Jude Law

Born Dec 29, 1972

David Jude Heyworth Law, known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, film producer and director. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first television role in 1989. After starring in films directed by Andrew Niccol, Clint Eastwood and David Cronenberg, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999 for his performance in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on December 29, 1972.


1987 14 Years Old In 1987, Law began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre. … Read More
1989 16 Years Old In 1989, Law got his first television role, in a film based on the Beatrix Potter children's book, The Tailor of Gloucester. … Read More


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In 1997, he became more widely known with his role in the Oscar Wilde bio-pic Wilde. … Read More
1999 26 Years Old For The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999, Law learned to play saxophone and earned 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. … Read More
2001 28 Years Old 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 (2001).
2002 29 Years Old In 2002, he played a mob hitman in Sam Mendes's 1930s period drama Road to Perdition. … Read More


2003 30 Years Old While making the film Alfie (2004) in late 2003, Law and co-star Sienna Miller began a relationship and became engaged on Christmas Day 2004.
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Law, an admirer of Sir Laurence Olivier, suggested the actor's image be included in the 2004 film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. … Read More
2005 32 Years Old On 8 July 2005, Law issued a public apology to Miller for having an affair with his children's nanny. … Read More
In 2006, he portrayed the role of Kate Winslet's single-parent brother in the film The Holiday, a modern-day American romantic comedy written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. … Read More
In July 2007, as patron of the charity, he helped kick off the month-long tour of the AIDS-themed musical Thula Sizwe by the Young Zulu Warriors.
2008 35 Years Old On 30 August 2008, Law and Gilley returned to Afghanistan to help keep a momentum around Peace Day. … Read More
On 29 July 2009, it was announced that Law would become a father for the fourth time, following a brief relationship with American model Samantha Burke in 2008. Burke gave birth to a daughter, Sophia, in September 2009 in New York.
2010 37 Years Old …  In January 2010 at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards ceremony he was presented with the John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his 2009 Hamlet.


2014 41 Years Old In October 2014, Law announced that he was expecting a fifth child with Catherine Harding, with whom Law was "no longer in a relationship". Harding gave birth to their daughter Ada, in March 2015.
2015 42 Years Old In May 2015 it was announced that Law will portray a conservative Italian American Cardinal who is elected Pope in response to what is perceived as rampant liberalism in the Catholic Church.
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