David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received multiple awards including a BAFTA Film Award as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and two Tony Awards. Law has also had an accomplished career on stage, performing in several West End and Broadway productions such as Les Parents terribles in 1995, Hamlet in 2010, and Anna Christie in 2011.
About Jude Law in brief
David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received multiple awards including a BAFTA Film Award as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and two Tony Awards. In 2007, he received an Honorary César and was named a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. Law has also had an accomplished career on stage, performing in several West End and Broadway productions such as Les Parents terribles in 1995, Hamlet in 2010, and Anna Christie in 2011. Law was named after one of his parents’ best friends, but called by his middle name since birth. The name Jude was taken from a bit of both the book Jude the Obscure and the Beatles song \”Hey Jude\”. He is married to Sadie Frost, who he met at Alleyn’s School in Blackheath, London. He is the son of former school teachers Margaret Anne Heyworth and Peter Robert Law; his father later became, according to Law, “the youngest headmaster in London’s Greenwich.” He has a younger sister, Natasha, and a younger brother, David, who is also an actor. His mother was adopted but was later reunited with her Welsh birth mother, Meinwen Parry. Law’s father was a former school teacher, and his brother is a former headmaster of Kidbrooke School in Greenwich. He was born in Lewisham, South London, the second child of junior and later on, comprehensive school teachersMargaret Anne Hey Worth and PeterRobert Law.
Law is a keen golfer and has been involved in the sport since he was a teenager. He also has a passion for the theatre, and has appeared in several plays and musicals. Law won the BAFTA Award for his role in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. His other notable roles were in Contagion, Hugo, Side Effects, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Spy ; and the television series The Young Pope and The New Pope. In 2001, Law starred as Russian sniper Vasily Zaytsev in the film Enemy at the Gates, and learned ballet dancing for the film A. I. Artificial Intelligence. In 2003, he played a mobman in Sam Mendes’s Road to Perdition, earning Best Actor nominations from members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2004, Law portrayed the title character in the remake of Alfie Naughton’s 1966 film, Alfie, playing Dr Totenkopf, a mysterious genius and supervillain. In 2011, Law played a younger Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel ; all of which rank among his highest-grossing releases. He won an MTV Movie Award nomination with Matt Damon and Fiorello for performing the song ‘Tu vuò fà l’americano’ by Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno.