You can watch some videos of the performance at this link, too. I don't think I'm sold on his performance, though I have only watched a bit of them so far. - DG
Jude Law, Tackling Hamlet From The Inside Out
He's a well-known movie star who's fodder for the tabloids, but Jude Law wants you to think of him — for the next few months, at least — as the Prince of Denmark. And as Law prepares for his Broadway opening in a much-anticipated production of Hamlet, director Michael Grandage says that shouldn't be too much of a stretch. Audiences in England, says Grandage, already think of Law as more than just a pretty face.
"He's known for somebody who enjoys taking on great classical texts and interpreting them in a fresh and alive way," Grandage says. "And, eventually, when you do that for quite a bit of your life and you go into your 30s, Hamlet eventually looms up in front of you as something to be tackled before you go on much longer. And so it was with Jude."
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