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The stars of Downton Abbey and some of Britain’s most famous actors, including Jude Law and Peter Capaldi, have drawn doodles of rhinoceroses to raise money to help save the animal from extinction.
The pictures will be auctioned off to provide funds for anti-poacher dog patrols at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, which is home to four of the world’s nine surviving northern white rhino. The reserve also protects black rhinoceroses and has regularly been targeted by armed gangs wanting to kill the animals for their horns, which are then sold on the black market for use in traditional medicines in Asia.
“I hope this auction will draw people’s attention to the plight of these magnificent animals and help generate funds to protect wildlife,” said Donna Purvis, who helped organise the initiative. “The use of dogs is increasingly vital to protect and sustain these species so they exist in high enough numbers to recover.”
The money raised will be used to build new kennels and to buy new Dutch-Malinois Shepard puppies for training at Ol Pejeta.
Those wishing to join the Ol Pejeta Charity Auction can do by going to www.charityauctionorganizer.com.
Jude has signed on to join Oscar winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in “Genius,” which the Michael Grandage Company announced Friday will begin principal photography this fall.
Michael Grandage will make his directorial debut from a script by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (“The Aviator”).
Based on A. Scott Berg’s award-winning biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” the film recounts the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth), who developed a tender, complex friendship that changed both of their lives forever.
Pre-production will commence in August, and shooting will start on Oct. 13 in the U.K and U.S.
It has been confirmed that Jude will be attending this year’s Olivier Awards. Jude is nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Henry V. He will compete with Tom Hiddleston, Henry Goodman and Rory Kinnear for the prestigious award. The ceremony will be held on Sunday 13 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package.
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.
Stars including Dame Judi Dench, Julie Christie, Timothy Spall and Jude Law have given a rare insight into life in front of the camera, as they disclose how they approach their day job.
In a series of in-depth interviews compiled in a book by director Sally Potter, the actors speak of their insecurities, fear of live theatre and worries about watching themselves back on screen, as well as sharing how directors can make the most of their talents.
Potter, who spoke about the book at the Oxford Literary Festival on Friday, said she had wanted the stars to be “open” about the process of acting, sharing their experiences in their own words.
Jude Law, who has recently played Henry V in London as part of the Michael Grandage Company, said he was acutely aware of how his looks had influenced his career, fearing he had previously been seen as a “pretty boy actor”.
The 14 lengthy interviews, which focus on the relationship between directors and actors, as well as how the latter prepares for a performance, are all published in full in Potter’s book, Naked Cinema: Working With Actors.
Speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival, she told an audience she believed sharing experiences would mean everyone learned and improved.
“What I didn’t want to do – in the wrong way, in a gossiping way – is to be open about what is essentially a very confidential process with the actors. So initially my publishers were asking me to give an anecdote about this, or did Jude Law do something funny, and I didn’t really want to do that. So I decided eventually to interview 14 of the actors that I’d worked with. So the second half of the book is interviews, really deep interview with them, with them being open about the process from their point of view.”
The book, published by Faber and Faber, is out now.
THR has word that upcoming Melissa McCarthy’s action comedy previously titled as ‘Susan Cooper’ is now called ‘Spy’. There is also more information regarding the plot. The movie centers on a CIA analyst (McCarthy) who goes into the field to find the person responsible for the death of her lover. Jude is that lover, a suave super-spy, while Jason Statham will play an overconfident yet clumsy spy. Also in the cast are Rose Byrne and British comedienne Miranda Hart. The recent additions to the cast are Bobby Cannavale – who will be playing one of the villains, an Italian playboy – and Nia Long who will play one of the heads of the CIA. Filming starts in Budapest on Monday.
The 17th edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival will open with Richard Shepard’s dark comedy ‘Don Hemingway’. All in all more than 100 films will screen at eight venues and more than 200 filmmakers are invited to attend. The festival runs from April 2-6.
“We are very proud of what this year’s festival has to offer,” said SIFF executive director Kevin McNeely. “Each day guarantees an amazing combination of films from 22 countries, parties featuring premium wines and food from local restaurants, an industry panel focusing on films that are important to make, and gracious hospitality offered in our stylish Backlot Tent…not to mention the most talented group of filmmakers and actors attending from around the world.”
To see the full line-up click here. No word yet on whether Jude is going to be in attendance.