HEY JUDE!

Con­nor Wal­ter, 24, from Bath, spot­ted a fa­mous face at the cin­ema…

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Wip­ing the coun­ters clean, I sighed.

Work­ing the late shift at my lo­cal Bath Odeon cin­ema could be pretty bor­ing some­times.

It was Septm­ber last year, a slow week­night at the cin­ema.

Just then, a bloke in a dark hoodie loi­tered into the foyer, with his hands in his trackie pock­ets.

‘Keep an eye on him,’ whis­pered my man­ager. ‘He looks dodgy.’ Com­ing to­wards me, the man showed me his ticket for the screen­ing of De­troit.

‘Thank you, Sir,’ I said, tak­ing his ticket from him.

But, clock­ing his face, I did a dou­ble take. It was Jude Law! I was a huge fan, and had seen all his films.

Fin­ish­ing my shift, I headed over to the Wether­spoon pub next door.

Sit­ting down, I wrote a note to my Hollywood hero: I’ve been a fan of yours since I was a young child. I loved Kind Arthur, Al­fie, A.I., and the

Sher­lock Holmes films…

Sign­ing the note, I wrote down my email ad­dress.

Then, I waited out­side the cin­ema for my sil­ver-screen hero to emerge. Out he came... Ner­vously, I went over to talk to him. ‘Are you Jude Law?’ I asked. ‘Yes I am,’ he replied. ‘I was work­ing in the cin­ema,’ I blabbed. ‘What did you think of the film?’ ‘I en­joyed it,’ he smiled. Quickly, I grabbed a passer-by and asked him to take a pic­ture of me with Jude.

Then I pushed my note into his hand, and he was off.

Four hours later, an email flashed up on my phone. It was from Jude Law! Thanks for the kind note, it

read. Sorry I ran off. I’m 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. Best wishes to you… J. Rac­ing home, I posted it on so­cial me­dia right away!

Soon, the lo­cal pa­per got in touch, want­ing to do a story on me meet­ing Jude.

Then I made a TV ap­pear­ance on the lo­cal BBC News. I felt like an A-lis­ter, too! Three days later, back at the pub, a girl walked past, look­ing at me quizzi­cally. ‘You were on telly,’ she said. I ex­plained all about meet­ing Jude Law.

April Thomas, 19, had just left col­lege af­ter study­ing art.

We ex­changed num­bers and ar­ranged to go to a gig as a date.

A few weeks later, we were an item – and it was all thanks to Jude Law! I just had to tell my celebrity cupid the good news. Send­ing him an email, I got a re­ply al­most straight away.

I’m thrilled for you both, it read. En­joy ev­ery minute. Last month, while on holiday, I pro­posed to April as we took a boat ride around Cardiff Bay. It’ll be a while be­fore we get mar­ried, but guess who’s get­ting an in­vite?!

Meet­ing my Hollywood hero

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