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On Thursday 22nd May 2014 Peace One Day is going to be hosting a cocktail reception and three course gala dinner at the renowned Salle des Etoiles, Monaco.
The evening will be hosted by Peace One Day Ambassador and double academy award nominated actor Jude Law. This event is being held to support Peace One Day Education and to raise awareness of Peace One Day’s DRC and Great Lakes Peace Project.
For more information including ticket and table details, please click here.
‘Dom Hemingway’ director Richard Shepard and co-stars Jude Law, Madalina Diana Ghenea, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Demian Bichir attended the Fox Searchlight Pictures’ ‘Dom Hemingway’ screening hosted by The Cinema Society And Links Of London yesterday in New York City. ‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham was also in attendance, and she posed with Jude on the red carpet. See photos!
“Dom Hemingway” opens with a scene where Jude Law gives an uninterrupted, unflinching monologue about his penis, an idea that came naturally to the film’s writer-director Richard Shepard.
“I can talk about my cock for hours,” Shepard said at the Cinema Society and Links of London screening of his new film in downtown New York. “Once I wrote that scene, I thought, I get this guy. I get his ego, his sense of humor, his weirdness. The rest of it kind of just appeared.”
The poster for the Fox Searchlight release is similarly-crotch focused, with Dom lounging in a chair with a whiskey and his legs open. “We made all his suits very tight, because he’s been in prison for 12 years,” Shepard explained. “So when he sits, things get shown in ways they shouldn’t.”
Jude Law took credit for that character flaw. “I got this idea with the suit, when he left prison, he got it cut in the wrong areas,” said Law, who packed on a few extra pounds to play his reformed criminal by eating tubs of ice cream, hamburgers and pints of Lager. But that decision didn’t sit well with the film’s tailor. “He kept saying, ‘You can’t do this!’” Law recalled. “It went against his own nature of somebody who wanted the suit to look good.”
Earlier today Jude has joined a demonstration in central London against Russia’s detention of 30 Greenpeace activists following a protest at an Arctic oil rig. About 800 people gathered outside the Russian embassy to put pressure on Russia to release the group, which includes six Britons.
The Russian coastguard seized the ship Arctic Sunrise and everyone on board following the 18 September protest at the offshore platform owned by Russia’s state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in the Pechora Sea. The activists are now in custody in the northern city of Murmansk.
Law said he was “exercising my right to peacefully protest” at the demonstration. Jude who is friends with one of the detainees Frank Hewetson, said the arrests were an international disgrace.
“I am just adding my face and body to the mass of support,” Jude said. “The fact that there is a threat of conviction did not put them off. What is ludicrous is that they have been charged with piracy, which has a threat of 15 years in prison. Of course I am worried about Frank because I care about his family and I care about him but I know that he is incredibly durable.
“I think that it is very interesting that the people over there probably knew there would be an arrest involved and the threat of a conviction is probably part and parcel of the act of drawing attention to the drilling in the Arctic, which we all know is an international problem which needs confronting.”
Protesters at the event stood quietly behind banners declaring “Free the Climate Defenders”, “Journalist and Not Pirate” and “Free The Arctic 30″.
Jude spoke to the BBC at the protest, and you can watch the video here.