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.
Earlier today Jude has joined a demonstration in central London against Russia’s detention of 30 Greenpeace activists following a protest at an Arctic oil rig. About 800 people gathered outside the Russian embassy to put pressure on Russia to release the group, which includes six Britons.
The Russian coastguard seized the ship Arctic Sunrise and everyone on board following the 18 September protest at the offshore platform owned by Russia’s state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in the Pechora Sea. The activists are now in custody in the northern city of Murmansk.
Law said he was “exercising my right to peacefully protest” at the demonstration. Jude who is friends with one of the detainees Frank Hewetson, said the arrests were an international disgrace.
“I am just adding my face and body to the mass of support,” Jude said. “The fact that there is a threat of conviction did not put them off. What is ludicrous is that they have been charged with piracy, which has a threat of 15 years in prison. Of course I am worried about Frank because I care about his family and I care about him but I know that he is incredibly durable.
“I think that it is very interesting that the people over there probably knew there would be an arrest involved and the threat of a conviction is probably part and parcel of the act of drawing attention to the drilling in the Arctic, which we all know is an international problem which needs confronting.”
Protesters at the event stood quietly behind banners declaring “Free the Climate Defenders”, “Journalist and Not Pirate” and “Free The Arctic 30″.
Jude spoke to the BBC at the protest, and you can watch the video here.
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.
Jude Law found being naked on the ‘Dom Hemingway’ set ”a wonderful release”.
The 40-year-old actor who stars as lead Dom Hemingway in the film of the same name has a couple of nude scenes, one of which shows him walking through what appears to be a vineyard, and he found filming these had a great kind of freedom.
He told Empire magazine: ”I insisted we do the first scene first. I wanted to stroll on set naked and start as I meant to move on. I thought, ‘If I can do that with all the crew around and not care – be graphic and that vulnerable – then we’re going to be alright.’
”Actually, we did it on a test day, it wasn’t even a filming day. And it was a wonderful release, a wonderful sense that everything and anything could go.”
Jude gained 28lbs for his alter-ego by drinking 10 Coca-Cola soft drinks each day, eating calorific foods he also smoked 40 cigarettes daily to get the appearance of a heavy smoker.
The British star admits playing a character who eats, smokes and drinks a lot took its toll on him physically.
He revealed: ”I did get sick of it though. Towards the end, the last couple of weeks, I started to feel physically sick and drained. I was probably drinking too much at night, certainly drinking too much Coke and eating crap food during the day, smoking 40 a day…”
Lionsgate has released a new UK poster for Jude’s upcoming black comedy crime tale, ‘Dom Hemingway’.
As we have mentioned earlier today, the new issue of Empire magazine has a feature on Jude, and although we do not have scans from the issue yet, we’ve got a look at the shoot that Jude and his ‘Dom Hemingway’ co-star, Richard E. Grant did for the magazine while being on set of the movie.
Jude is on the cover of October issue of Korean GQ magazine. Unfortunately, we have not managed to find any scans of the spread just yet, so for now let’s enjoy this beautiful cover!