Jude will begin rehearsals for Michael Grandage’s Henry V next month, and the director is beaming about the casting decision.
“Henry V is about a young king — and Jude’s at the peak of his powers,” Grandage told the Daily Mail. “He’s in very good nick, which is why he should play Henry now. I wouldn’t want to see him do it in ten or 15 years time; he’d be far too old. The best time is right now. He’s got the charisma and acting power to do it.”
Grandage said that he and Jude meet constantly to discuss the role, which will be the fifth and final production of the Michael Grandage Company’s inaugural season.
‘There are 850 lines for Henry — it’s a massive role to master,’ Grandage said. He explained that the play explores many themes, including nationalism and leadership, though the more resonant topic, he noted, would be the debate over the moral dilemma of war.
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/
First reviews for ‘Dom Hemingway’ are coming online, and it seems Jude’s performance has impressed everyone who got a chance to see the film at the screeining in Toronto. I personally can’t wait for the film to hit the big screen after reading these reviews!
Jude Law is absolutely on fire as Hemingway. Law has had plenty of great performances in his career, but this one is easily my favorite. Law approaches Dom with all of the seriousness of a Shakespeare character. The actor’s commitment to his character makes Hemingway’s unrelenting vanity and spite truly mind-blowing. Sheperd’s vulgar language rolls off Law’s tongue like beautiful poetry. The Oscar-nominated actor also handles the emotional side of the character, but the comedy is where Dom is untouchable. – Collider
Now that Law’s a little older, and a tad more rumpled, he feels like an actor prime for reinvention, and Shepard gives him the opportunity. This is Law as you’ve never seen him before, with a thick (or as he’d pronounce it here- fick) cockney accent, a hard man beard, and a bit of a gut. He’s certainly a long way from Alfie, and he looks cool as hell. I really can’t oversell how amazing Law is here. From his opening five minute monologue where he waxes poetic on the beauty of his penis while getting fellated by another prisoner, Law’s out-of-control good. He also manages to walk the same fine line Brosnan did in Matador, in that he’s probably unhinged, but somehow manages to stay likable. You see, underneath it all, Dom has a good heart, and just wants to do right by his daughter. And, if he can possibly get rich while doing about a pound of cocaine and sleeping with every prostitute in sight, that’s all the better. [...] Law’s going to win himself a lot or new fans with this, his best role in years. It feels like it could be the start of a whole-new facet of his career, as he plays dark comedy really well, and makes a convincing hard-man now that he’s older. To me this played out as one of the breakout hits of TIFF, and is not to be missed. Dom Hemingway is fan-f**king-tastic! – JoBlo.com
The Young Vic has released its new short today. Titled Connection, it stars Jude Law, who has a long association with the Young Vic as an actor and fundraiser. He was taken to productions as a child and believes that the experience played “an important part” in his dream of becoming an actor.
Connection is a collaboration between the Young Vic and the Belarus Free Theatre, a company that Law supports. It was founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife team Nikolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada in response to state censorship, in the only country in Europe that still practises the death penalty. The couple fled Belarus in 2010, fearing political imprisonment, and were granted asylum in Britain.
At the heart of the film is a true story. The couple were travelling back to Belarus when one of them received a call from Natalia’s mother warning them that they faced arrest. Stacey said: “The comic balancing point of the [film's] story is a parallel story, where Jude Law has just arrived on a flight. He rings his mum and finds he can’t go back to his house because the paparazzi are outside.
“Half of it, Nikolai’s section, is in Belarusian. So the whole point is that they’re miscommunicating with each other until they eventually find a connection.”
You can read more about the film here.
Jude and his ‘Dom Hemingway’ co-stars attended the Press Conference during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2013. Later that day Jude also visited Variety Studio presented by Moroccanoil at Holt Renfrew. Photos from both events have been added to our gallery.
Jude Law’s next role might be his best yet. The two-time Oscar nominee plays Dom Hemingway in the upcoming film “Dom Hemingway,” a foul-mouthed ex-con who gets out of jail and looks to regain some semblance of his old life (that being: sex, drugs, crime and his estranged daughter, played by “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke). “Dom Hemingway” premiered to strong reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival this month and screens for U.K. audiences in November (the film’s U.S. release is set for March of next year). All of which is prologue to this: Jude Law curses a lot in “Dom Hemingway,” and Richard Shepard’s script loads each nasty word with ulterior motive and meaning. In an interview with Vanity Fair’s Krista Smith, Law explains the many variations of swears he was required to learn for the part. Watch below (video is NSFW):
Jude Law and his ‘Don Hemingway’ co-stars attended a portrait session at the Guess Portrait Studio during 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Photos can be found in our gallery.