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GUY RITCHIE & JUDE LAW

Ritchie married Madonna at Skibo Castle in Scotland on 22nd December 2000. They had a son, Rocco (11th August 2000), and they adopted a baby boy from Malawi named David. Following his marriage to Madonna, Ritchie began focusing his filmmaking on his famous wife. He directed her in a music video for the song “What it Feels Like for a Girl”. The video was controversial and featured violent behaviour against men, including a shot where she tasers a man, drives a car through a group of men, and incinerates a man by throwing a lighter into a pool of gasoline.

Their big film together was the romantic comedy Swept Away (2002). It was a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Ritchie cast Madonna as rich socialite Amber Leighton. One day, Amber's wealthy but passive husband (Tony) takes her on a cruise from Greece to Italy, but Amber is unimpressed and takes out her anger on the ship’s first mate, Giuseppe (Adriano Giannini). During the trip, a storm destroys the boat and Amber and Giuseppe end up on a deserted island. Does it sound bad? It was. The film was a critical and commercial failure and won a number of awards at the 2002 Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Madonna), Worst Screen Couple, Worst Remake and Worst Director (Guy Ritchie).

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Good news! The latest issue of Hot English (188 – the January issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! Get your copy here: https://pocketmags.com/quickbuy/learn-hot-english This month: how to learn new words. Read our top tips to help you learn new and difficult words and really improve your range of vocabulary. Plus, 12 useful words and expressions for talking about getting to work, 10 useful words for talking about fruit, useful words for talking about websites, 8 expressions for describing people who are strange or unusual, “news” phrasal verbs... plus: • Science – the Ig Nobels. • Fashion – wacky clothes. • Drinks – cocktail fun. • Environment – plastic. • Film – Sherlock Holmes. • History – Victorian England. • Literature – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. • Grammar – So & such • Hollywood – Guy Ritchie & Jude Law. • Food – onion soup. • London accents – Cockney English. • Slang – English slang. • British accents – Welsh. • Trends – British food. • Language – palindromes. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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