Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Final Act for the Laws

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Final Act for the Laws

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YOU have to feel sorry for Jude Law and Sadie Frost.

Just when the celebrity mags were finally tiring of trailing them, along comes the delayed premiere of a major new film on which they worked together.

It is called Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and it opens here on 1 October. The film has taken a long time to finish - even by the snails-pace standards of studio movies - because every frame was created by computer, using live-action bits shot against a blue screen at Elstree in 2002.

Law stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrowand Angelina Jolie. Hollywood has been buzzing for the past year about the amazing retro effects that writer/director Kerry Conran has achieved in the film, which is set in a world that might have existed if only technology had developed along different lines.

Law came on board four years ago with his and Frost's production company, Riff Raff Films. She, meanwhile, called up pal Stella McCartney and asked her to design the costumes, so it really was a friends-and-family affair.

With the Law/Frost divorce, Riff Raff has presumably now gone the way of that other optimistic joint effort, Natural Nylon, the company they set up with mates Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Sean Pertwee.

Mind you, if Natural Nylon had been the company producing Sky Captain, there would be yet another first-night seating headache, since Miller was once married to Angelina Jolie.

Jeremy irons his stiffest upper lip VETERAN Hungarian director Istvan Szab, who won a Oscar for Mephisto in 1982, has been immersing himself in all things English for his new film, Being Julia, which stars Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon and Juliet Stevenson.

Bening plays an actress approaching that certain age when she will do anything to avoid being relegated to supporting roles - and what she does in the film's final scene turns upstaging into a combat sport. …

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