Law's Henry V wins rave reviews
Published 04/12/2013 | 10:31
The critics have hailed J ude Law's performance as King Henry V in the latest West End revival of the classic Shakespeare history play.
Quentin Letts praised Law's "magnetism" and gave the play four stars in the Daily Mail.
Writing about Jude, h e said: " He is fit enough physically to wear period battledress without looking silly. He glowers beautifully, even if he resembles a slimmed-down Phil Collins."
D ominic Maxwell in The Times also gave the play four stars and said Jude's performance " tests yet ultimately reinforces his star power".
The Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer awarded the play five stars and hailed the actor's "terrific star performance".
He said it was " one of the richest and most detailed performances in the role of Henry V that I have ever seen" in "a production of rare distinction and dramatic depth".
Michael Billington in The Guardian gave the play four stars and said it was " a fine portrait of a flawed hero" and Jude was "maturing with age".
The Independent's Paul Taylor said the star was " looking a bit lived-in for the warrior monarch" but " cuts a commanding figure".
Giving the play four stars, he said Jude " vividly blends the kind of natural charisma that can rouse tired troops with a brooding spiritual uneasiness that has its affinities with Hamlet".
Jude played Hamlet four years ago in a critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful production that moved from the West End to Broadway.