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Best of luck to Jude as he faces off against two other talented actors. Winners will be announced February 12!
Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave and Kevin Spacey are among the stars nominated for the upcoming Whatsonstage.com Awards, which honour the best in London theatre.
Law has been nominated for the Best Actor trophy for his role in the West End run of Anna Christie. He will be up against Spacey’s Richard Iii and Benedict Cumberbatch’s acclaimed portrayal of Frankenstein and his monster.
It appears that Jude is going to be crossdressing to play along side Robert in a remake of “Some Like It Hot”. Here’s the scoop.
Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, who acted together in ‘Sherlock Holmes’, could become the most famous drag act in Hollywood with a remake of the comedy classic ‘Some like it Hot’.
They are due to pull on more frocks, stockings and high heels for a new version of the 1959 hit about two musicians who pose as members of a female band.
According to US reports, Downey Jr and Law will take the roles played in the original by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
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Hollywood star Jude Law has been picked to be one of the jurors for the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
The 38-year-old will be on the feature film jury, of which Robert De Niro, 67, is president.
Other members include actress Uma Thurman and French director Olivier Assayas.
They will award prizes including the Palme d’Or.
The Cannes film festival is on from May 11 to 22.
Actors Jude Law and Kevin Spacey have joined more than 100 protesters calling for freedom of expression and an end to the dictatorship in Belarus.
The demonstration began outside public relations consultancy firm Grayling, in central London, with the protesters calling for the company to end its business within the former Soviet republic.
Law, who marched in support of dissident theatre group Belarus Free Theatre (BFT), said: “Freedom of speech is not just about artistic expression but also about fundamental freedoms.
“We have the opportunity in this country to protest, to be heard and to use our freedom of speech. It’s our responsibility, therefore, that we speak for those who are less fortunate, especially as fellow Europeans.
“One would hope that this dictator will internationally be recognised for what he’s doing, the tyranny that he’s forcing people to live under.”
The demonstrators then marched to the House of Commons where BFT, whose members have been targeted and imprisoned for speaking out against the government of dictator President Alexander Lukashenko, were to perform.
Spacey, who is artistic director of the Old Vic theatre company in London, spoke of his admiration for BFT after seeing the group perform in New York.
“I don’t think I have ever sat in a nice, comfortable theatre seat and read a programme in which every single member of a theatre company has either been arrested or beaten or jailed or attempted to be silenced or lost their jobs because they have been part of a peaceful protest.”
The American Beauty actor said he has just discovered that his own films and those of Law have now been banned in Belarus because of their involvement with the protests.
“They can ban as many films as they want but they will never be able to ban the Belarus people’s right to fight for their freedom and their voices to be heard, and that’s what this protest is about.”
HOLLYWOOD superstar Jude Law returned to his old primary school to open a performing arts building.
The Sherlock Holmes star attended John Ball school, in Southvale Road, Blackheath, during the 1980s.
His visit included meeting former teachers Margaret Walker and David Culpan, and listening to the senior school choir and the Year 6 rock band.
He also spoke to the pupils during an assembly, recalling his part in the school’s Christmas play.
Mr Law told them: “Believe in yourself, love what you are doing and work hard.”
Head teacher Michael Roach said: “It certainly was an afternoon we will all remember for years to come.
“It is so nice to think that the school set him on his future path.”
The dad-of-four won with 69% of the vote in a poll conducted by fashion website My Celebrity Fashion.
It was the actor’s ‘formal look’ and ‘well groomed appearance’ that saw him take the crown with Jonny Depp ranking closely behind him in second place because of his ‘individuality’.
David Beckham, who is in South Africa supporting his England team mates in the World Cup at the moment, came in at third place with the most common reason being his ‘expensive wardrobe.’
Others celebrity dads that made the shortlist included Ben Affleck, Guy Ritchie, Will Smith and Matthew McConaughhey.
The Marketing Director of the site, Andy Barr, said: ‘The fact that Jude Law beat Johnny Depp to the top spot was somewhat surprising, given Depp’s infamous enviable style.’
‘Yet his tailored, clean cut style mixed with classic muted colours are extremely easy for men to achieve, and therefore instantly more attractive to those trying to emulate a celebrity style; unlike Depp’s eclecticism.’
The Top 10 Most Stylish Celebrity Dads:
1 Jude Law (69%)
2 Johnny Depp (65%)
3 David Beckham (57%)
4 Robert Downey Jnr (51%)
5 Gavin Rossdale (45%)
6 Guy Ritchie (41%)
7 Will Smith (36%)
8 Matthew McConaughey (32%)
9 Ben Affleck (29%)
10 Jamie Redknapp (24%)
British actor Jude Law will receive the Karlovy Vary lifetime achievement honor, the President’s Award, at this year’s event.
The Czech Festival will screen Anthony Minghella’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley” in Law’s honor. Law received his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of spoiled rich boy Dickie Greenleaf in the Mingella adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith crime novel. Law won a best actor BAFTA for the same role.
More recently, Law has appeared as Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” and as part of the A-list cast that replaced the deceased Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”
The 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from July 2-10.