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Law in 2016
Born
David Jude Heyworth Law

29 December 1972 (1972-12-29) (age 47)
Lewisham, London, England
Education Alleyn's School
Alma mater National Youth Music Theatre
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s)
Sadie Frost
(m. 1997; div. 2003)

Phillipa Coan (m. 2019)
Children 5
Relatives Natasha Law (sister)

David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two British Academy Awards, winning one. In 2007, he received an Honorary César and was named a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, in recognition of his contribution to World Cinema Arts.

Law came to international attention for his role in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Law has also had an accomplished career on stage, and has received nominations for three Laurence Olivier Awards and two Tony Awards. He has performed in several West End and Broadway productions.

Law was born in Lewisham, South London. He grew up in Blackheath, an area in the Borough of Greenwich, and was educated at John Ball Primary School in Blackheath and Kidbrooke School, before attending Alleyn's School.

Charity fundraising

In 2004, Law launched a campaign to raise £2.5 million towards the Young Vic Theatre's £12.5 million redevelopment project. He is currently Chairman of the Young Vic committee.

In 2006, he joined Robbie Williams in the "Soccer Aid" celebrity football match to benefit UNICEF, also in 2006, he starred in readings of Samuel Beckett at the Beckett Gala Evening at the Reading Town Hall, more than £22,000 was donated for the Macmillan Cancer Support.

In 2007, he encouraged the Friends of the Earth/the Big Ask campaign, asking British government to take action against climate change.

Law does charity work for organisations such as Make Poverty History, the Rhys Daniels Trust, and the WAVE Trauma Centre. He supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Pride of Britain Awards.

Columbus Day in New York City 2009 (4014730757)
Jude Law as Hamlet, New York City 2009

He is the chairman of the Music For Tomorrow Foundation to help rebuild Katrina-devastated New Orleans.

Law serves as an ambassador of the Prince of Wales' Children and the Arts Foundation. He supports Breast Cancer Care, and in December 2008 he supported the Willow Foundation.

Law, alongside Judi Dench, helped save St Stephen's Church in Hampstead. They supported the campaign, which raised £4.5 million to refurbish the Victorian church in North London. The building reopened in March 2009 as an arts and community centre.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Crane, TheThe Crane Young Man Short film
1994 Shopping Billy
1996 I Love You, I Love You Not Ethan
1997 Bent Stormtrooper
1997 Wilde Lord Alfred Douglas Evening Standard British Film Award – Most Promising Newcomer
1997 Gattaca Jerome Eugene Morrow
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Billy Carl Hanson
1998 Music from Another Room Danny
1998 Final Cut Jude
1998 Wisdom of Crocodiles, TheThe Wisdom of Crocodiles Steven Grlscz aka Immortality
1999 Existenz Ted Pikul
1999 Tube Tales (director) "A Bird in the Hand"
1999 Presence of Mind Secretary
1999 Talented Mr. Ripley, TheThe Talented Mr. Ripley Dickie Greenleaf BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense
Santa Fe Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Empire Award – Best British Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—London Critics Circle Film Award – British Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated—MTV Movie Award – Best Musical Performance
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Teen Choice Award – Film Choice Breakout Performance
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2000 Love, Honour and Obey Jude
2000 Happy M'Gee Tony M'Gee Short film
2001 Enemy at the Gates Vasily Zaytsev Nominated—European Film Award Audience Award for Best Actor
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Gigolo Joe Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
2002 Road to Perdition Harlen Maguire Nominated—Empire Award for Best British Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Awards for Best British Supporting Actor
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
2003 Cold Mountain W.P. Inman Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Empire Award for Best British Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—IFTA Award – People's Choice Award for Best International Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Awards for Best British Actor
Nominated—MTV Movie Award – Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2004 I Heart Huckabees Brad Stand
2004 Alfie Alfie
2004 Closer Dan National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
2004 Aviator, TheThe Aviator Errol Flynn Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Sky Captain / Joseph Sullivan Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss shared with Gwyneth Paltrow
Nominated—Visual Effects Society Awards 2004 – Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Visual Effects Film
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket
2006 All the King's Men Jack Burden
2006 Breaking & Entering Will Francis
2006 Holiday, TheThe Holiday Graham Simpkins Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss shared with Cameron Diaz
Nominated—NRJ Ciné Award for Best Kiss shared with Cameron Diaz
2007 My Blueberry Nights Jeremy
2007 Sleuth Milo
2009 Rage Minx
2009 Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, TheThe Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Tony (2nd transformation)
2009 Sherlock Holmes Dr. John Watson Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Repo Men Remy Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Sci-Fi
2011 Contagion Alan Krumwiede
2011 Hugo Mr. Cabret
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Dr. John Watson
2012 360 Michael Daly
2012 Anna Karenina Count Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin
2012 Rise of the Guardians Pitch Black / The Bogeyman Voice role
Nominated – Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production
2013 Side Effects Dr. Jonathan Banks
2013 Dom Hemingway Dom Hemingway
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Young Author
2014 Black Sea Captain Robinson
2015 Spy Bradley Fine
2016 Genius Thomas Wolfe
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Vortigern
2018 Vox Lux The Manager
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Albus Dumbledore Post-production
2018 A Rainy Day in New York Post-production
2019 The Rhythm Section Post-production
2019 Captain Marvel Walter Lawson / Mar-Vell Post-production

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