** Dedicated to Laura at Reading In Bed.
WHO IS IT? My adoration of the Sherlock Holmes movies wouldn’t be complete without Jude Law. He is an amazingly versatile actor who isn’t afraid of challenging roles and messing up his pretty boy looks. Jude has won awards for theatrical performances and has repeatedly been nominated for his film work. Some of my favourite Jude Law movies (so far) are Gattaca, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Enemy at the Gates, Alfie, The Holiday and, of course, Sherlock Holmes.
WHY I LOVE THIS ACTOR: Let’s face it, Jude Law is a heart-achingly beautiful man and I could probably stare at him all day. Yet one movie at a time, he has proven again and again that he is a talented actor. Even now that Jude has risen to become a big movie star, he still wants his work to mean something and to have heart.
FIRST ENCOUNTER: I first saw Jude in Gattaca which stars another favourite actor of mine, Ethan Hawke. I remember that for most of the movie he was yelling at Ethan’s character.
FAVE CLASSICS MOVIE: You can’t have Sherlock Holmes without Watson and Jude Law makes a great Dr. Watson. As much as I like the Holmes-Watson relationship in the books, I enjoy seeing their friendship on the silver screen even more as interpreted by Jude and Robert Downey Jr. It’s obvious that RDJ and Jude are friends and love to work together because it comes through in the movie. I loved the behind the scenes clips from Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows of the two actors lovingly walking arm and arm between takes. It’s the truest bromance I’ve ever seen.
CLASSIC BOOK FILMOGRAPHY
1991 – The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes ~ Joe Barnes
1997 – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ~ Billy Carl Hanson
2003 – Cold Mountain ~ W.P. Inman
2009 – Sherlock Holmes ~ Dr. John Watson
2011 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ~ Dr. John Watson
2012 – Anna Karenina ~ Alexei Karenin
See Jude’s complete filmography at Wikipedia.
GREAT QUOTE: Believe me when I say it’s a good thing to grab a mug of tea and curl up with a great Sherlock Holmes book.
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