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Jude Law in Hamlet -- FIRST LOOK

Jude Law in Hamlet -- FIRST LOOK

Jude Law channels his inner Hamlet and grabs hold of costar Gugu Mbatha-Raw (as Ophelia) in this new still from the stage production of Hamlet at Wyndham’s Theater in London.

Other pictures below include Jude leaving Wyndham’s on Thursday (June 11). Hamlet is playing through Aug. 22 at Wyndham’s Theater.

The NY Times reviews Jude in the show, saying, “Fierce-eyed, charismatic, gestural to a degree one wouldn’t expect from a character who makes a point of advising the Players not to ‘saw the air.’ One can imagine his particular empathy for this play given that London must at times seem for Mr. Law one large Elsinore, the tabloid press shadowing this fine actor’s every move to a degree unknown even at Denmark’s intrigue-laden Kronborg Castle.”

Check out a full review at 10+ pics inside…

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Credit: Johan Persson; Photos: INFdaily
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  • zoe

    first! i’ve seen it and hes brilliant… loved every second of it and i’m so glad that most of the critics out there are giving him credit for his performance!

  • ISA

    He is brilliant!
    Can`t wait to see his play!


  • ISA

    He is brilliant ! Yes!
    I can`T wait to watch this play!


  • AnnieRich

    Me too Isa, can t wait to see it. I m so happy for him and that he get s the recongnition he deserves. He s a wonderful actor and so beautiful too. LOVE HIM……

  • purpleworm

    so happy for him. it’s about time. I wish him joy during this wonderful and long-awaited chapter in his life.

  • ISA

    @AnnieRich: Annie, email me telling me what is your Hamlet date attendance!

  • lola

    Hes not a natural Shakespeare actor but he’s very good, Im glad hes getting recognition as an actor

  • Sandy

    I don’t know if people know where to find the place to comment after
    being directed off the patg and then somewhere else. I had to start
    all over again to find it. But now that I am here I must say that I love
    jude law for his bravery and courage in tackliing thia role which allows
    the actor to define himself and Hamlet according to what he thinks
    of the perplexities of Hamlets’ life and goal in avenging his father Besifdes being a showcase for thoughts and brains, Hamlet is a showscase for clear and concise thought (even though it’s couched in the wordsof “to be or Not to be” and other soliliquys of his wavering and questioning thoughts that we all find ourselves applying to the great quetions of life..Yes he has reached that maturity level that allows us to believe he knows whereof he speaks and that speaking is reputed o be quite
    unforgettable. I will find out for myself next month and can’t wait to
    see Jude, up close and in the flesh, immersed in a role he can be proud of to the greatest extent he has yet experienced in his career.
    I love you Jude and say it again for the vaunted performance i am
    looking forward to.

    Bravissimo to my wonderful, beautiful Jude Law.

  • sheryl

    Love these pictures of the play and of him! The play sold out long before it opened, but evidently there is a line each morning at the theater for 30 tickets that were reserved for sale each day. Apparently you have to get there pretty early if you want a ticket.
    I would love to see this so much.

  • blackworm

    I’m happy for Jude that things seem to be going so well for him and that his Hamlet has gotten such a wonderful response.

  • Anon

    Jude Law is one of the most brilliant actors around. The tabloids hound him so much people forget he truly is a wonderful actor. I would KILL to see him live onstage in Shakespeare’s Hamlet! If you really want to see how great he is, rent a movie called “Road to Perdition.” He places a really creepy guy in it. I was shocked at how good he was. It had Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig and Stanley Tucci in it, too.

  • dolorescraeg

    is there amore perfect specimen? everything about jude is perfection….that lovely face…the slim sexy body. how ca ybody this cool be that hot? aside from which he’s an academy and tony award nominated actor. he’s the most responsible father in the world and he’s extremely bright…very well read and if you see him give interviews his vocabularly is amazing……..everything is coming together for this lovely man with this production of hamlet…..bravo sweet jude.

  • tams

    Not to make to much of a big point out of this but…I’m so excited that Ophelia’s black. I’ve always wanted to play her. Then again it’s not about what you look like, it’s how well you act so kudos to both.

  • More than just pretty

    Jude IS a wonderful talent – I’ve known it all along! And no, he’s never gotten the credit (imo) that he deserves. It’s been too easy for many to dismiss him as a ‘lightweight’ and a ‘pretty boy.’ I’m so happy to see him finally being recognized for his ability.

