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.
The 2010 Tony Awards will celebrate Broadway’s finest on June 13. This year is unique in the fact that Broadway’s best are also some of film and television’s most entertaining. With stars ranging from Denzel Washington to Kelsey Grammer and Christopher Walken, the evening promises to be intriguing for fans of entertainment.
TheImproper caught up with some of the event’s biggest nominees.
Jude Law, Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Play (Hamlet)
“It’s really, really thrilling to be nominated. I thought Hamlet was on the wrong side of January, to be honest. Basically, to survive the run it became a very personal and physical journey. We were thrilled to do well in London, and then thrilled to do well in Denmark, and really thrilled to succeed here, but we were done and dusted, and sort of put the thing to bed in December. So now all these months later to be recognized is really, really good.”
On one of many great actors who have played Hamlet: “I don’t know, I never really thought of it like that. I suppose there are an awful lot of awful actors as well probably who have played Hamlet, too, aren’t there?” (laughs)
On the personality that he gave to the role: “You have to be Hamlet. Hamlet isn’t a role, he becomes you. I think that’s why each version is ultimately very different, because he kind of demands of you that you open yourself up to him. I think what I liked about him was ultimately his complexity between loving life and hating it all at the same time.”
On the challenges of playing Hamlet: “For me personally it was always physical. Eating the right things, sleeping the right amount, and being able to just get through eight shows per week for six months.”
On leaving the character at the end of the day: “It’s like a purge, you go to work and kind of get everything out, and then at the end of the day you’ve actually got nothing else left to give. What you miss when you finish doing the run is that purge. You suddenly realize you’ve got all this stuff in your head that you’ve got to carry around with you, and you’ve got no outlet for it.”
On his family’s reaction to his nomination: “I called my dad, and he kept asking ‘Tony? Tony who?’”
The futuristic sci-fi thriller where human organ possession is 9/10 of the Jude Law is hitting Blu-ray this July.
Universal has announced ‘Repo Men‘ also starring Forest Whitaker and Alice Braga for Blu-ray in both its theatrical (113 minutes) and Unrated Director’s Cut (120 minutes) versions on July 20.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Feature commentary with director Miguel Sapochnik and writers Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner, deleted scenes with optional commentary with Sapochnik, Garcia and Lerner, Union commercials: see the unique Union commercials used in the film in their entirety, and Inside the visual effects: get an “insider’s” look at the unique visual effects used in the film.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be U-Control, My Scenes, pocket BLU, Social BLU, and BD-Live connectivity.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.
You can find the latest specs for ‘Repo Men’ linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it’s indexed under July 20.
Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie teamed up again in Paris yesterday. But before you get your hopes up for a new film, they’re not working on the next Sherlock Holmes flick; they were actually filming a commercial for French fashion brand Christian Dior.
Jude was spotted driving a vintage Mercedes around the city of lights and hanging out under the Eiffel Tower for the ad. Guy and Jude were also spotted chatting it up in between scenes.
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But, don’t expect to see Jude taking in the sights of Paris this week. He took the train from his hometown of London for the shoot yesterday and was rumored to be hopping right back on the Eurostar as soon as they wrapped. Not only did Jude avoid airport security by taking the train, he also saved some money. A Eurostar ticket from London to Paris only costs £69 ($102). And, probably thanks to the smoothness of his travel, he was in such a good mood when he arrived at the Gare du Nord station in central Paris that he even stopped to sign autographs for several waiting fans.
Law has appeared in several Dior campaigns already, including TV spots for Dior Homme Sport and Dior Homme Intense. It looks like the Paris shoot is for a new Dior fragrance too, and travel-themed fashion always tickles our fancy.