How Jude Law went from golden boy of British cinema to Hollywood laughing stock - and back again.


Shortly before I meet Jude Law, I spy him in his underpants from afar. Not in person, I should add but in a series of photographs from the set of The New Pope, in which the 46-year-old actor's buff and manscaped pontiff is seen striding down the beach in snow-white Speedos. The images caused a stir online and, at his publicist's office in London a few days later, Law seems tickled by his newfound status as the internet's first "pilf".

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