Jude Law

BirthDay:

29 Dec 1972

BirthPlace:

Lewisham, London, England, UK

BirthName:

David Jude Law

Bio:

Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), as Hugo's father in Hugo (2011) and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway (2013).

David Jude Law was born on December 29, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England, to Margaret Anne (Heyworth) and Peter Robert Law, both of whom taught at comprehensive schools; his father later became a headmaster. Law has said that he was named after both the book Jude the Obscure and the song Hey Jude.

In 1992, Jude began his stage career. He starred in many plays throughout London, and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award of "Outstanding Newcomer" After doing the play "Indiscretions" in London, he moved and did it again on Broadway. This time, he was alongside Kathleen Turner. He then received a Tony Nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor". He was then rewarded the Theatre World Award. After Broadway, Jude started on the big screen, in many independent films. His first big-named movie was Gattaca (1997), with Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. He also had a good role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997). Jude's latest rise to fame has been because of The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), in which he plays Matt Damon's obsession. The film did very well at the box office, and critics loved Jude's acting.

Following the success of Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Law's feature film career continued to gain momentum throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s with roles in such films as Enemy at the Gates (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Aviator (2004) and many others. Law is one of three actors, along with Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp, to take over acting responsibilities in the Terry Gilliam project The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) following Heath Ledger's death.

Law is a partner in the production company "Natural Nylon". His partners include Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor and his ex-wife Sadie Frost.

Law has been active in many charitable activities and supports several different foundations and causes, doing work for organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make Poverty History, Breast Cancer Care and others. Law is also a peace advocate, and in 2011, participated in street protests against the rule of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.

Law married Sadie Frost in 1997 and the couple had two sons (Rafferty and Rudy) and a daughter (Iris) before divorcing in 2003. Law and Alfie (2004) co-star Sienna Miller were engaged to be married in 2005 and separated in 2006 (they would later rekindle their relationship in 2009, splitting once again in 2011). Law and American model Samantha Burke had a brief relationship in 2008 that resulted in the birth of Law's fourth child, daughter Sophia. Law's fifth child, with an ex-girlfriend, Catherine Harding, was born in 2015.
Filmography

Actor ( 117 credits )

Vox Lux (2018)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Vortigern
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Vortigern
Genius (2016) Thomas Wolfe
The Young Pope (2016)  Lenny Belardo (8 episodes, 2016)
Spy (2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Black Sea (2014) Captain Robinson
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Young Writer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Dom Hemingway (2013) Dom Hemingway
Side Effects (2013) Dr. Jonathan Banks
Muse of Fire (2013) Himself
The Boy in the Oak (2012) Narrator
Radioman (2012) Himself
Anna Karenina (2012) Karenin
Rise of the Guardians (2012) Pitch (voice)
The Homeless Polar Bear (2012) Narrator (voice)
Toast of London (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
360 (2011) Michael Daly
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Dr. John Watson
Hugo (2011) Hugo's Father
Contagion (2011) Alan Krumwiede
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Repo Men (2010) Remy
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Himself (uncredited)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Sherlock Holmes (2009) Dr. John Watson
Rage (2009) Minx
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Imaginarium Tony 2
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Day After Peace (2008) Himself
My Blueberry Nights (2007) Jeremy
Sleuth (2007) Milo
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Dom Hemingway in 'Dom Hemingway' (1 episode, 2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (5 episodes, 2011-2014)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Holiday (2006) Graham
Breaking and Entering (2006) Will
All the King's Men (2006) Jack Burden
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Noche Hache (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Lemony Snicket (voice)
The Aviator (2004) Errol Flynn
Closer (2004) Dan
Alfie (2004) Alfie
I Heart Huckabees (2004) Brad Stand
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) Sky Captain
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Cold Mountain (2003) Inman
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2013)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Road to Perdition (2002) Harlen Maguire
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Gigolo Joe
Enemy at the Gates (2001) Vassili
Love, Honor and Obey (2000) Jude
Ahora (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2006)
Presence of Mind (1999) Secretary
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Dickie Greenleaf
eXistenZ (1999) Ted Pikul
Final Cut (1998) Jude
Music from Another Room (1998) Danny
Immortality (1998) Steven Grlscz
Sky News: Sunrise (1998)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
Wilde (1997) Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) Billy Hanson
Bent (1997) Stormtrooper
Gattaca (1997) Jerome Eugene Morrow
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Operation Good Guys (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) Ethan / SS Officer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2014)
Shopping (1994) Billy
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Minasan no okage deshita (1994)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1999-2011)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (4 episodes, 2003-2006)
The Crane (1993) Young Man 1
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself - Om Filmen Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 2010)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)  Joe Barnes (1 episode, 1991)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (6 episodes, 2001-2011)
Families (1990)  Nathan Thompson (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Broadway Beat (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself - Sky Captain (1 episode, 2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (8 episodes, 2007-2009)
20 heures le journal (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Children in Need (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The South Bank Show (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Himself - Césard d'Honneur (1 episode, 2007)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2011)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Arena (1975)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2010)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "Live from New York") (1 epis
Wimbledon (1937)  Himself - Spectator (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2014)
Sherlock Holmes 3 (0) Dr. John Watson (rumored)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Sleuth (2007) producer
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) producer

Director ( 1 credit )

Tube Tales (1999) (segment "Bird in the Hand, A")

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King Arthur First Look at Jude Law as Villain Vortigern

Jude Law and Charlie Hunnam get medieval in a special sneak peek at Guy Ritchie's action packed fantasy adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.