FILM star Jude Law proved a hit when he returned to his old Blackheath stomping ground to visit the area's newest library.

The Sherlock Holmes actor popped into Number Eleven - the home of Age Exchange - in Blackheath Village for a spot of lunch before posing for pictures.

Law, whose latest film Side Effects has just been released, was one of the first members of Age Exchange's Youth Theatre in the 1980s when the charity was first set up.

The Lewisham-born star is also a former pupil of John Ball and Kidbrooke schools.

Diana Cordwell from the charity said: "Following Jude's lunchtime visit, Age Exchange's Friends organisation has written to him formerly asking him to return later in the year for a celebrity interview."

Age Exchange's new library was officially opened last year as part of a £870,000 new reminiscence centre run by the charity.