Guy Ritchie enjoyed an evening out with actors Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. last night (23.10.08).

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The film director – who announced last week he and Madonna are getting a divorce after nearly eight years of marriage – smiled as he was photographed arriving at his close friend Sam Taylor Wood’s art exhibition at London’s White Cube gallery wearing an argyle-print jumper, jeans and a flat cap.

Guy, 40, was joined by his actor pals following a hard day’s shooting on his new movie Sherlock Holmes.

Robert plays the British detective and Jude stars as his sidekick Dr. Watson in the film, based on the books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The evening was the first night out for Guy since he and Madonna announced their divorce plans.

It was recently claimed Guy thinks the 50-year-old singer is spying on him, to get the upper hand during their divorce battle.

Guy – who raises three children, Lourdes, 12, Rocco, eight and David Banda, three, with Madonna – compared Madonna’s intrusive actions to “something concocted by the KGB”, the notorious former Russian security service, and allegedly told her “this is a divorce, not the cold war”.

A source said: “Any hopes Guy had of their divorce being private and dignified are out the window. She’s a control freak and there’s so much at stake.”