Jude Law (born 27.12.1972)
Jude Law is an award winning English actor who began his career on the stage, before progressing to television and film to become one of the most bankable movie stars in Hollywood, with roles in The Talented Mr Ripley, Alfie, and My Blueberry Nights.
Jude Law: Childhood
Jude Law was born David Jude Law in Lewisham in South East London, the second child of Peter and Maggie. Jude was named him after the song Hey Jude by The Beatles and the central character in Thomas Hardy's novel, Jude the Obscure. Jude's parents were both teachers and now run a theatre company in France. Jude's sister, Natasha, is a London based artist.
Jude Law was raised in Blackheath and attended the local primary school where, aged six, he discovered his love of acting whilst performing in a school play. Following a spell at the local comprehensive school in nearby Kidbrooke, Jude went to Alleyn's School, an independent school in Dulwich.
By the time Jude was twelve he'd joined the prestigious National Youth Music Theatre which would propel him into the world of theatre and television. Jude's television debut was in a musical production of Beatrix Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester and at seventeen he left school to appear in the Granada soap opera, Families.
Jude Law: Acting Career
Law's first main stage roles were in The Fastest Clock In The Universe, and the West End production of Indiscretions, which he later performed on Broadway alongside Kathleen Turner. Law received the Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer. Jude regularly returned to the stage throughout his film career.
Law secured his first major full length film role in Shopping (1994), co-starring Sadie Frost. Jude Law's profile rose further with the release of Wilde (1997), starring Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde. Law played Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas and won the Most Promising Newcomer Award from the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Jude Law subsequently moved to Hollywood where he landed a role in Gattaca (1997) starring Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, before being cast alongside Kevin Spacey in Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Law's next breakthrough role was in The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) with Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, for which Law was nominated an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Jude Law continued to gain roles in Hollywood blockbusters, appearing in Enemy at the Gates (2001), Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001), and Road to Perdition (2002), culminating in another Academy Award nomination for Cold Mountain in 2004.
Although the remake of Alfie (2004) was a box office flop, Jude Law's performance in the lead role - played by Michael Caine in the original film - made him a household name. Law followed this with a cameo appearance in The Aviator (2004) and as a narrator in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). In 2006 Law starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black in The Holiday, and in 2007 appeared in My Blueberry Nights with musician Norah Jones. That year, Jude also turned his hand to producing, with the film Sleuth in which he stars opposite Michael Caine.
Jude Law: Personal life
Jude Law and the actor Sadie Frost met on the set of Shopping in 1993, and married in 1997. They have four children: Finlay Munro (stepson of Law), son Rafferty, daughter Iris, and son Rudy. Law and Frost divorced in 2003, citing work pressures. Law later had a two-year relationship with actor Sienna Miller, which ended in 2006.
In 2004, The People magazine named Jude Law the Sexiest Man Alive. Law became the face of the new male perfume from Dior in 2008.
Law also runs the production company Natural Nylon with Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor and Sadie Frost.
Jude is involved in a wide variety of charity work and in 2007 contributed to The Day After Peace, a film set in Afghanistan, in recognition of International Peace Day.
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has stepped up his anti-fracking campaign by issuing a stark warning to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron over the issue.
The Avengers star is vehemently opposed to the controversial gas extraction method amid fears it could damage the environment, and he previously lobbied to have it banned in New York.
Now Ruffalo has turned his attention to the U.K., where a number of new fracking sites are planned, and he has urged Cameron not to back the proposals.
"Mr Cameron, you're making an enormous mistake, and it's a legacy mistake. Because there's no fracking that can be done safely," he declares during a video interview with environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth. "Your people don't want it. You've already told them once before that if they didn't want it, you wouldn't push them to take it, and you're turning back on your word, sir. And what is a politician if he's not credible..."
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Jude Law's Ex-wife Sadie Frost Has Published Thermal Images Of Her Breasts Online After She Was Told She Is At "High Risk" Of Developing Cancer.
The actress underwent a number of scans and she shared the results of her medical tests online, telling fans she is taking steps to protect herself after doctors told her she could potentially develop breast cancer.
Frost, 50, is now urging other women to get themselves tested and take better care of their health.
