Jude Law
English actor
Jude Law
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.
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Sons and Daughters of Stars Are Fashion's New Royalty
Yahoo News - 29 days
From Lily-Rose Depp and Will Smith's daughter Willow -- the faces of Chanel -- to the Beckham boys and Sylvester Stallone's two daughters modelling for Dolce & Gabbana, celebrity offspring are luxury labels' new not-so-secret weapon. With their huge followings on social media and instant name-recognition, these millennials born in the limelight have become the perfect avatars for advertising campaigns. British actor Jude Law's daughter Iris is the new face of Burberry having followed her brother Rafferty in modelling, while the daughters of singer Lionel Richie, Cindy Crawford and even Bob Dylan's grandson have all embarked on catwalk careers.
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Bob Dylan's Grandson Levi Is One Very Handsome Model
Huffington Post - about 1 month
It’s not uncommon for the children and grandchildren of celebrities to pursue similar paths as their famous relatives. And it appears that model Levi Dylan, son of Jakob Dylan and grandson of Bob Dylan, is anything but a wallflower.  The younger Dylan walked in Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show in Milan on Tuesday, looking downright babely in a double-breasted jacket, a pair of glasses and buckled shoes.  Dylan told The Cut back in August 2016 that he wouldn’t do runway work because “those guys are really tall,” but changed his tune to walk alongside other famous offspring like Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s son Brandon Lee, Jude Law’s son Rafferty and Cindy Crawford’s son, Presley Gerber. The show is not the 22-year-old’s first foray into the modeling world. Dylan has posed for Wonderland Magazine and Vogue Italia, crediting his photographer girlfriend Alana O’Herlihy with introducing him to the industry. He has also appeared at Fashion Week be ...
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'The Young Pope' Review: Holy Marching Orders
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Jude Law plays a youthful pontiff with an inflexible plan for the future of the church in HBO’s new series.
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Jude Law Reacts to Those Viral Young Pope Memes - PEOPLE.com
Google News - about 1 month
PEOPLE.com Jude Law Reacts to Those Viral Young Pope Memes PEOPLE.com This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly. Yes, Jude Law has seen all those Young Pope memes — though he had to learn what a meme was first. “Having spent the last week in New York and doing lots of press I've become very aware,” The ... The Young Pope Review: HBO's New Drama Is Surprisingly MiraculousCinema Blend HBO's “The Young Pope” makes high art for TV, but the result is less than divineSalon Jude Law Has Seen Your Young Pope Memes and He Loves ThemE! Online Detroit Free Press -Vulture -Variety -Business Insider all 132 news articles »
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Echoes of the world's new dark ages in HBO's 'The Young Pope,' starring Jude Law
LATimes - about 1 month
Having already been a Twitter meme (and aired in its entirety overseas), "The Young Pope" arrives in all its raiment and finery Sunday on HBO. Created, directed and mostly written by Paolo Sorrentino, whose 2013 film "The Great Beauty" gobbled up awards here and elsewhere, the 10-episode series...
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Review: ‘The Young Pope’ Is Beautiful and Ridiculous
NYTimes - about 1 month
This 10-episode HBO series starring Jude Law features scenes that resemble religious paintings, and then it has serious moments that are laughable.
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Jude Law on "The Young Pope" and next project
CBS News - about 1 month
Actor Jude Law became known to global audiences for his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Since then he has received even more recognition for movies like "Cold Mountain," "The Holiday," and "Sherlock Holmes." Law joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his latest role in HBO's "The Young Pope," where he plays plays a fictional American pontiff.
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HBO Is About To Premiere A Series About An Attractive, Conniving Pope
Huffington Post - about 1 month
While Pope Francis preaches Christian unity and encourages mothers to breastfeed in church, HBO is about to premiere a show about a very different kind of pontiff. “The Young Pope” stars British actor Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, the mysterious, fictional Pope Pius XIII and former Archbishop of New York. He’s just 47 years old, an orphan and the first American pope in history. The show frames Pope Pius XIII’s election as a media strategy finagled by the College of Cardinals to secure a naive and malleable pontiff. The young pope is anything but. He rejects church hierarchy, as well as what he sees as liberalizing forces within the Vatican ― without specifically referencing Pope Francis or the present-day realities of the church ― and opts instead to confide only in the nun who raised him from childhood, played by Diane Keaton. The show premieres in the U.S. on January 15 and already received rave reviews in Italy and the UK, where it debuted late last year. The Hollywood ...
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Andy Murray wins Tour finals, secures world No. 1 ranking
ABC News - 3 months
LONDON -- Andy Murray capped off the finest season of his career with two more significant feats. In front of some of Hollywood's finest including Kevin Spacey, Clive Owen, Woody Harrelson and Jude Law, Murray charged to a 6-3, 6-4 win Sunday against Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour championship and secure the No. 1 ranking. The match, between two players whose friendship goes back to their teenage years, when they grew up playing together at the S?nchez-Casal academy in Barcelona, lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes, and when it was over, Murray dropped his racket and put his hands on his head. "It's something I never, never expected," Murray said in his on-court interview. Djokovic gave him a warm embrace and some kind words at the net in a show of the enormous respect between them. "Today we both were part of the history," Djokovic said. "It was an honor to be part of the big occasion. Andy's definitely No. 1 of the world. He's the best... ...
