Jude Law

Plagued with being called a heartthrob and a Golden Boy, British actor Jude Law managed to develop into a respected actor known for tackling challenging and often flawed characters. Though he struggled a bit early in ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1972 in London, England, GB


Actor (57)

Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur 2016 (Movie)

Vortigern Pendragon (Actor)

Black Sea 2015 (Movie)

Robinson (Actor)

Genius 2015 (Movie)

Thomas Wolfe (Actor)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

Bradley Fine (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


Dom Hemingway 2014 (Movie)

Dom Hemingway (Actor)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Young Writer (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)


Side Effects 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Jonathan Banks (Actor)

360 2012 (Movie)

Michael Daly (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Karenin (Actor)

Rise of the Guardians 2012 (Movie)

Pitch (Voice)

The Graham Norton Show 2004 - 2005, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)


Contagion 2011 (Movie)

Alan Krumwiede (Actor)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

Hugo's Father (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

Dr. John Watson (Actor)

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


The Late Show With David Letterman 2007, 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)


Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

Remy (Actor)

Rage 2009 (Movie)


Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

Dr John Watson (Actor)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 (Movie)

Imaginarium Tony 2 (Actor)

My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

Sleuth 2007 (Movie)

Milo Tindle (Actor)

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

Jack Burden (Actor)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Celebrity Debut 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Graham (Actor)

Extras 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)


Alfie 2004 (Movie)

Alfie (Actor)

Closer 2004 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

I Heart Huckabees 2004 (Movie)

Brad Stand (Actor)

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 (Movie)

Lemony Snicket (Actor)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

Sky Captain (Actor)

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

Errol Flynn (Actor)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Inman (Actor)

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


Road to Perdition 2002 (Movie)

Maguire (Actor)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 (Movie)

Gigolo Joe (Actor)

Enemy At the Gates 2001 (Movie)

Vassili Zaitsev (Actor)

Love, Honour & Obey 2001 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The Wisdom of Crocodiles 2000 (Movie)

Steven Griscz (Actor)

Existenz 1999 (Movie)

Ted Pikul (Actor)

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

Dickie Greenleaf (Actor)

Final Cut 1998 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

Music From Another Room 1998 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Wilde 1998 (Movie)

Lord Alfred Douglas (Actor)

Bent 1997 (Movie)

Stormtrooper (Actor)

Gattaca 1997 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

I Love You, I Love You Not 1997 (Movie)

Ethan (Actor)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

Billy Hanson (Actor)

Shopping 1996 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


The Tailor of Gloucester 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer (2)

Sleuth 2007 (Movie)


Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

Director (1)

Tube Tales 1998 (Movie)

("A Bird in the Hand") (Director)


Plagued with being called a heartthrob and a Golden Boy, British actor Jude Law managed to develop into a respected actor known for tackling challenging and often flawed characters. Though he struggled a bit early in his career to make a name for himself, Law finally burst onto the scene full force with his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999). From there, he was suddenly everywhere onscreen, playing a Russian sniper battling a Nazi sharpshooter during the Battle of Stalingrad in "Enemy at the Gates" (2001), a scarred assassin fond of photography in "Road to Perdition" (2002), and a Confederate soldier presumed dead and struggling to make in home in "Cold Mountain" (2003). Though he was often the subject of tabloid fodder due his trouble-plagued relationship with starlet Sienna Miller, Law oscillated between small indies like "I [Heart] Huckabees" (2004) and "Breaking & Entering" (2006) and large-scale studio movies like "The Aviator" (2004) and "Sherlock Holmes" (2009). Regardless of his personal travails, which included a cheating scandal with his nanny and fathering a child with model Samantha Burke, Law nonetheless maintained his composure on his way to becoming one of the new millennium's top box office draws.


Samantha Burke Head of Production

Briefly dated in 2009

Sophia Burke

Born Sept. 22, 2009; mother, Samantha Burke

Sadie Frost Actor

Met in 1993 during the filming of "Shopping" (1994) Married Sept. 2, 1997 Mother of Law's three children Divorced Oct. 29, 2003

Kim Hersov

American; worked as an editor for Britain's Harper's Bazaar Dated in 2007 No longer together

Finley Kemp

Born c. 1990; son of Sadie Frost and Gary Kemp

Peter Law

With wife, ran a fringe theater company in France

Maggie Law

With husband, ran a fringe theater company in France

Iris Law

Born Oct. 25, 2000; mother, Sadie Frost Accidentally ingested a tablet of Ecstasy discovered at a children's party in the London club Soho House on Oct. 5, 2002; was treated and released in good health