"Really intrigued and interested and glad to be supporting this new technology in breast care," she writes in a post on Instagram.com. "I found out I was high risk but by now doing a few simple steps (taking iodine and omega I am low- risk - look (at the) thermal imaging - and I will post more information soon... #betterbreastcare."
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Jude Law - Jude Law celebrates the joy of giving at the global premiere of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label - 'The Gentleman's Wager II' at Villa Mondragone at Villa Mondragone - Rome, Italy - Saturday 31st October 2015
Stars Including Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Emma Thompson And Colin Firth Have Signed A Letter Calling For The U.k. Government To Let In More Refugees From Areas Of Conflict.
The escalating refugee crisis in mainland Europe has captured headlines in recent weeks as those fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan try to make a new life in European countries.
Coverage of the humanitarian chaos came to head earlier this month (Sep15) when a picture of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, who washed up dead on a Turkish beach, hit newstands over the world.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to let thousands of refugees into the U.K. from camps on the Syrian border, but several stars have now signed a letter calling on politicians to do more for displaced families.
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David Beckham may still be learning to live with life after football but he’s turning his attentions to his fledging acting career. The former England captain has landed a role in ‘Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur’.
David Beckham is embarking on a whole new career – acting! The former footballing star has landed a role in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. Beckham announced the news in a recent interview with a British newspaper and revealed he is prepared to face criticism if his acting skills are not up to scratch.
David Beckham at the opening of the 'Breitling Boutique' in Madrid, June 2015.
Sadie Frost's dad tied her to a crucifix and told her she was Jesus as a child as part of a bizarre art installation.
Sadie Frost's dad tied her to a crucifix and told her she was Jesus as a child.
The 50-year-old actress and producer revealed she had an unconventional upbringing with her actress mother Mary Davidson and late artist father David Vaughan and he even made her part of his bizarre exhibits.
She explained: ''He did a lot of installation art.
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Sadie Frost has admitted she would ''love'' to get married again despite her unsuccessful marriages to Jude Law and Gary Kemp.
Sadie Frost would ''love'' to get married again.
The 50-year-old actress was married to Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp from 1988 to 1995 and 'Sherlock Holmes' actor Jude Law from 1997 to 2003 and although neither of those relationships worked out, it hasn't put her off tying the knot again in the future.
She said: ''Yeah, definitely. I would. I'd love to. I really believe in relationships. But to tell you the truth I've got a really busy few months where I'm just focused on work and I'm not really...''
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'American Sniper' actress Sienna Miller reportedly ''blames herself'' for her split from Tom Sturridge.
The 'American Sniper' actress and the 29-year-old actor, who have three-year-old daughter Marlowe, recently ended their engagement after four years together and the blonde beauty is taking it very badly.
A source close to the 33-year-old beauty, who was previously engaged to Jude Law in 2005, told US OK! magazine: ''She doesn't understand why her relationships don't work. Even though this split wasn't completely her fault, she blames herself. She says it's the hardest thing she's ever endured.''
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Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge ''stayed together'' for the sake of their three-year-old daughter Marlowe.
It was revealed last week that the couple had called time on their relationship, just weeks after they were pictured enjoying a holiday on the Mediterranean islands of Ibiza and Formentera, but insiders claim they had actually separated long before their sunshine break and had been putting on a united front for the sake of three-year-old Marlowe.
A source said: ''It seems they were staying together for Marlowe.
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Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge have reportedly ended their three-year engagement, according to The Sun newspaper.
The showbiz couple have reportedly decided to separate, more than three years after they got engaged.
The 33-year-old actress was spotted holidaying with the 29-year-old star earlier this month in Ibiza along with their three-year-old daughter Marlowe - who was born six months after they announced their engagement - although the trip was not enough to save their relationship, according to The Sun newspaper.
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Sadie Frost admits she felt under pressure to find a man to share her life with as she approached her 50th birthday last week.
Sadie Frost is chasing the ''perfect relationship''.
The 'Love, Honour and Obey' actress turned 50 last week and has admitted she felt under ''pressure'' to achieve everything she's ever wanted as she approached the milestone birthday, including finding the right man.
In an interview with The Times newspaper, she explained: ''I wanted to be able to tick all the boxes, so I put expectations on myself. I am happy with my career, I am happy with my kids, so it was 'now I want the perfect relationship'. There is always something, but if you put too much pressure on yourself you implode.''
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Date of birth
29th December, 1972