The Cold Mountain star's decision to sell the shirt off his back was good news for the charity the austion was in aid of. Altogether he raised 3,000 for the Helen House hospice
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26 MAY 2004

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Jude Law has proved his commitment to good causes by selling the shirt off his back literally.

The London-born actor attended a recent charity auction at the Oxford Playhouse to raise money for Helen House children's hospice. Among the items going under the hammer at the star-studded event were one of Jude's suits and a pair of Johnny Depp's underpants.

The chisel-jawed Mr Depp was no doubt delighted to hear his contribution fetched 1,600, but when Jude's suit sold for 2,000, the Cold Mountain star could barely contain his excitement. Apparently the British heart-throb was so pleased at having outdone his American contemporary that he jumped onto the stage and offered the shirt he was wearing for sale too.

Staff at Helen House were presumably thrilled by his impromptu decision to undress, because the shirt garnered another 1,000 for their fund. Anyone hoping for a glimpse of the 31-year-old's pecs was left disappointed though, because the actor slipped backstage to remove the item before reappearing in a white t-shirt.

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