‘Dom Hemingway’ will serve as the closer for the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival. The film screens on Sunday, March 30, to conclude a festival that opens on Wednesday, March 19, with ”Not Another Happy Ending.” Everyone in attendance at any of the films showing on March 30 is invited to a Closing Night dessert reception and awards presentation program around the main-floor fountain at Tower City Center.
Yesterday Jude attended The Box 3rd Birthday Party sponsored by Belvedere Vodka at The Box Soho in London, England. At the party Jude rocked a masquerade mask! See photos below.
Jude has no problem admitting money has driven his career. The British actor is clear about the types of roles he will and won’t take and likes to stretch himself. That said, salary has affected some of his past decisions and he believes that is the same for most people.
“I am not going to blame myself, I have to think about money too, right? I believe in an actor’s career there’s enough space for both commercial productions and artistic ones,” he told Italian magazine F. “Hollywood is a business. There’s nothing wrong with it. Look at Miley Cyrus: she’s causing a scandal, but she’s also making a lot of money.”
That said, there are some genres Jude has no interest in being involved with. Superhero movies don’t excite him, even if his children would probably like to see him donning a cape on screen.
“I have grown, professionally speaking. Running around dressed up as a superhero is not for me,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, I think those are [great] movies as well, and I have fun when I watch them with my children, but for me cinema is something else. I wouldn’t identify them as serious stuff.”
Jude’s latest release is Dom Hemingway, in which he plays the title role. The film is about a safe cracker who leaves prison and sets about collecting what he is owed and Jude was excited to be involved in the project.
“I wanted to impersonate a disgusting, offensive character. Such individuals really exist and I believe they even have a certain seductive power, although their behaviour might seem beastly,” he explained.
The 41-year-old actor’s personal life has overshadowed his professional one at times and that is something he’ll never get used to. Jude wishes his personal and professional lives could be kept separate.
“Gossip can burn you when your work is overshadowed by your private life. I should be used to it, yet I am surprised every time the media make up something new. It’s amazing how they can manipulate your life. Sadly, I am aware that the majority of people identifies me with all the c**p that has been written about me. Even if it was true, it should never reflect on your work.“
Jude Law has been announced as a presenter at this month’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. The annual ceremony takes place on Monday, January 27 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Melvyn Bragg will host the ceremony, which recognises the best of British culture across different art forms.
The US trailer for Jude’s newest film Dom Hemingway has been released online ahead of its April 4th release date. Watch it now!
Jude Law has joined the growing list of household-name celebrities to support Garden Re-Leaf Day’s popular Gardening Quiz, by recording a round of questions. The brain-teasing audio quiz is available as a customer event opportunity to any garden centre taking part in the annual fund-raising day in March.
The star joins Skyfall’s ‘Miss Moneypenny’, actress Naomie Harris in presenting a section of the questions. EastEnders cast members Danny Dyer (new Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter) and Patsy Palmer (fiery market trader Bianca Butcher) have also lent their familiar voices to the quiz, in addition to a round recorded by impressionist Alistair McGowan – in the vocal style of celebrities John Humphrys, David Mitchell, Matt Baker, Dara Ó Briain and Stephen Fry.
The quiz, which includes both general knowledge and gardening rounds, can be ordered by all retailers, suppliers and other organisations participating in Garden Re-Leaf Day, with funds raised going towards its chosen charity, Greenfingers. The production of the quiz and accompanying CDs are being provided by Garden Radio, as part of its support for the event.
If Jude Law hasn’t seemed as high-profile a film presence in recent years as he was earlier in the millennium, it’s at least in part because of the good chunk of time he’s spent brushing up on his Shakespeare.
The British actor is currently starring in an acclaimed West End production of Henry V, directed by Michael Grandage, who in 2009 guided him in a Donmar Warehouse staging of Hamlet that transferred to Broadway, earning Law a Tony Award nomination. In between, in 2011, Law squeezed in on a Donmar revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie.
Chatting in his spacious dressing room at the Noel Coward Theatre before a performance of Henry V, Law — who became one of Hollywood’s most prominent rising stars in the late ’90s and early ’00s, collecting Oscar nods for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain — stresses that live theater “is what made me want to become an actor. The idea of not indulging myself in the thing I really love would seem insane to me.”
Seeming relaxed but animated about two hours before curtain, Law notes that he had been, in particular, “very, very keen to do another Shakespeare part. When I first discussed doing Hamlet five or six years ago, Henry was also on the list of roles I wanted to get before I turned 40 or 41, which is the age that I’m at.” (Law celebrated a birthday Dec. 29.)