Jude Law wears a fancy vest, will return to Broadway in ‘Hamlet’


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Imagine you’re Jude Law. Get off the nanny! No, seriously now. You’re Jude Law, and you want to take your youngest son Rudy to a London Starbucks. What do you put on? A t-shirt and some jeans, maybe? Or do you try too hard to look like you just pulled together some weird combination? Do you grab your fancy double-breasted grey vest and a pair of cargo shorts? If you were really in Jude Law’s head, you would always pick the fancy vest. In and of itself, the vest is funny, but I love that Jude is wearing nothing under or over the vest. How embarrassing is Jude for his kids? “Da–aad! You can’t wear the vest with cargo shorts and flip-flops!”

Honestly though, Jude Law looks pretty hot in these pictures. I’m remembering my crush on him circa 2000. The vest distracts from his hairline, so now all I can see is his shockingly buff arms. Yeah, I’d still hit it. The nannies and the vests may come and go, but Jude is still pretty foxy.

In other Jude Law news, his London run of Hamlet is doing really, really well. Jude got some of the best critical acclaim of his career for his turn as the misanthropic Dane, and it was just announced today that the same Donmar Warehouse production of Hamlet – with Jude – will be coming to Broadway.

That collective “oooh” you just heard from Broadway is the sound of theatergoers whose solid (or sullied) flesh has melted and resolved itself into a dew after learning that Jude Law is headed their way.

Mr. Law, the “Cold Mountain” and “Talented Mr. Ripley” star, will play the title character in a Broadway production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” that is transferring from the Donmar warehouse in London.

In a news release Tuesday, publicists for the Broadway run of “Hamlet” said that the play would be directed by the Donmar Warehouse’s artistic director, Michael Grandage (Broadway’s Frost/Nixon), and would run for twelve weeks at the Broadhurst Theater.

Previews are scheduled to begin on Sept. 12 and an official opening is slated for Oct. 6. Additional actors from the Donmar Theater company are expected to join the “Hamlet” cast, and a production of the play is planned at Elsinore Castle in Denmark from Aug. 25 through 30.

[From The New York Times]

That’s actually very exciting – Broadway enthusiasts will correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this will be Jude’s first Broadway show since his breakthrough performance in Indiscretions at the very start of his career. The bad news is that Hamlet will be coming to New York at exactly the same time as Sienna Miller’s turn in After Miss Julie. Could we be seeing yet another Jude and Sienna hook-up?

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  1. ash says:

    Way to show off the guns, Judey boy.

  2. Pole says:

    He looks amazingly hot! I wish I could go to NY and see him there..

    I don’t think we’ll see another Jude-Sienna hookup. After all she’s STILL badmouthing him to the press (even when he asks her not to) and oh, yeah – she’s also still hanging out with her married boyfriend. I doubt Jude is into that sort of thing.

  3. grisgris says:

    Wasn’t he in Les Enfants Terrible? I think that was on Broadway in the 90′s. I don’t remember if it was before or after Indisrections.

  4. photo jojo says:

    LOL @ Kaiser — I’d still hit it too!

  5. dolores craeg says:

    les enfants became indiscretions on broadway. jude’s performance as hamlet has been getting rave, enthusiastiv reviews……can’t wait….

  6. the original kate says:

    he used to be very good looking – what happened?i guess that’s what sienna miller will do to a man.

  7. I used to think Jude Law was so hot, but now every time I look at him I just think CHEATER.

  8. gg says:

    (Breaks into song)

    …some men hunt for sport,
    Others hunt for food.
    The only thing I’m hunting for
    Is an outfit that looks good.

    See my vest, see my vest,
    Made from real gorilla chest.
    Feel this sweater, there’s no better
    Than authentic Irish Setter.

    See this hat, ’twas my cat.
    My evening wear, vampire bat.
    These white slippers are albino
    African endangered rhino.

    Grizzly bear underwear,
    Turtle necks I’ve got my share.
    Beret of poodle on my noodle it shall rest
    Try my red robin suit,
    It comes one breast or two…
    See my vest, See my vest, See my vest.

    Like my loafers, former gophers,
    It was that or skin my chauffeurs,
    But a greyhound fur tuxedo would be best…
    So let’s prepare these dogs,
    Kill two for matching clogs!
    See my vest!
    See my vest!
    Oh, please, won’t you see my veeeeeesst!

  9. sheryl says:

    “Cheater”….LOL, every time I see that word, I picture kids on the playground calling each other “cheater.” I don’t know, it has that childish ring to it or something.

    “Nanny”….I’d really hate to be a “nanny” because immediately upon becoming one, a person is evidently from that point on nameless…anonymous…apparently too insignificant in social status to be recognized as a real live person….just “The Nanny”…such a funny word, too. I can’t believe anyone still gives a shit about that.

    Most importantly, though, I’m so dang excited that Jude/Hamlet are coming to NYC! I’ve been hoping for this news ever since it opened in London! It’s gotten loads of great buzz from people who’ve seen it already. I hope Jude makes stage door appearances in NYC like he does in London…*blows kisses at Jude*

    Oh, and Jude…darling…you know I love you, but the vest…? Come on, now! Just take it off and let me run my fingers over your chest like I know you want me to!!!

  10. sheryl says:

    Oh, I forgot…hell no on the Jude/Sienna hookup (spits)…it ain’t gonna happen, although her PR will conjure up something, especially if her play sucks. That’s how she gets her publicity, the stinkin’ tabloid drama her people create that has made her what she is. Too bad actual talent can’t do that for her. Jude’s waved goodbye to that mess.

  11. TheatrePlaya says:

    I saw his Hamlet in London. He is awesome on stage, blows all the others away. Amazing, considering that the cast includes theatre heavyweights like Penelope Wilton and Kevin McNally.

  12. Jazz says:

    Please keep Sienna away from him!
    @gg, I’ve got that song stuck in my head now!

  13. gg says:

    hee-hee, me too! :lol: