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Jude Law Heads Back to the Theater

Actor Jude Law attends the "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere at Roppongi Hills on February 18, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on March 12 in Japan. (Getty Images)more pics » Jude Law (Getty Images) Jude Law won acclaim for his role as Hamlet on stage in the British theater district and on Broadway, but now he has a new role on the horizon. The actor will star as Mat, the love interest of the main character (Ruth Wilson) in the production Anna Christie.

Michael Grandage -- artistic director of the Donmar Theatre, which will stage the play from August this year -- said the casting of Jude and Ruth “just seemed to be perfect” and revealed the actor had cleared his busy schedule to allow him to take part in the production.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: “Jude said he wanted to work here while I was still there, so we got him together with Rob [Ashford, director] and this project.

“Jude told me he spent a lot of his young life coming to see plays at the Donmar and had a desire to lay this stage. He has deliberately carved out time so he can work here.”

Anna Christie tells the story of a woman who is raped by her cousin as a teenager and becomes a prostitute before finding redemption with a canal barge stoker.

Jude is currently filming Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel alongside Robert Downey Jr. in London.

More Jude Law pictures (click any photo):
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere
  • Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes" Japan Premiere



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