  • shamrock

    It’s absolutely spectacular that Jude Law is back in theatre work. This is where it all started out for this fine actor. Jude is very passionate about theatre and looks like his acting is presenting itself in such an excellent way to the audience and critics. GREAT JOB JUDE!!! I’m very proud of you and so is your family and friends.

    Jude represents himself in such a positive light with his family and his highly involved work in the PEACE project awareness. Wishing him more success in his career and love life in the future.

    Bright Smiles from me to you Jude!!! Sweet News for a Friday morning.


  • sheryl

    #13 Tams, Gugu as Ophelia is very pretty.

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  • ha

    I’ve always thought jude Law was an amazing actor. Great he’s proving it again.

  • elle

    No words!!!
    Thanks Jared :)

  • nikki

    Jude is bringing the sexy to Hamlet !

    #13 tams, Jude has never been afraid to mix it up with his leading ladies. Gugu is beautiful.

    Love you Jude.

  • Pole

    I think it’s wonderful that he’s finally back at stage and also getting great reviews even though I’m not surprised he’s good – he has always been good. That he’s a beautiful person on the inside and the outside too AND a great father just makes him an even more admirable person. I cannot wait to see the play!

    Thanks for the pictures Jared. Gugu looks very beautiful and I hope she’s having a blast.

  • Sara

    It’s a whole lot of Jude! : D
    Love You Jude and believe me it hurts but you make it hurt so good! ♥

  • Karena

    I so wish I could see this. I know Jude is brilliant. The whole production! It looks wonderful.

  • azlyn

    thx again jared 4 so many news about jude..knew we could count on u…ahhh jude what can i happy that u getting the recognition u so deserve.kudos!!all the very best in the future…i cant see u perform this time around..i would give the world to be able to but family duty comes first…maybe next year…but i would love to see u do comedy one day…

  • robpatz

    hhm finally…
    I think he deserves recognition to his wonderful talent.
    No surprise, He’s really fine actor.
    the reviews are all good to him.

  • margaret

    awww go jude Ophelia looks so pretty

  • ericap

    Hot Hamlet

  • dolorescraeg

    i’m counting the days until i see jude in hamlet….the prince of denmark in hamlet and the prince of my heart. jude you look great.

  • Irish Girl

    Intense and dreamy… what a great Hamlet he will be!

  • chol 13

    does anyone know anything about judes family …. the bio i read just said his parents were teachers….. thanks

  • laura

    my ticket is already booked off to see it in july :)

  • jami

    Jude looks so great lately. The word is that he is an excellent Hamlet and I wish I was going to see it! Maybe it will come to NYC and I can see it afterall!!! Please someone bring Hamlet to Broadway!

  • Ria

    You and me both Jami. I couldn’t go to see him in London and now I am really regretting it. I really hope they bring it to Broadway.

  • sheryl

    Two words, Jude….HAMLET….BROADWAY!!!!!!!

  • Mandy_brasil

    Eu quero =)

  • Jen

    I sooo wish I could see this… I’ve always loved Jude, he is brilliant and Im glad he is getting so much accolades, he deserves it…

  • dolorescraeg

    you asked about jude’s family…so here goes…..both parents were orphans….his father peter, a very handsom man….no surprise, was the youngest headmaster in london at a comprehensive school. his mother taught literature, english to immigrant children…also a very pretty woman. his sister natasha, two years older than jude is a very successful artist…she has three children just like jude. jude’s parents live in france for 18 years or so. jude goes there very often to relax with his kids…..they are a very close family..the parents are married around 40, 41 years or so. jude has three beautiful children and one stepson…..two boys rafferty 12years old, rudy, 6 years old and his lovely little girl iris 8 years old…all with sadie frost whom he divorced in 2003. his stepson’s name is finlay…sadie’s son through her marriage to musician gary kemp of the spandau ballet.
    hope this helps.

  • callie

    is judes dad the zen master from fist of zen?

  • dolorescraeg

    no head master is something like the principal of a school.

  • Pole


    It looks like he is Callie – at least it says so on IMDb. Have you seen it?

  • ISA

    Smoking Hot Jude !!!!!!!!

  • callie

    No, You’re wrong. There’s a show called fist of zen and Jude’s dad plays the zen master … i’m serious!

  • callie

    Jude’s dad is the one with the beard, “the zen master.”

  • callie

    If the link doesn’t work, go to Youtube and search “Fist of Zen.”

  • Lynne

    its true about fist of zen……

  • Pole

    That’s pretty hilarious!

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    OMG he is so sexy, it’s like not even fair.

  • Suppress your appetite

    great pictures !!!