’s Dino & Pete. Listen to the interview below!
‘Side Effects’ came to Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on May 21, 2013 allowing fans to enjoy this thriller from the comfort of their own home, and I have made screencaptures of the film which you can now see in our gallery.
Here’s a list of bonus material you will find in ‘Side Effects’ combo pack:
Aliza Website Experience
Behind-the-Scenes of Side Effects
Ablixa Commercial – the fictional drug portrayed in the film
Jude will team up with the Belarus Free Theatre for the next in the series of short films coproduced by the Guardian and the Young Vic theatre.
Over the course of this year, the two organisations will present a series of four films created by the stars and creatives behind Young Vic productions, supported by Bloomberg.
Law, who played Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus at the Young Vic in 2002 and has supported Belarus Free Theatre for a number of years, will appear in a film the company’s Nikolai Khalezin has written in collaboration with Laura Wade, the playwright behind the Royal Court’s hit Posh.
Jude is interested in diving down to dark depths for Kevin Macdonald, signing on to lead Black Sea.
Focus Features has snapped up the worldwide rights to the film, written by Dennis Kelly. The plot finds Jude as a submarine captain who gets laid off by a salvage company.
Looking to make some money, and possibly get one up on his former employers, he accepts a gig from a shadowy backer to hunt for a stolen, sunken submarine currently sitting at the bottom of the Black Sea.
Putting together a crew of Russian and English sailors to complete the task, the captain begins to realise that he might be a little too far out of his depth and that his decidedly untrustworthy crew might be more dangerous than he first thought. Probably not the safest situation when you’re in a pressurised metal container deep beneath the ocean’s surface…
Jude has written to the World Trade Organisation to urge it to uphold a European Union ban on seal fur. The British actor was writing on behalf of animal protection group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The EU banned commercial trade in all seal products in its member states in 2010 amid concerns about the animal welfare aspects of hunting seals. But the ban is being challenged by the Canadian government, and the WTO is holding a hearing to settle the dispute.
I’m writing to urge the panel to uphold this ban, which is in line with the wishes of compassionate people all around the world, including the majority of European citizens. Even local sentiment is turning, and a lack of markets has led Canadian officials to seriously examine whether the slaughter should end.
The purpose of the WTO is to support efficient markets, not government decisions to prop up dying industries like the seal slaughter. Rather than using the WTO to prop up a dying industry, Canada should pursue a buyout of the commercial sealing industry — a move that would help both seals and sealers. The world is watching and waiting — please uphold the EU ban.
Film star Jude Law proved a hit when he returned to his old Blackheath stomping ground to visit the area’s newest library. The Sherlock Holmes actor popped into Number Eleven – the home of Age Exchange – in Blackheath Village for a spot of lunch before posing for pictures.
Law was one of the first members of Age Exchange’s Youth Theatre in the 1980s when the charity was first set up.
The Lewisham-born star is also a former pupil of John Ball and Kidbrooke schools.
Diana Cordwell from the charity said: “Following Jude’s lunchtime visit, Age Exchange’s Friends organisation has written to him formerly asking him to return later in the year for a celebrity interview.”
Age Exchange’s new library was officially opened last year as part of a £870,000 new reminiscence centre run by the charity.