It's hard to outshine a few of the hottest men in Britain, but Helen Mirren found a way. The actress stole the show in London last night when she took home the best actress award at the 59th Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. Helen was quick with the jokes while accepting her award, saying, "I'm dying for a pee, but I didn't have the five minutes to take off my Spanx." She later joined friend Maggie Smith, who won the award for icon of the year, and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, who took home the editor's award for his contribution to British theater, for a round of shots. She also stole a chance to share a giggle and a glass of wine with the internet's favorite celebrity, Tom Hiddleston, who was working as a presenter at the award show. Other famous faces included Damian Lewis, Jude Law, and Hugh Grant.
Jude Law is Dom Hemingway, a notorious safe-cracker who's just been released from prison after 12 years. First stop? The mansion of his former boss (Demián Bichir), where he can collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut before partying like it's 2001. After indulging a bit too much, Dom's not quite at the top of his game, and when someone makes off with his payment, he's left broke and busted at the doorstep of his estranged daughter, played by Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke. That's not even the most surprising part of the trailer: Law parades around butt-naked on the countryside.
This movie looks incredibly entertaining, mostly because of the chemistry between Law and Richard E. Grant, who plays Dom's former hustling partner. I can't picture a more pitch-perfect role for Law, and honestly, I'm just excited to see Clarke out of her long, blonde wig. Dom Hemingway opens in the US on April 4, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Jude Law and Rooney Mara walked the red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival today to premiere their project Side Effects. The costars debuted their thriller along with director Steven Soderbergh at the annual event, which has also brought out films like Les Misérables, Promised Land, and Amanda Seyfried's Lovelace.
Rooney repeated the stylish slicked-back bun she wore to the Side Effects screening and donned an embroidered black Valentino dress with a pair of Christian Louboutins. Jude and Rooney joined the growing list of stars at the Berlin Film Festival to present their film after they premiered Side Effects in NYC with Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the end of last month.
It's been a star-studded few days in Berlin, where Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Rooney Mara, and many more celebs have popped up to premiere their films at the Berlin International Film Festival. Today, Rooney Mara and Jude Law met up in the German capital to present their film, Side Effects. Earlier in the festival, a Chanel-clad Anne linked up with Les Misérables costar Hugh Jackman to promote their hit project. Their costar Amanda Seyfried was pulling double-duty at the festival, where she premiered Les Misérables as well as her upcoming film Lovelace with James Franco and Peter Sarsgaard. Matt Damon dropped by last Friday when he and costar John Krasinski introduced their film, Promised Land. Click through to check out all of the action in Berlin!
Rooney Mara was joined by her costars Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones for the New York premiere of Side Effects last night. She wore a white Alexander McQueen dress and Nicholas Kirkwood pumps while Catherine donned a black lace Michael Kors frock. Catherine's husband, Michael Douglas, walked her down the red carpet, which included visits from some of New York's fashion elite, like Donna Karan and Rachel Roy. Kate Mara joined her sister, Rooney, at the event after Rooney attended Kate's House of Cards premiere on Wednesday. It's been a busy week for the duo, who have both been doing press for their two new releases. Rooney attended a Side Effects Q&A with director Steven Soderbergh and Jude in the Big Apple earlier this week and Kate made the party rounds for her new series in DC and NYC. House of Cards hits Netflix today while Side Effects will open in theaters on Feb. 8.
Jude Law and a Band of Outsiders-clad Rooney Mara teamed up in NYC last night for a special screening and Q&A session for their new Steven Soderbergh film, Side Effects. Rooney and Jude were joined by Steven himself, as well as their costar Vinessa Shaw and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. Missing from the panel, though, were leading man Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
It was a busy day for both Rooney and Jude. He managed to also fit in a stop by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Jude and Jimmy reminisced about their first fights as children and chatted about Side Effects, which arrives in theaters Feb. 8. In particular, Jude gushed about Rooney, whom he referred to as "a very cool lady" and a "great actress." Rooney, meanwhile, had a family night. She stepped out to support sister Kate Mara at her debut of the new Netflix series House of Cards.
Brits and non-Brits alike were out at the British Independent Film Awards in London last night. Anna Karenina star Jude Law took home the Variety Award while the drama Broken took home the top prize of best British independent film. Andrea Riseborough, who was spotted sharing a laugh with The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston, won the Best Actress award for her role in Shadow Dancer.
Felicity Jones, Tom Felton, and Elle Fanning were also on hand at the award show. Elle stole the show in a princess-like pink Oscar de la Renta gown, which was fitting for her latest role. She recently wrapped filming Disney's Maleficent, in which she plays Princess Aurora. The movie pits Elle against Angelina Jolie, who plays the villain Maleficent. Elle told us last month that she was completely starstruck by Angelina when she first met her, even silently freaking out when the A-list mom so much as touched her.
Keira Knightley chose a stunning and sheer black Elie Saab gown for her big TIFF premiere of Anna Karenina on Friday evening. She didn't pose with a date, but she did have her leading men Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson along for the big red-carpet event and afterparty. Buzz reviewed Anna Karenina from the festival and was blown away by the adaptation of the famous Russian novel. Keira once again teamed up with her Atonement and Pride and Prejudice director Joe Wright for Anna, and she is once again earning praise and award season buzz for her performance. In fact, the film got a standing ovation after the screening. Jude, Keira, Aaron, and the rest of their cast retreated to The Soho House to celebrate the occasion.
You would think Keira Knightley would be sick of period pieces after movies like Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, but the actress has teamed up with director Joe Wright yet again for Anna Karenina. Taking place in the high-society circles of 19th-century Russia, Leo Tolstoy's novel tells the story of a young girl who has a scandalous affair with a count (Aaron Johnson), despite being married to government official Alexei Karenina (Jude Law).
Though it feels like we've seen Knightley in roles like this a million times before, why fix it if it ain't broken? She seems like a great fit for Anna and I didn't even recognize Johnson as a blond. As expected, the costumes look beautiful but the imagery depicting the elegance of the parties (I didn't know they had indoor skating rinks in the 1800s) is even more fantastic. The movie is set for release on Nov. 9, but check out the trailer after the jump.
Jude Law hit the red carpet for the premiere of 360 in England last night. He had some time off from the West End stage and his well-reviewed Anna Christie, which his pal Cameron Diaz checked out last week. Yesterday's event kicked off the BFI London Film Festival, and Jude posed with artistic director Sandra Hebron on his way into the screening. Jude's costars Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins didn't join him in promoting the film, and they were likewise absent at the afterparty, which was held at Saatchi Gallery. Jude's back to focusing on his big-screen career now that his run in the West End production of Anna Christie has wrapped. He also has Hugo and Sherlock Holmes 2 coming out later this year, and two new posters for Sherlock Holmes were just released ahead of its December opening.