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Before Honoring Jude Law, Stars at Only Make Believe Talk "Sesame Street" and "Fraggle Rock"
Huffington Post - 3 months
Only Make Believe, a non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities, honored Academy Award nominee Jude Law and Gregory Lee, President & CEO of Samsung Electronics N.A. at its annual gala, "Make Believe On Broadway," November 14th at the St. James Theatre in New York. Hosted by by Emmy winner John Oliver, the evening featured performances by stars of the stage and screen, including Josh Lucas, Julie Halston, Lesli Margherita, Adam Kantor and Montego Glover. On the red carpet, I asked the performers what their go-to feel-good entertainment was when they would stay home from school, sick. After each revisited their own childhood, they also shared the most meaningful thing a child has said after seeing them perform. Adam Kantor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Last Five Years) I remember reruns of "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Genie." Nick at Night. "All That." Talk about characters that inspire hope. Just a ...
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Tom Cruise learned an impressive stunt on the set of 'Mission Impossible'
Yahoo News - 4 months
Tom Cruise is well-known for his willingness to perform many of his own stunts.  Exhibit A: In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show , Cruise revealed that, in the most recent Mission Impossible film, he learned to hold his breath underwater for a whopping 6 1/2 minutes. SEE ALSO: Tyler Perry and Tom Cruise win big at the box office Divers were called in to advise the actor on how to train his system to handle the lack of oxygen. While Cruise admits, "It's not pleasant," he seems to have gotten pretty good at it: "I trained for a long time to the point when I finished the sequence, there'd be times I'd be sitting there talking in meetings and I wouldn't breathe," he said.  Also a guest on the show, English actor Jude Law reveals that he, too, has held his breath for his craft.  In a scene for his new television series, The Young Pope, Law shot a scene that takes place at the bottom of a pool, however, he only had to hold his breath for *cough* around 40 seconds *cough.* We still love ...
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Jude Law says he was taken aback when asked to play Sorrentino's pope
Reuters.com - 6 months
VENICE (Reuters) - Jude Law was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, until it became clear that the character he was being asked to portray was that of a conservative, chain-smoking American pope named Pius XIII.
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Venice star-studded film fest set to open under heightened security
Reuters.com - 6 months
VENICE (Reuters) - A musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Jude Law as a chain smoking pope and Mel Gibson's come back with a war drama are all tipped as must-sees at the Venice film festival which opens its 73rd edition on the Lido under heightened security on Wednesday.
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Colin Firth, Jude Law and Director Michael Grandage on Achieving ‘Genius’
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
'My job was to turn up and create a Thomas Wolfe that fitted the man I’d read about,' says Law of his character.
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ArtsBeat: Jude Law to Star in ‘Obsession’ on London Stage
NYTimes - 10 months
The new play, based on the 1943 Luchino Visconti film, will show at the Barbican Center in London in 2017.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jude Law
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 42
    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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  • 2014
    Age 41
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 36
    They spent Christmas 2009 in Barbados, along with three of Law's children. They announced they had split again in February 2011.
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    In December 2009, it was reported that Law and Miller had rekindled their relationship after starring in separate shows on Broadway, in late 2009.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    On 30 August 2008, Law and Gilley returned to Afghanistan to help keep a momentum around Peace Day.
    More Details Hide Details They met President Hamid Karzai, top NATO and UN officials, and members of the aid community. They also screened the new documentary about the efforts in support of peace. The documentary features activities that took place throughout Afghanistan in 2007. It also highlights support from UNICEF and the WHO for the peaceful immunisation of 1.4 million children against polio in insecure areas. In 2011, Law joined street protests against Alexander Lukashenko and his brutal crackdown on the Belarusian democracy movement. Law's parents live in Vaudelnay, France, where they run their own drama school and theatre. His sister Natasha is an illustrator and artist, living in London.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    Instead of promoting a film, this "trailer", which appeared among regular trailers in selected cinemas across London starting 19 November 2007, advertised a live event, Realtime Movie, by Polish artist Paweł Althamer.
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    In July 2007, Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley were in Afghanistan over a period of 10 days to document peace commitments and activities there for an upcoming film and for marking the UN International Day of Peace.
    More Details Hide Details Accompanied by UNICEF Representative Catherine Mbengue, they travelled and filmed in dangerous areas of eastern Afghanistan with a film crew, interviewing children, government ministers, community leaders and UN officials. They also filmed at schools and visited various UNICEF-supported programmes inside and outside the capital Kabul. The efforts of Peace One Day are coordinated in celebration of the annual International Day of Peace, on 21 September. The film, named The Day After Peace, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. On 21 September 2008, the film was shown at a gala screening at the Royal Albert Hall.
