Jude Law preparing for West End role

Hollywood superstar Jude Law will be appearing on stage in London's West End later this year, playing the lead role in the Michael Grandage Company's production of Shakespeare's Henry V.

The actor is to play the eponymous role, with the show being hosted by the Noel Coward Theatre from December 3rd until February 15th next year.

As well as being a major heartthrob, Law is also renowned for his classical acting abilities and returns to the stage following a highly successful screen career, which saw him nominated for two Academy Awards – including best actor in a leading role for Cold Mountain in 2003 and best actor in a supporting role for the 1999 film The Talented Mr Ripley.

With excitement building over the launch of the new show, the full cast has now been announced, and theatre fans will be pleased to hear that a number of highly accomplished names will be appearing alongside Law.

These include Harry Attwell, who will be playing the roles of Grey and Gower and has previously featured in several Shakespearian productions, such as Hamlet at the Broadway Transfer in 2009.

Richard Clifford, meanwhile, has appeared in a number of movies such as the 2011 hit My Week with Marilyn, as well as TV series like Whitechapel and Midsomer Murders, and will be playing the parts of Ely and King Charles VI in the new show.

Henry V tells the story of a king attempting to lead his country through the turmoil of a bloody war on French soil, and is one of the Shakespeare's most thrilling plays.

Located on St Martin's Lane in the heart of Soho, the Noel Coward Theatre can be reached from Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road tube stations, and is also close to a huge number of central London attractions including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.

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