Jude Law in a hoody sparks cin­ema scare

The Guardian - - NATIONAL - Gwilym Mum­ford

He is one of Bri­tain’s best-known ac­tors, a Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ter fa­mous for his per­for­mances in The Tal­ented Mr Ri­p­ley, Sher­lock Holmes and The Young Pope. Yet Jude Law man­aged to cause a se­cu­rity scare at a cin­ema in Bath last week af­ter staff failed to recog­nise him.

Bath Odeon em­ploy­ees were told to mon­i­tor a hooded man who was “act­ing sus­pi­ciously” by loi­ter­ing in the foyer last Wed­nes­day. The man­ager had failed to spot that he was Law, who was try­ing to keep a low pro­file while at­tend­ing a screen­ing of his­tor­i­cal drama Detroit. "I was work­ing as the ticket tearer… and my man­ager told me to keep an eye on a man act­ing sus­pi­ciously with his hood up in the main foyer,” cin­ema at­ten­dant Con­nor Wal­ter told the BBC.

Af­ter the screen­ing Wal­ter asked for a pho­to­graph with Law, be­fore slip­ping a note “prais­ing him for his work over the years” into the ac­tor’s pocket. Wal­ter later re­ceived an email from Law thank­ing him.

“From one movie mad­man to an­other … thanks for your kind note,” Law wrote. “Sorry I ran off. I am al­ways aware of mak­ing a scene in pub­lic. Hence the hood! I’m a huge film ob­ses­sive too. I love them. Nice to hear some­one else does.”

Law is film­ing the se­quel to JK Rowl­ing’s Fan­tas­tic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the nearby vil­lage of La­cock, Wilt­shire.

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