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