51 Facts About Jude Law


David Jude Heyworth Law was born on 29 December 1972 and is an English actor.


Jude Law received a British Academy Film Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, two Tony Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards.


Jude Law continued to gain praise for starring in the war film Cold Mountain, the drama Closer, and the romantic comedy The Holiday, gaining Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for the first.


Jude Law played Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, a younger Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, and Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel ; all of which rank among his highest-grossing releases.


Jude Law has performed in several West End and Broadway productions including Les Parents terribles in 1994, Hamlet in 2010, and Anna Christie in 2011.


Jude Law received Tony Award nominations for the first and second.


David Jude Heyworth Law was born on 29 December 1972 in the Lewisham district of London, to Peter Robert Law and Margaret Anne Heyworth, both teachers.


Jude Law's mother was adopted but was later reunited with her Welsh birth mother, Meinwen Parry.


Jude Law was named David after one of his parents' best friends, but called by his middle name since birth.


Jude Law 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.


Jude Law began acting in 1987 with the National Youth Music Theatre.


Jude Law played various roles in the Edinburgh Fringe-awarded play The Ragged Child.


Jude Law went on to appear as Michael in the West End production of Jean Cocteau's tragicomedy Les Parents terribles, directed by Sean Mathias.


In 1989, Jude Law received his first television role, in a film based on the Beatrix Potter children's book, The Tailor of Gloucester.


In 1994, Jude Law appeared in his first major leading film role with the British crime drama Shopping, which featured his then future wife, Sadie Frost.


Jude Law won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his portrayal of Lord Alfred Douglas, the glamorous young lover of Stephen Fry's Wilde.


In 1998, Jude Law played Steven Grlscz, a vampire and an expert seducer, in The Wisdom of Crocodiles.


In 1999, Jude Law starred alongside Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the psychological thriller film The Talented Mr Ripley, directed by Anthony Minghella.


In 2002, Jude Law played a mob hitman in Sam Mendes's 1930s period drama Road to Perdition.


Also in 2004, Jude Law portrayed the title character in Alfie, a remake of Bill Naughton's 1966 film, playing the role originated by Michael Caine; the remake received negative reviews and flopped at the box office.


Jude Law later took on another of Caine's earlier roles in the 2007 film Sleuth, adapted by Nobel Laureate in Literature Harold Pinter, while Caine played the role originated by Olivier.


Also in 2007, Jude Law acted alongside Norah Jones in the romantic drama My Blueberry Nights, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.


In May 2009, Jude Law returned to the London stage to portray the title role in William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse West End season at Wyndham's Theatre.


Also in 2009, Jude Law became one of three actors who took over the role of actor Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.


In 2010, Jude Law appeared opposite Forest Whitaker in the dark science fiction comedy Repo Men and as Dr Watson in Guy Ritchie's adaption of Sherlock Holmes, alongside Robert Downey, Jr.


Jude Law starred as a celebrity supermodel in the film Rage.


Jude Law portrayed blogger Alan Krumwiede in the 2011 medical thriller Contagion.


Jude Law reprised in the role in the spin-off series The New Pope, which premiered on HBO on 13 January 2020.


Jude Law starred in the miniseries The Third Day, which premiered on HBO on 14 September 2020.


Jude Law portrayed Albus Dumbledore, a wizard, in the fantasy film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.


Jude Law portrayed Yon-Rogg in the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Captain Marvel, which was a global box office success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.


Jude Law is set to star in the limited series The Auteur.


Jude Law is set to star in Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, a Disney+ series premiering in 2023.


Jude Law is attached to play artist Roland Penrose in Lee, a World War II-era drama film directed by Ellen Kuras.


In 2002, Jude Law directed a Respect for Animals anti-fur cinema commercial, titled "Fur and Against".


In 2011, Jude Law joined street protests against Alexander Lukashenko and his brutal crackdown on the Belarusian democracy movement.


Jude Law is currently Chairman of the Young Vic committee and has said he is proud to help make the Young Vic "a nurturing bed" for young directors.


Also in 2006, Frost and Jude Law directed a Shakespeare play in a South African orphanage.


Jude Law travelled to Durban with Frost and their children to help children who have lost their parents to AIDS.


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


Jude Law serves as an ambassador of the Prince of Wales' Children and the Arts Foundation.


In early 2007, Jude Law shot the short film Realtime Movie Trailer at Borough Market, South London.


Jude Law is a featured artist on Vampire Weekend's 2019 album, Father of the Bride, in which he recites Thomas Campbell's poem "Lord Ullin's Daughter" during the song of the same name.


In 2008, Jude Law became the face of the men's perfume, Homme Sport by Dior.


Jude Law met actress Sadie Frost while working on Shopping.


On 8 July 2005, Jude Law issued a public apology to Miller for having an affair with his children's nanny.


Jude Law was in a brief relationship with American model Samantha Burke in 2008; Burke gave birth to their daughter in September 2009.


Jude Law's fifth child, a girl, was born in 2015, to Catherine Harding.


Jude Law married his girlfriend Phillipa Coan on 1 May 2019.


In September 2020, Jude Law announced the birth of the couple's first child together, who is his sixth.


Jude Law's sister Natasha is an illustrator and artist, living in London.