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Jude Law has been announced as a presenter at this month’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. The annual ceremony takes place on Monday, January 27 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Melvyn Bragg will host the ceremony, which recognises the best of British culture across different art forms.
Jude Law has joined the growing list of household-name celebrities to support Garden Re-Leaf Day’s popular Gardening Quiz, by recording a round of questions. The brain-teasing audio quiz is available as a customer event opportunity to any garden centre taking part in the annual fund-raising day in March.
The star joins Skyfall’s ‘Miss Moneypenny’, actress Naomie Harris in presenting a section of the questions. EastEnders cast members Danny Dyer (new Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter) and Patsy Palmer (fiery market trader Bianca Butcher) have also lent their familiar voices to the quiz, in addition to a round recorded by impressionist Alistair McGowan – in the vocal style of celebrities John Humphrys, David Mitchell, Matt Baker, Dara Ó Briain and Stephen Fry.
The quiz, which includes both general knowledge and gardening rounds, can be ordered by all retailers, suppliers and other organisations participating in Garden Re-Leaf Day, with funds raised going towards its chosen charity, Greenfingers. The production of the quiz and accompanying CDs are being provided by Garden Radio, as part of its support for the event.
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.