Last summer, the 36-year-old British actor dazzled critics and drew adoring crowds with his charismatic portrayal of Hamlet in London’s West End. The production is currently on Broadway with a 12-week run at the Broadhurst.
“Someone once told me that you don’t play Hamlet—Hamlet plays you,” says Jude. “He demands such a reveal of your inner feelings and thoughts that you have to open yourself up to him and see where he takes you.”
Jude adds, “You see Hamlet struggling with these questions about why we’re here and what the work of life is, but ultimately, as with all great writing, the answers are really left up to us. At the heart of this character is someone we all recognize as ourselves.”