Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

My Alfie Was a Turkey Says Jude (a Lot of People Know That); Grand entrance:Sir Michael Caine and Jud Law in Venice Today, Right, above, Law as Alfie and Left, Caine in 1966

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

My Alfie Was a Turkey Says Jude (a Lot of People Know That); Grand entrance:Sir Michael Caine and Jud Law in Venice Today, Right, above, Law as Alfie and Left, Caine in 1966

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Byline: LOUISE JURY

JUDE LAW has finally admitted what critics and audiences already knowthat his remake of Alfie was a turkey.

The actor took on the role made famous by Sir Michael Caine in 1966.

But his 2004 update died a death at the box office and is regularly included inlists of the worst-ever remakes.

Law, 35, is now playing another Caine role, in an updated version of 1972psychological thriller Sleuth, and will play alongside Sir Michael, 74, who isin the role originally played by Sir Laurence Olivier.

The two men arrived together at the Venice Film Festival today for thepremiere, and Law volunteered a comparison with Alfie. The modern version ofAlfie to me was a challenge because I hadnt played a character like thatbefore. I dont know that I did it particularly well, he said with Sir Michaelsitting beside him.

Michael is many, many, many actors heroes and he is certainly an acting hero ofmine. When I was approached to work on the new version of Alfie, it seemed likea brilliant idea because the original was so successful. …

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