Jude Law Returning To London Stage In 'Anna Christie' At Donmar Warehouse

Jude Law attends the Peace One Day Celebration 2010 at Le Zenith, Paris, France, September 17, 2010 Jude Law attends the Peace One Day Celebration 2010 at Le Zenith, Paris, France, September 17, 2010

Jude Law will return to the London stage this year, playing a sailor who falls in love with a prostitute in Eugene O’Neill’s “Anna Christie.”

Law stars opposite Ruth Wilson and the play opens in August at the 250-seat Donmar Warehouse, where Law starred as Hamlet in 2009.

Law is currently reprising his role as Dr. Watson in a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Homes.”

“Anna Christie” is part of a farewell season for artistic director Michael Grandage, who steps down in December. His nine-year tenure has seen a string of successes, including “Frost/Nixon,” '‘Red” and “Hamlet,” all of which transferred to Broadway.

The season, announced Friday, also includes John Osborne’s “Inadmissible Evidence” and a production of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” with Eddie Redmayne.

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