||It is something of an irony that Jude plays a shallow womaniser in the film Alfie, because the romance he found on the set of the movie appears to be anything but superficial. It was while auditioning actresses in the home of director Charles Shyer that Jude first set eyes on a young New Yorker called Sienna Miller. "They met in my living room," recalls the filmmaker. "We drank some wine, did some screen tests, then drank more wine. It evolved from there."
Friends say there is a deep admiration and mutual respect between the pair, and the fact she has proven a big hit with Jude's children has also helped. Sienna even appears to have won the approval of her leading man's ex, after she was snapped sharing a hug with Sadie at the Glastonbury music festival.