Besides bagging nominations for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Academy Awards, two British Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, this British heart-throb is surely winning more hearts than one could imagine David Jude Heyworth Law, commonly known by Jude Law, was born on December 29, 1972, in Lewisham, England. He spent his early years in Blackheath, attending the school. Law began acting at the age of 13 with the National Youth Music Theatre and quit school at 16 when he won a role on the British soap opera: The Families. Law’s career as a theatre and television artist began in 1988. Over the next several years, Law won prominent parts in the theatre (1992: in Pygmalion) and on television (in Sherlock Holmes: PBS series Mystery! in 1990) in Britain as well as U.S.A.
Law’s film debut was not very well welcomed by the critics as well as the viewers. But, his work as a supporting actor was much appreciated in 1997 in Gattaca, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Wilde (a biopic), even though the movies did only mediocre business at the box office. It was in 1997 when he married Sadie Frost, whom he had shared screen space in his British debut film Shopping in 1994, which had poor reception. They have three children together. But the couple parted ways in 2003.
Later in 2004, he was engaged to
Sienna Miller, with whom he separated in 2006. In 2009, he had his fourth child with Samantha Burke. While he and Miller rekindled their relationship in 2009, they split again in 2011. Recently in 2015, he fathered his fifth child with Catherine Harding, with whom he was “no longer in a relationship”. In the year, 1997, Law received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his playboy role as Dickie Greenleaf in the Talented Mr. Ripley. Again in 2004, he received an Academy Award nomination for his work in Cold Mountain opposite
Nicole Kidman. After 28 years of the business and work with artists like
Robert Downey Jr., Sir Paul McCartney and
Keira Knightley and delivering movies like Wilde, AI- Artificial Intelligence, The Aviator, Sherlock Holmes and
Anna Karenina, Law continues to do theatre. Law has won the Critic’s Circle Theatre Award (2010) and Theatre World Award (1995) and was nominated for Tony Award and Lawrence Oliver Award multiple numbers of times.
Apart from these, Law has always been generous with his contributions to the society and the world. He joined celebrity football match “Soccer Aid” to help UNICEF. He travelled to Durban to help children of people who were affected by AIDS. He supports organisations such as Make Poverty History, the WAVE Trauma Centre and Make-A-Wish Foundation. He visited Afghanistan and documented ten days of activities for the UN International day of Peace in 2007. He has directed an anti-fur commercial called “Fur and Against”. Along with being the international face for Dunhill and Dior-male perfume, he has movies such as Genius and Knights of the Roundtable:
King Arthur lined up for release in 2016.