Rafferty Law

Born Oct. 6, 1996; mother, Sadie Frost

Rudy Law

Born Sept. 10, 2002; mother, Sadie Frost; was born five weeks premature; Law rushed from the set of "Cold Mountain" (2003) to London to be with his wife and newborn

Natasha Law


Sienna Miller Actor

Met while filming "Alfie" (2004) in the fall of 2003 Became engaged on Christmas Day 2004 Split August 2005 after Law publicly acknowledged that he cheated with his children's nanny Relationship was on-again, off-again in 2006 Announced split in November 2006, blaming "fundamental differences" for the end of their three year relationship Rekindled their romance in late 2009 Ended their on-again, off-again romance in February 2011


John Ball Primary School

Alleyn's School

Left school at 17 to pursue acting

Kidbrooke School



Cast as a psychiatrist who treats Rooney Mara's character in Steven Soderbergh directed thriller "Side Effects"


Voiced Pitch the Boogeyman in animated adventure "Rise of the Guardians"


Played Alexiei Karenin opposite Keira Knightley in feature adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," directed by Joe Wright


Reprised Watson role in Ritchie's sequel "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"


Joined an ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion"


Cast in Martin Scorsese’s family adventure "Hugo"


Co-starred in the futuristic thriller "Repo Men"


Replaced the deceased Heath Ledger, portraying transformations of Ledger's character, in Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"


Cast as Dr. Watson opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in Guy Ritchie’s "Sherlock Holmes"


Played the title role in London's West End production of "Hamlet"; production moved to Broadway in September 2009 at the Broadhurst Theatre; earned a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actor in a Play


Played the role of Milo Tindle, originally played by Michael Caine in the adaptation of the 1970 Tony Award-winning play "Sleuth," directed by by Kenneth Branagh; also produced


Joined Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman in director Wong Kar-Wai's "My Blueberry Nights"


Reunited with director Anthony Minghella to star in "Breaking and Entering"


Played Jack Burden, the journalist narrator in the big-screen adaptation of the Robert Penn Warren novel "All the King's Men"


Starred as an aviation officer opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"


Cast opposite Natalie Portman, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts in "Closer," produced and directed by Mike Nichols


Has a cameo role as Errol Flynn in Martin Scorsese's "Aviator"


Starred in a remake of Bill Naughton's 1966 drama "Alfie," a role made famous by Michael Caine


Played the lead in "Cold Mountain"; received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actor


Played an unscrupulous photographer and hitman in "Road to Perdition"


Returned to the stage in a London production of "Doctor Faustus"


Starred opposite Haley Joel Osment in Steven Spielberg's "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"


Co-starred with Ed Harris and Joseph Fiennes in the WWII drama "Enemy at the Gates"


Played pivotal role of Dickie Greenleaf in Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" opposite Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor


Starred opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh in "eXistenZ," directed by David Cronenberg


Acted on stage in London in "Tis Pity She's a Whore"


Made directorial debut with the segment "A Bird in the Hand" of "Tube Tales"; screened at the London Film Festival


Played a vampire in "The Wisdom of Crocodiles"


Portrayed an actor in "Final Cut" who has died and left a videotape on which he discloses his true feelings about his friends


Co-starred in "Music From Another Room"


Had major supporting roles in "Gattaca" as a parlayzed man who sells his DNA


Filmed first U.S. movie, starring opposite Claire Danes in "I Love You, I Love You Not"


Was only member of British cast invited to reprise role when "Le Parents Terribles" was produced on Broadway (retitled "Indiscretions"); nominated for a Tony Award


Originated role of Michael in the London production of Cocteau's "Les Parents Terribles"


Made wide impression in feature film "Shopping"


Starred in title role of Euripedes' "Ion" on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company


Acted in an episode of the British telefilm "The Marshal"


Toured Italy in production of "Pygmalion"


Film acting debut in the short feature "The Crane"


London stage debut in "The Fastest Clock in the Universe"


U.S. TV debut in an episode of "Sherlock Holmes" aired on "Mystery!" (PBS)


TV acting debut, "The Tailor of Gloucester"


TV series debut as a teenage runaway in the British serial "Families"


Joined the National Youth Music Theater at age 12

Formed Natural Nylon, a production company, with Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Sadie Frost and others

Raised in South London

Played the lead in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with National Youth Music Theater

Bonus Trivia


Law was named after the Thomas Hardy character and the Beatles' song "Hey, Jude."


For his role as a cold-blooded hit man in "Road to Perdition," Law's good looks had to be tapered to make him believable. His hairline was pushed back and he was given receding gums and rotted teeth to achieve this effect.


Law was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2004.


People magazine named Law the "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2004


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