    Also in 2007, he encouraged the Friends of the Earth/the Big Ask campaign, asking British Government to take action against climate change.
    More Details Hide Details Law does charity work for organisations such as Make Poverty History, the Rhys Daniels Trust, and the WAVE Trauma Centre. He supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Pride of Britain Awards. He 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. He supports Breast Cancer Care, and in December 2008 he supported the Willow Foundation with a small canvas for their campaign Stars on Canvas. In April 2009 he supported the charity Education Africa with the gift of a mask he had painted and signed himself. The campaign was launched on eBay by Education Africa. Stars including Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law have helped save St Stephen's Church in Hampstead. The celebrities supported the campaign, which raised £4.5 million to refurbish the Victorian church in North London. The building reopened in March 2009 as an arts and community centre.
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    Also in 2006, Frost and Law directed a Shakespeare play in a South African orphanage.
    More Details Hide Details He travelled to Durban with Frost and their children to help children who have lost their parents to AIDS.
    In 2006, he starred in an anthology of Samuel Beckett readings and performances directed by director Anthony Minghella.
    More Details Hide Details With the Beckett Gala Evening at the Reading Town Hall, more than £22,000 was donated for the Macmillan Cancer Support.
    In 2006, he joined Robbie Williams in the "Soccer Aid" celebrity football match to benefit UNICEF.
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    Law was one of the Top Ten 2006 A-list of the most bankable film stars in Hollywood, according to the Ulmer Scale.
    More Details Hide Details On 1 March 2007, he was honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres conferred by the French government, in recognition of his contribution to World Cinema Arts. He was named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. Law is one of three actors who took over the role of actor Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Along with Law, actors Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell portray "three separate dimensions in the film." He 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. and Rachel McAdams, as well as the 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Law starred as a celebrity supermodel in the film Rage, and blogger and "prophet" Alan Krumwiede in the 2011 medical thriller Contagion.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After his appearances in a string of period dramas and science fiction films in the early to mid-2000s, Law said he found it tricky to approach the contemporary role in this film. Like Winslet, the actor stated, he felt more vulnerable about playing a character who fitted his own look and did not require an accent, a costume or a relocation.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    On 8 July 2005, Law issued a public apology to Miller for having an affair with his children's nanny.
    More Details Hide Details Miller and Law separated in November 2006.
  • 2004
    Age 31
    Also in 2004, Law portrayed the title character in Alfie, the remake of Bill Naughton's 1966 film, playing the role originated by Michael Caine; and 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.
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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.
    More Details Hide Details Using the science of computer graphics, footage of the young Olivier was merged into the film, playing Dr. Totenkopf, a mysterious scientific genius and supervillain.
  • 2003
    Age 30
    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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  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    In 2002, he played a mob hitman in Sam Mendes's 1930s period drama Road to Perdition.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999, and then again for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Cold Mountain in 2003. Both films were directed by Anthony Minghella.
  • 2001
    Age 28
    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).
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  • 1999
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1997
    Age 24
    Law met actress Sadie Frost while working on the film Shopping. They married on 2 September 1997 and divorced on 29 October 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He has three children with Frost: son Rafferty (born 1996), daughter Iris (born 2000), and son Rudy (born 2002). In 2015, Rafferty was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men.
    In 1997, he became more widely known with his role in the Oscar Wilde bio-pic Wilde.
    More Details Hide Details Law won the "Most Promising Newcomer" award from the Evening Standard British Film Awards for his role as Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, the glamorous young lover of Stephen Fry's Wilde. In Andrew Niccol's science fiction film Gattaca, Law played the role of a disabled former swimming star living in a eugenics-obsessed dystopia. In Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, he played the role of the ill-fated sex-worker murdered by an art dealer portrayed by Kevin Spacey.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 16
    In 1989, Law got his first television role, in a film based on the Beatrix Potter children's book, The Tailor of Gloucester.
    More Details Hide Details After minor roles in British television, including a two-year stint in the Granada TV soap opera Families, the leading role in the BFI /Channel 4 short The Crane, Law had his breakthrough with the British crime drama Shopping, which also featured his future wife, Sadie Frost, and a minor role in the episode "Shoscombe Old Place" in Granada's television series Sherlock Holmes.
  • 1987
    Age 14
    In 1987, Law began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details He played various roles in the Edinburgh Fringe-awarded play The Ragged Child. One of his first major stage roles was Foxtrot Darling in Philip Ridley's The Fastest Clock in the Universe. Law went on to appear as Michael in the West End production of Jean Cocteau's tragicomedy Les Parents terribles, directed by Sean Mathias. For this play, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Newcomer, and he received the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer. Following a title change to Indiscretions, the play was reworked and transferred to Broadway in 1995, where Law acted opposite Kathleen Turner, Roger Rees and Cynthia Nixon. This role earned him a Tony Award nomination and the Theatre World Award.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on December 29, 1972.
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