Jude Law Is 'At the Peak of His Powers' as HENRY V
"Henry V is about a young king -- and Jude's at the peak of his powers," Grandage told the Daily Mail. "He's in very good nick, which is why he should play Henry now. I wouldn't want to see him do it in ten or 15 years time; he'd be far too old. The best time is right now. He's got the charisma and acting power to do it."
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Shakespeare's Henry V is set to begin previews at the Noel Coward Theatre on November 23, 2013, and will run through February 15, 2014.
The official description of the production reads: "Can the King of England hold his nerve to embrace his duty, command his men and lead his country to victory in France? Shakespeare's great play of nationhood investigates the bloody horrors of war and the turbulence of a land in crisis. Jude Law and Michael Grandage continue their collaboration that began with Hamlet in 2009. Law also appeared in the Donmar's award-winning productionAnna Christie, as part of Grandage's final season as Artistic Director."
Law has also appeared in the West End in Anna Christie, as well as Broadway's Hamlet and Indiscretions, for both of which he was nominated for Tony Awards. His recent film credits include Dom Hemingway, Anna Karenina, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Hugo and more. Upcoming movie projects are The Grand Budapest Hotel and Black Sea.
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