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Jude came in at No. 41 in the list of the 100 sexiest actors and actresses compiled by the Empire Magazine for this year. For the full list of sexy celebs, check out Empireonline.com.
The BFI is to host a gala aimed at raising funds for its National Archive collection.
Hosted by Jonathan Ross, the inaugural Luminous gala, will take place on Ocotber 8, with a raft of industry heavyweights expected to attend. Ambassadors of the event include Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Idris Elba, Eric Fellner, Julian Fellowes, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law and Emma Thompsom.
The gala aims to raise funds to preserve and digitize the UK’s National Collection of film and TV.
It will feature specially commissioned creative content from Idris Elba, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave and Martin Scorsese alongside filmmakers Destiny Ekaragha and Bola Agbaje as well as an auction.
Concert, 21 September 2013 | The Hague, Peace Palace
Peace One Day presents: The Peace One Day Celebration Concert 2013. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace, the world famous Peace One Day Celebration Concert is held in the garden of the Peace Palace this year. On 21 September, the UN International Day of Peace, Peace One Day closes a series of concerts with performances by Natasha Bedingfield, DJ Paul van Dyk, the Brazilian legend Carlinhos Brown, Spanish superstar Miguel Bose, the BRIT award winning band The Feeling, English X-Factor star Jahmene Douglas, the Hague band Kane and many more international artists who selflessly contribute.
The presentation is in hands of the founder of Peace One Day, Jeremy Gilley and ambassador for Peace One Day, the famous British actor Jude Law. Via Youtube the Peace One Day celebration, which is celebrated all over the world through a 24 – hour broadcast, can be followed live.
More information on Peace One Day: http://www.peaceoneday.org/
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 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.